moot mooc meets

In Wonderland, when they hold a Caucus race the participants run around in patterns of any shape, starting and leaving off whenever they like, so that everyone wins. One might suggest that discussions of MOOCs at Oxford are similar*. In … 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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a pope, two proctors, and an assessor

All in one day. Last week smoke rising from the Sheldonian indicated  that this year’s triumvirate of Proctors and Assessor demitted and a new set were installed. The demitting Proctors deliver a jointly authored address which includes notes on their … Continue reading

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prestigious university embarrassed by allegations of a cheating scandal

A recent article in The Times Higher Education describes the scandal and the challenge facing Harvard University: Allegations of  cheating involving 125 students. Apparently ‘cheating is not unusual at Harvard’ “Harvard students feel like there’s a lot at stake, and … Continue reading

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is it catching?

LTG is currently leading a project to look at institutional support for feedback and assessment, particularly focusing on the use of Turnitin to support academic writing and deter plagiarism. OUCS’s responsibilities in this areas are fourfold: • provision of direct access … Continue reading

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latine loquendi in Sheldonian

 If you’d asked me a few years ago if I’d ever be speaking Latin in the Sheldonian in front of the Vice Chancellor and assembled crowds, I’d have deemed it unlikely. On Saturday however, due to  some quirks of ‘seniority’ which … Continue reading

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