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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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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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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knowledge that matters

It’s been another busy year for the IT teachers in IT services. The University is commited to developing all staff to enhance their effectiveness, and to ensuring that undergraduate and postgraduate students are fully equipped for the opportunities available to … Continue reading

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fishing for matches

Oxford University email users are subject to repeated spam and phishing attacks every week. Teams in IT Services do their best to block attacks and urge users not to respond. “The University is targeted by phishing campaigns and if only … Continue reading

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top ranking

Students from the four DIGE focus groups reported using applications such as Word, Excel and referencing software, as well as search engines such as Google Search and Google Scholar. In fact, all 16 data sets from the focus group card-sorting … Continue reading

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staff and professional development at Oxford

I presented recently at a SEDA conference about how the benefits for learning technologists in working as part of OER projects can be seen as continuing professional development (CPD) in their role. All our job descriptions include the phrase ‘enagage with … Continue reading

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staff perceptions of how things may change

Most of our staff interviewees felt that the fundamentals of teaching and learning at Oxford will change little over the next few years. ‘No matter what the technologies are, people who are reading left to right are probably going to … Continue reading

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students’ perception of staff skills

Students’ perceptions of the use of digital technologies by teaching staff at Oxford:  On average, students do not rate the competence and use of digital technologies displayed by teaching staff very highly. Students seem more likely to rate staff as … Continue reading

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get ahead

ITLP , the LTG teaching and training team, extensively survey course participants for feedback, and have done so for over five years. We get a high response rate (often in excess of 60%), with genuine, rich feedback in the survey … Continue reading

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