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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ACIT News – Michaelmas Term 14 – Week 0 #WebLearn #iTunesU #engage #research #courses

  1. New IT Services Websites newsletter
  2. Major New WebLearn release: WebLearn 10
  3. Happy 6th Birthday to Oxford on iTunes U
  4. Engage: Social Media Michaelmas series
  5. Online Research Database Service launched
  6. Support for software selection and sustainability
  7. Research data management induction resources
  8. Open Access Week 2014: 20th-24th October
  9. ALT-C Conference
  10. Upcoming ITLP courses
  11. Upcoming WebLearn courses

1.       New IT Services Websites

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new IT Services websites: www.it.ox.ac.uk and http://help.it.ox.ac.uk.

  •  www.it.ox.ac.uk is the department’s promotional site, describing what we do and highlighting our services and projects. The content is now more dynamic and focuses on users’ needs, engagement and discovery.
  • http://help.it.ox.ac.uk is a new help and support repository aimed at users of our services, including what to do when things aren’t working and how to request services and products that we offer. The focus is on enabling self-help by providing you with clear and searchable information and tools that are applicable to the services you use. In time, local IT support staff and the wider University will be able to comment on and/or contribute content, which will enable a more flexible, organic conversation with IT Services.

The new website replaces the old OUCSC, BSP and ICTST sites. This means that all URLs beginning

are no longer publicly available. http://www.ict.ox.ac.uk/ will be withdrawn in due course.

To minimise the impact of this change, we have applied redirects to relevant content on our new sites. Therefore, if you currently link to any pages on our old sites please check for broken links. If you have any issues or queries, please contact webmaster@it.ox.ac.uk.

2.       Major New WebLearn release: WebLearn 10

WebLearn has undergone a significant facelift with a move to WebLearn 10 (2.10-ox1).  As well as a new look, this release brings a wealth of new features, including:

New Tools/features

  •  New ‘Contact Us’ tool (as recommended by the WebLearn Student Experience study)
  • A new Syllabus tool: edit in place, calendar integration, bulk changes
  • A new Lessons tool
  • Brand new Site Members tool
  • Peer marking in Assignments tool
  • Submission of group Assignments
  • Ability to record audio and add movies to a Webpage through the WYSIWYG HTML editor
  • Short tutorial for first-time users
  • The ability to locate and link to Forum posts and Assignments within the WYSIWYG editor (via Browse Server)
  • Customisable branding for individual departments (available upon request)
  • Drag-and-drop of files into Resources through your web browser
  • Mathematical notation is available when creating web pages

Improvements

  • Modern, mobile-friendly navigation
  • Improved Forums tool offering statistics and grading; an option to require users to post before they can read existing posts; word count for messages; and improved layout for setting permissions
  • Support for IMS Learning Tools Interoperability 2.0; this allows data to be sent back to WebLearn from a 3rd-party tool
  • Improved Reading Lists: items can be reordered, list items can be files in Resources

For more details, see http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/adamweblearn/2014/09/major-new-weblearn-release-weblearn-10/

3.       Happy 6th Birthday to Oxford on iTunes U

Oxford on iTunes U celebrates its 6th birthday this month. It is an exciting repository of free knowledge, with over 6,000 talks and lectures available to everyone, everywhere.

Our new series ‘Big Questions in Science’ presents the latest research from Oxford on globally important issues. It’s presented in a friendly, engaging way and is a perfect starting point for our hundreds of other great science podcasts. And if you like the short-and-snappy format of ‘Big Questions’, then you’ll enjoy the series ‘Chemistry for the Future’ and ‘Flash Talk Physics’.

Other interesting content released over the last month includes series on Condensed Matter, Practical Ethics, World War One poetry and Egyptian collections, and a set of talks from the recent Alumni Weekend.

We always recommend subscribing to a new series, as more talks will be added in future and you’ll see related topics to explore further at your leisure.  The benefit of iTunes is that the content can be synced to your music player and mobile device. However, if you aren’t a user of iTunes, you can access all the material from the Oxford Podcasts website.

 4.       Engage: Social Media Michaelmas series

IT Services is running the third annual ‘Engage: Social Media Michaelmas’ programme (#OxEngage) from 14th October until 27th November. We will be hosting free lunchtime seminars, courses and workshops to inspire researchers, staff and postgraduates to develop their online presence for impact, outreach and public engagement.

This year’s sessions range from academic blogging and tweeting to using ICT to connect with schools and sharing research findings via infographics. Speakers from the British Library will discuss their experiences of exploring big research questions with the public (http://labs.bl.uk/), and the Imperial War Museum will describe a unique training initiative, ‘Computer Club’ (http://www.slideshare.net/museumscomputergroup/01-presentation-28308448).

Two highlights of ‘Engage’ are:

  •  The Ada Lovelace editathon on 14th October. To celebrate the achievements of women in the sciences, join us (and a trainer from Wikipedia) in editing and updating relevant entries for key women who have made significant contributions to world knowledge.

For the latest updates on all events, follow the ‘Engage’ blog (http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/engage/) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/oxengage?ref_type=bookmark).

5.       Online Research Database Service launched

ORDS, the Online Research Database Service from the IT Services Research Support team, is now live. ORDS is a free, centrally-supported service which allows researchers to create, edit, search, and share databases. It’s open to all research staff and postgraduate research students at the University, plus their collaborators. To learn more about the service, visit http://ords.ox.ac.uk/

6.       Support for software selection and sustainability

The IT Services Research Support team has recently expanded its services to include software selection, software sustainability, and intellectual property. Users will benefit from the experience of the team members who run OSS Watch, the national centre of expertise in open source software and open development. You can find a case study of the team’s work in this area with the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network at http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/acit-rs-team/2014/09/30/software-sustainability-working-with-wwarn/.

If you have a software-related issue you’d like to discuss with a member of the Research Support team, please email researchsupport@it.ox.ac.uk.

Blog posts on the new services:

7.       Research data management induction resources

A new version of the research data management induction resources is now available online.  Consisting of short PowerPoint presentations (with comprehensive presenter’s notes), plus an accompanying hand-out, they are designed for use with new researchers and graduate research students to give a quick overview of key issues, and to provide pointers to further information. The resources can be downloaded from http://research.it.ox.ac.uk/rdm-induction-resources.

8.      Open Access Week 2014: 20th-24th October

International Open Access Week is now in its 7th year. Our colleagues at Open Access Oxford have organised a diverse and programme of events for staff and students, which you can find at http://openaccess.ox.ac.uk/open-access-week-2014-at-oxford/.

9.       ALT-C Conference

Three members of Academic IT Services attended this year’s ALT-C Conference at the University of Warwick in early September. This annual event brings together researchers and practitioners from the learning technology community both in the UK and internationally. We were also delighted to meet up with our former director, Melissa Highton, who has been enjoying a lively start to her new post at the University of Edinburgh.

Liz Masterman of the Education Enhancement team in Academic IT has been announced as one of the chairs of ALT-C 2015. Liz will be co-chairing alongside Amanda Jefferies of the University of Hertfordshire, and the conference theme will be ‘Shaping the Future of Learning Together’.

10.   Upcoming ITLP courses

Bookings open 30 days in advance, but you can express an interest in a course and receive a reminder when booking opens.

Agent-based modelling: An introduction to modelling behaviours in your research
Mon 13 Oct 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TPAML
Digital media: Podcasting at Oxford FAQs
Fri 17 Oct 09:15-10:45
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMV

Digital media: Audacity – editing spoken word
Fri 17 Oct 11:00-12:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TILG

Academic crowdsourcing: How to engage the public with your research
Tue 21 Oct 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWRR2

Research data management planning: An introduction for researchers
Mon 27 Oct 14:00-15:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/THAK

Spreadsheets: Working with archival lists and text in Excel
Wed 29 Oct 10:00-16:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/OTP

Digital images: Concepts
Thu 30 Oct 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMY

11.   Upcoming WebLearn Courses

We offer a variety of courses free of charge to support the use of WebLearn and associated tools to enrich students’ learning experience. Course books for the formal courses (3-hour sessions) can be downloaded at http://portfolio.it.ox.ac.uk/ for self study.

Places on taught sessions are limited and booking is required.

Courses:

WebLearn: Fundamentals
Mon 13 Oct 14::00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVB

WebLearn: Surveys
Tue 28 Oct  14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVH

Byte-sized lunch time sessions:

WebLearn Bytes: Site Management and Resources
Mon 20 Oct 12:30-1:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVN

WebLearn Bytes: Surveys
Mon 27 Oct 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVO

New! WebLearn: Overview for Local WebLearn Coordinators
Wed 29 Oct 12:30-13:30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVS

Plagiarism: WebLearn and Turnitin
Wed 22 Oct 12.30 -13.30
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEM

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Tips for creating a successful discussion forum

discussion-1_Communication and collaboration skills are critical for both work and life. Online discussion forums can be a useful way of encouraging group communication and collaboration and are particularly valuable for students who sometimes cannot meet face to face with their peers or tutors.

The advantages of using a discussion forum are:

  • The asynchronised nature allows participants to spend time refining their thoughts before publishing them
  • The threaded conversations can be revisited at a later stage to learn more about the topic from multiple perspectives
  • Learners who are not in Oxford on a full time basis can feel a sense of community by talking to other people on the same course

However, it is not always easy to run a forum successfully. As the discussion forum moderator, here are some tips to help your discussion forums run more smoothly.

I. Get Started

1. Ensure that participants know how to use the forums, e.g. a short live demo, short video tutorial or how to guide

2. Be clear about the purpose of the discussion: e.g. you can use the initial message to explain why the forum is set up.  

3. Set the ball rolling

Post a ‘seed’ message to encourage students to contribute to a conversation without much effort, e.g. introducing themselves (for distance learners), or to post questions or comments about a lecture or tutorial that they may have just attended.

4. Set clear ground rules and expectations for the students and the tutors

Examples are to keep messages fairly short and to respond constructively to messages from other people. It is a good idea to clarify how often you(as a moderator) generally expect to visit and respond to postings in the forum.

II. Encourage Discussion

1. Integrate the discussion with another activity

Students need motivation to participate in the discussion. For example, you can associate the discussion with course assessment activities. Some online discussion forums tools allow you to award marks to discussion postings.

2. Set a friendly and encouraging tone in your instructions and posts

This will motivate participants to contribute. Also encourage members of the group to respond positively to each others’ posts.

3. Participate in the discussion

State in advance that you will be monitoring the discussion and will respond when appropriate or necessary, for example, to clarify any uncertainty about the subject matter.

4. If someone exhibits a low level of participation, you may consider contacting him/her privately to

offer help, as she/he may be experiencing difficulties or barriers to participation, e.g.

technical difficulties or a lack of understanding of the topic.

 5. It can be useful to pose questions

Skilful questioning on your part can encourage participants to think about a topic deeply, and motivate them to respond. It is also a good idea to encourage participants to ask and answer each others’ questions – this is a valuable form of peer and collaborative learning with learners taking responsibility for their own learning.

III. Summarise a discussion if time allows

If you want to draw a discussion to a close or move the discussion in a different direction, it is a good idea to summarise what has been said so far. Summarising and ‘weaving’ the discussion threads are useful skills to acquire in facilitating online discussions (see http://www.fullcirc.com/community/creatingsummaries.htm).

Acknowledgement:

This document is adapted from an online article by the University of Leicester: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/itservices/resources/cis/student-is/blackboard/staff/communication-andcollaboration/discussion-forums/tips-for-use/get-the-most-from-discussion-forums.

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Confusing terminologies: #e-learning, learning technologist, educational technologist,…discussed by @A_L_T members

confused Recently a thread on the ALT mailing list discussed the evolving terminologies used in education field related to both the (e) learning activities and (e) learning support professionals.

For (e) learning activities, terminologies were mentioned including TEL (Technology-enhanced learning), CAL (Computer Assisted Learning), CT (Curriculum Technology?), e-learning, CALL (Computer-assisted Language Learning).

It was argued that creation of those terminologies might be due to various reasons: political, business reason, or trying to differentiate the activities from the crowd.  Using those terminologies has had mixed effects.  The downside was to cause confusion. Some of the terminologies are only known or understood by the people who are actively involved in creating/developing them. Some terminologies have evolved and changed from their original meaning.  For example, when I met Steve Down and asked him about MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) -http://www.mooc.ca/newsletter.htm.  He said that the MOOCs currently discussed by the community was very different from what he and his colleagues initially defined when the term was brought to life.   Looking at from the positive side, creating and developing various terminologies have attracted people and funding to develop those specific areas such as VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), MOOC, etc.  If we put the terminologies on one side, people who were involved in those activities have experienced different (sometime very positive) ways of learning/teaching.   This is good and I would like to see more of these positive activities.

Some argue that in the future “it will all just be learning”.  However, I tend to agree with another member who said: “I suspect there will still be similar debates about whatever the terms and techniques in vogue at the time are.”

Onto the people who support use of technologies for learning and teaching, again there are a number of titles, learning technologist, educational technologist, learning adviser, etc.  Part of the reason is that clearly people brought a wide range of experience and skills into the learning support roles.

It was agreed that it might not be possible to ditch the terminologies as they were so widely embed in the field. Furthermore, ditching the terminologies may lead to loose people who do TEL support while at a time when TEL support is becoming more and more important.

In conclusion, terminologies come and go. We should not loose sight that we are here to support learning and teaching by making full use of the appropriate means regardless if they are pen and paper or the internet.   Putting learning and teaching at the heart of what we do may also help to improve the unfortunately situation that one member mentioned:  “the reality is that many teaching colleagues view technology with fear and wariness.”.  Finally I would say: “we are all here for the same goal – to support our students”.

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How to make your online resources easier to discover

How to make your online resources easier to discover

Nowadays it is becoming easier to publish stuff online, websites, blogs, tweets, RSS, YouTube. The list can go on and on.  We are all overwhelmed by the information there.  With so much information available it is often difficult to find what we look for.

This Jisc quick guide helps you to make your digital resources easier to discover.    Here are the possible steps you can take:

  • Make Google search work for you
  • Use social media
  • Learn to use content aggregators
  • Make your collection available for learning and teaching
  • Using popular websites to reach broader audiences
  • Improve the user experience
  • Reach academic researchers
  • Create collection champions
  • Integrate with your organisation’s systems

More details: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/make-your-digital-resources-easier-to-discover

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ACIT News (formally called LTG Announce) – Trinity Term 14 – Week 5

  1. News From IT Services – Trinity
  2. Making learning available for everyone
  3. FAO: Local WebLearn Coordinators in your department, faculty or college
  4. WebLearn one-to-one consultation
  5. OSS Watch news
  6. JISC Summer of Student Innovation – Oxford’s idea
  7. TESconnect – A new channel for reaching schools
  8. Upcoming ITLP courses
  9. WebLearn courses
  10. make: 3D talks

1. News From IT Services – Trinity

The Trinity term edition of News from IT Services (http://www.it.ox.ac.uk/about/newsletter/issue2/) has now been published. Keep up to date with major IT projects and service developments through this termly e-newsletter from IT Services. The latest edition includes overviews of the IT Strategic Plan, which has recently been published, and the Integrated Communications Project, which will replace the University’s telephone system by 2017. Encourage colleagues and friends to sign up to receive future editions by sending a blank email to it-services-news-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk.

2. Making learning available for everyone

The University of Oxford’s iTunes U site goes from strength to strength, making sure that learning has a real impact in society. The University of Oxford’s iTunes U site was launched in October 2008 and now, as it approaches its sixth anniversary, it can celebrate a remarkable landmark: more than 22.5 million downloads so far. Given that access to the lectures, teaching materials and interviews with leading academics on iTunes U is completely free, the City of Dreaming Spires is at the forefront of making learning available to as wide an audience as possible, opening its virtual doors to everyone.

Today, the statistics speak for themselves. Over 6,400 podcast items have been processed via iTunes U. The site has a worldwide audience of 185 countries, with 31% of users from the USA, 17% from the UK and 7% from China. It boasts over 5,500 hours of material from 4,000 academic speakers and contributors.

 More details: http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/openspires/.

 3. FAO: Local WebLearn Coordinators in your department, faculty or college

  • Are you new in the role of Local WebLearn Coordinator?
  • Do you perhaps need a refresher about the do’s and don’ts of managing your unit’s WebLearn presence?
  • Did you  know that you must never add external accounts to the Administration Site, since this could cause a serious security breach?

The central team has recently introduced some changes in the roles in an Administration site (the ‘coordinator’ role). See this blog post for more information: http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/adamweblearn/2014/04/proposal-automatic-generation-of-a-list-of-weblearn-coordinators/

A lunch time overview session as been scheduled for Local WebLearn Coordinators. Come along to find out more about your role and recent changes.

We hope to see you there.

4. WebLearn one-to-one consultation

WebLearn offers a space (‘site’) in your departmental or college area, which provides an easy way to author web pages, upload and share materials, and collaborate and communicate with students, colleagues, experts, or external users. The WebLearn team in Academic IT Services offers one-to-one consultation on designing and building WebLearn areas. To book a consultation, email the WebLearn team, weblearn@it.ox.ac.uk. You can also book to attend the Computer8 sessions at IT Services which are held every Friday morning during term time from 10:30 – 12:00. Booking can be made at http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TECE.

5. News from OSSWatch

OSSWatch will be participating in the upcoming VALS (http://virtualalliances.eu/) Semester of Code. This project (which will run during the next academic year) will work with universities and FOSS (free and open source software) communities to give students real-world experience of working in software projects, for which they’ll be able to gain academic credit as part of their degree courses. They are currently looking for FOSS projects which would be willing to provide mentored projects for students. To find out more, or to learn how to get involved, see the OSSWatch blog (http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2014/05/23/vals-semester-of-code-foss-projects-wanted/).

OSSWatch will also support the Jisc Summer of Student Innovation competition again this year.   Their role is to provide advice to the student teams on areas such as licensing and IP, sustainability and business models, and community building.

More news can be found http://oss-watch.ac.uk/

6. JISC Summer of Student Innovation – Oxford’s idea

JISC summer of innovation will fund student teams to develop novel ideas on how to use technology to improve student life. If  an idea proves popular (achieves 250 votes from at least 10 institutions) they  will consider it for funding.  Here’s an idea from students at Oxford that has achieved the required votes – http://elevator.jisc.ac.uk/sosi14/ideas/university-proofreading-exchange.

7. TESconnect – A new channel for reaching schools

Looking for inspirational material for teaching school age kids? Academic IT services is offering a set of free teaching materials from Oxford University for school teachers via a portal hosted on the Times Educational Supplement website (also known as TESconnect). The Oxford area of the TESconnect portal now contains more than 200 Oxford University resources for Key Stages 2-5 from subjects including English, Science, Art and Design, History and Geography.

More details:  http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/podcasting/

8. Upcoming ITLP courses

Digital media: An introduction to podcasting for education
Wed 04 Jun 09:15-12:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMT

Digital images: GIMP – further techniques
Tue 10 Jun 09:15-12:15
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TIMNF

Illustrator: Further techniques (PC/Mac)
Tue 10 Jun 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TMIW

WordPress: Building your site
Tue 10 Jun 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWQA

Agent Based Modelling: An introduction to modelling behaviours in your research
Thu 12 Jun 14:00-17:00
http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TPAML

9. WebLearn courses

WebLearn Bytes: Tests and quizzes

Tue 3 June 12:30 – 13:30

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

Multimedia: Tools for creating interactive online learning resources

Mon 9 June 12:30 – 13:30

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

WebLearn: Fundamentals

Wed 11 June 14:00 -17:00

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

WebLearn: Design and content

Mon 23 June 14:00 -17:00

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

10.   make: 3D talks

make: 3D -The story of a map

Hear how 3D modelling has been used to create the maps and guides you see scattered around cities such as London (TfL).

Tue 3 June 12:30-1:30

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TM13X

make: 3D – Ancient and modern animal anatomy modelling

How CT scanning is used in the study of animal fossils and specimens to create 3D models for digital dissection and printing in 3D

Mon 9 June 12:30-1:30

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TM12U

make: 3D – An overview of Blender

Blender is an open source 3D content creation tool used to model, render and animate objects. Find out what the tool is capable of and how it might be used in research and teaching.

Tue 10 June 12:30-1:30

http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TM12T

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