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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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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Oxford’s First World War

I am very pleased that the Van Houten Bequest has awarded funds to support our First World War Centenary commemorations and activities. We have been collecting and digitising  war memories from across Europe for many years, it is great to finally … 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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learning from MOOCs

I always say it is important to walk the talk. If we encourage colleagues to publish their learning materials as OER  we should publish our own. If we encourage colleagues to  make use of other people’s open educational resources we … Continue reading

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moocs, oer, open access and badges

Celebrate the  3rd annual Open Education Week 10-15 March, 2014. The purpose of Open Education Week is raise the profile of open educational resources (OER) and the global movement of people and organisations behind them. It is also a time to … Continue reading

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impact

On World Book Day  enjoy our Great Writers Inspire Resources library and First World War resources. You can search for and access thousands of literary open education resources such as audio and video podcasts, essays, ebooks, images and more. Explore … 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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only connect

The Oxford TESconnect portal now contains 190 resources. TESconnect is the online portal for the Times Educational Supplement. This includes an extensive range of videos, podcasts, worksheets and presentation slides plus one streaming channel.  Since October/November 2013, the materials have … Continue reading

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objectification

A few people who were not at  my ‘Future of Digital Media’ talk  (below) have asked about what I was saying regarding 3-d printing. Pretty simple really:  as an institution we are unique in having enormous numbers of objects in … Continue reading

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