Research Essentials

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

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Entries from August 2018

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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Free Tricky Topics course

August 2nd, 2018 · No Comments

As a teacher, educator or trainer, do you often think “I just don’t understand why they don’t understand”? Well, here is help identifying the barriers in students’ understanding from our new badged FREE course ‘Teaching and Learning Tricky Topics’. http://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/learning/teaching-and-learning-tricky-topics/content-section-0

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