LTG Announce: Hilary Term 14 – Week 6

1.      Streaming of Stephen Fry’s lecture

2.     Upcoming WebLearn sessions

3.     World Book Day workshop: E-Publication and multi-touch book creation using InDesign

4.      Podcasting – Our Service and the future

5.    Job vacancies

1.       Streaming of Stephen Fry’s lecture

Last Thursday 20 February IT Services’ Educational Media team streamed Stephen’s inaugural lecture at St Catherine’s College.

The talk attracted a huge audience in the lecture theatre as well as online.  More than 1000 online viewers watched the event live. The podcast is now available at You can also find it here: Http://

Commenting on his appointment, Stephen said “This is an extraordinary honour and an extraordinary opportunity. I really look forward to engaging with students who are enthusiastic and passionate about the performing arts. Dance and music will feature little in my time there, I am sorry to say, but I hope to help students devise comic and dramatic pieces, talk through rehearsal, writer-performing techniques and procedures, and give what benefit I might have to offer from over a quarter of a century of larking about on stage and screen. Above all, I hope we’ll all have fun. It’s not by accident that dramatic pieces are actually called plays, and that in Shakespeare’s day actors were players. The Mackintosh Foundation and its Chair has become a remarkable institution and I am very proud to have been offered this chance to be a part of it.”

The Master, Professor Roger Ainsworth, said “I am delighted that Stephen Fry has agreed to take on the role of Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre. Stephen’s impressively diverse career, spanning over thirty years, has provided him with an exceptionally wide range of experience, and his many achievements have been widely honoured. Stephen’s highly acclaimed return to the stage in the 2012 production of Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe will be of particular interest to our students, but also they will certainly jump at the idea of having fun with him.”

2.       Upcoming WebLearn sessions

2.1 WebLearn: Design and content

7th week Friday 7 March 09:15-12:15

You need to have attended the WebLearn Fundamentals course, and/or used WebLearn for some time. This course focuses on more advanced features of site management (access, groups and permissions); designing and building WebLearn pages; and tools to present existing materials or build new content within your WebLearn site.

Bookings and more information:

2.2 WebLearn User Group meeting

The March meeting of the WebLearn User Group is all about creating web pages to enhance navigation and the presentation of materials in your WebLearn site.

Date: Monday 17 March 2014
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm, followed by cream tea
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd

Booking is required for catering purposes – book now to secure your place:

Come and meet with fellow WebLearn users and members of the WebLearn team to give feedback and share ideas and practices. Ensure that your voice and ideas are heard and shared in order to inform the ongoing development and support of the system.


  • Ian Chilvers, Social Sciences Library: Building and maintaining a WebLearn site for course materials
  • Phil Richards and Louise Gully, Dept of Education: Creating effective WebLearn pages using the built-in WYSIWYG editor
  • Adam Marshall (WebLearn Service Manager): WebLearn system updates and WebLearn User Voice

Join the WebLearn User Group site: for regular updates and access to audio recordings of previous presentations.

3.       World Book Day workshop: E-Publication and multi-touch book creation using InDesign
Thursday 6th March, 09:00-17:00

To tie in with World Book day on 6th March we are offering a special workshop about ebooks.

It’s often assumed that eBooks are the same as their print counterparts – just easier to carry around! However, this workshop will introduce you to the concepts involved in the design and creation of eBooks, with a focus on how to add value to the text by making use of interactive content. The session will be delivered by an industry expert using Adobe InDesign as the main tool. Some basic knowledge of InDesign or a similar desk top publishing tool will be assumed. The course will run using Macs, but Windows users of InDesign will find the interface familiar.

4.    Podcasting – Our Service and the future

March 7th, 2pm IT Services, 13 Banbury Rd

Peter Robinson will be talking at the termly Digital Media Group.  Pete has managed the podcast service since its inception and overseen the growth of this communication medium to the current status of 22 million downloads and over a million subscriptions of Oxford material worldwide. Peter will give his personal insights about why the service is so successful and some key tips on making your podcast experience a worldwide success!

Booking the session at .

5.       Job vacancies

Engagement Officer Engagement Officer – Education Enhancement Team
IT Services, 13 Banbury Road Oxford
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Media Technical Officer
IT Services, 13 Banbury Road Oxford
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Java Web Developer
IT Services, 13 Banbury Road Ox
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