Recommended external events.
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!
Tuesday 9 April 2013 Location: Ship Street Centre, Jesus College, Oxford
This one-day workshop will showcase digital crowdsourcing projects in the Arts and Humanities, and discuss the impact of such initiatives. ‘Impact’ is a broad term, which encompasses issues connected to community, digital curation, public engagement and knowledge exchange. Key questions will include:
- What does impact mean in this environment?
- What types of impacts can be achieved by crowdsourcing initiatives?
- How can crowdsourced resources balance quality control and peer review?
- What are the impacts of devolving key processes away from core teams and institutions to public participants?
- What impacts do crowdsourcing initiatives have on participants and to what extent is it possible to influence this?
This year’s event will explore the increasing use of partnerships to address the challenges presented by change. The three conference strands are: students; employers; and organisations as partners. The opening address will be provided by Sir Michael Barber, Chief Executive of Pearson. The provisional programme is available on the website.
15 July 2013 – 17 July 2013
Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park
This SEDA Summer School is intended for colleagues, whether new or experienced in academic development, who see as part of their role helping their institution to increase and enhance the appropriate use of digital technologies. The Summer School is not primarily about the technologies themselves. Rather it is about the good and critical uses of digital technologies in academic development to support the increasingly digital university.
Deadline is early March, conference 10-12 September http://www.alt.ac.uk/alt-conference/altc2013/submit-proposal
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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;
- Make: Collecting memorabilia – real and virtual
Monday 29 April from 12:30 to 13:30
For our projects collecting First World War memorabilia across Europe we combine online crowdsourcing with ‘Roadshow’
events to reach and engage a wide audience. This session will introduce the Oxford Community Collection Model and show
how it has been used for projects such as The Great War Archive and Europeana 1914-1918.
- Make: The Pocket Librarian
Tuesday 30 Apr from 12:30 to 13:30
As part of a recent JISC Transformations project, the libraries at Oxford University have been creating an on-line library
induction which can be accessed through smart phones and tablet computers. This induction is designed to answer common questions
posed by undergraduate freshers who often find the Oxford library system confusing and difficult. In this talk we will discuss the
purpose of the induction and how it was designed and developed. This talk may be of interest to anybody wishing to use mobile t
echnology to help teach or assist students.
- Make: Oxford access for You(Tube)
Wednesday 1 May from 12:30 to 13:30
In this session Simon Clark will outline his experience of running the Oxford access-oriented YouTube channel ‘SimonOxfPhys’,
which has received over 150,000 views and almost 1,000 subscribers. This experience has suggested a strategy, complementary to
current approaches, that could reveal Oxford to potential students through the use of on-line video blogs (vlogs). This comparatively
nascent format would make Oxford stand apart from other halls of learning for the web 2.0 generation, and continue its history of innovation
- Make: Urban design goes global – a recipe for engaging staff and students?
Thursday 2 May from 12:30 to 13:30
We will be discussing our developing project for an open educational resource for the urban design modules at Oxford Brookes University.
We have been working on creating a very collaborative and open environment on the web, highly dynamic and integrated to social networks which
can facilitate learning and teaching at Brookes at an initial stage and then progress to a global audience. The project uses diy webdesign and encourages
students and staff participation by making academic content public.
The Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School (DHOXSS) is an annual training event taking place this year on 8 – 12 July 2013 at the University of Oxford for researchers, project managers, research assistants, and students of Digital Humanities. DHOXSS delegates are introduced to a range of topics including the creation, management, analysis, modelling, visualization, or publication of digital data for the humanities. Each delegate follows one of our 5-day workshops and supplements this with guest lectures by experts in their fields. There are a limited number of bursaries available for University of Oxford DPhils and Early-Career Researchers.
There are a variety of evening events including a peer-reviewed poster session to give delegates a chance to demonstrate their work to the other delegates and speakers. The Thursday evening sees an elegant drinks reception and three-course banquet at the historic Queen’s College Oxford.
DHOXSS is a collaboration for Digital.Humanities@Oxford between the University of Oxford’s IT Services, the Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC), the Bodleian Libraries, and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.
The next Turnitin User Group meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th March from 2–4pm at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.
Our guest speaker is Philippa O’Connor, Deputy Director, Education Policy Support, and Head of Education Policy Development. Philippa previously worked as Senior Assistant Registrar in the Medical Sciences Division and was appointed to her current role in October last year. She is reviewing current policies, practices and training opportunities for staff and students in relation to plagiarism and good academic practice, including use of Turnitin. Philippa’s work includes support for the University Skills Group, the Undergraduate and Graduate Panels, and Education Committee.
This is an excellent opportunity to provide feedback that can be considered by the Education Committee as part of its regular review of policy and guidance. Please come and along and make your voice heard.
We shall also hear from a department that uses Turnitin for online submission of summative work and their experiences in using Turnitin for Admissions for all its graduate recruitment this year.
We hope you will be able to join us.