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 Learning domain in the development of the University's Technology Enhanced Learning framework. 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

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...

Walk and talk

George Roberts and Richard Francis have been walking and talking at the Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference and beyond. We would like to offer the university three Thursday lunchtime Walk and Talks exploring what...

Inclusivity guidelines emerging

At the OCSLD all team meeting 20 June 2017, Simon led a discussion about the implications of the new inclusivity guidelines. Raise the ‘what are your requirements?’ question on the booking form. What is the...

Shocked and silent

There is more change going on now in higher education than I have seen in many years. A fundamental restructuring of power relationships is being reflected in new organs of governance and finance. The...

Academic Enhancement and Standards Seminars for 2016-17

OCSLD organises the Academic Enhancement and Standards Commitee (AESC) Seminar series. The seminars are intended to challenge and inform AESC members and are open to all interested colleagues across the university. The speakers and topics reflect...

New Look and Features in Brookes Virtual Gateway

Two big feature upgrades went live today for day one of Semester one. The Virtual Gateways for staff and students have received a new look and links to currently supported services and features. The...

Staff Development for Technology Enhanced Learning at Brookes

OCSLD are pleased to launch a new page of services at the University. Your Development: Technology Enhanced Learning. There are many academic and professional development programmes across the university. The new page brings these together...