Learning technologists out and about in Maths and Social Sciences

On Thursday lunchtimes you can experience virtual reality (VR), try out brand-new portable touchscreen TV technology to demonstrate interactive models, and chat to experts about other technologies for learning and teaching. Come along and talk to the Technology Enhanced Learning … Continue reading

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Engage returns this term with VR and other innovations!

The award winning Engage programme returns, offering you the chance to explore academic networking, public engagement with research, and outreach activities using digital technologies, like social media. The lunchtime sessions kick-off next week with sessions about: the OxReach crowdfunding platform … Continue reading

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IT Services Roadshows

During 2017 you can expect to see Academic IT Services staff out and about in a University building near you. This is following two trial IT Services roadshows in November at the Andrew Wiles Building (Maths Institute) and the Manor Road … Continue reading

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Enter the Dragons’ Den to win £15,000 for digital social entrepreneurship

Students – come to the IT Innovation Challenges open session on 1 December! There you will find out about how students can apply for up to £15,000 to turn an idea into an innovative project which could enhance the staff … Continue reading

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Hold the front page! Academic IT hits the headlines

The Technology Enhanced Learning team made news headlines this month, including the front page of the University website (twice), the front page of the BBC, and the DailyInfo podcast. Oxford at War 1914-1918 roadshow Alun Edwards was interviewed for DailyInfo … Continue reading

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Sexual violence, harassment and social media

On 13 July 2016 I spoke at Social Media and Student Accommodation, a one day workshop focussing on how and when to use social media as an aid to promoting and providing successful student accommodation. This was organised by the student housing charity Unipol. … Continue reading

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Communicating with students

On 1 June staff from the University’s Academic Administration Division (AAD) shared their experience of communicating with students at a workshop of the Communications Officers Network. In this article Alun Edwards of Academic IT Services summarises the information that he … Continue reading

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Gaming and play: work, learn, and teach in 2016 (or the year 2000)

At this week’s UCISA Digital Capabilities conference, there was an inspiring ‘Play Track’ called ‘Groups for Capabilities’. This game concept was run by Fiona MacNeill (University of Brighton) and Farzana Latif (University of Sheffield); their call to action is currently … Continue reading

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Meeting in No Man’s Land

For over nine years Academic IT Services has led engagement and outreach activities at the University using crowdsourcing techniques. Notable projects have included The Great War Archive and Europeana 1914-1918. Recently the boot was on the other foot when one … Continue reading

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Protect your team’s Facebook page – and other lessons in information security

Facebook is now ubiquitous in the University, whether used by students to support their studies and social lives, or by staff to further the University’s mission for outreach and public engagement. Yet, as we all should know, engaging in social … Continue reading

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