Category Archives: Online teaching

Agent Based Modelling and Scholarship

By Kevin Amor Recently I have started to use Agent Based Modelling (ABM) in my finance research.  It occurred to me to wonder whether it had a place in scholarship work. A very quick search found some listings for ABM … Continue reading

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Supporting Tutors in Adobe Connect

By Carol Edwards & Andrew Maxfield In this blog we plan to share how we supported our new and less experienced tutors to deliver successful online tutorials during the Covid pandemic. As the leading provider of distance online learning, it … Continue reading

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Nurturing employability at British universities – entrepreneurship education as a vehicle

By Carolin Decker-Lange (The Open University) and Knut Lange (Royal Holloway, University of London) Since the 1980s, British universities have been under increasing scrutiny, accompanied by changes in regulation, funding, governmental surveillance and performance appraisal in research and teaching. As … Continue reading

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Integrating online learning provision: What will schools take forward post-pandemic?

By Katharine Jewitt An 18-month research project is seeking to identify what online learning innovations schools can and will be keeping post-pandemic. Dr Katharine Jewitt reports on preliminary findings: As Covid restrictions are lifted, school leaders are beginning to plan … Continue reading

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Business simulation: stimulation for business learners

By Kevin Amor …simulations are perceived as educational and fun, a rare combination indeed! (Devasagyam, 2007) Increasingly business schools and others tasked with teaching business skills are using business simulations as a key element of their offering (see for example … Continue reading

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Using asynchronous forums to support large-class teaching

By Ruslan Ramanau Large-class teaching has attracted the attention of educators across the globe in the last decade, mostly due to rapid growth in teaching and learning contexts with large teacher-to-student ratios, such as massive online courses (MOOCs). But is … Continue reading

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A Virtual Reality Courtroom Project

By Dr Clare Jones & Francine Ryan Exciting new project The Open University Law School’s, Open Justice Centre, is embarking on an exciting new project which brings together technology and law to enable immersive and active learning to take place … Continue reading

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Strategic management of online learning during Covid and beyond

By Dr Jacqueline Baxter Leading online learning: Out of crisis comes opportunity. We are just entering the pilot stage of our research project which looks at how schools have strategically managed online learning during Covid, and if and how, new experiences … 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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Three reasons why we should think about employability in entrepreneurship education

By Carolin Decker-Lange Many people think that the purpose of entrepreneurship education at universities is to help students to start their own ventures. This is not fully in line with the QAA, the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, which defines entrepreneurship education as “the … Continue reading

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