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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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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Support for Blended Learning

This category recognises teaching staff who have blended technology with classroom learning: in one case to solve a practical problem, and in the other to achieve a specific pedagogic objective. Dr. Gareth Digby: Virtual Machines for a Forensics Course Gareth … Continue reading

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Student Videos

To be eligible for this category, videos must have been created independently by students in support of their learning, research, or teaching. However, given recent form we are now wondering whether we should add ‘and in an unusual or exotic … Continue reading

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Academic Podcasting

Podcasting plays an instrumental role in realising Oxford’s strategic objective to develop globally available teaching resources and collections for learners everywhere. The University is one of the largest producers of academic podcasts in the UK. Launched in October 2008, our … Continue reading

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Research Posters

The poster creation workshop is now one of the most popular courses offered by IT Services. Indeed, many departments are now asking us to run ‘closed’ courses as part of their curriculum, so that students can learn how to create … Continue reading

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Use of WebLearn for Learning Support and Outreach to Students

WebLearn has been specifically developed and tailored to meet the needs of the Oxford teaching model, giving flexibility to colleagues and students who wish to find and share materials online for a supported and blended approach to teaching and learning. … Continue reading

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