Recommended external events.
|Friday, 15 November 2013|
| This event has been put together by the SRHE Student Experience Network and the Digital University Network, We will be exploring the role of technology on the student experience, with a focus on research that has engaged students and investigates their experiences11:00am Coffee and registration
11:45am Jeremy Segrott, Cardiff University, ‘Connecting academic writers – the #Acwri Twitter group’.
1:30pm Melissa Highton, University of Oxford, ‘Researching the Digital Student Experience of Oxford University’
2:15pm Eve Stirling, University of Sheffield, ‘Stories from Facebook’
3:00pm Panel with questions from Twitter
3:30pm Tea and close
This one day conference is about current MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) research, experience and development. A key focus of the event is on exploring the impact of MOOCs, how data is created, used and analysed and to consider the potential of MOOCs in education. Organised by ALT’s Special Interest Group for MOOCs, the conference will bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss, discover and define the evolving MOOC landscape
16-18th June 2014
The Sage, Gateshead (UK)
The 6IIPC will showcase ground breaking research by world-renowned academics in a series of keynote sessions, as well as an array of interactive sessions on plagiarism and academic integrity.
The 2012 5IIPC saw over 250 delegates from 31 countries, our biggest conference yet, and next year promises to be even bigger and better.
The 20th annual conference of the Association for Learning Technology will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham from 10-12 September 2013
Over three days, altc2013 will bring together more than 500 participants from all over the world to solve problems, explore, reflect, influence and learn, and features keynote sessions from:
- Stephen Downes – senior researcher for Canada’s National Research Council and a leading proponent of the use of online media and services in education
- Dame Wendy Hall - Dean of the University of Southampton’s Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences and former President of the Association for Computing Machinery
- Rachel Wenstone – Vice-President (Higher Education) of the National Union of Students
This year’s conference includes a special celebratory evening and awards ceremony on the Wednesday evening to celebrate both the 20th annual conference and the 20th anniversary of ALT.
The Bodleian Libraries are running a Wikipedia ‘Editathon’ in support of the Bodleian-developed online resource QueenVictoriasJournals.com. The aim of the session is to improve Wikipedia coverage of individuals and events mentioned by Queen Victoria in her journals. The event takes place at the Radcliffe Science Library next Friday 24 May, from 1-4pm.
We are hoping that we’ll have good turnout on the day from interested students… and maybe even staff!
Looking for a course?
We provide learning technology courses to members of the University. Topics cover all aspects of information technology and its use in education. Our departmental and faculty inductions and seminars are tailored towards the needs of each discipline.
You can browse the IT Learning Programme course schedule either through our A-Z listing, or using the list of Upcoming courses. Our course calendar is available to download as a PDF document.
Our courses run throughout the academic year. Most courses consist of a series of short talks with demonstrations, followed by practical exercises.
LTG organise and run events which are open to members of the University and external guests. The events we run:
- Support the uptake and use of technology in learning and teaching at University of Oxford;
- Provide fora for the dissemination of funded and research projects;
- Bring together networks of like minded developers and members of the learning technology community;
- Showcase best practice or newest research in areas of learning technology;
- Advance debate and discussion on relevant learning technology themes;
Digital Media User Group ( DMUG) 2-4pm 29th November, IT Services.
Melissa Highton, Director of Academic IT, University of Oxford.
The University’s strategic plan acknowledges that “Digital technology is revolutionising the manner in which knowledge is created, collected, and communicated across the globe.” Melissa will give an overview of current initiatives to support sustainable media production, storage, dissemination and re-use for the collegiate university. She will highlight areas of innovation and development needed to move us forward to further develop our globally available teaching resources and collections for our own community, for our distance-taught students across the world, and for learners everywhere.
This term Engage: Social Media Michaelmas is hosting a number of talks from Oxford’s science community, providing insight and advice on how to use digital technologies for public engagement, impact, and academic networking. Places are limited – sign up now to avoid disappointment.
Communicating in a flash
Tuesday 22nd October
12.30-13.30 | Sian Owens, Department of Physics Access Officer
Flash Talks are short 10-15 minute long presentations in front of a live audience that can be filmed and posted online (e.g. Oxford Podcasts, iTunesU). They are a great way to engage University research with wider audiences. Come along a learn about how the Department of Physics produced one of Oxford’s most popular flash talk series, then develop your own!
More info and booking: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/ENAI
Blogging and tweeting for reluctant academics
Monday 4th November
12.30-13.30 | Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology
Both Twitter and blogging are frequently misunderstood by those who don’t use them, Professor Dorothy Bishop explains why she finds both mediums useful in academic life, as well as enjoyable; their advantages, and the benefits they offer as an alternative to academic publishing.
More info and booking: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/ENAM
Oxford Sparks – share your passion with the wider public
Tuesday 5 November
12.30-13.30 | Annabel Cook, Science Communications Officer. Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Oxford Sparks is the place for discovering a whole range of exciting science taking place across Oxford University. Launched in 2012, it is a cross-divisional platform where schools and the public can engage with the university’s scientific research. Come along and find out how you can use Oxford Sparks to reach a wider audience.
More info and booking: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/ENAN
The Open Science Training Initiative
Monday 11th November
12.30-13.30 | Sophie Kay, founder of the Open Science Training Initiative
This talk introduces the Open Science Training Initiative (OSTI), a dynamic new educational scheme devised and piloted earlier this year at the University of Oxford.
More info and booking: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/ENAD
Monday 18 November
12.30-13.30 | Robert Simpson, Zooniverse team, Department of Physics
This talk will highlight some notable and interesting approaches to communicating science online and then ask why scientists do it, and why the public want to listen.
More info and booking: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/ENAJ
Presentation Zen: Developing your story – Garr Reynolds
Friday 25 October
11:45 – 13:00
Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, South Parks Road
Garr Reynolds, an internationally acclaimed design and presentations expert, returns to Oxford to give another lecture here at Oxford. His approach challenges the conventional wisdom of making slide presentations and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr will share lessons and perspectives that will help you make remarkable presentations that are simpler, more visual, and far more compelling, engaging, and memorable.
Garr is currently Associate Professor of Management at Kansai Gaidai University where he teaches Marketing, Global Marketing and Multimedia Presentation Design. He is probably best known for his book ‘Presentation Zen’. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making “slide presentations” in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr draws upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business, combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity. This session will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentation and designs.