Oxford Teaching Innovation Forum (OxTIF)

Teaching staff can share and develop teaching practices in the Oxford Teaching Innovation Forum (OxTIF). Academic-led and supported by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, this forum for tutors/lecturers will drive forward innovative teaching practices at the University of Oxford.

Termly meetings (chaired by Dr Sumathi Sekaran, senior course tutor, Oxford Online Programme for Sleep Medicine) are held in a physical location, but participants are also be able to join via videoconferencing. Talks are recorded.


The networking event hosts a series of short talks by academics to introduce a range of teaching initiatives taking place across the University. This is a chance for you not only to learn about these practices but also a place for you to help develop these and potentially initiate new practices. The events are open to all teaching staff at Oxford.

Upcoming meeting

Our next OxTIF meeting will be held in Trinity term 2020. More information will be available on this website closer to the date.

Call for contributions

We are inviting all faculty, staff and students to submit proposals to present at the Oxford Teaching Innovation Forum in Hilary term 2020 (6 May, 2:00-4:30pm).

The focus of our Trinity term meeting will be on tutorial and small group teaching.


To submit a contribution for a future meeting, please follow the link below.



Share, develop and support innovative teaching practices

Academics across Oxford are using technologies in different ways to enhance and support their teaching. However, there is little interaction between groups. The Teaching Innovation Forum will draw in this academic audience to share and develop innovative teaching methods.

The forum will put forward recommendations of established and/or new (digital) teaching practices but will also consider student factors e.g. developing student access to online support.

Identify "best" digital education practices

To help implement the University's Digital Education strategy the Teaching Innovation Forum will support the identification of 'best' education practices for teaching and learning, and complement the work of existing schemes.

Inform decision-making

The Teaching Innovation Forum will be able to collate the views of the teaching community across the institution. This will be invaluable in decision-making by existing advisory groups.

Catch up on past OxTIF meetings

Watch recordings of past meetings.

Hilary term meeting 2019 at Saïd Business School

Michaelmas term meeting 2018 at the Medical Sciences Teaching Building

Trinity term meeting 2018  at St Catherine's College

Join our OxTIF mailing list

This list will serve to announce termly meetings but feel free to also use it to discuss teaching practices.


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Contact us

To find out how to get involved, please contact the OxTIF team.


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