Great Writers Animation and all 10 minute taster talks released

Just a reminder that 12 audio and video recordings which were captured at our “Be Inspired” December & February events are now all live at http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/great-writers-inspire. These provide a great introduction for students studying themes and writers that are related … Continue reading

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SPINDLE project starts – Combining Podcasts with Speech Technology

Can we use Automatic Speech to Text Technology to generate better cataloguing of our open content ? A new project at OUCS starts in March, funded by JISC as part of their ‘Rapid Innovation in Open Educational Resources‘ programme. SPINDLE … Continue reading

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A taste of Raspberry Pi for Open Education Week at Oxford University

To celebrate international Open Education Week we promoted a number of our Open Spires projects that are releasing free resources from Oxford including the Great Writers literature project, our World War 1 resources and the Oxford University podcasts. All our … Continue reading

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A Poem is never finished, only abandoned

(blog title is a quotation from Paul Valery) It is hard when developing to say “finished” – most web servers respond badly to having a champagne bottle cracked over them and pushed into the Solent. So there is a point … Continue reading

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An OER Star rating?

To the western world, the swan was innately white – it was almost seen as impossible that a swan could be any other colour. Once¬†Willem de Vlamingh discovered the black swan, the notion of the unpredictable, or what constituted a … Continue reading

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Pax Educationa

If we think of open education as a geographical space, then we can see that creative commons licensed content is safe and friendly for reuse, whereas other areas are distinctly “here be dragons”. Visualise the Pax Romana as a space … Continue reading

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Open Education Week

This week is the first ever Open Education Week which aims to raise awareness of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Oxford University Computing Services has successfully run many open projects; one of our … Continue reading

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Gone in the link of an eye

Taken from http://farm5.static.flickr.com/3544/3850632269_d8dda783ce_b.jpg on 2012-3-06 Original URL – http://www.flickr.com/71717049@N00/3850632269/ created on 2009-08-23 08:36:31Trisha CrabbCC BY-NC-SA 2.0 A broken link on a webpage is perhaps akin to an obscured roadsign. We might well miss our turn, but the destination might still … Continue reading

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