ACIT Newsletter – Week 5 #Sakai #research #courses #libraries

1. OxTALENT Update

2. Latest WebLearn Improvements

3. Online Research Database Service (ORDS) – New Filtering Feature and Training Course

4. WebLearn Courses Next Week

5. Upcoming ITLP Courses

6. Bodleian Libraries Workshops

1. OxTALENT Update

The OxTALENT competition committee is delighted to have received a very high number of entries this year, particularly in the ‘Innovative Teaching’ and ‘Outreach’ categories. This shows that digital technologies have entered the mainstream in two of the University’s strategic areas. Judging was completed on Wednesday 27th May, and we are now in the process of informing entrants of the outcome. Such is the calibre of the entries that many will be added to our collection of inspirational case studies in the innovative use of technology, even if they have not received the top awards.

2. Latest WebLearn Improvements

WebLearn was upgraded on 19th May 2015 to version 2.10-ox3.1. The improvements include:

  • Recovery of deleted sites: to recover a site that has deleted, choose ‘My Workspace > Worksite Setup’, click ‘Softly Deleted Sites’, and then select the sites that you would like to restore.
  • Site Members Tool: site participants with the ‘maintain’ role now see hidden site participants and email addresses by default.
  • Lessons Tool: students’ comments can now be marked (graded); pages from Resources (referenced via Content Links) now use the WebLearn style-sheet.
  • Contact Us Tool: long messages can now be sent.
  • Reading Lists: SOLO search can be used to locate items within Internet Explorer.

For more detailed information and other minor changes, see the detailed release notes at https://goo.gl/zmELjt.

If you have improvements to suggest, please let us know through the WebLearn User Voice feedback service: http://goo.gl/D27JGu.

3. Online Research Database Service (ORDS) – New Filtering Feature and Training Course

ORDS is a free service which allows Oxford researchers to create, edit, query, and share relational databases online. We’re pleased to announce that, after a recent update, the Online Research Database Service (ORDS) allows users to filter records. You can view and edit a specified subset of records from a table – a particular help if you’re working with large datasets.

The termly ORDS training course takes place on Monday 1st June 1st at 2pm. Come along for an introduction to the service and how it can help you in your research. To book a place, visit https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TDDE.

You can find out more (and try it out for yourself) by visiting the ORDS website: http://ords.ox.ac.uk/.

4. WebLearn Courses Next Week

4.1 WebLearn Surveys tool

Are you thinking of creating online surveys for course, lecturer/tutor evaluation or general data gathering purposes?    The free WebLearn surveys tool can help.   We run a WebLearn Surveys tool course on Monday 1st June at 14:00.  Book online at https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVH.

4. 2 Overview for Local WebLearn Co-ordinators

If you’re a Local WebLearn co-ordinator in a department or college and are unsure what your responsibilities entail, then come along to a lunch-time session on Tuesday 2nd June at 12.30. You’ll find out about Administration sites, how to manage your unit’s WebLearn presence and how to support your WebLearn users.  The session will be held at IT Services’ Banbury Road site. Book online at http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVS.

5. Upcoming ITLP Courses

Web publishing: An introduction to CSS
Monday 1st June 9:15-12:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWPM

Make: Using Raspberry Pi’s for teaching in schools in Rural India
Monday 1st June 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TM15E

Digital media: An introduction to podcasting for education
Monday 1st June 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMT

Digital images: Photoshop – further techniques (Mac)
Tuesday 2nd June 9:15-12:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMNM

Make: 3D – The story of a map
Tuesday 2nd June 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TM13X

InDesign: Further techniques (Mac)
Tuesday 2nd June 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMIM

Spreadsheets: An introduction to working with statistics
Tuesday 2nd June 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TMSE7

Data Visualisation: Processing – What is it and what it can do for you
Thursday 4th June 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TPJB2

Online Presence: Introductory workshop
Thursday 4th June 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWOC

Modelling in 3-D: An introduction to Blender
Friday 5th June 09:15-12:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMZE

Apple Mac: Test drive a Mac
Friday 5th June 09:15-10:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TECF

Apple Mac: iPhoto – organising and displaying your photos
Friday 5th June 10:30-11:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TILK

LaTeX: An introduction to document preparation
Friday 5th June 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIPA

6. Bodleian Libraries Workshops

These will be held in various locations. For more information about any of these workshops, please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for reference management

Tuesday 2nd June 9.30-12.15

Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.

Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Sophia Staves

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZWL2

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools

Wednesday 3rd June 10.30-12.00

An introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics for calculating research impact. During the workshop we will introduce a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. The workshops will cover the Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID, h-index and more.

Who is this session for? Researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Research Postgraduates, especially in Sciences and Social Sciences.

Presenters: Karine Barker, Juliet Ralph and Karen Langdon

Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZD24

RefWorks for Humanities

Wednesday 3rd June 14.00-17.00

RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researcher

Presenters: Bethan Jenkins, Helen Maththews, Angela Carritt

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TDBM

Bodleian iSkills: E-books

Friday 5th June 9.15-10.30

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them.

Presenters: Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner, Ian Chilvers

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZC4

Bodleian iSkills: E-book Readers

Friday 5th June 10.45-12.15

Reading on e-book readers such as Kindle or Nook and using apps for iPad and Android devices is increasingly popular, but how useful are these devices for academic work? This workshop will look at a range of devices and apps on the market and will cover key features to look out for when considering purchase. The workshop will also include an opportunity to try out a range of devices.

Presenters: Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner, Ian Chilvers

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZE11

Science: Patent Information

Friday 5th June 9.20-11.00

An introduction to identifying, gathering, evaluating and managing patent information as part of your research

Presenter: Ljilja Ristic

Venue: RSL Training Room

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZS04

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ACIT Newsletter Week 4 #dhoxss #free #courses #visual #digial #educause

1. Registration is now open for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

2. ITLP courses in June

3. Upcoming Bodleian workshops

4. From Educause: 7 things you should know about visual literacy

1. Registration is now open for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School offers training to anyone with an interest in the Digital Humanities, including academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries, and cultural heritage. Delegates follow one of the 8 workshops throughout the week, supplementing their training with expert guest lectures.

Bed and breakfast, en-suite accommodation is available at St Anne’s College, Oxford, on a first-come-first-served basis. Delegates can also join events each evening.

To register, go to: <http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/registration.html>.  Registration closes on 29 June 2015.

More information about the programme: <http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/programme.html>.

2.  ITLP courses in June 

Web publishing: An introduction to CSS
Monday 01 June 09:15-12:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWPM

Make: Using Raspberry Pi’s for teaching in schools in Rural India
Monday 01 June 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TM15E

Databases: An introduction to Oxford’s Online Research Database Service (ORDS)
Monday 01 June 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TDDE

Digital media: An introduction to podcasting for education
Monday 01 June 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMT

Digital images: Photoshop – further techniques (Mac)
Tuesday 02 June 09:15-12:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMNM

Make: 3D – The story of a map
Tuesday 02 June 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TM13X

InDesign: Further techniques (Mac)
Tuesday 02 June 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMIM

Spreadsheets: An introduction to working with statistics
Tuesday 02 June 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TMSE7

Data Visualisation: Processing – What is it and what it can do for you
Thursday 04 June 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TPJB2

Online Presence: Introductory workshop
Thursday 04 June 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWOC

Modelling in 3-D: An introduction to Blender
Friday 05 June 09:15-12:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMZE

Apple Mac: Test drive a Mac
Friday 05 June 09:15-10:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TECF

Apple Mac: iPhoto – organising and displaying your photos
Friday 05 June
10:30-11:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TILK

LaTeX: An introduction to document preparation
Friday 05 June 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIPA

3. Upcoming Bodleian workshops

Bodleian iSkills: Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th-20th centuries
Tuesday 26th May (Week 5) 14.00-15.30

Newspapers are a valuable resource for researching, not only news but also many other aspects of society. In this session we will introduce key historical and contemporary sources of news and how to make best use of them.
Who is the session for? Students, researchers and anyone else who is interested.
Presenters: Isabel Holowaty, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Book online at: https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZE15

Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for reference management
Tuesday 2nd June (Week 6) 9.30-12.15
Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Sophia Staves
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Book online: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZWL2

Bodleian iSkills:  Research impact – citation analysis tools
Wednesday 3rd June  (Week 6)  10.30-12 noon

An introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics for calculating research impact. During the workshop we will introduce a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers.  The workshops will cover the Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID, h-index and more.
Who is this session for? Researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Research Postgraduates, especially in Sciences and Social Sciences.
Presenters:  Karine Barker, Juliet Ralph and Karen Langdon
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road
Book online: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZD24

RefWorks for Humanities
Wednesday 3rd June  (Week 6)  14.00-17.00

RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researcher
Presenters:  Bethan Jenkins, Helen Maththews, Angela Carritt
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Book online: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TDBM

Bodleian iSkills: E-books
Friday 5th June  (Week 6)  9.15-10.30

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them?    This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them.
Presenters:  Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner, Ian Chilvers
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Book online: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZC4

Bodleian iSkills: E-book Readers
Friday 5th June  (Week 6) 10.45-12.15

Reading on E-Book Readers such as Kindle or Nook and using apps for iPad and Android devices is increasingly popular but how useful are these devices for academic work? This workshop will look at a range of devices and apps on the market and will cover key features to look out for when considering purchase. The workshop will also include an opportunity to try out a range of devices.
Presenters:  Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner, Ian Chilvers
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Book online: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZE11

Science:  Patent Information
Friday 5th June  (Week 6) 9.20-11.00

An introduction to identifying, gathering, evaluating and managing patent information as part of your research
Presenter: Ljilja Ristic
Venue: RSL Training Room
Book online: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZS04

If you have any questions about the workshops, contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

4. From Educause: 7 things you should know about visual literacy

Visual literacy is the ability to recognize and critically appreciate meaning in visual content and to use visual elements to create effective communication. Visualizations often provide better ways to tell a story or understand data. As the prevalence of visual communication expands, so does the need to develop a critical eye to evaluate visual content for its accuracy and validity.

Learn more about this topic: <http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/7-things-you-should-know-about-visual-literacy>

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Oxford ACIT Newsletter – Trinity Term 15 Week 3 #altc #awards #courses #students #digital

1.  OxTALENT closing date extended to 22 May 2015

2. Registration is now open for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

3. WebLearn Improved Student Experience (WISE) project

4. Upcoming ITLP courses

5. Current articles from a peer-reviewed Open Access journal Research in Learning Technology

1. OxTALENT closing date extended to 22 May 2015

You still have time to submit your OxTALENT application as the closing date has been extended to next Friday 22nd May 2015.

The OxTALENT competition 2015 celebrates the innovative use of digital technology in teaching, learning, research, and outreach at the University of Oxford. This year we are inviting entries in the following categories:

  • Use of WebLearn to support teaching, learning, or outreach
  • Student IT innovation
  • Conference posters
  • Data visualisation
  • Innovative teaching with technology
  • Open educational practices
  • Academic podcasting
  • Outreach & engagement

Please go to http://tinyurl.com/oxtalent2015  for further details and an entry form. Alternatively, if you have been impressed by a colleague’s use of technology and you think we should consider them for an award, please email the OxTALENT competition committee: competitions@it.ox.ac.uk.

2. Registration is now open for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School offers training to anyone with an interest in the Digital Humanities, including academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries, and cultural heritage. Delegates follow one of the 8 workshops throughout the week, supplementing their training with expert guest lectures.

Bed and breakfast, en-suite accommodation is available at St Anne’s College, Oxford, on a first-come-first-served basis. Delegates can also join events each evening.

To register, go to: http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/registration.html.  Registration closes on 29 June 2015.

More information about the programme: http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/programme.html.

3. WebLearn Improved Student Experience (WISE) project  

Over the next 18 months the WebLearn team will be offering a free-of-charge, dedicated package of support to assist departments in delivering an enhanced, consistent, student digital experience.

This new opportunity is being provided by the WebLearn Improved Student Experience (WISE) project. To find out more visit the blog post:  http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/wise/2015/04/16/what_is_wise/.

Contact weblearn@it.ox.ac.uk with the subject line ‘WISE project’ to express your interest in participating.

4.  Upcoming ITLP courses 

Make: Skills – a planning tool for researchers
Tue 19 May 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TM13W

WebLearn Bytes: Lessons tool
Tue 19 May 12:30-13:30
https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVU

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, VADS and Archivision for teaching and learning
Tue 19 May 14:00-16:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMS

WordPress: Building your site
Tue 19 May 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWQA

Project 2010: An introduction
Thu 21 May 09:15-16:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TPAF

Make: Improve your digital music collection
Thu 21 May 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TM13I

Digital media: Lecture capture
Fri 22 May 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMLC

5. Current articles from a peer-reviewed Open Access journal Research in Learning Technology

The journal website is at: http://go.alt.ac.uk/1fACEcg

“Just-in-time research: a call to arms for research into mobile technologies in higher education ”
Lucie Byrne-Davis, Hilary Dexter, Jo Hart, Tim Cappelli, Ged Byrne, Ian Sampson, Jane Mooney, Colin Lumsden
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1Ph7jfr

“I finally felt like I had power’: student agency and voice in an online and classroom-based role-play simulation”
A. Rector-Aranda and M. Raider-Roth
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1GKru2s

“The influence of emotions, attitudes and perceptions on learning with technology”
Meg O’Reilly
http://go.alt.ac.uk/19CO2Fr

“Creating visual aids with graphic organisers on an infinite canvas – the impact on the presenter”
Jordi Casteleyn, Andre Mottart and Martin Valcke
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1DP6uCz

“Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy”
Alison Hicks and Caroline Sinkinson
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1IJv1vz

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WebLearn user Dr Lucy Tallents wins 2015 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) #twsia #sakai #apereo

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Dr Lucy Tallents from the Department of Zoology has won the Higher Education Online/Hybrid category of this year’s Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA). TWSIA, which is a worldwide competition, has been running since 2008 and recognises excellence in teaching and learning using Sakai (which is the software upon which WebLearn is based).

LucyTallents_WildCRUHeadshot_Apr2015Winning this prestigious award is a stunning achievement especially considering that Lucy only started her course in earnest from October 2014 and has only been using WebLearn since June 2013. What is even more impressive is that the whole course is constructed using the brand new Lessons tool which has never before been exploited to this extent at Oxford.

After receiving the award Lucy said, “Amazing news! I’m thrilled that the judges like my work! [....] I found the application process really useful to reflect on how I design my courses, and what I can aspire to in terms of better student engagement.

What the judges thought about course

The judges assessed the TWSIA entries based on five aspects of a Sakai site: community-building and collaboration, communication, learning materials and strategies, learning outcomes and assessment, and learner support. Lucy’s course was judged ‘excellent’ on all five aspects.

The judges remarked that Lucy’s course was well-designed and soundly implemented in order to support a group of full-time professionals from countries around the world. They were impressed by the innovative course design – integrating technologies and tools with sound pedagogy. For example, the course encouraged students participation, intersection and self-reflection.

Through the WebLearn Lessons tool students were given opportunities to negotiate their learning contracts by developing consensus on the responsibilities of themselves, tutors and peers.

Lucy has been invited to attend the upcoming Open Apereo 2015 conference in Baltimore to talk about her winning entry; she plans to deliver her presentation using the Lessons tool.

The Conservation Statistics Course

Lucy teaches a 9-week on-line WebLearn course called Conservation Statistics.This engaging course is centred around the newly added Lessons tool and employs many different tools sometimes in novel ways, for example, the Surveys Beta tool is used to conduct a skills audit.

Lucy has also used a Lessons student content page to ‘negotiate learning contracts’ by ‘unpacking expectations and…deciding which behaviours create a supportive and exciting learning environment…’.

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Wildlife conservationists in the developing world are the keepers of biodiversity, yet they lack access to training in research techniques to support their valuable work. By studying on-line they don’t need to interrupt their work or pay the costs of overseas travel.

Lucy’s course is full of team activities, self-paced assessments and engaging learning materials. Students from around the world can work together to learn from each other about how solutions developed on different continents can help species in their local area.

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Feedback from their tutor and fellow students helps them to self-assess their attempts to save species, using scientific methods to improve their approach.

Lucy also paid tribute to the support she received from IT Services’: “I’d like to say how supportive the WebLearn team has been. Their training and assistance boosted my confidence and curiosity to experiment with Sakai, and their advice was crucial to implementing some of my ideas.”

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OxTALENT competition 2015: Student IT Innovation

Have you… built a website, app, e-book or game? Used social media in an innovative way with other students? Or simply spotted a problem and used digital technology to solve it for others? The OxTALENT competition judges are looking for individuals and groups with entrepreneurial spirit who have used digital technology to make a difference to the student experience at Oxford.

For further information and an entry form, visit the OxTALENT 2015 Student IT Innovation page.

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OxTALENT Awards 2015

The OxTALENT Awards recognise and reward the innovative use of digital technologies to support teaching, learning, or research, or to promote public engagement and outreach. Staff and students are invited to enter one of the following categories: Use of WebLearn to support teaching, learning or outreach; Innovative teaching with technology; Open educational practices; Academic podcasting; Outreach and engagement; Conference posters; Data visualisation or Student IT innovation.

For further information or to enter the competition, before 12 noon on Friday 15 May 2015, visit the OxTALENT website.

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ACIT news #awards # digital #weblearn #replay #usergroup #courses

1. Announcing the OxTALENT Competition 2015

2. Digital Devices: Essential tools or an Unwanted Distraction? Online Survey of the Student Digital Experience

3. WebLearn: Recent Improvements and New Features

4.  Lecture Capture Pilot Project: “Replay”

5. WebLearn and Turnitin User Group Meetings

6. Lunchtime Courses Next Week

7. Upcoming WebLearn Courses

1. Announcing the OxTALENT Competition 2015

The OxTALENT Competition 2015 celebrates and rewards the innovative use of digital technology in teaching, learning, research, and outreach at the University of Oxford. If you have used technology in an exciting way, enthused students with your WebLearn site, or designed an eye-catching conference poster or visualisation, please visit the OxTALENT competition website (http://tinyurl.com/oxtalent2015) for details and an entry form.   Alternatively, if you have been impressed by a colleague’s use of technology and you think we should consider them for an award, please email the OxTALENT competition committee: competitions@it.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for entries is Friday, 15th May.

2. Digital Devices: Essential tools or an Unwanted Distraction? Online Survey of the Student Digital Experience

The DIGE 2 project in IT Services is exploring how students use digital technologies in their learning, in order to improve the support provided by the University. We invite students at all levels to help us by sharing your experiences and thoughts through our online survey. You can access the survey at http://tinyurl.com/dige2student. It should take about 10-15 minutes to complete, and you have the option to enter a prize draw to win one of four £50 Amazon vouchers. Your responses will be stored anonymously and you will not be identifiable in the project reports.  So, whether or not digital technologies are essential to your survival as an Oxford student in the 21st century, DIGE 2 looks forward to hearing your views.

For further information, please contact liz.masterman@it.ox.ac.uk. We will be launching a parallel survey for academic staff next week.

DIGE 2 is actively supported by OUSU and has been approved by the University’s Central Ethics Committee.

3. WebLearn: recent improvements and new features

WebLearn was upgraded to Version 2.10-ox2.1 on 19 February 2015. Improvements and new features include:

  •  Surveys can now be transferred to a new owner.
  •  Lessons Tool: new Forum topics can now be created.
  •  Direct Tool link (Short URL) to a Lessons tool page is now present.
  •  Google Analytics support has now been added. We intend to use this to report on how WebLearn is being used.
  •  The ‘Contact Us’ tool email now includes the URL that the user was trying to visit. This is important when the user has been given an incorrect URL or is not a member of the site
  •  Sited which have been ‘softly’ deleted are now kept for 400 days. The Recycle Bin containing such sites is available in My Workspace > Worksite Setup.
  •  Deleted files in Resources are now kept for 400 days. The Recycle Bin containing the deleted file is available via a link at the top of the Resources tool

If you would like to suggest further improvements , please do so through the WebLearn User Voice feedback service.

For more information about the upgrade visit <http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/adamweblearn/2015/02/weblearn-upgraded-to-version-2-10-ox2-1-on-19-february-2015/>

4.  Lecture Capture Pilot Project: “Replay”

Educational Media Services is currently running a pilot project, called Replay, which is using Panopto lecture capture software to record lectures as a revision aid for Oxford students. We are seeking more departments and academics to join the pilot project during 2015. There will be no charge for participation.

Panopto is easy to use and unobtrusive. It can capture audio and slides, automatically synchronise them, and make them available via WebLearn to students on the course. Video recording using a webcam or network camera is also possible. Academics and/or local support staff can view and each recording through a simple online editor before releasing it to students.

The option to release the recordings to the general public via iTunes U can be discussed as a separate service.

Surveys suggest that Oxford students value recorded lectures as a study aid; they can also listen and concentrate during lectures, without having to take substantial notes. Research conducted in the HE sector more widely suggests that the availability of recorded lectures does not adversely affect student attendance at the face-to-face lecture.

To express an interest in becoming involved in the pilot project, please contact replay@it.ox.ac.uk. We also running a short overview session on Tuesday 3rd March at 12.30. To book, visit https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMLC.  For further information about Panopto, visit www.panopto.com.

5. WebLearn and Turnitin User Group Meetings

WebLearn user group meeting
Wed 25 Mar 14:00-16:00, followed by cream tea
IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd
Booking (required): https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVD

Come and meet with fellow WebLearn users and members of the WebLearn team to give feedback and share ideas and practices. Your views can help inform the ongoing development and support of the system.

Programme:

  •    Fawei Geng (WebLearn team): Introduction to the new Lessons tool
  •    Lucy Tallents (Department of Zoology): Using the Lessons tool to structure training in wildlife conservation research techniques
  •    Adam Marshall (WebLearn Service Manager): WebLearn system updates

Join the WebLearn User Group site: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/info/wlug for regular updates and access to audio recordings of previous presentations.

Turnitin user group meeting
Fri 27 Mar 2:00 – 4:00 pm, followed by refreshments
IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Booking (required): http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEP

The meeting will be informal, focusing on questions and discussion about Turnitin practice around the University. Beforehand, we invite you to post your questions about plagiarism policy and practice in the Forums area of the Turnitin User Group site in WebLearn: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/info/plag/tiiug. You can also respond to questions posted by other people.

6. Lunchtime Courses Next Week

Do: Running committees with SharePoint
Mon 2 Mar 12:30-13:30

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TDO5

Sympa email lists:  Basic skills and common tasks for list owners and managers
Tue 3 Mar 12:30-13:30

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TEFL

Digital media: Lecture capture
Tue 3 Mar 12:30-13:30

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMLC

ISKILLS: Protecting your work – what you need to know about copyright
Wed 4 Mar 12:00-13:00

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZD71

Things to do with data: Data Science as a Service
Wed 4 Mar 12:30-13:30

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/THAU

Data visualisation: Data Visualisation in XSLT and Javascript
Thu 5 Mar 12:30-13:30

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TPJA5

7. Upcoming WebLearn Courses

WebLearn: Fundamentals
Mon 2 Mar 14:00 -17:00

https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVB

The WebLearn VLE (virtual learning environment) provides tools to support teaching and learning, assessment, collaboration, communication and the sharing of resources. This course is at a basic level, aimed at users with little or no experience of the system. Watch a short video about WebLearn.

WebLearn: Design and content
Thu 5 March 9:15-12:15

https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVP

You need to have attended the WebLearn Fundamentals course, and/or used WebLearn for some time. This course focuses the importance of design; screen design principles; designing and constructing WebLearn pages; and tools to display existing dynamic content within your WebLearn site.

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ACIT News – Hilary Term 15 – Week 3 #courses #data #altc

1. An invitation to new Staff:  breakfast at IT Services on Friday 13th February

2. WebLearn Improved Student Experience (WISE) project

3. Courses with places available for 4th week

4. WebLearn courses next week

5. Research data – courses and talks in Hilary 2015

6. ALT annual conference 2015: call for proposals

7. Current articles from a peer-reviewed open access journal Research in Learning Technology

1. An invitation to new Staff:  breakfast at IT Services on Friday 13th February

Are you a member of staff who has recently joined the University?  If so, we invite you to our termly ‘welcome’ breakfast from 8.30-9.30 on Friday 13th, at IT Services’ training suite, 13 Banbury Road.

Over croissants and coffee we will introduce you to the many important services that are available to you, for your work or your research. You will also have the opportunity to chat to IT staff and other newcomers, discuss any queries or problems, and seek advice on any IT related matter. This is a great opportunity to find out more about how IT works at Oxford and always generates enthusiastic feedback such as “great format … staff were very friendly and helpful.”

To book your place, visit http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TBAA

2. WebLearn Improved Student Experience (WISE) project

The WISE project will support departments, faculties, colleges and units to fast-track the development and improvement of their WebLearn presence in order to deliver an enhanced (and consistent) student digital experience, as per recommendations from previous projects.

The project aims to increase the uptake and optimise the use of WebLearn by units across the university, to support teaching and learning. Specific objectives of the project are:

  • To promote staff engagement with the tools and features offered by WebLearn to enrich teaching and learning
  • To enhance the student WebLearn experience
  • To work closely with selected units to fast-track their use of WebLearn for teaching and learning
  • To facilitate the use of WebLearn according to best practice
  • To provide improved tools and templates to support best practice
  • To establish a peer community of WebLearn champions (enthusiasts)

Please contact weblearn@it.ox.ac.uk with the subject line ‘WISE project’ to express your interest in participating in the project.

3. Courses with places available for 4th week of Hilary Term 2015

Scribus: An introduction to desktop publishing
Mon 09 Feb 09:15-12:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMHS

Web publishing: An introduction to CSS
Mon 09 Feb 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWPM

Online Presence: Introductory workshop
Wed 11 Feb 09:15-12:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWOC

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, VADS and Archivision for teaching and learning
Wed 11 Feb 14:00-16:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMS

Google Analytics: An overview
Tue 17 Feb 09:15-12:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWGA1

XML Editing: Basic XML editing with the oXygen XML Editor
Wed 18 Feb 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWDF

TEI Guidelines: An overview of the recommendations of the Text Encoding Initiative
Thu 19 Feb 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWDE

XPath: Using XPath to search in the oXygen XML Editor
Fri 20 Feb 12:30-14:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWDG

4. WebLearn courses next week

New! WebLearn Bytes: Lessons tool
Mon 9 Feb 12.30 -13:30
https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVU

Content or activities in a WebLearn site could only be accessed via the selected tools added in the site.  The newly introduced Lessons tool allows a site maintainer to ‘stitch together’ learning materials, resources and activities such as individual Forum topics, tests, or assignments into a tailored learning pathway for students. Easily integrate multiple tools into one page and organise the site content in terms of themes, weeks or modules.  The Lessons tool also allows students to create their own content to share with other students in the site.   Come along to find out more about the Lessons tool.

Plagiarism: Interpreting originality reports using Turnitin
Tue 10 Feb 12:30-13:30
https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEN

What do the percentage matches mean? What about direct citations? Should I include bibliographies in the similarity index? This lunchtime session covers viewing and navigating Turnitin Originality Reports. (Note that critical reading and further action based on the data in the report depend on your discipline, department or faculty and are not included in a generic session.)

5. Research Data – Courses and Talks in Hilary 2015

This term, the IT Services Research Support team is offering a number of events for researchers working with data. These are being run in collaboration with ITLP and some of the academic divisions.

Introduction to Research Data Management (MPLS Division)
Mon 9 Feb 13:30-16:30, Careers Service
http://www.mpls.ox.ac.uk/node/465

Oxford’s Online Research Database Service (ORDS): An Introduction
Mon 16 Feb14:00 – 17:00 IT Services, Banbury Road
https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TDDE

Research Data Management Planning: An Introduction for Researchers
Wed 18 Feb14:00- 15:30 IT Services, Banbury Road
https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/THAK

Preparing Your Research Material for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (closed course for members of the Humanities Division)
Mon 23 Feb14:00 -16:00  IT Services, Banbury Road
http://tinyurl.com/q97z6bp

Preparing Your Research Data for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Social Sciences Division)
Mon 2 Mar 2015 14:30 -16:30 Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building
https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/course-signup/rest/course/3C00D30047

Things to do with Data – a series of lunchtime talks
http://research.it.ox.ac.uk/datatalks

Data Visualisation – a series of lunchtime talks
http://research.it.ox.ac.uk/vistalks

For further details, see the Research Support team’s research data management course listing page: http://research.it.ox.ac.uk/rdmcourses

6. ALT (Association for Learning Technology) annual conference 2015: call for proposals

The ALT Annual Conference 2015, “Shaping the future of learning together” will be held at the University of Manchester, 8 – 10 September 2015. It will be chaired by Amanda Jefferies, University of Hertfordshire and Liz Masterman, University of Oxford.

The conference programme will reflect the theme of shaping and sharing learning through breaking down the traditional divisions between stakeholders and between their roles, with a focus on:

  1. Harnessing the power of the crowd – collaboration and connectivist learning;
  2. Social media in learning and teaching;
  3. Open educational practice;
  4. Learners as agents of change;
  5. Participatory approaches to the development of learning technologies.

Your 500 word proposal needs to show clearly how your session is going to address the relevant theme and should where possible include recent research, case studies, practice or learner perspectives from any learning context including schools, colleges, universities and industry.

The deadline for proposals: Midnight GMT Friday 13 March 2015

More information on how to submit a proposal can be found at http://ocs.sfu.ca/alt/index.php/conferences/altc2015

7. Current articles from a peer-reviewed Open Access journal Research in Learning Technology

The journal website is at: http://www.researchinlearningtechnology.net/

Latest articles:

“Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy” by Alison Hicks and Caroline Sinkinson
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1IJv1vz

“Aspects of openness in education”, Meg O’Reilly
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1zWejo4

“Using social media to engage and develop the online learner in self-determined learning”, Lisa Marie Blaschke
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1Au879x

“A case for examining pre-service teacher preparation for inquiry teaching science with technology”, Chris T. Shively and Randy Yerrick
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1tZwMBn

“Challenges when introducing electronic exam”, Matti Kuikka, Markus Kitola, Mikko-Jussi Laakso
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1wa3ZYR.

“Staff experience and attitudes towards Technology Enhanced Learning initiatives in one Faculty of Health & Life Sciences”, Peter Reed
http://go.alt.ac.uk/1oXbvT8

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ACIT News – Hilary Term 15 – Week 1 #student #innovation #webcast #data #weblearn

1.  DIGE 2: Revisiting the Student Digital Experience

2. IT Innovation Seed Fund

3. The Live Webcast Streaming Service

4. Things to do with Data and Data Visualisation : two series of lunchtime talks

5. WebLearn and Plagiarism Awareness Courses next week

6. Current articles from Research in Learning Technology: a peer-reviewed open access journal

1.  DIGE 2: Revisiting the Student Digital Experience

Three years ago we carried out DIGE, the University’s first detailed study of students’ experience of digital technologies in their academic and social lives. The time has come to revisit the findings from that work, and so we will shortly launch DIGE 2. We will be looking to see what has changed – or remained the same – over the past three years, and will also be focusing on students’ preferences regarding digital technologies to support their learning. We want to involve students at all levels of study and to consult with academic staff for their perspectives on e-learning at Oxford.

Watch out for invitations to participate. In the meantime, if you would like more information or you would like to volunteer to take part in an interview, please contact the project leader, Dr Liz Masterman: liz.masterman@it.ox.ac.uk.

 2. IT Innovation Seed Fund

Do you have a great idea for a digital project which would benefit staff or students at Oxford?

The IT Innovation Seed Fund has just been launched. Its aim is to fund small innovative IT projects that address key challenges for the University. It’s hoped that these small start-up digital projects will subsequently become full services or work with Isis Innovation on spin-out opportunities.

The fund is open to all University of Oxford staff and students. Each term (or once a year for students) a challenge will be set to encourage people to focus their thoughts and submit ideas for discussion and development via an open collaboration platform called Oxford Ideas. There will also be an open challenge where you can submit any idea you feel could bring benefit to the University.

The challenges for University staff for Hilary Term 2015 and the annual Student IT Innovation programme are both now live. For this round we welcome project ideas from any University staff member for digital initiatives that would improve the academic experience at Oxford. If you and your colleagues have a great idea, then send it in!

For more information, visit the IT Innovation Fund page on the IT Services website at http://www.it.ox.ac.uk/innovation-fund or email innovation@it.ox.ac.uk.

3. The Live Webcast Streaming Service

Are you thinking of organising an event that might be of interest to the wider world or your alumni? Are you running a series of high-profile research talks?

If so, why not consider broadcasting your event live to a global audience? The live webcast streaming service offered by Educational Media Services (EMS) team can provide a live video stream of your event on the internet. All you have to do is to share the URL (which EMS will give you) with your audience in advance. On the day itself, the EMS team will handle all the technical aspects so that the speaker(s) can concentrate on giving their talk.

To find out more about the serivce, please contact the EMS team at podcasts@it.ox.ac.uk

4. Things to do with Data and Data Visualisation : two series of lunchtime talks

Do you work with data? This term, the IT Learning Programme is offering two separate series of lunchtime talks for researchers.

On Wednesdays, we see the return of the “Things to do with Data” series. The series is aimed at researchers from all disciplines who generate, gather, rearrange or re-purpose data. It looks at software, services and techniques to help you make the most of that data. Covering aspects of data management from planning to re-use, this term’s talks are intended to inspire while also considering the practical requirements of research funders and the issues associated with sharing data. See below for titles and booking.

On Thursdays, we have a new series, “Data Visualisation”. This series of hour-long talks is designed to provide an accessible overview of a series of data visualisation tools and projects. Join us to discuss your own methods and problems and to hear how others are handling visualisation both inside the University and beyond. See below for titles and booking.

Things to do with Data

For full details about the series: http://research.it.ox.ac.uk/datatalks.

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Wednesdays 12.30 -1.30

Venue IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd

Things to do with data: The CLARIN European Research Infrastructure – 28th January

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/THAS

Things to do with data: Networking Ancient People: lessons from the SNAP:DRGN project – 4th February

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/THAV

Things to do with data: Taming University Chemical Biology Knowledge – 18th February

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/THAT

Things to do with data: The Oxford Research Data Archive (ORA-Data) – 25th February

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/THAR

Things to do with data: Data Science as a Service – 4th March

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/THAU

Data Visualisation

For full details about the series: http://research.it.ox.ac.uk/vistalks

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Thursdays, 12.30 -1.30

Venue IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd

Data visualisation: in Blender – 29th January

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TPJA1

Data visualisation: Visual Vignettes: Examples of R Graphics in Demography – 12th February

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TPJA2

Data visualisation: Visualising Network Data – 19th February

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TPJA3

Data visualisation: Visual Analytics at NATO – 26th February

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TPJA4

Data visualisation: Data Visualisation in Javascript – 5th March

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TPJA5

5. WebLearn and Plagiarism Awareness Courses next week

WebLearn is a web-based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides tools to support teaching and learning, assessment, collaboration, communication and sharing of resources. Turnitin is an online software application which compares matches of documents and is primarily used to detect instances of plagiarism.

WebLearn: Fundamentals  (once per month)
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVB
Wednesday 28Jan    9.15-12.15

This course is at a basic level, aimed at users with little or no experience of the system.

WebLearn Bytes: Site Management and Resources
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVN
Mon 26 Jan    12:30 – 13:30

Are you making best use of your site management tool, Site Info? What is the best way to make learning and organisational materials available to your site members? Come and experiment hands-on with the Site Info and Resources tools in order to set up and manage your WebLearn site.

Plagiarism: WebLearn and Turnitin
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEM
Tuesday 27 January    12:30 – 13:30

This one-hour course discusses issues surrounding plagiarism. The Turnitin plagiarism detection service identifies pieces of text in students’ work that match with existing electronic texts. It can be used for assessed essays and also for general formative purposes to improve student academic skills. You will have the opportunity to submit a sample document via the integration between Turnitin and WebLearn.
Plagiarism: Turnitin Fundamentals
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEO
Thursday 29 Jan    9.15-12.15

This course is aimed at new staff users of Turnitin and takes you through the process of setting up the software, submitting papers and accessing the resulting originality reports.

6. Current articles from Research in Learning Technology: a peer-reviewed open access journal

Latest articles:

Editorial: “Aspects of openness in education”, Meg O’Reilly

http://go.alt.ac.uk/1zWejo4

“Using social media to engage and develop the online learner in self-determined learning”, Lisa Marie Blaschke

http://go.alt.ac.uk/1Au879x

“A case for examining pre-service teacher preparation for inquiry teaching science with technology”, Chris T. Shively and Randy Yerrick

http://go.alt.ac.uk/1tZwMBn

“Challenges when introducing electronic exam”, Matti Kuikka, Markus Kitola, Mikko-Jussi Laakso

http://go.alt.ac.uk/1wa3ZYR.

“Staff experience and attitudes towards Technology Enhanced Learning initiatives in one Faculty of Health & Life Sciences”, Peter Reed

http://go.alt.ac.uk/1oXbvT8

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ACIT News – Hilary Term 15 – Week 0 # Innovation #WebLearn #TWSIA

1. IT Innovation Seed Fund

2. Digital Media User Group

3. WebLearn Transferred to New Resilient Hardware

4. WebLearn and Turnitin Courses

5. Calling All WebLearn Users: 2015 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Awards now Open

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1. IT Innovation Seed Fund

Do you have a great idea for a digital project which would benefit staff or students at Oxford?

The IT Innovation Seed Fund has just been launched. Its aim is to fund small innovative IT projects that address key challenges for the University. It’s hoped that these small start-up digital projects will subsequently become full services or work with Isis Innovation on spin-out opportunities.

The fund is open to all University of Oxford staff and students. Each term (or once a year for students) a challenge will be set to encourage people to focus their thoughts and submit ideas for discussion and development via an open collaboration platform called Oxford Ideas. There will also be an open challenge where you can submit any idea you feel could bring benefit to the University.

The challenges for University staff for Hilary Term 2015 and the annual Student IT Innovation programme are both now live. For this round we welcome project ideas from any University staff member for digital initiatives that would improve the academic experience at Oxford. If you and your colleagues have a great idea, then send it in!

For more information, visit the IT Innovation Fund page on the IT Services website at http://www.it.ox.ac.uk/innovation-fund or email innovation@it.ox.ac.uk.

2. Digital Media User Group

Friday 23rd January, 2- 4pm
IT Services, Banbury Rd
Booking at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/DMUG

Stuart Lee, Deputy CIO IT Services: Oxford Ideas and the capital plan
Stephen Eyre: A round up of new teaching supporting digital media at Oxford

The University Strategy seeks to increase innovation across our key activities (learning, teaching, and research). As you’ll have read in the previous item, Oxford Ideas is the new open innovation platform for the University of Oxford in which ideas are solicited in response to specific challenges. The initiative is part of the University’s IT Capital Fund, and at today’s meeting Stuart will talk about the plan for the fund and present Oxford Ideas to the audience.

In addition to Stuart’s talk, Stephen will outline how teaching has changed recently to widen our reach in providing digital media skills to the University using open source software which is available to all.

3. WebLearn Transferred to New Resilient Hardware

On 10th January, WebLearn was moved to brand new hardware which is distributed across two physical locations. This was a major undertaking and is the culmination of a number of months of work by the WebLearn team and the Infrastructure and Hosting teams in IT Services.

WebLearn is now located in both Banbury Road and the University Shared Data Centre. Ultimately, it will have duplicated database and search servers, plus four worker nodes each running two virtual machines. The worker nodes are located behind a Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller, which ensures an even distribution of load across all workers. There are actually two of these machines in case the primary machine fails. For added security, the WebLearn file store is also duplicated over two sites.

This new infrastructure will be more resilient than its predecessor on account of the hardware duplication, co-location and move to a higher number of (virtual) workers each supporting a smaller number of users. Another benefit which is sure to please all users is that software response times are now noticeably quicker!

4. WebLearn and Plagiarism Awareness Courses Hilary Term 2015

A variety of taught courses are offered by IT Services to support the use of WebLearn and the plagiarism detection software Turnitin. Places are limited and bookings are required. Bookings open 30 days in advance, but you can express an interest in a course and receive a reminder to book when booking opens.
For further information and to book a place, click the links below.
If you’re interested in one of the formal (3-hour) courses but are unable to attend it, you can download the course book for self-study from the ITLP Portfolio at http://portfolio.it.ox.ac.uk/.

4.1 WebLearn courses (3 hours each):

WebLearn: Fundamentals  (once per month)
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVB
Wednesday 28Jan    9.15-12.15    Week 2
or    Friday 20 Feb    9.15-12.15    Week 5
or    Monday 2 March    2-5 pm    Week 7

New! WebLearn: Further tools and features
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVV
Wednesday 4 Feb    2-5 pm    Week3
or    Thursday 12 March    2-5 pm    Week 8

WebLearn: Surveys
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVH
Tuesday24 Feb    2-5    Week 6

WebLearn: Design and content (Intermediate)
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVP
Thursday 5 March     9.15-12.15    Week 7

4.2 Plagiarism awareness courses (Turnitin):

Plagiarism: WebLearn and Turnitin
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEM
Tuesday 27 January    12:30 – 13:30    Week 2

Plagiarism: Interpreting Originality Reports using Turnitin
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEN
Tuesday 10 February    12:30 – 13:30    Week 4

Plagiarism: Turnitin Fundamentals
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEO
Thursday 29 Jan    9.15-12.15    Week 2

Plagiarism: Awareness and avoidance (for students)
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTER
Wednesday 18 Feb    4-5 pm    Week 5

4.3 Byte-sized lunch time sessions (12:30-13:30):

These focus on particular tools with plenty of time for questions and discussion

WebLearn Bytes: Site Management and Resources
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVN
Mon 26 Jan    12:30 – 13:30    Week 2

WebLearn Bytes: Surveys
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVO
Mon 2 Feb    12:30 – 13:30    Week 3

New! WebLearn Bytes: Lessons tool
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVU
Mon 9 Feb    12:30 – 13:30    Week 4

New! WebLearn: Overview for Local WebLearn Coordinators
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVS
Mon 23 Feb    12:30 – 13:30    Week 6

4.4 User Group meetings:

WebLearn User Group
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVD
Wed 25 March     2:00 – 4:00 + cream tea    Week 10

Turnitin User Group
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEP
Fri 27 March 2:00 – 4:00 + refreshments    Week 10

5. Calling All WebLearn Users: 2015 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Awards now Open

Have you been using WebLearn in an innovative way to support teaching and student learning?

Sakai is the software which powers WebLearn. The Sakai International Teaching and Learning community is seeking submissions for the 2015 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Awards (TWSIA). The award recognises innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement.

The categories relevant to Oxford include:

  • Higher Education: Face-to-Face
  • Higher Education: Fully Online or Hybrid Course

Entries must be submitted by 20th March. For further information, visitMore https://www.apereo.org/twsia.

If you are interested in entering the competition, you are welcome to contact the WebLearn team weblearn@it.ox.ac.uk for advice and guidance. Winners of the WebLearn categories in last year’s OxTALENT awards are encouraged to consider submitting an entry to TWSIA too.

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