Making learning available for everyone 

The University of Oxford’s iTunes U site goes from strength to strength, making sure that learning has a real impact in society.The University of Oxford’s iTunes U site was launched in October 2008 and now, as it approaches its sixth … 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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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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Open All Hours – New University of Oxford Podcasts portal launched @ http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk

At the start of November the OUCS Podcasting Service launched a new web portal to showcase nearly three thousand audio, video and eBook items freely available for download (http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk). Replacing the previous directory, the improved site presents a rich set … Continue reading

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Appreciative feedback from users of the OpenSpires OER material

We continue to collect feedback from users of the OpenSpires open content, mainly in the form of emails to the academic contributor or direct to the podcasting service. We monitor downloads and often get great feedback from students within Oxford … Continue reading

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Oxford OpenSpires content features in Apple iPad TV advert

Oxford’s OpenSpires content was viewed by millions of people in an Apple iPad TV advert, which aired for the first time in the US on Nov 1st across all major networks in prime time, including during the adverts for a World … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s First Folio in Ebook format released as Open Content OER

Shakespeare’s First Folio in Ebook format joins iTunes U and the Open Web Shakespeare’s entire First Folio, including original spelling, is being made available to download for free today, as Oxford University becomes one of the world’s first universities to … Continue reading

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It’s extraordinary… the fact that throughout the world 5,000 people are downloading my lecture every week

An excellent full page article in the Sunday Times on Open Content, featuring an Oxford academic who is involved in the OpenSpires project talking about her experience. It is in the main section of the Sunday Times and also highlights … Continue reading

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The Future of Technology is …?

A busy week for presentations, with the Future of Technology Conference (FOTE) in London and then a Steeple project podcasting workshop at Oxford. The Future of Technology Conference (FOTE) in London asked for a talk on the iTunes U experience … Continue reading

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Using RSS,Atom and OPML as delivery feeds for OER content

The OpenSpires technical work is based on a flurry of audio-visual activity over the last year driven by the launch of Oxford on iTunesU. The podcasting activity at Oxford has been a great success and in less than a year … Continue reading

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