join the mashware

According to Gartner,  ‘mashware’ will be the next big thing. Many people believe that Gartner’s consultants lead the field in offering thought-provoking analysis and insight into current IT concerns. To find out more about this you  can get behind the … 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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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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best laid plans o’ mice

In the Oxford magazine No 331 Tim Horder comments on the absence of MOOCs from the University’s  Draft Strategic Plan. Moments like these cause me to look back at strategic plans I have written. I didn’t write one for LTG … Continue reading

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Massive Online Open Courses

Open Education: “…is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge.” Open … Continue reading

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Open approaches

When Apple12 approached a number of UK universities, including Oxford13, to make materials freely available on iTunes, Oxford’s Learning Technologies Group had already been doing podcasts for a number of years. However, Apple’s approach triggered an important step towards an … Continue reading

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writers inspire

Great Writers Inspire brings together thousands of literature resources which are made freely available for reuse, remixing and repurposing for the benefit of teaching and learning worldwide. Both new and existing open educational resources (OER) have been curated into collections by … Continue reading

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