fair access fair

Mostly, in LTG, we help colleagues to make their materials more open. Sometimes, we help  to keep them more closed. WebLearn now has a new security option, requiring two- factor authentication for secure areas.  Secure areas are used for such  high … Continue reading

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institutional responses to national enquires

Students increasingly expect that their experience of higher education (HE) will involve the use of online and other learning technologies. As in many other areas of people’s lives, an ‘instant and on-demand’ attitude towards learning has developed, where students expect … Continue reading

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Tipping point

Podcasting at Oxford has reached a tipping point moment. The phrase ‘tipping point’ it is from the Malcolm Gladwell book and it describes the magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviours cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. … Continue reading

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Even august

This summer I have presented at a couple of very interesting events using the above title for my presentation. This is taken from a line in the Edgeless University report. ‘Even august institutions such as the University of Oxford now … Continue reading

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something rich and strange

A very nice lunch today with my colleague Dave White, previously mentioned in this blog. We discussed vistors and residents  and eventedness and business rich and strange. Oxford is perhaps less rich in coffers since the Iceland crash, but nonetheless … Continue reading

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e-learning debate

Last week I attended the 2009 Epic e-learning debate at the Oxford Union. While the venue was Oxford, the event was a commercial event. The motion : ‘This house believes that the e-learning of today is essential for the skills of tomorrow’ … Continue reading

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e-learning support at Oxford

e-learning support at Oxford is co-ordinated between a number of different units. Learning Technologies Group (LTG) – As part of central OUCS providing a suite of online tools for academic staff to use in teaching and learning with their students. … Continue reading

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