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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Massive Online Open Conflicts

World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings is the latest massive online open collection to emerge from the Oxford OER stable. It provides digital learning materials available for global reuse in teaching about a global event.  Materials include articles, audio … Continue reading

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getting about a bit

A report from our OER expeditionary forces on this year’s internationalisation initatives: “The RunCoCo team delivered face-to-face training to 30+ librarians and museum curators etc. from across Europe (about 12 countries represented). Then the team travelled to support those international partners … Continue reading

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This is not just any archive…

this is the Marks and Spencer Archive. University of Leeds is host to this exhibition which tracks the journey from market stall to penny bazaar to international retailer; showcasing how M&S is woven into the fabric of UK life – from … Continue reading

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sex’n hordes

Is it just me or do the Anglo-Saxons seem to be sexy at the moment? Is it the gleam of the gold or the  curve of Offa’s dyke? The launch of Project Woruldhord has attracted media attention: The Times Higher ,The … Continue reading

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of the people, for the people, by the people

You may be aware of TV programmes such as James May’s Toy Stories and the Antiques Roadshow.  James May mobilizes the public to celebrate Britain’s best loved toys and work together to create new projects on a massive scale.  The … Continue reading

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photosharing icebreaker

Ah, the games we play.  For a recent awayday I updated the classic teambuilding  icebreaker people bingo to give it a  technology spin.   Classic people bingo requires participants to stand up, move around, mingle and find people who fit a … Continue reading

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