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...

OCSLD is developing

We had a new sort of team meeting on Tuesday. For a change it wasn’t a committee meeting with chair and minutes. In the rather unsavoury metaphor, we spent a couple of hours eating...

OCSLD on the social web

We have been having a number of conversations about how OCSLD can make better use of social media, both in our work with Brookes staff and our external work. Here are some notes on...

New courses for new managers

These courses are likely to be of interest to staff taking on their first management posts, perhaps as part of last year’s restructuring e.g. Programme Leaders, Heads of Department or Heads of Administration. Introduction...

But what is ‘student engagement?’

The Guardian newspaper ran a live chat on Twitter today on student engagement. Go to Twitter.com and search on the hashtag #HElivechat. There is a commitment in our Strategy for Enhancing the Student Experience...

Welcome to 2011/12

It’s been the usual busy start to the academic year here in OCSLD with new cohorts starting on our programmes: the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education for associate teachers and new lecturers,...

Don’t miss this online course!

We’ve embarked on another year of our programme of online courses, with Internationalising the Curriculum full for the third time running, led by our own Valerie Clifford, now based back in Australia. There are...