Beyond conference 2012

Plans are afoot for our annual learning technologies conference. Beyond Books: there and back again What does technology add to our use of research resources for teaching? Does it shift or facilitate links between teaching and research?  What new approaches … Continue reading

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unlocking value

Digital literacy is key to unlocking the value of online resources says new research from the LTG Researchers from the OUCS Learning Technologies Group have authored a report on the impact of Open Educational Resources. Findings highlight the need to … Continue reading

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PLEase yourself or PLEase me

Three different people  discussed PLEs with me yesterday, but only one sent me a link to a cycle and thus wins a fabulous prize. I note that in this cycle there are two different rotations, one clockwise the other anti. … 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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Beyond 2010 – programme

Indicative timetable Beyond Borders conference at Oxford on April 20th. 9.00-9.45 Registration in the foyer of Said Business School 10.00 Welcome  10.05 Beyond Borders. Melissa Highton, Learning Technologies Group, Oxford University. 10.20 Content, Collaboration and Innovation: Past, Present and Future. … Continue reading

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Open eyes VLEs

Next week I will be presenting at the 3th (sic) European Regional Sakai Conference. I will be talking about how we have implemented sakai as our VLE at Oxford and how this fits with a strategy for use of technology in … Continue reading

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Beyond 2010- Peter McDonald

 We are delighted to confirm that Peter McDonald Fellow of St Hugh’s and Tutor in English, Oxford University will speak at the Beyond Borders conference at Oxford on April 20th.  “In the late-19th century Oxford was one of the pioneers of … Continue reading

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new horizons

 I am delighted to see the NMC 2010 Horizon Report listing open content  as key trend and digital literacy as a critical challenge. The movement toward open content reflects a growing shift in the way academics in many parts of the world … Continue reading

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changing demographics

More than a third (38 per cent) of  academic staff at Oxford, including 30 per cent of teaching and research staff and 43 per cent of research-only staff, are citizens of foreign countries.  Our colleagues come from 85 different countries. The largest groups … Continue reading

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Grand Designs

According to Kevin McCloud on the telly, The Grand Tour served as an education rite of passage. Young men, of privilege would set off on a post-Oxbridge tour of Europe  in search of art, culture and the roots of Western … Continue reading

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