Open Spires – A new view of Oxford’s Open projects

We’ve made it easier to see Oxford’s Open Educational projects – they are now all clearly grouped together and linked from a new site with updated introductory videos and search options : http://openspires.it.ox.ac.uk/ A great variety of open projects are … Continue reading

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Open Science, Open Data and Policies on Open Access

Open Science 2013 event – http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/open-science ‬ ‪In April 2013, Oxford hosted a conference ‘Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science’. Over 30 speakers gathered to discuss the cutting edge of digital innovations in publishing, how openness is set to … Continue reading

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OER International Case Study Published

Further to the recent post about Oxford’s OER International project funded by the HEA, you can now read the full case study. The purpose of Oxford OER International was to identify suitable elements of the University of Oxford’s existing OER … Continue reading

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Oxford OER International

We have recently received funding for a short project by the OER International strand of the HEA/JISC Open Educational Resources Phase 3 Programme. As part of this very quick turn-around project we have just made live our new open content … Continue reading

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Navigating Open Oxford: the new OpenSpires Mind Map

Are you interested in seeing the bigger picture of Open Oxford? Try the new interactive OpenSpires Mind Map, freely available online. This new map is designed as a gateway into Open Educational practice at the University of Oxford. Here, you can … 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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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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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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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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