Teaching staff can share and develop digital teaching practices in the Oxford Digital Teaching Innovation Forum (OxDTIF). Academic-led and supported by Academic IT and the Oxford Learning Institute (OLI), this forum for tutors/lecturers will drive forward innovative digital teaching practices at the University of Oxford.
Termly meetings (chaired by Dr Sumathi Sekaran, senior course tutor, Oxford Online Programme for Sleep Medicine) are held in a physical location but participants are also be able to join via videoconferencing. Talks will be recorded.
The networking event hosts a series of short talks by academics to introduce a range of digital teaching initiatives taking place across the University. This is a chance for you not only to learn about these practices but also a place for you to help develop these and potentially initiate new practices. The events are open to all teaching staff at Oxford.
Our next OxDTIF meeting will be held in Hilary Term 2019. Join us on the afternoon of 11 February at Said Business School, where you will have the chance to explore two exciting tools: RapidMooc and the HIVE.
Dr Sumathi Sekaran opening the first OxDTIF meeting
Share, develop and support digital teaching practices
Online teaching can involve multiple digital platforms and tools.
Academics across Oxford are using technologies in different ways to enhance and support their teaching. However, there is little interaction between groups. The Digital Teaching Innovation Forum will draw in this academic audience to share and develop digital teaching methods.
To help implement the University's Digital Education strategy the Digital Teaching Innovation Forum will support the identification of "best" digital education practices for teaching and learning, and complement the work of existing schemes such as:
The Digital Teaching Innovation Forum will be able to collate the views of the digital teaching community across the institution. This will be invaluable in decision-making by existing advisory groups such as the Learning Technologies Advisory Group and the Digital Education Strategy Implementation Group.
Catch up on past OxDTIF meetings
Michaelmas Term Meeting 2018
The second meeting took place on Thursday 27th September at the Medical Sciences Teaching Building. We heard short talks on Canvas, Cabinet, teaching with video, the new Digital Education site and had a discussion about whether all lectures should be recorded.