Welcome to the blog for OCSLD, the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Although many of OCSLD staff make regular use of social media, this blog is a new venture for us. We have set this blog up to complement the more formal communications of the OCSLD website. On the website you will find information about our courses and services, including news items which are regularly updated. On this blog we hope you will find commentary and discussion of our work and our views on our work in context. We expect that this blog will be of interest to both staff at Brookes who access our services and to other staff and educational developers who grapple with issues similar to our own. We encourage you all to leave comments and to engage with us in conversation about our activities.