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1 Exploring the next generation digital learning environments Chuck Severance, University of Michigan, looks at Learning Management Systems and what comes next. D Charles Severance 13 Jul 2017
2 Ada Lovelace: Creative computing and an experimental humanities Pip Willcox and David De Roure give a presentation on Ada Lovelace, one of the early pioneers in computing. Pip Wilcox, David De Roure 07 Jul 2017
3 Lexical diversity and coverage in tertiary-level STEM:
a corpus-based comparison of English-medium lectures in Anglophone and non-Anglophone contexts Jessica Briggs, Centre for Research and Development in English Medium Instruction, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the EMI conference. Jessica Briggs 05 Jul 2017
4 Language and disciplinary learning combined: CLIL challenging conceptions of language skills Tarja Nikula, Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyvåskylå, gives a talk for the EMI conference. Tarja Nikula 05 Jul 2017
5 Systematic review of English Medium Instruction Ernesto Macaro (with Samantha Seiter, Jiangshan An, Jack Pun, Julie Dearden), Centre for Research and Development in English Medium Instruction, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the EMI Symposium. Ernesto Macaro 05 Jul 2017
6 2017 Opening Keynote: Jack of all Trades, Master of One: the Promise of Intermethodological Collaboration Dr Diane Jakacki, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Faculty Teaching Associate in Comparative Humanities, Bucknell University , gives the opening keynote to the 2017 Digital Humanities at Oxford Seminar School. Diane Jakacki 04 Jul 2017
7 Building Optimal Predictive Models with Large Scale Assessment Data Professor David Kaplan (University of Wisconsin-Madison) gives a talk for the Department of Education Research Seminar series. David Kaplan 14 Jun 2017
8 What can we learn from PISA (2015)?- Design, innovations, challenges and limitations Professor Eckhard Klieme (German Institute for International Educational Research, DIPF) gives a talk for the Department of Education Research seminar series. Eckhard Klieme 14 Jun 2017
9 A synthesis of studies using PISA data – Implications for research, policy and practice Professor Leonidas Kyriakides (University of Cyprus) gives a talk for the Department of Education Research Seminar Series. Leonidas Kyriakides 13 Jun 2017
10 Assessing practical work in science Neil Wade Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) and Stella Paes Formerly AQA, give a seminar for the Department of Education seminar series. Stella Paes, Neil Wade 13 Jun 2017
11 Bright Spots Project: The subjective well­ being of looked after children and survey development Professor Julie Selwyn, University of Bristol, gives a talk for the Education Department public seminar series. Julie Selwyn 16 May 2017
12 Standards in national examinations: What do they mean? Jo­ Anne Baird, Director of Department of  Education, University of Oxford and Dennis Opposs, Ofqual, give a seminar for the Department of Education public seminar series. Jo­ Anne Baird, Dennis Opposs 09 May 2017
13 From Financial Literacy to Financial Capability and Financial Well­being: More than a semantic change Professor Elaine Kempson, University of Bristol, gives a talk for the Department of Education seminar series on 24th April 2017. Elaine Kempson 26 Apr 2017
14 St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2017: Introduction A quick overview of the event, presented by Dr Linda Yueh. Linda Yueh 03 Apr 2017
15 Learning French in the primary school classroom: The origins of morphosyntax Professor Florence Myles, University of Essex, gives a talk for the Education department seminar series. Florence Myles 07 Mar 2017
16 Education and the new Conservatism: Social wellbeing, national character and British values Professor Gary McCulloch, UCL Institute of Education, gives a talk for the Education Public seminar series on 27th February 2017. Gary McCulloch 28 Feb 2017
17 The long term implications of devolution and localism for FE in England This lecture explores findings from a SKOPE research project (funded by the FE Trust for Leadership) on the implications of the devolution from central government to localities of certain aspects of post-19 further and adult education. Ewart Keep 10 Feb 2017
18 Creative Commons Imagining a future after schooling Young people navigating uncertainty in contemporary Britain. Graham Butt, Patrick Alexander 31 Jan 2017
19 Schools as workplaces: What makes a school a good place to work? Professor Jane Bryson, Victoria University of Wellington, gives a talk for the department of education public seminar series. Jane Bryson 02 Dec 2016
20 5 years of the EEF Findings, challenges and future priorities Matthew van Poortvliet, Grants Manager, Education Endowment Foundation, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar on 21st November 2016. Matthew van Poortvliet 22 Nov 2016
21 SPQR and Computer Archaeology: the early years Gary Lock and Paul Reilly talk about how Sebastian helped British CAA school of practitioners be more international. Gary Lock, Paul Reilly 16 Nov 2016
22 Linked Open Data Dr. Leif Isaksen and Alex Dutton talk about Sebastian's inspiring leadership in the Linked Open Data movement in cultural heritage. Alex Dutton, Leif Isaksen 16 Nov 2016
23 Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School Pip Wilcox from the Bodleian Libraries talks about Sebastian's long standing contribution to teaching at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS). Pip Willcox 16 Nov 2016
24 Digital Humanities Dave De Roure talks about Sebastian's contributions to the digital humanities community in Oxford and the wider world. Dave De Roure 16 Nov 2016
25 What Sebastian Taught Us Joe Talbot talks about Sebastian's many achievements, his work and shares some personal reflections and video footage of the man. Joe Talbot 16 Nov 2016
26 Linked Cultural Heritage Donna Kurtz talks about working with Sebastian over a number of years on various Linked Cultural Heritage projects. Donna Kurtz 16 Nov 2016
27 The Open Source Advisory Service - OSS Watch Rowan Wilson gives a talk about working with Sebastian on setting up the national service - OSS Watch, the Open Source Software advisory service. Rowan Wilson 16 Nov 2016
28 The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names Robert Parker, Wykeham Professor of Ancient History, Oxford, talks about Sebastian's work with Oxford Classics in developing the lexicon of greek names. Robert Parker 16 Nov 2016
29 TeX Live - Don Knuth remembers SPQR Anne Trefethen reads a special statement from founder Donald Knuth on Sebastian's contribution to TeX Live. Anne Trefethen 16 Nov 2016
30 Memories of Sebastian Leonor Barroca, Sebastian's long-term partner, gives some words on Sebastian's and her life together. Leonor Barroca 16 Nov 2016
31 Humanities Computing at Southampton, and The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome Wendy Hall and Les Carr share their memories of work at Southampton University. Nicholas Stanley-Price and Amanda Thursfield, (The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome) share their experiences with working with Sebastian Rahtz. Wendy Hall, Les Carr, Nicholas Stanley-Price, Amanda Thursfield 16 Nov 2016
32 Sebastian's contributions to the Text Encoding Initiative Lou Burnard, James Cummings and Hugh Cayless discuss Sebastian's contribution to the Text Encoding Initiative live via satellite. Lou Burnard, James Cummings, Hugh Cayless 16 Nov 2016
33 Religion and belief in Britain: The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life Dr Edward Kessler, University of Cambridge, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series on 7th November 2016. Edward Kessler 08 Nov 2016
34 Does market competition and/or the growth of participation foster diversity in higher education systems? Professor Simon Marginson, ULC Institute of Education, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar Series. Simon Marginson 01 Nov 2016
35 Education in divided societies: The role of school collaboration Professor Tony Gallagher, University of Belfast, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar Series on 24th October 2016. Tony Gallagher 31 Oct 2016
36 Making use of international large- scale assessment data in national contexts: PIRLS for Teachers Dr Therese N Hopfenbeck, Department of Education, Oxford, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar Series on 17th October 2016. Co-written with Dr Jenny Lenkeit Jenny Lenkeit, Therese N Hopfenbeck 31 Oct 2016
37 A year in the Zoology Collection Mark Carnall, Collections Manager (Life Collections), Museum of Natural History gives a short talk for the Oxford University Museums Staff Conference. Mark Carnall 21 Oct 2016
38 Cabinet: Integrating Text and Object in Oxford Teaching Giovanna Vitelli, Director, University Engagement Programme, Ashmolean Museum gives a short talk for Oxford University Museums Staff Conference. Giovanna Vitelli 21 Oct 2016
39 Medea, a performance history (ebook version) A free to download, interactive/multimedia ebook by the APGRD, on the production history of Euripides' tragedy Medea Fiona Macintosh; Claire Kenward; Tom Wrobel 09 Aug 2016
40 Promoting quality in education: A dynamic approach to school improvement Professor Leonidas Kyriakides, Department of Education, University of Cyprus, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. Leonidas Kyriakides 09 Mar 2016
41 Closing the Gap: Issues, challenges and impact of the implementation of a national experiment in educational research Dr Ann Childs, Dr Nigel Fancourt, Dr Roger Firth, Professor Ian Menter and Dr Ian Thompson, Department of Education, Oxford, give a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar series. Ann Childs, Nigel Fancourt, Roger Firth, Ian Menter 04 Mar 2016
42 The sociolinguistic and pedagogic implications of the spread of English as global language Dr Heath Rose, Department of Education, Oxford, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. Heath Rose 26 Feb 2016
43 Silence in Japan’s second language classrooms The dynamic interplay between context and learners Dr Jim King, University of Leicester, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public seminar series on 15th February 2016. Jim King 18 Feb 2016
44 Clever Classrooms: Evidence for the impacts of classroom design on learning Professor Peter Barrett, University of Salford, gies a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series on 25th January 2016. Peter Barrett 27 Jan 2016
45 Research into the links between language teacher development and working with children as co- researchers Dr Annamaria Pinter, Warwick University, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. Annamaria Pinter 21 Jan 2016
46 The scare tactic: Does it work? Motivating students for test and examinations Professor David Putwain (Edge Hill University) gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. David Putwain 20 Nov 2015
47 ‘Online all the time’ Teachers’ work in the digital age Professor Neil Selwyn, Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminars series. Neil Selwyn 05 Nov 2015
48 Cees van der Eijk on “Contextualising Research Methods Cees van der Eijk gives a talk for the Sociology seminar series. Cees van der Eijk 04 Jun 2015
49 Chris Zorn on ’Big Data' in the Social Sciences Chris Zorn discusses teaching quantitative methods focussing on (a) integrating contemporary data science approaches into undergraduate instruction, and (b) using "big data" examples to generate and maintain students' interest. Chris Zorn 04 Jun 2015
50 Does being in care provide protection or increase risk? Understanding the outcomes of children in care A public seminar from the Department of Education, given by Professor Janet Boddy, University of Sussex and Professor Donald Forrester, University of Bedfordshire. Janet Boddy, Donald Forrester 13 Apr 2015
51 Modalities and mechanisms of effective school inspections A public seminar from the Department of Education, given by Dr Melanie Ehren, senior lecturer at the London Centre for Leadership and Learning. Melanie Ehren, Pamela Sammons 06 Feb 2015
52 Contrasting the dynamics of English  and Finnish education policy­making A public seminar from the Department of Education, delivered by Dr Jaakko Kauko, University of Helsinki. Jaakko Kauko 05 Dec 2014
53 English language policy and educational planning: Issues and concerns in Asian contexts A public seminar from the Department of Education, delivered by Dr Roger Barnard. Roger Barnard 01 Dec 2014
54 Effects of pre-school education on outcomes at age 16 and predicted lifetime earnings: Findings from the mixed method EPPSE study A public seminar from the Department of Education, delivered by Professors Pam Sammons and Kathy Sylva. Pat Sammons, Kathy Sylva 01 Dec 2014
55 Are there some questions that can’t be answered? The limits of research in teacher education A public seminar from the Department of Education, delivered by Dr Katharine Burn and Trevor Mutton. Katharine Burn, Trevor Mutton, Harry Daniels 01 Dec 2014
56 Creative Commons John Fox on R software for teaching quantitative methods to social science students John Fox discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially focusing on the choice of software with a demonstration of R and R Commander. John Fox 28 Jul 2014
57 Robert Johns on SPSS and Stata software for teaching quantitative methods to social science students Robert Johns (Essex University) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, focusing on comparing the use of SPSS and Stata. Robert Johns 28 Jul 2014
58 Conclusion - taking iPads and tablets into the classroom In this film, Adrian and Helen give their personal reflections on the apps and how iPads and tablets can be best integrated into classroom art teaching as well as museum visits. Helen Ward, Adrian Brooks 23 Jul 2014
59 Brushes 3 - Creating a visual masterpiece on an iPad Brushes 3 is a dynamic, versatile drawing app with many features that you would expect to find on a sophisticated photo editing package. Adrian explains how it can benefit student work and how to get started with making your own art. Adrian Brooks 23 Jul 2014
60 123d Catch - creating 3D images with an iPad or tablet 123d Catch is a piece of 3D modelling software that allows you to create high quality, rotating 3D images on an ipad by taking a series of pictures around the object. This short video explains how to get started. Adrian Brooks, Tim Dobson, Helen Ward 23 Jul 2014
61 Introduction - iPads as a learning and research tool In this short introductory video, Helen and Adrian outline the key aims of the series of films and start to explain how iPads and tablets can effectively be used in a museum visit or in a classroom. Adrian Brooks, Helen Ward 22 Jul 2014
62 Getting Published Fourth talk given at the Half Day Workshop for Post-Graduate and Early Career Historians of Medicine Bill Luckin, Keir Waddington 14 Jul 2014
63 The Class: Connections and Disconnections in the Digital Age This talk by Prof. Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, reflects on a recent ethnographic study of a year 9 class – researched at school and at home over an academic year. Sonia Livingstone, Chris Davies 27 Jun 2014
64 Developing a Dialogic Approach to Early Secondary School Science and Mathematics Teaching: insights and findings from the epiSTEMe project. Prof. Kenneth Ruthven gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series Kenneth Ruthven 17 Jun 2014
65 Pronoun Interpretation in the Second Language A talk from the Department of Education Public Seminar series given by Prof. Roumyana Slabakova (Universities of Southampton and Iowa) and Prof. Lydia White (McGill University). Roumyana Slabakova, Lydia White 15 May 2014
66 Creative Commons Multi-Word Vocabulary and literacy development in children with English as an Additional Language Dr Vicky Murphy talks on research examining figurative vocabulary knowledge in primary school children with EAL, examining collocations (multiword phrases) and idioms and the relative contribution this type of word knowledge makes to literacy development. Vicki Murphy 24 Mar 2014
67 Heritage Speaker Bilingualism: Input Issues in Grammatical Outcomes Professor Jason Rothman presents a survey of experimental research examining the grammatical knowledge and performances of heritage speaker bilinguals, most of which demonstrate that as a group they differ significantly from monolingual counterparts. Jason Rothman 28 Feb 2014
68 The Impact of the Social Sciences Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, explains how the impacts of university social science have been under-researched, and their effectiveness often decried. Patrick Dunleavy 28 Feb 2014
69 Creative Commons Educational Testing as an Accountability Measure A public seminar given by Dr Christian Ydesen who is a researcher at Aalborg University, Denmark Christian Ydesen 07 Feb 2014
70 Creative Commons Can a single model of task complexity differentiate between the difficulty of writing and speaking tasks? Dr Parvaneh Tavakoli is Lecturer in TESOL & Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading. In this presentation the existing models of task difficulty will be introduced and their applicability to L2 writing and speaking modes will be examined. Parvaneh Tavakoli 07 Feb 2014
71 A History of Maths at St Anne's Dr Graham Nelson (Supernumerary Fellow and Lecturer in Mathematics), gives a talk for the St Anne's College Maths reunion Graham Nelson 03 Feb 2014
72 Scaling Hilary: A world-class maths education for all Junaid Mubeen (Mathematics, 2004), gives a talk for the St Anne's College MAthematics reuion Junaid Mubeen 03 Feb 2014
73 English as an Additional Language: Talking to Learn? Prof. Leung (King's College London) has worked for many years in the field of second/additional language education. His academic and research interests include classroom pedagogy, content and language-integrated curriculum development, language assessment Constant Leung 03 Dec 2013
74 Creative Commons Sean Carey on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Sean Carey (University of Mannheim, Germany) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. Sean Carey 18 Nov 2013
75 Andrew Gelman on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Andrew Gelman (Columbia University, NYC) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. Andrew Gelman 18 Nov 2013
76 Creative Commons Doing practical work: rationality and heuristics in teaching A public seminar given by Professor Walter Doyle, University of Arizona, at the Oxford University Department of Education. Walter Doyle 29 Oct 2013
77 Creative Commons Andy Field on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Andy Field (University of Sussex) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students. Andy Field 09 Sep 2013
78 Creative Commons Manfred te Grotenhuis on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Manfred te Grotenhuis (Radboud University Nijmegen) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students. Manfred te Grotenhuis 27 Aug 2013
79 Creative Commons Why should we study Elizabethan Theatre? Professor Tiffany Stern of University College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should still study Elizabethan Theatre. Tiffany Stern, Ilana Lassman 19 Aug 2013
80 Creative Commons Why should we study medieval romance? Dr Nicholas Perkins of St Hugh's College, Oxford, discusses his current research and proposes why we should still study medieval romance. Nicholas Perkins, Sarah Wilkin 12 Aug 2013
81 Creative Commons Why should we study Johnson? Professor Ros Ballaster of Mansfield College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes we should still study Samuel Johnson. Ros Ballaster, Sarah Wilkin 31 Jul 2013
82 Creative Commons Why should we study Postcolonial Literature? Professor Elleke Boehmer of Wolfson College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should study Postcolonial writers such as Achebe. Elleke Boehmer, Sarah Wilkin 31 Jul 2013
83 Creative Commons Why should we study Chaucer? Dr Laura Ashe of Worcester College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should still study Chaucer. Laura Ashe, Ilana Lassman 31 Jul 2013
84 Creative Commons Why should we study Shakespeare? Dr Emma Smith of Hertford College, Oxford, discusses her current research and proposes why we should still study Shakespeare. Emma Smith, Ilana Lassman 31 Jul 2013
85 Creative Commons Why should we study Dickens? Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst of Magdalen College, Oxford, discusses his current research and proposes why we should still study Dickens. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Ilana Lassman 31 Jul 2013
86 Part 1 - My path to academic success - Alison Parkin Dr Alison Parkin, who has just started her own lab group at the University of York, talks about taking career development step by step, and the importance of both research and teaching in academic careers. Alison Parkin 17 Jul 2013
87 Creative Commons 1.4 Teaching Through Objects and Enabling a Closer Working Between Colleagues in the Teaching Departments of the University Giovanna Vitelli (Director, Ashmolean Museum University Engagement Programme) delivers part 4/6 of the lecture "What can the University contribute and how can it benefit?". Giovanna Vitelli 18 Feb 2013
88 Creative Commons Exploring the meanings of standards in language testing Public Seminar delivered by Professor Barry O'Sullivan from the British Council on 11/02/2013. Barry O'Sullivan 12 Feb 2013
89 Creative Commons Task as Workspace for Language Learning and Teaching Public Seminar delivered by Prof. Martin Bygate, University of Lancaster on 28/01/2013. A focus for Task Based Language Teaching research which might help the development of TBLT. Martin Bygate 07 Feb 2013
90 Alan Agresti on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Alan Agresti discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. Alan Agresti 24 Dec 2012
91 Creative Commons Paul Kellstedt on teaching quantitative methods to political science students Paul Kellstedt discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate political science students and other social scientists. Paul Kellstedt 03 Dec 2012
92 Creative Commons Weblearn: Improving Admin Dr Claire Aland, Director of Anatomy at University of Oxford, talks about how the WebLearn Sign Up tool has galvanised the organisation of anatomy demonstration at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. Claire Aland 24 Aug 2012
93 Creative Commons A Discussion of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early, took my dog'. Dr Sally Bayley presents an illuminating reading of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early, took my dog'. In her reading, she seeks out allusions to Shakespearean plays including Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice. She then answers questions about the poem. Sally Bayley 16 Jul 2012
94 Introduction to Project Management Samantha Ackermere, a student at St Anne's College, Oxford, gives a talk on project management relative to large, complex projects. Samantha Ackermere 26 Apr 2012
95 Blogging to Engage: Politics in Spires Kate Candy, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University, explains the cross-institutional blog, Politics in Spires, which aims to share thoughts on Politics and International Relations with the subject community. Kate Candy, A. Blake Ewing 02 Mar 2012
96 Assessment for Learning: Using Mobile Polls in the Classroom Dr Helen Christian describes her use of the audience response system via the WebLearn Polls Tool and Mobile Oxford supplied for free by Oxford University. Helen Christian 15 Feb 2012
97 Creative Commons Blended Learning in Cross-Disciplinary Programmes: WebLearn Dr Adrian Stokes explains how the systematic use of Weblearn, the university's VLE, has led to a sustainable and efficient framework for blended learning. Adrian Stokes 09 Feb 2012
98 Creative Commons Using Agent-based Modelling to think about Complex Systems The Modelling4All project at the University of Oxford have developed the BehaviourComposer tool to enable scholars to create agent-based models, opening up this area of investigation to much wider audiences in teaching, learning, research and outreach. Ken Kahn, Howard Noble, Angela McLean, Samir Bhatt 25 Jan 2012
99 Creative Commons Supporting Tutorials: Using Weblearn Revd Dr James Robson at Wycliffe Hall has used WebLearn, the University's Virtual Learning Environment, for tutoring and supporting his students in their learning and formation. James Robson 18 Jan 2012
100 What History should British children be taught? The Jesus College History Debate, held at the Law Society in London on the evening of Wednesday 9th March 2011. With Lord Bragg as chair and Professor Niall Ferguson and Professor Richard Evans. Niall Ferguson, Richard Evans, Lord Bragg 14 Apr 2011