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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near and far

“Since the University’s core functions of teaching and research are both, in essence, information-based activities, it is reasonable to assume that effective and innovative use of IT is of strategic importance to the University. The impact goes beyond the obvious one … 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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the OER engagement ladder

LTG’s Joanna Wild has published the report of her SCORE Fellowship. The OER Engagement Study investigated the ways in which higher education institutions (HEI), individual faculties and support staff adroitly foster reuse of Open Educational Resources (OER)  in novel ways … Continue reading

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institutional strategy

If you want to hear me go on a bit again the Open University are hosting an event in Nottingham next Friday (11 March) titled ‘Institutional Strategies for OER’ at which I am speaking. The event seeks to explore the … Continue reading

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Open Oxford: How open source, open content and open design support learning technology strategies in a research institution.

In this presentation I will discuss how open source, open content, open data and open design support the learning technology strategies at University of Oxford. Oxford is a large and complex organisation where one size never fits all, so flexibility, re-use, … Continue reading

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