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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off the shelf solutions

Eight reasons for colleges to use WebLearn: •A simple way to put material on the web. Take a load off your IT Officer. •Easily control access to your  student support information, you can create areas just for your students. •Reduce … 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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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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summer interns, summer not

Over the summer IT Services offer paid internships to Oxford University Students. These are exciting opportunities to join our dedicated IT Services teams and we are looking for students from various backgrounds. The internship will offer you valuable work experience … Continue reading

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capture and keep

IT services provide a podcasting service which is used by departments and individuals across the collegeiate university to capture and publish recorded lectures and talks. We have one of the largest collections of online lectures in the UK  and dozens … Continue reading

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chicken and egg

Our research with students in the DIGE project discovered that students find the layout and organisation of sites they use at Oxford to be inconsistent. Colleagues are free to use what ever tools they like in WebLearn and organise resources … Continue reading

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when facebook is not enough

Although Facebook is a popular tool amongst students, most of the students who attended  our user research workshops agreed that it would be a good idea to have discussion forums in WebLearn for  activities which support academic activities such as … Continue reading

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how students use weblearn

Following the DIGE project the team have done more research with students to investigate their use of WebLearn.  At peak times WebLearn gets 16,000 logins per day. The majority of the students in the sample use WebLearn mainly for accessing … Continue reading

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