The Fourth Wall and the First Person

April 19th will be our Engage Workshop for the Great Writer’s project – and as a little ice breaker, we’re all being encourage to bring our favourite book. Riffing on an OER theme – does choosing a favourite book bring … Continue reading

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Engage workshop

‘Engage’ is a free 2-day interactive workshop for invited participants run by Oxford University’s Great Writers Inspire project. Our ‘Engage’ workshop for teachers (HE, FE, 6th form) and learners will take place on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April at … Continue reading

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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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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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OER killed the Website Star

So you’re on a journey, you know roughly where you want to get too. On the road ahead are a few places you can get food, one slight detour away is a restaurant you know is good, and a way … Continue reading

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Students as open content producers

One of the themes we chose to embrace as part of our Great Writers Inspire project was the concept of students as producers of OER. We experienced success with this during the Triton project as part of OER phase 2, … Continue reading

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Engage workshop 19th-20th April 2012

Register your interest now http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TKCDC8K We invite you to register your interest to participate in a free 2-day interactive workshop run by the Great Writers Inspire project. Our ‘Engage’ workshop for teachers (HE, FE, 6th form) and learners will take … Continue reading

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Watch, listen and learn

The audio and video recordings which were captured at our Be inspired event are now live http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/great-writers-inspire. These inspirational short talks by Oxford academics form the basis of content collections for the Great Writers Inspire website, but we didn’t want … Continue reading

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