Relaxing about open educational resources

Today George Roberts and colleagues submitted a bid (OpenLine-vFinal) to the joint Higher Education Academy/JISC call for Open Educational Resources (OER) to support lecturer development such as our Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher...

Planning for retirement online

I’m pleased to see this use of an online resource by Human Resources to support retirement planning. We are looking at online resources to supplement other HR staff development for Brookes and welcome your...

IPAD project funded

We end the semester with good news that Mary Deane has been successful in her bid for £30,000 to the Higher Education Academy Teaching Development Grants Fund for the IPAD project: Internationalisation and Promoting...

Trial and error as a strategic planning tool

Tim Harford: trial, error and the God complex In this TED Talk, Tim Harford explains how ‘the God Complex’ can lead to failure. The God complex is an overwhelming belief that you have a...

Launching SESE Hub

With some trepidation, we will be launching SESE Hub to a small and select group of Brookes staff on Monday. George Roberts and myself have drawn on our experiences of online community building in...

OCSLD Annual Report

Having just finished the OCSLD Annual Report, I thought you might all like to read the introduction. Next year we will make this annual reporting process a more useful activity for all. Introduction to...

OCSLD Suggestions Box

Within OCSLD we have been discussing how to plan and deliver our staff and educational development in ways which better meet staff needs, both as individuals and as members of a university going through...

Distance tutoring for distance tutors

Last week we opened the latest run of the online course we run for the London School and Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. We’ve been running this course twice a year for several years now....

Career Development Website goes live

This week OCSLD launched the Career Development Website (intranet only) Whether your work role is administration, teaching and learning, finance or managing, if you want to think about next steps in your career, or...