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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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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my phone

The majority of students in the DIGE focus groups ranked mobile phones among the ‘essential’ tools in their lives, and several owned a smartphone. Students reported that they used smartphones in a variety of ways and that smartphones were central … Continue reading

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assisting learners

Assistive devices were mentioned in the DIGE survey, as well as in the focus group for students with accessibility needs. Among the survey respondents, just under 4% of UGs, just over 2% of TPGs and just over 2% of RPGs … Continue reading

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what do I get?

In researching the DIGE report we found that students will compare provision across, and beyond, the University and that responsibility for the student digital experience extends beyond the remit of central IT services or UAS.  There is a clear need … 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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a vision for systems and services

The DIGE report  describes digital services provided by Oxford for students and staff to enhance the learning experience and learning support activities, and a vision for the systems and services for the next five years. The recommendations report was  reviewed by Education … Continue reading

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