Our Research Skills Toolkit has been shortlisted as one of 15 examples of best practice in information skills training for postgraduate students in the UK by the Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition (RIDLS)
Over the summer IT Services offer paid internships to Oxford University Students. These are exciting opportunities to join our dedicated IT Services teams and we are looking for students from various backgrounds. The internship will offer you valuable work experience that will help in your future career, as well as being part of a key project for the University. Send your CV by 14th June.
Howard and Ken led another session for agent based modelling students this month. While the group was smaller than previous years, one student very quickly finished the entire exercise and three stayed beyond the scheduled two hours experimenting, analysing, and discussing their models.
The Blavatnik School of Government have produced a short video to show how they used WebLearn to support their students using ipads on course.
We are delighted to have secured funding for a new EU funded DiXiT project. The DiXiT project is a network of ten leading European institutions from universities and academies closely collaborating with the private sector and cultural heritage institutions that will focus on training and investigation of the skills will training and investigating the production of digital scholarly editions. IT Services will be hosting an Experienced Researcher and providing training workshops.
About The LTG
The Learning Technologies Group supports all divisions within the University of Oxford in the development and innovative use of IT in teaching and research.
The Learning Technologies Group aims to:
- develop, support and maintain WebLearn, the University's Virtual Learning Environment;
- write guides to inspire innovative use of information and communication technologies;
- promote best practice in devising and supporting learning activities;
- design, organise and provide classroom-based and on-line IT literacy courses;
- support Turnitin, the plagiarism awareness service, in accordance with University policies
- conduct research to investigate the objectives laid out in the OUCS five-year plan;
- organise events, workshops and conferences relating to current research projects;
- develop, support and maintain the University's Podcasting Service and Media Production Unit;
- advise on use of new technology for outreach and engagement activities.
A new case study published by the Higher Education Academy describes the ways in which we promote and track international use of our OER collections.
Twitter gives us global reach. This map shows the mentions @LTGOxford has had around the world. We have 1200 followers with 553 mentions and retweets in 136 locations.
Designing for 21st Century Learning, examines a wide range of perspectives on effectively designing and delivering learning activities to ensure that future development is pedagogically sound, learner-focused, and accessible. It features Liz Masterman as author of Chapter 4 ‘The challenge of teachers’ design practice’.
By Li Yuan and Stephen Powell, JISC CETIS. March 2013. This report sets out to help decision makers in higher education institutions gain a better understanding of the phenomenon of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and trends towards greater openness in higher education and to think about the implications for their institutions. MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education (pdf)
… Or what about an extra from a DVD? Do you ever need to provide advice to students or contributors about how to reference audiovisual content within their own work? The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) has today launched a pioneering set of guidelines to help answer all these questions and more.