to teachers direct

I am pleased to report that selected Oxford OER is now appearing as part of the Times Educational Supplement website. TESconnect is the online portal for the Times Educational Supplement. It provides access to online versions of the magazine, forum, … Continue reading

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engage more oxen

During Michaelmas term last I took part in the 23things  medium-sized open online course (msooc) exploring uses of social media for research. The course was one part of the #oxengage ‘Social Media Michaelmas’ . I did not work for extrinsic … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘X’ in Oxford

When I read about EdX, MITx, BerkeleyX, HarvardX  etc I wonder if they envy the fact that we already have the X in our name*. Oxford has a fine tradition of extension teaching (for that is what the X stands). … 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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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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striking feedback

It’s that time of year again, we are invited to hear the results of the Student Barometer Survey.  Last year we did a survey of students,  enquiring as to the quality of their digital experience. In discussions with students it … Continue reading

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look who’s talking

You’ll remember that one of the recommendations from the recent DIGE report referred to the need to bring data  about lectures and talks happening at Oxford together in one place.  It referred to ‘OxfordTalks or its successor’. talks.linacre has now … 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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free time

 You would need to set aside 85 days to listen to all of Oxford’s free podcasts on ItunesU.  Listening to the podcasts from Open University, in comparison, would take you only 22 days. Before you invested such a significant amount … 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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