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Posted by: on April 21, 2020

Moving events online: Platforms, strategies and challenges

I’ve written up a detailed guide to Moving Events online on Medium. It consists of three parts: Part 1: Challenges: Why are not more events taking place online? <Go to Part 1: Challenges> In this part, I look at much more detail than is typical in this context at what makes in-person events different from […]

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Posted by: on March 9, 2020

RapidMooc at Oxford Foundry

What’s new RapidMooc has been available in the Oxford Foundry since the autumn but you can now book it automatically via the Booking page. The facility can be booked even for weekends. Note: The Foundry cannot provide any technical support. Please make sure you have familiarised yourself with the documentation. Booking process Book using Booking page Come to the […]

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Posted by: on February 25, 2020

Language Corpus: Essential tool for research and teaching – free workshop

We designed a new Digiknow workshop aimed at researchers as well as teachers. It is aimed to introduce anybody interested in working with text data or using language data to inform their research. Date: 10 March 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 Location: 13 Banbury Road, Evenlode Room Register for the free workshop Pre workshop materials and […]

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Posted by: on February 13, 2020

What do we know about effective educational videos? Insights from research and p...

Free webinar organised by iSpring on Thu, 27 Feb, 5-6pm: Register iSpring approached me to contribute to their webinar series based on my presentation at the Devlearn conference on the subject of videos. I’ve decided to go slightly deeper into the evidence base we have for making videos we would call effective. The question is complicated […]

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Posted by: on January 16, 2020

Tools and strategies for organisation and productivity

This overview for Learning Productivity and Study Skills Course is focused more on approaches and strategies than just tools – but it links to plenty of tools and review, as well. The first few slides focus on study and learning tips but the others have information that will be useful to anyone who wants to […]

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Posted by: on January 14, 2020

What technology trends defined the 2010s and what is coming in the 2020s

I posted a 6-part series on Technology trends that reshaped our lives in the 2010s with the last part being focused on what we can expect in the next decade. The focus was more on fundamental trends with impact on the shape of how we do things rather than inividual products. Here’s the table of […]

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Posted by: on January 13, 2020

Apps and tools for academic writing and note taking

Another learning object I created as part of updating the Learning Productivity and Study Skills Course focuses on academic writing. The list was created for students and academic writing but anybody who has to a lot of writing of any kind will find useful tools here.

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Posted by: on January 8, 2020

Apps and tools for reading and note taking

As part of updating the Learning Productivity and Study Skills Course, I have created a little learning sequence that surveys some useful apps and tools that can help with reading and taking notes. The list was created for students but all the tools are just as (if not more) helpful for academics.

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Posted by: on January 6, 2020

RapidMooc courses in Hilary 2020

You can now register for RapidMooc courses at the IT Learning Centre. There is a shorter intro session run twice and a more hands-on session run once. RapidMOOC familiarisation Dates: 29 Jan 2020 12:30 – 13:30 20 Feb 2020 12:30 – 13:30 Register here This session will give you a quick overview and demonstration of […]

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Posted by: on January 6, 2020

Digiknow sessions for Hilary 2020: Accessibility, clarity and learning productivity

Digiknow courses for Hilary 2020 focus on creating documents that are accessible to as many people as possible. Formatting documents for readability and accessibility Book for: 30 Jan 2020, 12:30-13:30 – Banbury Road This session will help you create documents that are more readable for everyone and more accessible for people with special needs. We […]

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