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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3 things the VC said about MOOCs

The VC’s recent oration got a lot of coverage in the media because of what he said in the first of this themes: ‘Funding Oxford’. He got slightly less coverage for his second theme: ‘Diversifying Oxford’, and very little on … 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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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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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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