OxTALENT 2016: revised closing date – Friday 13th May

IT Services is delighted to announce OxTALENT 2016, celebrating and rewarding the innovative use of technology in teaching, learning, research and outreach at Oxford. Once again, we have an array of categories for both staff and students to enter, whether you have … Continue reading

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Coming soon: OxTALENT 2016

This year sees the 15th annual OxTALENT competition. 2015 was a bumper year for both the quantity and quality of entries, and we’re hoping to top that in 2016. We will open for entries on 1st March, and applicants will … Continue reading

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Academic Podcasting

Podcasting is now an established, integral part of Oxford’s outreach activities, both to disseminate research and to provide educational materials for schools and colleges. Indeed, this year podcasts have overspilled their own category and feature among our winners for outreach … Continue reading

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Open Practices

This is the second year in which we have offered an ‘open practices’ category in order to capture all of the exciting initiatives that are going on around the University under the umbrella of openness in teaching, research and outreach. … Continue reading

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Conference Posters

This category showcases some of the creative poster designs that are created around the University in support of teaching, research and outreach. The IT Learning Programme delivers poster workshops to many departments. The judges have noticed that over the years … Continue reading

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Student IT Innovation

This category showcases students’ creative use of digital technology in learning or research at Oxford. The judges were particularly impressed by the following three projects. Winners: Jean Petreschi & Anders Krohn for ‘Ublend’ Every day, Oxford buzzes with amazing events, ranging … Continue reading

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Outreach and Public Engagement: General

With evidence of impact a key requirement of many funders, and with global reach a major priority of the University, it is unsurprising that researchers are devising creative ways to ensure that their work reaches the widest possible audience. This … Continue reading

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Data Visualisation

Software is making it easier to create data visualisations that are interactive and can be shared via the web. For example, we can create maps with ArcGIS and QGIS, representations of networks with Gephi, interactive models of complex systems with … Continue reading

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Use of WebLearn to Support Teaching, Learning or Outreach

This category seeks examples of using WebLearn in innovative ways to support online study and interaction as part of a course or programme of study at undergraduate or graduate level. Winner: Dr Lucy Tallents for ‘Conservation Statistics’ Lucy is a prize-winner … Continue reading

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Innovative Teaching with Technology

This is a general category in which we recognise people who have made creative use of digital technologies other than WebLearn in their teaching. Entries this year were of such a high standard that we have awarded two honourable mentions … Continue reading

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