Learning at Work Day is a national annual awareness campaign to promote and support workplace learning. This year’s theme is “Many Ways to Learn” and all University staff are invited to sample our many ways to learn from a range of face to face sessions, downloadable podcasts and on-line learning material. There are over a dozen courses that you can book to attend on Thursday 23 May. Training providers across the University are coming together to offer these courses in one central venue – 13 Banbury Road.
The Graduate Training information site in WebLearn has been expanded to advertise training opportunities for graduate students provided by all the academic divisions and departments as well as the Libraries, IT Services, Careers Service, Language Centre. Students are able to browse or search for training opportunities and to request places, to their develop academic, professional and personal skills and to help plan their careers. The site is linked from all WebLearn sites, the University’s Student Gateway, and a catalogue of graduate training opportunities will be displayed publicly.
make: lunch time talks showcase the creative use of technology in teaching, learning and research at Oxford University and beyond. 2013 is the fourth year of make: and we will be welcoming back some previous contributors together with many new ones.
It’s that time of year again. The OxTALENT annual awards recognise members of the University who have made use of ICT to foster learning and academic practice. The awards will be given at a redcarpet event on 18th June.
Kate Lindsay presents the open, sustainable, re-usable and very cool ‘Oxford Community Collection Model’ for public engagement at the Oxford conference on Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities.
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.