1. Featured Stories
On Wednesday 4th December from 6:30pm til 8:30 pm, we will be streaming the exciting “Flash Talk Physics” event live. The event showcases cutting-edge physics research in a series of bite-size 10 minute talks. Join in using the hashtag #flashtalkphysics. The event will be streamed live onto the website of the Times Education Supplement ( the go-to reseource for teachers) and our live, free, broadcast website.
In our OpenAdvent calendar this year IT Services will showcase the many lovely things we give users. The first door will open on 1st December.
23 Things is a self-directed course, run as part of the Engage programme, that aims to expose you to a range of digital tools that could help you in your personal and professional development as a researcher, academic, student or in another role. Check out the many bloggers who are participating in the course this year.
TESconnect is the online portal for the Times Educational Supplement. It provides access to online versions of the magazine, forum, jobs, newsletter etc. It also includes a ‘Teaching Resources’ section where teachers share and download free lesson plans, classroom resources, revision guides and curriculum worksheets. The site has 2.7 million registered users in over 276 countries, so the potential audience for our OER is huge. Our first Oxford resources include materials to support teachers in advance of Remembrance Day.
Our teams have done some SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) for our content metadata for podcasts.ox.ac.uk. If you search for a topic + lectures in Google our videos are usually no1 position. See for yourself by typing the following into Google:Austen lectures, Beowulf lectures, Shakespeare lectures, Business lectures.
2. About us
The Academic IT Services group includes learning technology support to facilitate learning, teaching, and research, and the overall digital experience of students and academics within Oxford University. We aim to:
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This new resource for universities and colleges gives advice in designing and planning technology rich learning spaces for students.
Our summer interns have been busy developing podcasts. This unique mini-series aims to challenge the literary canon by posing the thorny question ‘why should we study…?’ to experts at the University of Oxford.
20 recordings of sessions in the Cultural Connections theme are now avilable to listen/watch again. DHOxSS is for researchers, project managers, research assistants, and students who are interested in the creation, management, analysis, modelling, visualization, or publication of digital data for the humanities.
The Open Book explores the social and technological manifestations of this emergent movement for the first time. It features 25 in-depth thought pieces written by pioneers of openness around the world
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.