make: Google Earth

Flybys and time travel are both virtually possible using Google Earth. Prof. Donna Kurtz, Beazley Archivist here at Oxford, showed us how she has started to use the tool to teach post graduates classical art. Greg Parker, her IT Director, … Continue reading

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make: print

My colleagues will know that I am a little ambivalent about social media. I blog – a little. I Flickr – but only to friends and family. I’m passively LinkedIn and facebooked. But I’ve never Twittered or Skyped. I’ve always … Continue reading

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make: content with GLO Maker

Many teachers would like to make interesting, interactive, on-line learning resources. It isn’t straightforward; those of us who have tried, know so, and those of us that haven’t, suspect so. Even taking someone else’s resource usually doesn’t help – teachers … Continue reading

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make: books – creating books for your iPad

With the news this week that in the US, Amazon now sells more eBooks than paperbacks, it was appropriate that this session showcased some of the work being done in OUCS to create our own eBooks. Sebastian Rahtz gave an … Continue reading

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make:online exhibitions Shelley’s Ghost

make: is a series of lunchtime talks here at ITLP which aim to showcase the creative use of technology in and around the University. This year we have fifteen or so sessions covering a wider range of topics than ever … Continue reading

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Many hats make light work

There is a lot of overlap between teaching and training. We do mostly teaching here on the IT Learning Programme, but some training, and I came across the following paragraph which struck a cord with me: “Contemporary trainers combine creativity … Continue reading

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Three types of course participants

A colleague of mine passed on an extract from a training leaflet: There are often three types of people on training courses: The political prisoner Has to be there, doesn’t want to be there and doesn’t know why they’re there … Continue reading

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Mayer Rules

I’m reading John Medina’s ‘Brain Rules’. He relates current research into the chemistry and structure of the brain to the classroom and the office. I’ve just read his summary of five of Mayer’s rules for presentations, and they are so … Continue reading

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Christmas Post

There have been two highlights for me this year: The first was the Insomnia competition that we hosted for the Apple campus reps – 24 hours in which some undergraduates had to create a short digital video from scratch, this … Continue reading

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Post Doctoral Researchers’ IT Needs

What IT support do post doctoral researchers need? We could make some intelligent guesses – we have a lot of experience here at OUCS in helping researchers through our courses, our Help Desk and our Research Technologies Service – but … Continue reading

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