Research Essentials

Perspectives on an academic environment: a collaborative blog by Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson

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Entries Tagged as 'Openlearn'

Reflections on FutureLearn, OpenLearn and the changing role of the OU

August 6th, 2018 · No Comments

The OU has been through many ups and downs this year. There were 14 days of country-wide strike action related to the USS pension dispute. Then there was the ‘Students First Transformation’ (SFT) – a key focus of the then vice chancellor, Peter Horrocks. There was a developing growing disjoint between the executive (VCE) and the […]

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Tags: by Gill · FutureLearn · Openlearn

OpenLearn Travel Bug

February 8th, 2008 · No Comments

  I’ve just set up the OpenLearn travel bug. A bit of a long shot but might prove interesting. I’ve got an OpenLearn USB pen and have registered it as a travel bug. Patrick has laminated the goals card that will travel with the pen. I’m aiming for something tiny that will be easy to […]

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Tags: by Gill · Geocaching · Openlearn

Practice Strand – Patrick Mcandrew on OpenLearn experience

December 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Practice Strand Patrick’s presentation Researching the world out there: how do we know about the users that do not tell us anything?   This strand is going to be a series of short presentations with discussions around the theme and then Jocelyn will present the outcomes.  The challenge of openlearn is how to research the […]

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Tags: by Gill · Conferences · Openlearn · research methods

OpenLearn Conference

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

I really like the concept of OpenLearn – making educational content freely available to anyone with an internet connection. One aim is for learners to take the content, adapt and enhance it and then upload it for others to use. I’m not sure that this has really taken off just yet as it seems to require […]

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Tags: by Gill · Collaboration · Conferences · Openlearn