lighting out for the territories

This week has been amazing already, so many people to see  and things to do before I go. I have been clearing out my desk and my emails and remembering again how much fun it has been to work here. Edinburgh … Continue reading

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whirled book day

E-readers and content are becoming increasingly popular. If you are in the business of knowledge creation and publication come along to IT Services to find out how to make the most of this new technology. What to make: We will be offering … Continue reading

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to teachers direct

I am pleased to report that selected Oxford OER is now appearing as part of the Times Educational Supplement website. TESconnect is the online portal for the Times Educational Supplement. It provides access to online versions of the magazine, forum, … Continue reading

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free range students

Students roam freely around our city searching for and finding the tastiest and most nutritious morsels of learning. They enjoy the sunshine, exercise their minds and stretch their wings.  They forage amongst the richest collections and listen to organic music.  … Continue reading

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OER is a feminist issue

In preparation for International Women’s Day (8th March), I have selected some interesting podcasts  about women internationally, and at home. Our open educational resources ensure that anyone who has access to the internet can have equal access to the finest … Continue reading

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my phone

The majority of students in the DIGE focus groups ranked mobile phones among the ‘essential’ tools in their lives, and several owned a smartphone. Students reported that they used smartphones in a variety of ways and that smartphones were central … Continue reading

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pursuit of ‘appiness

While controversy rages about appropriateness of the Official Guide, and the Bodleian’s King James Bible app is hailed by Stephen Fry on Twitter as ‘cowing lush and no mistake’, let’s see what you think of Mobile Oxford. Did you know … Continue reading

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Going global

The number of podcasts published into iTunesU continues to grow each month.    If you are wondering, as we do,  who is listening to them, it is possible to use the data supplied by Apple and the size of our logfiles … Continue reading

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got a virus on your mobile phone?

Last week I attended a very interesting presentation about the University of Leeds’ initative  in giving medical students mobile phones. The advantages and features of mobile learning are well rehearsed elsewhere, but I was amused to hear discussion of the choice … Continue reading

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development for development

At ICTD2010 ( that’s Information and Communications Technology for Development) at RHUL ( that’s Royal Holloway University of London) this week I attended fascinating papers on mobile learning for maternal health in Rwanda, increased social standing for kiosk operators in … Continue reading

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