Great Writers – taking stock

With a fast-paced 1 -year project it is easy to forget some of the interesting bits along the way. As we write our final report we have taken the opportunity to reflect on all aspects of the project and this … Continue reading

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Searching the Great Writers Library

‘Libraries are the wardrobes of literature, whence men, properly informed may bring forth something for ornament, much for curiosity, and more for use’ William Dyer Are you looking for a particular ebook or a lecture on a literature topic? Try … Continue reading

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Great Writers Going for Gold

When UK album sales reach 100,000 they are awarded a gold disc by the BPI. Using that as a benchmark, the Great Writers Inspire series of short talks have reached total downloads of 118,579 through iTunesU. We knew these inspirational … Continue reading

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Schools engagement – feedback from students and teachers

Two of our Student Ambassadors recently visited a local school to show them the Great Writers Inspire website. Cleo Hanaway has reported back on the feedback received from both the students (Year 12) and their teachers in a couple of … Continue reading

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OxTALENT Awards

Congratulations to the Great Writers Inspire Student Ambassadors who were runners up in the Student Podcasting category at last night’s OxTALENT Awards, an annual event held to celebrate Oxford’s innovative use of technology in teaching and learning. This award recognises … Continue reading

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Schools engagement

This Friday Cleo Hanaway, one of our Student Ambassadors on the Great Writers Inspire project, will be running a workshop with some sixth form students (year 12s) at a local school. This will be quite a test for writersinspire.org and … Continue reading

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Jumping for Joyce

Next week one of the Great Writers Inspire Student Ambassadors, Cleo Hanaway, will be attending the XXIII International James Joyce Symposium in Dublin.  Cleo will be chairing a session on ‘Joyce, Impact and Public Engagement’ and will be sharing her … Continue reading

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The Main Event : tracking reuse using Google Analytics

On our Great Writers Inspire site pages, say an introduction to modernist poet Ezra Pound, there are a lot of possibilities for re-use. We have worked hard to maximize (and also simplify) OER reuse for any one coming to the site. However, much … Continue reading

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Great Writers goes global in iTunes

Today and for the rest of the week Apple is promoting through iTunesU our inspirational short ten minute talks by Oxford academics that form the basis of content collections for the Great Writers Inspire project. This kind of promotion usually … Continue reading

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Reflections on Engage

It is a week after our Engage workshop and I think we are still bowled over by how well it went.  The workshop was attended by 10 teachers and lecturers, two Oxford students and seven Oxford academics and friends of … Continue reading

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