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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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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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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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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wizard idea

How safe do you feel online? Our Academic IT and Information Security teams are working together to shine a light on internet safety on ‘Safer Internet Day’. Safer Internet Day 2014 will take place on 11th February 2014, with the theme ‘Let’s create … 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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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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Ada Lovelace Day

I am very much looking forward to Ada Lovelace Day next week. We have recruited an erudition of 20+  editors for our Women in Science Editathon. I am told this is a lot for an editathon. I hope I have … Continue reading

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join the mashware

According to Gartner,  ‘mashware’ will be the next big thing. Many people believe that Gartner’s consultants lead the field in offering thought-provoking analysis and insight into current IT concerns. To find out more about this you  can get behind the … Continue reading

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