Hours of Service
The service operates throughout the year. The scheduled classroom-based IT Learning Centre course programme is available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday during term and outside of term where appropriate. Our online video based courses are available on demand, 24/7. The Thames Suite is available for use throughout the year. Support and advice is available throughout the year.
Classroom-based Courses and Teaching
The IT Learning Centre delivers offers a schedule of over 150 different courses per term to approximately 12,000 attendees per year. In addition the IT Learning Centre offers closed and tailored courses for departments and colleges by special arrangement for which a charge is made.
Courses are developed and delivered by the IT Learning Centre teaching staff, who have a wide range of experience of teaching in H.E, F.E and industry.
New courses developed by the IT Learning Centre teachers are peer-reviewed, and undergo a process of continual enhancement. Courses are improved and developed in response to changes in software, new innovations, University projects and feedback from attendees.
Most courses are modular with the majority being three-hour sessions. Full descriptions are available on the IT Learning Centre website so that members of Oxford University can clearly identify what is appropriate for their needs. They can then map their own preferred path through the learning programme to achieve their desired skills.
Some modules are offered as lunchtime sessions. These cater for those members of the University who need a brief introduction to a topic, perhaps before enrolling on a longer module. These sessions are also a useful vehicle for more academic discussions of the application of IT.
Each course is accompanied by extensive support material typically a course book with notes, slides and course exercises.
Online Courses (Molly)
Online courses are offered under the umbrella 'branding', Molly, which is made up of:
This is a huge library of online video courses is provided via a subscription to LinkedIn Learning. Full and current University members can access this resource for free using their Single Sign on account.
IT Learning Portfolio
Teaching materials from our popular courses are available online for members of the University to refer to and download for personal study. The IT Learning Portfolio includes course books, exercise files, helpful videos and other support materials.
The IT Learning Centre also:
- offers pre and post course support to course attendees.
- organises and delivers engagement events such as Breakfast at IT Services for new staff members of Oxford University and gives Induction Talks to new graduates of around 45 departments at the beginning of each academic year.
- works closely with all other areas of IT Services in providing teaching and learning support.
- In line with The Joint Skills Statement (2001) and Government's Robert's Report recommendations (2002), in collaboration with the Bodleian libraries runs a workshop “Skills Toolkit for Research Students”, which supplements PhD students core research objectives in the area of IT skills and information skills.
- gives advice on provisioning and designing learning spaces and the effective use of classroom technology.
- advises on instructional design in support of projects and departmental activities
Support and Administration
The IT Learning Centre is responsible for the Course booking system, timetabling of courses and the day to day operations of the programme including responding to initial enquiries, resolving booking queries, managing the provision of course materials, enrolling students on the day, obtaining post-course feedback, all of which ensure that the learning process flows smoothly for attendees and teaching staff.
The IT Learning Centre supports the wider training and engagement activities of other groups in IT Services.
The IT Learning Centre provides event management and support to a wide range of national and international conferences, award ceremonies and regional workshops for delegates from across the UK higher and further education sector.