Framed as news articles published three or four years into the future, your submission should tell a creative story of how students’ learning experiences could be transformed by the use of digital technologies by 2025 (or thereabouts).
In writing your piece, you are encouraged to draw on your experiences of the rapid shift to remote learning and use of digital technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your article must fall within, or across, one or more of the following themes:
- Inclusion and digital education: How could digital technologies make learning spaces more inclusive at Oxford?
- Innovation and digital education: How could digital technologies engender educational innovation at Oxford?
- Openness, global reach and digital education: How could digital technologies enhance Oxford’s capacity for openness and ability to reach wider audiences (eg open access, knowledge exchange and outreach)?
Within these themes, you are encouraged to be as creative as you wish. We are looking for submissions that portray educational contexts from a range or mix of disciplines and levels of study (undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research and non-matriculated study).
You could tell stories that relate to laboratories, lectures, discussion groups, fieldwork, tutorials, meetings with supervisors, conferences, or any other informal or formal learning spaces.
Your submission could be text, drawings, illustrations, diagrams or comic strips, or a combination of the above. We are hoping that the winning submissions will offer a holistic vision of what digitally enhanced student life at Oxford could look like.
Articles should be no longer than 1000 words.
Co-authored pieces are welcome (eg two or more authors, or author and illustrator). Prizes for co-authored pieces will be split.
The competition is open to all current University of Oxford students, at any level of study.
The deadline to receive entries is noon on Monday 28 February 2022 (7th week).
Please submit your entry via this Microsoft Form.
Please note: By submitting an entry for the competition, you are consenting to having your piece considered as part of the development of the University’s new Digital Education Strategy, and potential publication of your piece on public University channels.