knowledge that matters

It’s been another busy year for the IT teachers in IT services. The University is commited to developing all staff to enhance their effectiveness, and to ensuring that undergraduate and postgraduate students are fully equipped for the opportunities available to … Continue reading

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Massive Online Open Conflicts

World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings is the latest massive online open collection to emerge from the Oxford OER stable. It provides digital learning materials available for global reuse in teaching about a global event.  Materials include articles, audio … Continue reading

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what women really want

According to our survey of 2012 freshers,  students rate ‘Wi-fi access everywhere’  as their top priority.  Access to online handouts after lectures came second.  Access to online handouts before lectures was third. Students were asked to think ahead to their … Continue reading

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due to popular demand

When we asked students about their experience of Oxford, time and again the Oxford Talks website was lauded as a very useful service, and users supported its continued development. Even those who did not know of Oxford Talks articulated a … Continue reading

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students should be less open

It’s not unusual for Oxford University students to  receive unsolicited emails from ‘volunteers’ offering free plagiarism checking services.  However tempting this may sound, sending your essay to anyone outside the university can lead to you being accused of plagiarism  even … Continue reading

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putting the ‘O’ in Oxford

    “The University of Oxford academic community is strongly committed to ensuring the widest possible access to its research.  The value and utility of research outputs increases the more broadly they are available to be considered and used by others.” … Continue reading

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capture and keep

IT services provide a podcasting service which is used by departments and individuals across the collegeiate university to capture and publish recorded lectures and talks. We have one of the largest collections of online lectures in the UK  and dozens … Continue reading

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top ranking

Students from the four DIGE focus groups reported using applications such as Word, Excel and referencing software, as well as search engines such as Google Search and Google Scholar. In fact, all 16 data sets from the focus group card-sorting … 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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