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

WebLearn Bytes: Lessons tool
Tue 19 May 12:30-13:30

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, VADS and Archivision for teaching and learning
Tue 19 May 14:00-16:00

WordPress: Building your site
Tue 19 May 14:00-17:00

Project 2010: An introduction
Thu 21 May 09:15-16:15

Make: Improve your digital music collection
Thu 21 May 12:30-13:30

Digital media: Lecture capture
Fri 22 May 12:30-13:30

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

“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

“The influence of emotions, attitudes and perceptions on learning with technology”
Meg O’Reilly

“Creating visual aids with graphic organisers on an infinite canvas – the impact on the presenter”
Jordi Casteleyn, Andre Mottart and Martin Valcke

“Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy”
Alison Hicks and Caroline Sinkinson

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