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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it’s no secret …

… but in case you hadn’t heard, my blogging time at Oxford will soon come to an end. I am leaving the University for a new job elsewhere. Hopefully they will host posts for me there.  The Registrar is very … Continue reading

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look who’s talking

You’ll remember that one of the recommendations from the recent DIGE report referred to the need to bring data  about lectures and talks happening at Oxford together in one place.  It referred to ‘OxfordTalks or its successor’. talks.linacre has now … 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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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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another year older and deeper in downloads

 The OUCS annual report is now available, if you like that kind of thing. Demand for everything is rising, including our podcasts- 8 million downloads and counting. The University has also taken first steps into YouTube. In LTG we continue … Continue reading

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planning a journey?

Version 0.4 of Mobile Oxford is now live with a special Transport Page – With one click you can now get the current status of all five of Oxford’s park and rides, Oxford’s live rail departure board, BBC Road Travel Alerts … Continue reading

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chalk and talk

Catch Professor Binnie’s quantum mechanics lectures in Apple’s new ipad TV advert. Note the presence of our Creative Commons licence logo  in an Apple ad. 🙂  It aired for the first time in the US on Nov 1st across all major … Continue reading

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institutional responses to national enquires

Students increasingly expect that their experience of higher education (HE) will involve the use of online and other learning technologies. As in many other areas of people’s lives, an ‘instant and on-demand’ attitude towards learning has developed, where students expect … Continue reading

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