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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content curator

During December I had the very pleasant task of curating a collection of Oxford OER. To sit behind each door of the OUCS OpenAdvent calendar I chose  items from our several collections of unique content hosted at OUCS.  Content which spoke about giving, family,community, ethics and … Continue reading

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seek and ye shall find

Today we launched the new podcasts.ox.ac.uk page. Ever wondered what podcasts are available from your college? Searching for someone particular? Guessing how much content from Oxford is released under a CC licence? Revising for an exam? No longer must you … Continue reading

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keep on running

Speaking of authorship, I was  lucky this year in having an overview steer of the very successful RunCoCo project which provided a series of training events for organisations interested in harnessing the power of the Internet to run their own … Continue reading

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Consider authority

For successful OER consider authorship and authority and make yourself discoverable.  Although  the  perceived advantage of OER is that  it can be used in any context, information of attribution is key to a users ability to evaluate  the content.  Oxford research indicates … Continue reading

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my year as a SCORE Fellow

As part of my SCORE Fellowship project I am to display a poster. Here’s one I prepared earlier. My project explored the relationship between OER and the research-teaching nexus by looking closely at how academic staff at research universities are supported in … Continue reading

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mass digitisation

The nice people at the JISC have just released  another funding call for OER and mass digitisation projects. Which is the perfect excuse for me to use this image I like very much from JJ collection. Difficult to predict what sort … Continue reading

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peaks and spikes and pads

The Listening for Impact  project was well represented at the  Oxford Internet Institute’s  packed out  Digital Impacts: How to Measure and Understand the Usage and Impact of Digital Content event on Friday. The question of how we can measure and … Continue reading

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four Es of sustainability

Yesterday I had the opportunity to try out the same presentation to two different groups. In the morning I presented at our OER Ripple event to partners  and friends from our neighbouring institutions Oxford Brookes University and Harper Adams University. … Continue reading

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sustainable resources

On Thursday, 12th May, as part of Fair Trade week, Kellogg College will host a Fair Trade dinner.  At 5.30pm before a wine reception and dinner, the College Seminar will take a wider look at issues of sustainability in the … Continue reading

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