Now on Slideshare

One of the best ways to bring attendtion to the high quality OER that we have found is to bring it together in places where people already look for resources. With this in mind we have set up a Slideshare … Continue reading

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New themes

We’ve added three new themes to the web site. Aftermath A theme specifically on the impact of the War in the years following. Religion and Spirituality What role did religious faith play in the war effort and people’s interpretations of … Continue reading

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@Arras95 – the contributor’s view by Everett Sharp

My experience of social media for a ‘Real Time’ experiment – or – Confessions of an Arras Tweeter. Guest post by Everett Sharp, Subject Expert. I am a very lucky man. When I joined Oxford University in an administrative role … Continue reading

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@Arras95 – the reporter’s view by Fionnuala Barrett

Guest post by Fionnuala Barrett, Student Ambassador and Social Media Co-ordinator for @Arras95. I have been overseeing the @Arras95 live-tweeting project, which came to an end on the 16th of May. Initially I was given a factsheet, prepared by Everett … Continue reading

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Donkeys leading lions leading donkeys

For this project we are explicitly creating OER, and possibly, in a constructivist approach this means we take certain steps and author our materials in a certain way. However, this is still based around a production model of author to consumer, … Continue reading

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Presentation at the IWM

This week I gave our project its first public airing at the First World War Digital Commemoration Roundtable organised by JISC. This is the second event of its kind, and brings together a range of organisations to review and discuss … Continue reading

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Web Site Launched

http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/

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A Grade is human, Degrade is divine

One issue we have with our World War One project is that we need to be very aware of not being “British”, and presenting the resources in an almost nation-agnostic way. My last blog post featured the fact that the … Continue reading

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The She-Soldiers of WW1: A post for International Womens Day

One of the themes that will be present in World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings is that of the ‘Unconventional Soldier’. This encompasses a range of figures who we do not necessarily associate with the gallant officer or Tommy … Continue reading

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Local OER

An OER close to home. This afternoon I was exploring the wonderful Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Archives on Flickr and I came across these great photographs of Oxford Town Hall during the War which, like many of the colleges, was … Continue reading

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