O x T A L E N T 2006 Winners
1. Formative assessment
Medical Science IT team - Formative Assessment in the Medical Sciences Division
Medical Sciences uses the WebLearn VLE to structure learning activities for pre-clinical students; formative assessments are included in teaching materials in a variety of ways.
Msc Integrated Immunology
2. Teaching and Learning
Diabetes Stories, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
This website presents audio recordings of the life-stories of 50 people diagnosed with diabetes between 1927 and 1997. They talk with passion and humour about their daily lives and provide a unique oral history of what it was like to have diabetes during the twentieth century.
TeaLeaves: Traces from Physiological Concepts
TeaLeaves displays experimental traces recorded from human subjects exercising on a bicycle. It encourages students to look creatively at respiratory and cardiovascular traces obtained from human subjects and to ask, and answer, questions about the relationships between the behaviour of the lungs and heart.
Web-based learning resource on the poem 'Cahier d'un retour au pays natal' by
Online learning resource for First Year French students on the set text 'Cahier d'un retour au pays natal' featuring glossed passages for commentary practice, background information on Caribbean history and Negritude and images.
3. Student Projects
Critical Trauma Management
This Website complements two student-led sessions looking at the management of a trauma patient. The first demonstrates management of a trauma victim; in the second students manage trauma cases themselves.
Pheromones Uncovered: Scientific Film-making module
2nd-Year Engineering students
4. Administration, support services or research
This Website is a comprehensive resource about the history of the workhouse in the British Isles. It currently contains over 2000 web pages, 4000 photos and illustrations, and transcriptions of important documents e.g. the 1834 Poor Law Act. It has become widely used by schools and colleges, and local and family historians.
Bodleian Law Library Website
5. Special award for best Teaching and Learning project created
The Basics of Climate Prediction
This CD-ROM explains the science behind climate change prediction, looking at what affects climate, why it's so complicated and climate predications. It was designed as an educational tool and has been distributed to schools.
MedLearn: Simple Interactive Content Authoring
Philip Rees & Medical Science IT team
MedLearn gives academic staff the freedom to create interactive on-line learning materials without the burden of working with complex authoring systems or relying on dedicated learning technologists to process the materials on their behalf. With minimal training they are able to mix richly formatted text, library images and formative questions in well structured web pages.