Author Archives: Kate Bunker

How to write a blog

By Dr Jacqueline Baxter Ever fancied yourself as a blog writer? Do you have something interesting to share? These simple, top tips will enable you to turn your idea into an eye-catching blog in no time. Throughout the writing process, … Continue reading

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Collaborative group work on level 3 law modules

by Liz Hardie Over the last two years I have become aware of the challenges law students experience undertaking collaborative group work. Law students are often competitive and aspirational with high expectations of themselves and others. Unfortunately this does not … Continue reading

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Designing Online Learning for Interactivity

by Dr Ruslan Ramanau A key question facing teachers and institutions that move their teaching online (be it fully or partially), is whether reducing the amount of face-to-face contact can lead to less engagement from learners, and less positive learning … Continue reading

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Time is of the essence – so why don’t we spend more time teaching it?

by Dr Terry O’Sullivan Sure you’ve got the time to read this? Then I’ll be as quick as I can. You see time seems to be the key barrier to learning online. Thanks to support from the OU’s Enhanced Employability … Continue reading

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Taking legal outreach online: how law students can help bridge the justice gap during lockdown

by Hugh McFaul Pro bono legal work is part of the DNA of the UK legal profession and can involve lawyers working without pay to help provide access to justice for those unable to pay for legal advice and representation. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the SCiLAB blog!

by Dr Jacqueline Baxter, Dr Ruslan Ramanau and Kate Bunker This blog is run by the Centre for Innovation in Legal and Business Education (SCiLAB) at the Open University Business School. Here at the Open University we have been successfully … Continue reading

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Online teaching: starting out. My Story

by Dr Jacqueline Baxter The recent COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown has meant that many teachers at all phases of learning have had to very rapidly get to grips with teaching online. But teaching online is not something that comes … Continue reading

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