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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i’m contents packaging

I’m packing my bags.  I know that you have to take care in packaging content so that it can be easily transported to a new environment and opened easily. As a woman with a lot of clothes and a lot … Continue reading

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just in time MOOCs

A few weeks ago I wrote about the next generation of extreme sport online learning ‘MOOCs X-games‘ . I suggested that once an institution has mastered the production of MOOCs and has a few successfully under its belt there will … Continue reading

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what does lecture capture entail?

This Educational Media innovation project will focus on identifying options for departments and colleges within the collegiate University wishing to record lectures at scale.  In order to meet existing demand from departments and schools that have requested such a service, the … Continue reading

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MOOC X-Games

In the last couple of weeks I have spent some time off-piste with academic colleagues from other universities who have been delivering MOOCs this year. Engaging in MOOCs was always a bit of a leap into the unknown, these colleagues … Continue reading

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interns in turns

The internships we offer to Oxford University students are a key element in how IT Services ensure that our skills and services are up to date.  What a luxury for any IT group to have such an enormous pool of … Continue reading

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lecture capture will set you free

This week saw the first meeting of the project board for the much anticipated Lecture Capture project. The Lecture Capture project was previously part of the Media Hub project and we did some early thinking on the topic some time … Continue reading

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systems thinking

In case you are wondering what has been happening with the Media Hub project. Following advice from the Programme Assurance Group the project has been split in three in order to provide better clarity and focus. The Media Hub infrastructure … Continue reading

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blending over backwards

Happy New Year. I was in some meetings this week where the phrase ‘blended learning’ was used more than once, although always in  a sentence  with ‘where appropriate’ .  Appropriateness is good. Appropriate allows considerable leeway for institutions to identify … Continue reading

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near and far

“Since the University’s core functions of teaching and research are both, in essence, information-based activities, it is reasonable to assume that effective and innovative use of IT is of strategic importance to the University. The impact goes beyond the obvious one … Continue reading

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