Category Archives: motivation

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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Can full time students succeed in a part time world?

by Carey Stephens The number of students registered to study at full time intensity was over 28% of all new learners at the Open University in Autumn 2020. My own Faculty of Business & Law recorded an increase, from Autumn 2019, of almost 200 fulltime intensity students registered on the Business & Management … 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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Exploring engagement with online interactivities: An introduction to our project

By Sarah Henderson and Ben Melluish A recent conversation with a colleague centred around that age-old question of how to get her son to eat his vegetables; a dilemma we are sure many parents will be familiar with. The young … Continue reading

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Creating Emergency Remote Learning Environments in Response to COVID-19

By Michael Ngoasong The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is a nightmare for universities and businesses world-wide. Universities are turning to online remote teaching (Jack. A. and Moules, J. 2020) and requiring staff to work from home. Some of us … 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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