Category: News

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...

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...

Ian’s Letter from America

The preamble For a large part of my formative years Alistair Cookes weekly ‘Letter from America’  was a staple in my growing awareness and fascination of what was going on in the world and...

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...