It's been a challenging start to the year with COVID-19 causing disruption across our work and personal lives. We hope you're keeping well and haven't been personally impacted by the pandemic.

As a not-for-profit organisation, Oxford’s heart is in supporting teaching and learning and our highest priority right now is ensuring you have access to the resources you need to support your students, while making sure everyone stays healthy and safe.

With this in mind we wanted to provide information on how we can support you.

How we can support you

Oxford’s two part special webinar series

Free webinars to support teacher and student wellbeing

We appreciate there are unprecedented demands on teachers and learners right now and our highest priority is ensuring you have access to the resources you need for remote learning in Term 2.

With this in mind we wanted to provide you with a special webinar series that offers practical advice to support the ongoing wellbeing of you and your students.

In the first of our two part series, Dr. Hazel Harris explores what we really mean when we talk about mental health and wellbeing in children

Sign up for part one
Wellbeing, joy and feeling connected

Getting your students to write just got easier | Free access to 31 July 2020

Oxford has recently partnered with Writing Legends, a new digital program that revolutionises the teaching and learning of writing in Years 3–6. By blending the best of technology with captivating writing prompts and modelling, the program dramatically improves teaching and learning by inspiring students to participate within a motivated community of passionate writers.

As part of our assistance to schools, we are providing the program completely free of charge through to 31 July 2020. The regular price is $16.50 per student.

  • Students and teachers have access from wherever they are to 100s of writing activities supported by exemplars, writing checklists and vocabulary assistance
  • Teachers may set specific activities for individual students, groups of students or the whole class
  • Teachers are able to see how long students spend on activities and then provide individual feedback.

Learn more
Writing Legends

Read Write Inc. free video series to support home learning

Read Write Inc. Phonics Speed Sound Lessons videos can support parents with home learning of Read Write Inc. Phonics. Access and share this free video series with your students’ parents and caregivers to help them with phonics learning at home.

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Read Write Inc.

Assessment, instruction, independence. All in one place.

Did you know that you can access a wealth of free online resources on Oxford Owl?

All you need to do is sign up at oxfordowl.com.au and you’ll unlock support across a range of subject areas including:

  • Oxford Wordlist: Oxford Wordlist flashcards, take-home lists and Bingo game to practice and consolidate the words students most frequently use
  • Oxford Handwriting: state-specific digital teaching activities and worksheets for handwriting practice for Years F–6
  • Dictionary Skills: Activity Sheets to support students vocabulary development through the use of dictionaries

You’ll also find online support for some of our biggest reading programs:

  • Oxford Reading for Comprehension: teaching support for all titles in the series, including activity sheets and teaching tools
  • Project X Hero Academy: teacher support, reading notes and activities for all titles
  • Oxford Reading Tree: teacher support for titles in All Stars, Biff, Chip and Kipper Decode and Develop, Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories, Floppy’s Phonics Fiction and Traditional Tales
  • TreeTops: teacher support for titles across our TreeTops series
Explore Oxford Owl resources
Oxford Owl

Teaching online for the first time?

If you have been asked to move your teaching online, but are more familiar with traditional, face-to-face methods, we can help. Our sister company, Epigeum are offering free access to their online training programmes, Teaching Online and Blended Learning. This suite of six online courses helps educators to understand the basics of online course pedagogy. The programmes will be freely accessible until Sunday 31 May 2020.

These online training programmes were developed to support higher education academics but is open to all educators.

  • Teaching Online presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.
  • Blended Learning explores the strategic and practical implications of integrating face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning, covering a range of models and approaches, and including advice on fostering a blended learning culture.

Free access here

Digital resources for students and teachers

Did you know that almost all of Oxford’s secondary resources are supported by digital resources? Resources include ebooks (or obooks as we like to call them), interactives, videos, teachers support materials and assessment tasks.

If you’d like to know more about the digital resources that accompany your Oxford text or how they can support online learning, get in touch with your Oxford Education Consultant.

obook assess

Teaching online for the first time?

If you have been asked to move your teaching online, but are more familiar with traditional, face-to-face methods, we can help. Our sister company, Epigeum are offering free access to their online training programmes, Teaching Online and Blended Learning. This suite of six online courses helps educators to understand the basics of online course pedagogy. The programmes will be freely accessible until Sunday 31 May 2020.

These online training programmes were developed to support higher education academics but is open to all educators.

  • Teaching Online presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.
  • Blended Learning explores the strategic and practical implications of integrating face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning, covering a range of models and approaches, and including advice on fostering a blended learning culture.

Free access here

Online resources for academics

Teaching online for the first time?

If you have been asked to move your teaching online, but are more familiar with traditional, face-to-face methods, we can help. Our sister company, Epigeum are offering free access to their online training programmes, Teaching Online and Blended Learning. An overview of the programmes, and how to access them can be found here. The programmes will be freely accessible until Sunday 31 May 2020.

  • Teaching Online presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.
  • Blended Learning explores the strategic and practical implications of integrating face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning, covering a range of models and approaches, and including advice on fostering a blended learning culture.

Free access here

If you have an Oxford text prescribed for Semester 1, you can:

Access your desk copy as an eBook

All local Oxford University Press textbooks are available as a free digital copy via VitalSource Sampling.

Find out more

Access digital course-specific resources for your online lectures

Does your prescribed textbook come with lecturer resources? These include materials such as, videos, test banks and PowerPoints. Make sure you’re making the most of them to support your online teaching by contacting your Oxford Learning Consultant.

Find your Consultant

Online resources for students

Our eBook sale has been extended

To ensure your students can access their content we’ve extended our eBook sale until 31 May 2020. Students can continue to receive 20% off the eBook version of their prescribed textbook by using the code SAVE20 at the checkout.

See available titles

Delivering lessons online

Visit the Oxford ELT Learn at Home hub for advice and tips on:

  • Teaching from Home
  • Online Teaching Resources
  • Professional Development
  • Teacher Wellbeing

Visit the Oxford ELT Learn at Home hub

Free access to 148 Graded Readers

To support our learners, we are offering all students using Oxford Learner’s Bookshelf free access to 148 Graded Readers until 30th June 2020.

To access visit the Oxford Learners Bookshelf, either sign-in or create an account, you will see a pop-up with the offer of the free Readers, click ‘Add to bookshelf’.

Access Free Graded Readers

Teaching online for the first time?

If you have been asked to move your teaching online, but are more familiar with traditional, face-to-face methods, we can help. Our sister company, Epigeum are offering free access to their online training programmes, Teaching Online and Blended Learning. An overview of the programmes, and how to access them can be found here. The programmes will be freely accessible until Sunday 31 May 2020.

  • Teaching Online presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.
  • Blended Learning explores the strategic and practical implications of integrating face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning, covering a range of models and approaches, and including advice on fostering a blended learning culture.

Free access here

A message from Arthur Baker

Managing Director OUP ANZ

17 March 2020 (updated 25 March 2020)

We are experiencing uncertain times as a global community. With the COVID-19 outbreak continuing to disrupt our homes and workplaces, I’d like to share what Oxford University Press is doing to reduce any risk to employees and our education community, while minimising disruption to business operations.

To ensure we minimise risk to employees and contribute to ‘flattening the curve’ in the growth of COVID-19 infections, we have encouraged staff at OUP to utilise our existing flexible working arrangements and, have set up, and requested that the vast majority of our team work from home - 90% of our employees are now doing so. Those few who remain onsite to support critical business operations are practising social distancing.

We have asked our education consultants to cease visiting partner institutions, instead relying on providing support to customers by phone, email, IM and texts.

We have also cancelled any group training events at partner institutions, and withdrawn from attendance at all conferences which were planned to be held prior to 30 April 2020. We will likely extend these measures based on government and health department advise closer to the time.

I would like to thank you for your understanding, and assure you that despite these changes, we are “open for business” and remain here to support you. We may experience slight delays to our response times and encourage you to engage with our Help Centre so we can prioritise support.

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we will keep you updated on any new developments.

Stay safe and well.

Arthur Baker