Archive for January 11th, 2011

Modules and courses

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

At many universities students sign up to read for a degree (sometime called a course)  rather than for a series of single modules (each one of which are sometimes called a course). At the OU students have to be enrolled not once for a degree but many times. How has this complexity arisen? (more…)

Anniversary of the first OU programme on Radio 3

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

The first OU programme on Radio 3 was Arts Foundation Course 1, broadcast on 11 January 1971 between 7 and 7.30pm.  Open House, 7th January, 1971, reported that the initial broadcast was repeated on Radio 4 on 17th January. Professor Asa Briggs, then the vice-chancellor of Sussex University, told the story of how the Humanities had changed over the years and Professor Ferguson examined the OU’s interdisciplinary approach. Derek Hart raised some questions. (more…)