News

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The Maths in the City competition is open today
4 April 2011, 1:43 pm
Join Marcus du Sautoy on a mathematical adventure in the city. Enter our competition and you could win great prizes including a subscription to Nature and even naming a mathematical object. Open to all ages, competition entries need to show: •    an interesting example of maths in the urban environment, or •    a clear explanation […]
Course launches
21 April 2010, 1:54 pm
Once again we are in the middle of our course launch period with nearly 40 courses launching over the next few weeks.  Our new courses for this term are Shakespeare, Globalization (which I blogged about here a few weeks ago) and Writing Drama.  these are all currently sold out but there are still places on […]
Online course launches
5 January 2010, 4:17 pm
It is that time of year again when we embark on our online course launches for another term.  We are offering 31 courses this term including our new courses in Literary theory and History of medicine, many are full, but there are still places on a lot – so if you would enjoy some intellectual […]
Record breaking online student numbers
5 October 2009, 4:04 pm
This term we have  a record breaking 1000+ students taking our online courses.   This is especially good in the face of the current economic climate, and  may be a consequence of it.  However I also think it is a great testament to the quality of our courses and the work of everyone in the Department […]
Record breaking online student numbers
5 October 2009, 4:04 pm
This term we have  a record breaking 1000+ students taking our online courses.   This is especially good in the face of the current economic climate, and  may be a consequence of it.  However I also think it is a great testament to the quality of our courses and the work of everyone in the Department […]
Effective Practice in a Digital Age
6 August 2009, 4:56 pm
JISC have recently published Effective Practice in a Digital Age, which is an updated version of their Effective Practice with e-Learning guide that was published in 2004. The original version of the guide was recently identified as one of Eight Classic e-Learning publications by Tony Bates, where it is in very good company.  Through our […]
OpenSpires
26 May 2009, 4:55 pm
TALL is part of a team, led by Oxford University Computing Services, that has recently been awarded funding from the JISC/HE Academy Open Educational Resources Programme for the Open Spires project. The project has two purposes: to increase the amount of learning content (especially audio and video) released from Oxford and to enable the University […]
OpenSpires
26 May 2009, 4:55 pm
TALL is part of a team, led by Oxford University Computing Services, that has recently been awarded funding from the JISC/HE Academy Open Educational Resources Programme for the Open Spires project. The project has two purposes: to increase the amount of learning content (especially audio and video) released from Oxford and to enable the University […]
RECIPROCATE
5 May 2009, 10:10 am
We are about to start the RECIPROCATE (REgional Climate International: PRoviding Online Climatological Applied Training and Education) project. Funded by the NERC Knowledge Transfer scheme, this  is a joint project between the Department for Continuing Education (CPD and TALL), the Climateprediction.net team at the Department of Physics’ Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics group and the […]
RECIPROCATE
5 May 2009, 10:10 am
We are about to start the RECIPROCATE (REgional Climate International: PRoviding Online Climatological Applied Training and Education) project. Funded by the NERC Knowledge Transfer scheme, this  is a joint project between the Department for Continuing Education (CPD and TALL), the Climateprediction.net team at the Department of Physics’ Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics group and the […]
Launching Ancestral voices: the earliest English literature
28 January 2009, 3:25 pm
After months of work we are finally launching our Ancestral voices: the earliest English literature course today with actual students!  This course has been developed using almost entirely existing content as part of the Mosaic project funded by JISC.  The course as a whole learning experience with tutor will be running for the next 10 […]
Cascade – Curriculum delivery project
21 October 2008, 2:43 pm
We have recently heard from JISC that we have funding for the Cascade project as part of their Curriculum Delivery call.  This is really exciting news as it gives us a chance to properly explore implementing the technologies that can transform a learning experience across the whole of the Department for Continuing Education.For the Department […]
TALL win Teaching and Learning Award
20 October 2008, 12:16 pm
Last Thursday the TALL team got to shake hands with the Vice Chancellor in the salubrious surroundings of Rhodes House because we won one of the Oxford University Teaching Awards for our work, especially in expanding access to Oxford to new audiences.  The Secretary of State of Innovation, Universities and Skills, John Denham was even […]
New courses this term
24 September 2008, 6:03 pm
We are just in the middle of our termly  launch period for our online courses and it is looking like we are going to hit 700 students  this term, which is really amazing considering how recently we were pleased about having 100! Most excitingly we are launching new courses in English Poetry of the First […]
Find out about Phoebe
22 September 2008, 1:11 pm
In recent months we have been doing a lot more work with video content and as part of this we have recorded me giving an overview of the Phoebe tool.  This is basically the demonstration of Phoebe we usually give at the start of workshops – hopefully all you need to know to get stared […]
Award winning Phoebe
12 June 2008, 3:09 pm
Today we found out that Phoebe won an award at Oxford’s IT in Teaching and Learning Awards awards, OxTALENT. This is particularly gratifying as for a long time, while awareness of Phoebe outside Oxford has been high, it has been a real challenge to get the word out in Oxford itself. There was a lot […]
Award winning Phoebe
12 June 2008, 3:09 pm
Today we found out that Phoebe won an award at Oxford’s IT in Teaching and Learning Awards awards, OxTALENT. This is particularly gratifying as for a long time, while awareness of Phoebe outside Oxford has been high, it has been a real challenge to get the word out in Oxford itself. There was a lot […]
Learning from the Games Designers
7 April 2008, 1:04 pm
What can we learn from the MMO designers when planning teaching in an MUVE?
Finding the real need for planning tools
25 February 2008, 5:36 pm
The concentration needed to develop our pedagogic planner tool Phoebe has necessarily brought our gaze inward during parts of the project. Over the last few weeks we have returned to looking outward, and have been talking to various people from other projects in the same space, particularly Jeff Earp from the ReMath project, Andrew Brasher […]
CPD online courses for Autumn
13 September 2007, 9:31 am
We are launching a number of Continuing Professional Development courses, this Autumn including 2 new courses. 24th September Introduction to Electronics Patient-Based Evidence (NEW) 1st October Perl for Bioinformatics 22nd October Key Concepts in Health Care for People Experiencing Homelessness 5th November Effective Online Tutoring (NEW) For more information on these courses or to enroll […]

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