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OxTALENT - Oxford Teaching and Learning Enhanced by New Technology

OxTALENT is an interest group bringing together representatives from the academic divisions within the University. Its activities are overseen by the OxTALENT Committee. The remit of OxTALENT is as follows:

OxTALENT Committee

OxTALENT is an interest group bringing together representatives from the academic divisions within the University.

Date of the next meeting: 29 January 2014

Committee minutes and reports:


You can enter your own work in our annual competition for the innovative use of IT in teaching and learning at Oxford. The OxTALENT awards are part of the University Teaching Awards Scheme.

2014 Awards information

Categories and entry requirements

Closing date: Friday 16th May

Awards ceremony: Wednesday 18th June

Read the latest from the OxTalent Blog

OxTALENT 2014: Celebrate the Digital



IT Services is delighted to launch the OxTALENT Competition 2014, celebrating and rewarding the innovative use of technology in teaching, learning, research, and outreach at Oxford. Once again, we have an array of categories for both staff and students to enter, whether you have developed a new tool, used existing technology in an exciting way, or designed an eye-catching conference poster or infographic.

We have additional categories for innovations that we have discovered during the year or that have been brought to our attention. So, if you haven’t designed or developed a technology yourself but you know someone who has, please tell us!

This year, we have made the OxTALENT blog the one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the competition. You can find instructions on how to enter and details of past winners to give you inspiration, and you can follow this blog to keep up to date with developments as they unfold.

And don’t forget two very important dates:

  • Friday 16th May – entries close
  • Wednesday 18th June – the OxTALENT 2014 Red Carpet awards ceremony
OxTALENT 2013 – Winners

Each year we give the OxTALENT awards to staff and students who have been innovative and talented in their use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

Feedback from the event includes:

‘what rays of sunshine the Oxtalent awards are’; ‘last night at the (wonderful) OxTalent Awards’;‘ you have made me feel good about IT’; ‘It is always an impressive event and I know that comes with effort’; ‘The whole event was really well organised and it was great seeing the range of projects that were up for awards’, OxTalent2013 was wonderful. Good speakers, warmly presented, innovative and inspiring projects and some yummy hors d’œuvre”; “Lots of thanks to @ltgoxford, and the canapé lady for a fun evening at #oxtalent2013.”

See you,  same time,  same place,  next year.

This year’s winners:

OxTALENT 2013 – Global Reach

The 2013 OxTALENT Awards theme is ‘Global Reach’

As it says in the University of Oxford Strategic Plan  2013-18

 ”Digital technology is revolutionising the manner in which knowledge is created, collected, and communicated across the globe.

The University will position itself so that it can engage speedily and effectively with digital initiatives generated by our staff, students, alumni, and those outside the University. We will create a strong and coherent online presence in order to direct those seeking knowledge about any area of academic study to relevant work carried out at Oxford. We will further develop our globally available teaching resources and collections for our own community, for our distance-taught students across the world, and for learners everywhere”