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...

Vacancy for Educational Developer

We have a vacancy in OCSLD created by Rhona Sharpe being appointed as the new Head of Centre. Here’s the ad… Directorate of Human Resources, Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development Educational Development...

Second edition of Rethinking Pedagogy

Helen Beetham and I are starting work on a second edition of Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age, first published in 2007 by Routledge. The book has sold well, around 3000 copies I think...