Support is available to help faculty staff identify and implement digital tools to enhance teaching and learning, whether that's face-to-face, online or a blend of the two.
Support from learning technologists
Learning technologists in Academic IT (IT Services) can meet with individual faculty members on request to recommend or research tools to help with their teaching and educational needs. They can also support course developers to design rich, technology-enhanced learning experiences.
Academic IT's learning technologists work closely with colleagues who develop and support WebLearn, the University's Virtual Learning Environment, and the Replay lecture capture service. They can refer faculty staff to relevant workshops and other training opportunities at the IT Learning Centre.
Initial support is free. Book a meeting now by emailing email@example.com.
Meet the learning technologists on their weekly visits out and about around the University, initially at:
- Andrew Wiles Building (Maths Institute) on Thursdays 19 January and 2 February 2017 [download poster PDF 700kb]; and
- Manor Road Building (Social Sciences) on Thursdays 26 January and 9 February 2017 [download poster PDF 700kb].
Visitors will be able to experiment with some examples of technologies that could also be useful for learning, such as virtual reality. The learning technologists can chat about your needs for enhancing teaching and learning in face-to-face, online, or blended scenarios, and how to take things further.
Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL)
The Department for Continuing Education has over 20 years' experience designing, developing and delivering online courses. The Department's Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL) unit also provides learning design consultancy, development and hosting services for University departments and other clients globally.
Medical Science Division Learning Technologies (MSDLT)
If your group or department is in the Medical Sciences Division, and you are looking into using digital technology for teaching, learning and assessment, MSD's Learning Technologies (MSDLT) team can provide everything from a helping hand to bespoke software development.
Try Oxford digital tools yourself!
Would you like to try out and be inspired by online learning resources developed here at Oxford? The SHOAL project (SHaring Online Activities for Learning) is a new initiative allowing Oxford staff and students to search for, experience and share digital activities produced within the university.
SHOAL will give you hands-on access to a diversity of online activities to support class-based and distance learning, including exercises, collaborative tasks, tests of knowledge with targeted feedback, live polling, and assessment tools. The portal is under development and goes live in late Hilary term 2017. In early Hilary, the team are keen to identify digital teaching resources to include, and recruit early adopters to trial the portal.