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Education IT Programme

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Overview

The Education IT Programme is responsible for improving the IT systems that support education at Oxford, including learning technologies and academic administration systems.

What we are doing

The programme's aim is to strengthen Oxford’s role as a world leader in teaching and learning through IT improvements for applicants, students, and staff. This work is carried out through a rolling programme of Students Systems projects to support student administration, and Academic IT projects related to teaching and learning.

Student Systems:

The Student Systems projects portfolio is delivering a mixture of incremental improvements to existing functionality, the creation of new systems, and the replacement of software reaching the end of its support.

  • Graduate Supervision Reporting (GSR) – replacing GSS
  • Tutorial Management System - replacing OxCORT
  • Research Thesis Digital Submission (RTDS) – rollout in 2018
  • Student Progression - moving forms online (including GSO forms)
  • Graduate Admissions Improvements – for applicants, academic assessors, and administrators 
  • Examiner Appointments and Payments – enhancing processes and systems 
  • Academic Timetabling and Resource Booking – investigating demand for a shared tool
  • Academic Transcript Improvements - adding useful data
  • ADSS 2017 Updates – supporting new numeric GCSE grades in ADSS
  • Student HESA Return 2016-17 – system changes in support of this year’s return
  • HESA Data Futures - delivering better data output
  • Student Systems Improvements - work continues
  • eVision and SITS:Vision User Experience survey - your views

Academic IT:

The Education IT Programme includes several Academic IT projects and initiatives related to teaching and learning. The input received from departments and faculties as part of the Digital Education Strategy consultation was fed into the Education IT Board, and will help to set priorities for future Academic IT projects. These projects are being timed to complement the rollout of the new VLE. 

  • VLE Review – selecting a supplier and next steps
  • E-exams - trialling typed responses in formative exams
  • Turnitin and iThenticate Review – evaluating Oxford's plagiarism screening tools
  • Learning Design Model – a supportive framework for designing technology-enhanced learning
  • Online Reading Lists – finding a suitable application

Details of Student Systems projects and Academic IT projects are available from the Education IT website.

Why it matters

The programme will bring IT improvements for applicants, students, and staff.

Our goals

The programme's aim is to strengthen Oxford’s role as a world leader in teaching and learning through IT improvements to support student administration, and teaching and learning.

Timeline

The programme comprises various projects with different timelines. Details of Student Systems projects and Academic IT projects are available from the Education IT website.

Outcomes

The overall outcome of the programme is to provide IT systems that effectively support education at the University of Oxford. Each project has different specific outcomes. Further information on Student Systems projects and Academic IT projects are available from the Education IT website.