Make: is back for Trinity! This term we have 17 lunchtime sessions that will give you ideas for using technology in your teaching, learning and outreach.
The series also includes sessions about 3D scanning, modelling, printing and more, so there is something for everyone.
The internships we offer to Oxford University students are a key element in how IT Services ensure that our skills and services are up to date. What a luxury for any IT group to have such an enormous pool of talent to draw upon. A fine set of projects have been chosen, all that remains to be seen is whether we will be lucky in finding the best students to work with. Apply before 12.00 noon on Monday 28th April 2014.
Our Europeana’s family history roadshows continue. So far, more than 90,000 contributions are accessible online. The roadshows were developed in partnership with Academic IT and have been held in 12 countries so far, attended by thousands of ordinary people who want to have memorabilia digitised and to tell the stories of their family at war. In 2014, roadshows will be held in five more countries. We have also successfully secured funding and support for events at Oxford.
Competition categories for this year’s OxTALENT awards are now open. Tell us about the amazing work you have been doing in supporting teaching and learning.
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:
- develop, support and maintain WebLearn, the University's Virtual Learning Environment;
- provide case studies which promote innovative use of learning technologies;
- promote best practice in devising and supporting learning activities;
- design, organise and teach classroom-based and on-line IT literacy courses for staff and students;
- support Turnitin, the plagiarism awareness service, in accordance with University policies;
- conduct research to investigate areas laid out in the strategic plan;
- organise events, workshops and conferences relating to current projects;
- record, and publish lectures, seminar and events via the Podcasting Service and Media Production Unit;
- develop collections of re-useable and open educational materials;
- advise on use of new technology for outreach, engagement and research activities.
Public engagement and impact are increasingly important to many researchers and lecturers within the University. This Oxford guide will provide you with practical suggestions for using IT tools to help you achieve your goals in both of these areas.
We are supporting Merton @750 which uses the Oxford Community Collection Model to crowdsource a “living time-capsule” bringing together the Merton College community for this, their 750th Anniversary Year.
Registration is open for this year’s Summer of Student Innovation where successful entrants will receive a £5K grant to develop their ideas. The competition will offer digitally savvy further and higher education (FE and HE) students the chance to create technology solutions that could change the education landscape forever.
The Horizon Report 2014 describes findings from an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years.