off the shelf solutions

Eight reasons for colleges to use WebLearn: •A simple way to put material on the web. Take a load off your IT Officer. •Easily control access to your  student support information, you can create areas just for your students. •Reduce … Continue reading

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lecture capture will set you free

This week saw the first meeting of the project board for the much anticipated Lecture Capture project. The Lecture Capture project was previously part of the Media Hub project and we did some early thinking on the topic some time … Continue reading

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when facebook is not enough

Although Facebook is a popular tool amongst students, most of the students who attended  our user research workshops agreed that it would be a good idea to have discussion forums in WebLearn for  activities which support academic activities such as … Continue reading

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how students use weblearn

Following the DIGE project the team have done more research with students to investigate their use of WebLearn.  At peak times WebLearn gets 16,000 logins per day. The majority of the students in the sample use WebLearn mainly for accessing … Continue reading

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who uses WebLearn?

If you have ever wondered who uses WebLearn please see the table below showing the number of WebLearn sites per division.  As you can see, it is increasing a pace.  As is use by colleges. Funding and staffing in the … Continue reading

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Bodington VLE retires

After years of stalwart service Old WebLearn (aka Bodington) will be decommissioned at Oxford on the morning of 18 Sept 2012. Bodington was originally developed at University of Leeds by Jon Maber and Andrew (Aggie) Booth in 1995. It was … Continue reading

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a vision for systems and services

The DIGE report  describes digital services provided by Oxford for students and staff to enhance the learning experience and learning support activities, and a vision for the systems and services for the next five years. The recommendations report was  reviewed by Education … Continue reading

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why choose WebLearn?

I was asked last week to help a group at Oxford decide whether or not to use WebLearn. Taking as a starting point the assumption that you already want a web based learning platform, this is why you should choose … Continue reading

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m-level teaching

It is always a delight and never a chore to teach on the Oxford University Masters in e-Learning programme. Despite what has come to be a rather albatross-like title, the programme attracts a range of interesting student participants with varied … Continue reading

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Reports of the death of the VLE are greatly exaggerated

Investing in VLE development is investment in learning and teaching. To serve a community of teachers we should provide enabling technology to assist them in their work. Developing tools specific to learning and teaching in an institutional context  means we can offer … Continue reading

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