1. Featured Stories
In order to meet demand from departments and schools, we are carrying out some live trials of automated (as opposed to manual) recording of lectures. We are also investigating best practice in using recorded lectures to support learning. We hope this work will lead to more sustainable services for staff and students.
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.
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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Our Academic IT XML and TEI experts worked with Bodleian Libraries to develop digital texts of Shakespeare’s plays. Henry V is released today. The XML-encoded plays will allow readers to search across plays and within a character’s speeches, as well as broadening accessibility to diverse audiences including computer analysis.
The University suggests in its digital strategy that we should provide: “Training and skills for staff and students to broaden and deepen the capability of all members of the University to embrace digital.” The schedule for IT teaching in Trinity Term 2014 is now available.
The University has a new digital strategy out for consultation. The digital strategy is intended to answer the question: how should the University deliver its strategic plan in an environment that is increasingly digital? It provides a set of strategic aims and the broad outline of an implementation plan to meet those aims. It will provide a framework for activities across the collegiate University.
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.