Teaching With Technology


1.1. Tools and technologies

  • Weblearn VLE - Guides and help in using the University of Oxford's VLE including 'step-by-step' and 'least you need to know' guides, FAQ, glossary, exemplar sites and case studies.
  • Podcasting at Oxford - A one-stop shop for the podcasting service at Oxford, How to podcast at Oxford, podcasting case studies and recording equipment.
  • Classroom technology - You can explore various classroom technologies in our own training rooms. Demos on request.
  • Plagiarism detection - Advice on how to use online tools such as Turnitin to detect plagiarism.
  • Mobile learning - Information about the Oxford University services which are available via your mobile phone.
  • Education Committee - Policy and guidance on flexible and distributed learning, including e-learning and distance learning.
  • Oxford case studies: Examples of how Oxford colleagues are teaching and enhancing learning with technology.
  • OxTALENT Committee- meetings, awards, celebrations and news about project funding for technology assisted learning and teaching at Oxford

1.2. Subject specific resources

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1.3. Memberships

  • Association for Learning Technology (ALT) - University of Oxford is an institutional member of ALT. ALT is a professional and scholarly association which seeks to bring together all those with an interest in the use of learning technology. Each year ALT publish news letters, an online journal and host a large conference for researchers and practitioners. Institutional membership qualifies members of the University to a discount at events and conferences.
  • EDUCAUSE - LTG maintain a subscription to EDUCAUSE on behalf of the University. EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association in the United States whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. There are many useful tools and resources on their site.
  • Sakai Foundation - Through our development of the WebLearn VLE at Oxford we are members of the Sakai Foundation. The Sakai Foundation is a member-based, non-profit corporation engaged in the collaborative design, development and distribution of open-source software for education, research and related scholarly activities. It encourages community-building between academic institutions. The Foundation also works to promote the wider adoption of community-source and open standards approaches to software solutions within higher education.
  • BUFVC (British Universities Film and Video Council) - Oxford University is a member of BUFVC. BUFVC is a representative body which promotes the production, study and use of film and related media in higher and further education and research. They run a range of events and training. Membership entitles University of Oxford staff to a discount at training events.
  • Second Life - IT Services pays a subscription to maintain an island in the virtual world Second Life. Universities and schools around the world use Second Life as part of their educational programmes. Our island is called Frideswide Island and is used to explore the role 3D collaborative environments can play in teaching and research.


Written by IT Services. Latest revision 23 May 2017