Sprucing up the red carpet for 16th June #oxtalent2015

The judging is over, the winners and runners-up have been notified, and the organising teams have swung into action to prepare for a very exciting awards ceremony on the afternoon of Tuesday 16th June. This year has been exceptional for … Continue reading

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Announcing OxTALENT 2015

IT Services is delighted to launch the OxTALENT Competition 2015, 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 … Continue reading

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Under wraps: OxTALENT 2015…

Planning is now under way for the 2015  OxTALENT competition. We will be open for entries in early March, and applicants will have until mid-May to send in their forms. The awards ceremony will take place on the afternoon of … Continue reading

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OxTALENT 2014: Thank you and so long until next time!

The OxTALENT awards for innovation and creativity in the use of digital technology in the University were presented in a packed Isis room at IT Services on Wednesday 18th June. This has been a particularly fruitful year, with the number … Continue reading

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OxTALENT Speaker- Marcus Du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. In his launch talk for engage: Social Media Michaelmas in 2012 he talked about how he uses … Continue reading

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Student IT Innovation

In this category we invite students to show how they have used technology to enhance the experience of studying at Oxford, both for themselves and for their peers. Our three equal winners have worked to find innovative solutions to challenges … Continue reading

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Open Practices

Reflecting the diversity of activities and initiatives that come under the ‘open’ umbrella, we have changed the title this category from ‘open education initiatives’ to ‘open practices’. Politics in Spires Blog Editorial Team: Workshop on Academic Blogging: Political Analysis in … Continue reading

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Interactive Infographics

The distinction between a poster and an infographic is becoming increasingly difficult to draw, as demonstrated by the runner-up in this category: entered as a poster, it has been rewarded as an infographic. Winner: Han-Teng Liao. Infographic title: Internet Penetration … Continue reading

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Use of Technology to Support Transition

This is a new category this year. Among the many nominations we received in the outreach category a number specifically focused on transition and induction, whether from school to university or from undergraduate to postgraduate study. The judges highlighted four … Continue reading

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Use of Technology for Outreach and Engagement

Many colleagues across the University now put technology to creative use in their outreach and engagement work, whether with schools or with the communities in which their research can really make an impact. We give prizes to colleagues this year … Continue reading

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