All of the Departments archived news is displayed below; you may use the menu to the left to sort our archived news.
- TALL is part of a team, led by Oxford University Computing Services, that has recently been awarded funding from the JISC/HE Academy Open Educational Resources Programme for the Open Spires project. The project has two purposes: to increase the amount of learning content (especially audio and video) released from Oxford and to enable the University [...]
- We are about to start the RECIPROCATE (REgional Climate International: PRoviding Online Climatological Applied Training and Education) project. Funded by the NERC Knowledge Transfer scheme, this is a joint project between the Department for Continuing Education (CPD and TALL), the Climateprediction.net team at the Department of Physics’ Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics group and the [...]
- ForumOxford: Future Technologies Conference
- Curious as to why the one-day forum oxford conference on mobile developments in April 2009 is going to be one of the best on the planet?
- How Oxford pioneered working-class education
- The Department for Continuing Education is well know locally for the many extramural classes it runs in Oxford and the surrounding area, but what is perhaps less well known is that the University, in the early years of the 20th century, led the movement to establish adult and working-class education.
- Online in Africa
- Aspiring teenage entrepreneurs from deprived South African townships are now benefiting from an online study skills course created by the Department in partnership with a university in Cape Town. The project is called Masifunde - a Xhosa expression meaning 'Let us learn' - and is funded by the UK government's Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
- Launching Ancestral voices: the earliest English literature
- After months of work we are finally launching our Ancestral voices: the earliest English literature course today with actual students! This course has been developed using almost entirely existing content as part of the Mosaic project funded by JISC. The course as a whole learning experience with tutor will be running for the next 10 [...]
- Symposium and Lecture on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
- New body parts for old: stem cells and regenerative medicine. A Symposium and Lecture on Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: 4 March 2009, St Edward's School, Oxford.
- How did the financial crisis develop and what happens next?
- Arguably the biggest news of the last twelve months has been the growing financial crisis. Professor Jonathan Michie, Director of the Department for Continuing Education and President of Kellogg College, Oxford, and Dr Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford have recently recorded a podcast "How did this crisis develop and what happens next?" to discuss this topic. The podcast is proving very popular and has already make the top ten of the University's iTunes U site.
- Lifelong Learning: “intelligent, thought-provoking and inspirational”.
- Lifelong learner Peter Johnston praised the Department for Continuing Education after attending two of its courses.
- Charitable Givers send a Happy Christmas to All!
- All those below have contributed to Helen and Douglas House this year instead of sending cards, and wish their colleagues and friends in the Department a very happy Christmas and New Year:
- Can you dig it?
- Oxford Mail, p.10, Fran Bardsley, 27/11/2008 Archaeology fans have been invited to get involved in a major project aimed at uncovering the history of the east of Oxford. The project has been launched by Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education, with the aim of getting interested groups and individuals trained in archaeological techniques before helping with research.
- Zivani Festival at Continuing Education
- On Wednesday 22 October the Department hosted the Zivani Festival of African cultural events, including musical workshops, an exhibition of paintings and information about Oxford's Black History. Among other visitors was Oxford's Lord Mayor, Councillor Susannna Pressel.
- Science student spends global summer at Oxford
- In July 2008 International Programmes launched the first Global Leadership Programme for nominated students from the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), which incldes ETH Zurich, Yale, Tokyo, Singapore, Peking, Oxford, Copenhagen, Cambridge, UC Berkeley, and ANU. A second Global Leadership programme is being offered in the summer of 2009.
- Department for Continuing Education on iTunes U
- Oxford University lectures are from 7 October available on iTunes U, which will make available a range of free audio and video podcasts from across the University. Continuing Education is one of the nine top-level ‘categories’ — here you can find presentations and lectures by both members of staff and guest lecturers, including Dr Anna Beer talking about the poet Milton and Chris Day giving an overview of the history of the University of Oxford.
- New courses this term
- We are just in the middle of our termly launch period for our online courses and it is looking like we are going to hit 700 students this term, which is really amazing considering how recently we were pleased about having 100! Most excitingly we are launching new courses in English Poetry of the First [...]
- Find out about Phoebe
- In recent months we have been doing a lot more work with video content and as part of this we have recorded me giving an overview of the Phoebe tool. This is basically the demonstration of Phoebe we usually give at the start of workshops – hopefully all you need to know to get stared [...]
- Double accolade for Departmental staff
Ralf Hinze – Reader in Software EngineeringRalf Hinze, with Oxford University since 2007, has been made a Reader in Software Engineering by the University's 'Recognition of Distinction' Committee. Ralf's research centres around functional programming and he is particularly interested in functional algorithm design and purely functional data structures. At the moment Ralf is mainly working on generic functional programming (Generic Haskell) and in the past has worked on strictness analysis and type systems.
David Griffiths – Reader in ArchaeologyDavid Griffiths has been made Reader in Archaeology by the University's 'Recognition of Distinction' Committee. David has taught at OUDCE since 1999, and is Course Director of the MSc in Applied Landscape Archaeology and the Advanced Diploma in Archaeological Practice. His research specialism is on the early medieval period, looking in particular at landscape and economy of the Viking settlements of Britain and Scandinavia. He recently completed a monograph on the coastal trading site of Meols (Wirral, NW England) and is currently running a landscape field project in Orkney. A new venture will begin in October - a community archaeology and history project on the landscape of East Oxford, for which a pilot grant has been secured from the John Fell Fund (more will be announced about this later in 2008).