The OxTALENT awards ceremony is primarily a celebration of the creativity and innovation of participants in the competition. However, it’s also the culmination of the Academic IT year: an opportunity to reflect on another three terms of collaboration with staff and students across the University to further the benefits that digital technologies can bring to teaching, learning, research, outreach and public engagement. In 2017 we will be looking back at, among other things, our work to implement the Digital Education Strategy, the formation of the Technology Enhanced Learning team under Kate Lindsay and the VLE Review, which has added greatly to our knowledge and understanding of digital education at Oxford.
This year’s ceremony will take place on Wednesday 14th June at The Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford. Guests will be invited to arrive from 5pm, with the formal presentation and awards beginning at 5.15pm. We are very pleased that Professor Sir Paul Collier, of the Blavatnik School of Government, has graciously accepted an invitation to speak at the event. Earlier this year Sir Paul led Oxford’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), From poverty to prosperity: Understanding economic development, which was highly successful and saw over 47,000 learners enrol.
The event will close with a wine reception, providing guests with an opportunity to meet the award-winners and Academic IT staff, and – we hope – to form connections with others present.
Formal invitations will be sent in due course.
Image credit: OxTALENT 2016 awards ceremony by Alun Edwards, Academic IT