I have had discussions with the unit that runs OpenLearn at the OU. They have agreed to fund the addition of 3 units from an OU work-based course onto OpenLearn. The units are Introduction to Histology, Histology and Histopathology. I wrote these units originally, but because they were designed for work-based learning, and to be used with a digital microscope on DVD, and because they are currently pdf files, they require a lot of academic editing, and file conversion to make them suitable for on-line delivery.
The plan is to place the written units in OpenLearn, because that is the most suitable place for them, and to place the digital microscope within the OpenScience laboratory, because that will give it maximum exposure. By making links between the digital microscope and the on-line teaching material, the whole package should work transparently together.
The OU has recently received a £1m grant from the Wolfson foundation to develop the OpenScience laboratory, and the histology and geology virtual microscopes will be among the first elements to be presented within the laboratory.