The Ashmolean's schools learning officers devised and delivered innovative, inspiring, creative, multi-sensory object based online learning sessions and programmes for schools. The project had high value and impact on learning about objects in the Ashmolean. The online workshops had added-value beyond the collegiate University as the department engaged with Brookes and the broader GLAM community. Find out more about learning at the Ashmolean.
Clare Coleman, Learning Officer, Early Years to Key Stage 2, Ashmolean
The Virtual Reality Simulation (VRSim) is a form of computer generated, immersive simulation where students interact with and treat simulated patients in a variety of virtual clinical settings. This project is an excellent example of how state of the art computer technology can be harnessed to create valuable educational tools. Find out more about OxSTAR.
Sally Shiels, Consultant Anaesthetist, OxSTaR
This is an important programme that has made a significant contribution to shifting the dial on undergraduate admissions and aims to give students from disadvantaged backgrounds the best possible preparation for the rigours of an Oxford degree. The evidence of success in terms of admissions is compelling and there is impressive data on the improvement in the self-confidence and preliminary performance of the cohort. Find out more about the work of Opportunity Oxford.
Dr Andrew Bell, Senior Tutor, University College
The Oxford Laboratory Medicine course is an intensive 8-week course for clinical medical students, covering high volume basic science and clinical information across five pathology specialties. The team recognised a need to support students in the active assessment of their own learning, and created the ‘Lab Med app’, a learning platform with accessible content that learners can use to test their own diagnostic skills. Student uptake has been near universal, with feedback very positive. Learn more about Oxford's Laboratory Medicine course.
Dr Hussam Rostom, Specialty Registrar, Chemical Pathology
The Oxford Character Project offers a number of leadership development programmes all designed for a 21st Century world to postgraduate students at Oxford. This is an innovative programme which adds value to Oxford’s traditional educational offering while providing practical wisdom on leadership form senior colleagues across the University. Find out more about The Oxford Character Project.
Anjali Sarker, Programme Director, The Oxford Character Project
'Working it out' is a series of workshops to support a first-year chemistry course, with the aim of enabling students to recognise the relevance of organic chemistry in biochemistry. This project team directly responds to a pedagogical problem and focuses on problem solving rather than content learning, both online and in-person. Find out more about Chemistry at Oxford
J L Kiappes, Lecturer, Biochemistry