moocs, oer, open access and badges

Celebrate the  3rd annual Open Education Week 10-15 March, 2014. The purpose of Open Education Week is raise the profile of open educational resources (OER) and the global movement of people and organisations behind them. It is also a time to … 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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Putting the ‘X’ in Oxford

When I read about EdX, MITx, BerkeleyX, HarvardX  etc I wonder if they envy the fact that we already have the X in our name*. Oxford has a fine tradition of extension teaching (for that is what the X stands). … Continue reading

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students will defend lectures “to the death”

More hyberbole and hot air about OER has been generated at the recent #OER13 conference*. This week’s Times Higher headline claims:  ‘Many students will “defend to the death” the need for traditional campus-based lectures, and will only delve into the … Continue reading

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licetne Anglice loqui?

Warning: this post include an above average number of three letter acronyms (TLA) One of the best things about Oxford’s OER collections is that they are free to be reused in many different ways. One of the best things about … Continue reading

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OER is a feminist issue

In preparation for International Women’s Day (8th March), I have selected some interesting podcasts  about women internationally, and at home. Our open educational resources ensure that anyone who has access to the internet can have equal access to the finest … Continue reading

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peerage

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013 rank Oxford at No.3 ( well, joint 2nd) The DIGE research involved some comparison with our peer institutions and some surveying of students to discover their impressions of difference. No need to … Continue reading

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global reach

  Towards the end of last year we won money from the HEA to deliver 2 OER internationalisation projects. The purpose of Oxford OER International was to identify suitable elements of the University of Oxford’s existing OER collection to be … Continue reading

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