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News from Academic IT is closing down with effect from Thursday 5th October. From the start of Michaelmas Term, you will be able to find general news and articles about technology-enhanced learning on the Digital Education website. We are transferring … Continue reading
Sarah Argles, Project Communications Officer for the Education IT Programme, writes: As you will be aware by now, the VLE Review set out to determine whether WebLearn continues to meet the University’s requirements as the primary platform to support teaching and learning. In Michaelmas … Continue reading
One of the aims of the initial ‘engagement’ phase of the VLE Review was to broaden our knowledge and understanding about the current use of WebLearn and other online learning platforms at Oxford. We’re pleased to announce that the findings of … Continue reading
‘a set of achievements – skills, understandings and personal attributes – that make graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations.’ Employability has occupied a prominent place on the wider HE agenda for a number of years. However, … Continue reading
From the exterior, the Spark looks almost like any other modern university teaching building. However, inside you find yourself dwarfed in a 60-metre long, five-storey atrium, with what looks like a Martian from HG Wells’ War of the Worlds towering over you! … Continue reading
Last year I wrote a post on the concept of ‘digital capabilities’ and how it has taken over from the previous term ‘digital literacy’. To recap the generally accepted definition, digital capabilities are those ‘which support living, learning and working … Continue reading
Dr Peggy McCready, Director of Academic IT, writes: I am pleased to announce that Dr David (Dai) Jenkins has joined Academic IT as the Head of Research Computing and Support Services. This is a newly formed group that brings together … Continue reading