• Technology Experimentation Group

    The Technology Experimentation Group (TEG) is a group formed to experiment with new technologies that have potential to enhance the student learning experience.


    Introducing TEG

    The ideas behind TEG are set out in an article by Richard Francis who had been inspired by a visit with Academic Liaison Librarian Debbie Lenihan in June 2015 to the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) at the University of Coventry. Entitled Disrupting Vision, it’s a light-hearted piece, to be read in a spirit of adventure but with some semi-serious food for thought.

    How better to build an appetite for new technology than to attend our lunchbytes, short, informal, lunchtime discussions of accessible new or lesser known technologies that might just change the way you work... or at least whet your appetite for more digital goodness?


  • Lunchbyte programme Semester 2 Feb - May 2018

    Headington Campus

    Library Help Zone Training Area unless otherwise stated.

    Lectures at Large: the return of the green screen

    • Where? Forum Library Training Room JHBB09
    • When? Tuesday 13 Feb 12:00-13:00 and Wednesday 21 Feb 12:00-13:00
    • Indulge in a bit of 70s nostalgia with a new look at the tried and tested Chroma Key or "green screen" technique to enliven your video presentations.
    • Chef: Richard Francis

    What happened in Vegas...

    • When? Wednesday 28 Feb 12:00-13:00 and Tuesday 6 Mar 12:00-13:00
    • Find out what Harry saw at the CES 2018 show in Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas!
    • Chef: Harry Kalantzis

    That's aurasome!

    • When? Tuesday 13 Mar 12:00-13:00 and Wednesday 21 Mar 12:00-13:00
    • Augmented Reality (AR) for the rest of us with HP Reveal. A new take on digital signposting.
    • Chefs: Harry Kalantzis and Richard Francis

    Disentangling the Internet

    • When? Wednesday 28 Mar 12:00-13:00 and Wednesday 11 Apr 12:00-13:00
    • Being connected 24/7 feels like a necessity but sifting through the daily tangle of information can be a daunting task. Does sometimes disconnecting necessarily mean becoming disconnected?
    • Chef: Shani Davis

    Here's a ToDo

    • When? Tuesday 10 Apr 12:00-13:00 and Wednesday 18 Apr 12:00-13:00
    • Stay organised with this review of task management/todo list apps.
    • Chef: Isabel Virgo

    Reimaging your Research in Augmented Reality with the Merge Cube

    • When? Wednesday 2 May 12:00-13:00
    • Description: Augmented and Virtual Reality platforms are creating exciting new spaces for experimentation and innovation in teaching, re-imagining research data and engaging the wider public in what we do..
    • Chef: Tudor Georgescu

    TEG extra: Screencastify

    • When? Tuesday 20th Feb and Wednesday 7 Mar 12:00-13:00
    • Screencast your online assignment feedback with live text-highlighting and video inserts. A game changer for stressed-out lecturers?
    • Chef: Patrick Cheeseman

    TEG Extra: InStePP ePioneers - because innovation with technology is most effective when it's a partnership.

    • When? Thursday 26 Apr 12:00-13:00
    • To ensure that students receive and can produce consistently high-quality digital learning content, the University asked the PESE Student Experience focus group 'What elements should every Moodle module have in common?' One of their recommendations was that lecturers' presentations should be viewable on Moodle without needing to be downloaded. In this, his first commission as a Brookes ePioneer, Jason Okwuonu investigates ways to do this and reports his findings.
    • Chefs: Jason Okwuonu and Melanie Bashor


  • If you would like to attend any of these sessions please contact LR Digital Services.