This site brings together a selection of different ways in which technology has been used in courses offered by the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, as well as wider guidance on the area. It is intended to be a source of ideas for those about to design a new course, or redesign an existing one.
This site exists within the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), but all of the concepts can be applied to any VLE. Browse through the examples and guidance and imagine how you may use similar techniques to add an extra dimension to your course.
This course and all the content within it is available as an Open Educational Resource under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
These resources will help you to familiarise yourself with the course environment and with studying on the Internet so that when your course starts you can be reassured that you are ready to study.
The Oxford Online Book Group meets on the first Monday of every month at 8 pm (UK time). Membership of the group is open to anyone that has taken an online short course with the Department.
Whatever your philosophical background you are invited to come and discuss a weekly philosophical conundrum with teachers from all over the country. Once a week an Oxford philosopher will comment on the debate, and engage in argument with whoever is online at the time.