George Roberts

George has been at Oxford Brookes since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006 as an Educational Developer (e-Learning). In his previous role he advised the Head of e-Learning and the Senior Management Team of the University on policy for off-campus e-learning and e-learning partnerships. He leads the MA Education (Higher Education) and teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE) as well as conducting Course Design Intensives (CDIs) and other educational development activities: workshops and consultancies. He leads the organisation of the annual Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference (BLTC) and is Managing Editor of the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching. George is a visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University and a Visiting Fellow of Edge Hill University. He wrote his doctorate (July 2011) at the University of Southampton on biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre on a large social housing estate.

Recent blog entries

Philosophy and Policy of Higher Education

The OCSLD MA module “Philosophy and Policy of Higher Education” (P70010) is an alternate compulsory for the named award MA Ed (Higher Education). This module’s innovative activity-based syllabus has developed from a long strand of transformative research and...

Workshop: connection, calibration, consistency (08 Feb 1200-1300)

Workshop: connection, calibration, consistency, Thursday 8 February 1200-1330 CLC G.27 My colleagues and I conceived a loosely linked series of workshops aimed at inculcating employability skills and attitudes into curricular learning and teaching practice....

Castles in the air: VR museum of anthropology

Yesterday we got a quick look at the first emerging exhibits in a “museum” of anthropology. Richard Francis and Gerard Helmich have been developing this for Simon Underdown. The skulls are rendered using photogrammetry...

Upcycling – it is what we do

Take something old: laboratory glassware in this case. Make something new: vases, oil bottles. We were told no food use. Laboratory glass. Who knows what’s been in it. Sara gave us pens. Special pens....

Improved student representation

Oxford Brookes is implementing an improved student representation system this year and key to this is recruiting students reps. Oxford Brookes Students Union has asked teachers please to display this slide either at the start...

OCSLD Newsletter archive and current issues

You can always find the latest OCSLD Newsletters in the archive. This issue highlights retirement to apprenticeships and all points between. We note many new HEA Fellows, Associates and Seniors too, including our own...

Another useful IT resource for learning in Clerici

The knowledge Base is always worth a look If you need assistance using the equipment in pooled teaching rooms you can book support for the start of your class through Our Service Catalogue. To do...

Share and share safely

Here is one to share widely on, well, How to share documents safely from Gareth Packham, Head of Information Management at Oxford Brookes IT Services. Thank you, Gareth How to share documents using Google...