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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Great Writers project is launched

Great Writers – Learning From The Past. A new exciting open literary project has just started. The project will create/assemble a substantial new body of open content with a literary theme (focused on engaging new students) to be released through … Continue reading

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OpenSpires Conference Announced – April 20th

University of Oxford Computing Services are happy to announce the annual ‘Beyond’ conference for 2010. Please save the date in your diaries. Beyond Borders: The place of research institutions in open education. Tuesday 20th April 2010, Said Business School, University … Continue reading

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It’s all about content

We’ve been making great progress on content for OpenSpires this week, working with enthusiatic academics whose contributions vary from lecture series, conference presentations, interviews and thought-provoking conversations. All this material reflects the individuality of Oxford, an institution that attracts World-class … Continue reading

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Getting time with busy people

A challenge for this project is trying to capture the attention of very busy people. One of the methods of consulting with our academics colleagues is through focus groups to capture their views, concerns, questions etc. and to ensure they … Continue reading

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OpenSpires Team Training Day

The project team and invited guests participated in a training day on Tuesday 8th September. This was a chance for the project team to update each other, to explain the project to some other colleagues at Oxford, and to brainstorm … Continue reading

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New Project Coordinator OpenSpires

I’m Lisa Mansell and I have just started as the new Project Coordinator working on the Oxford OpenSpires project. My first few days have been hectic and I’m absorbing information as fast as I can. The project is progressing at … Continue reading

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Project Co-ordinator Open Spires

OXFORD UNIVERSITY COMPUTING SERVICES Grade 8: Are you an experienced project co-ordinator with a track record of success in an education or technical environment? Excited by the idea of working with University of Oxford to make educational content openly available? … Continue reading

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