security and complacency

At the recent UAS conference our Oxford Networks Security team offered visitors to their display stand the opportunity to test their password strength. Oxford colleagues jumped at the chance to type their password into the computer offered by  charming and … Continue reading

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staff and professional development at Oxford

I presented recently at a SEDA conference about how the benefits for learning technologists in working as part of OER projects can be seen as continuing professional development (CPD) in their role. All our job descriptions include the phrase ‘enagage with … Continue reading

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digital literacy

 From this week’s HEFCE review of JISC: ICT systems include the human dimension: how the staff and students make use of them, and how institutions as a whole adopt them and evolve with their use. One of the underpinning needs … Continue reading

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photosharing icebreaker

Ah, the games we play.  For a recent awayday I updated the classic teambuilding  icebreaker people bingo to give it a  technology spin.   Classic people bingo requires participants to stand up, move around, mingle and find people who fit a … Continue reading

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appropriate directions

There has been a move this year in the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and HEFCE to return to the phrase ‘Enhancing Learning through Technology (ELT)’ in an attempt to link e-learning activity back to on-campus teaching. Last year the HEA … Continue reading

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