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'5 minutes with...' podcast series

News publication date: 
Monday, 30 April 2018
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In this new series of 5-minute interviews, Oxford academic staff discuss how they use technology for teaching and learning. The podcasts explore diverse areas such as:

  • the different types of teaching taking place at Oxford
  • how technology plays a part in enriching the experience of students
  • how academics can create a space for their students to explore.

Learning technologies and techniques are also discussed such as 3D printing; Canvas @ Oxford and the WebLearn virtual learning environment (VLE); formative and summative assessment; collaboration; recorded lectures (lecture capture Replay); mobile apps; online resources including open educational resources (OER); plagiarism awareness (TurnItIn); the tutorial system; videos; visualisations, simulation and modelling; voting and polling.

The series begins with Dr Janet Smart, Reader in Operations Management at the Said Business School discussing the visual benefits of video. You can listen to the podcasts at: or

For information on the series please contact Steve Burholt: