Category Archives: feelings

Supporting care experienced students: Piloting a project in the Faculty of Business and Law

By Grace Allen, Catherine Comfort, Daniel Coxon, Sarah Henderson, Christine Mera & Joanna Mirek-Tooth Higher Education (HE) is a vast and different world to navigate for any new student wishing to access it. For a student who is a care … Continue reading

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Developing an integrated model of support for full-time students in a part-time world – a pilot

By Charlotte Luckhurst and Liz Hardie Background Most students studying law at The Open University study 60 credits a year (equivalent to part-time study).  However, the numbers of students choosing to study law at full-time intensity (120 credits a year) … Continue reading

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Challenging the norm in academic recruitment

By Grace Allen, Joanna Mirek-Tooth, Christine Mera & Charlotte Luckhurst There is growing recognition across the higher education sector that an institution’s leadership should be representative of wider society. As institutions strive to ensure diversity is championed and that diverse viewpoints are … Continue reading

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The Experience of Teaching during a Pandemic

By Hilary Collins Back in January I published research on the academic experience of teaching and working online. Right now it feels rather timely. In our paper we discussed the precarity of a digital academic life, and examined how this … Continue reading

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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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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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