Category Archives: SCiLAB

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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Law Graduates’ Use of Extra-Curricular Activities to Get Started in the Legal Professions

By Andrew Gilbert and Jessica Giles This blog arises out of our SCiLAB-funded project, ‘An Exploration of the Use of Extra-Curricular Activities by Law Students and Alumni’, which we carried out during 2020-21. The project aimed to explore Open University … Continue reading

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Law Students and Extra-Curricular Activities in a Time of Pandemic

By Andrew Gilbert and Jessica Giles This blog arises out of our SCiLAB-funded project, ‘An Exploration of the Use of Extra-Curricular Activities by Law Students and Alumni’, which we carried out during 2020-21. The project aimed to explore Open University (OU) … Continue reading

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Badge attitude

By Terry O’Sullivan CREDIT Peter Keegan / Hulton Archive / Getty Images / Universal Images Group  Rights Managed / For Education Use Only Have you joined the badgerati yet? Are you one of the growing number of people whose social media profiles, electronic … Continue reading

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Professor Suzanne Rab Takes a Critical Look at Critical Thinking

By Professor Suzanne Rab Critical thinking is a vital skill at university, and in life.  Despite its frequent endorsement in education, there is no clear consensus about what it means in practice.  Rather like the elusive search for a definition of … 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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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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Continuing our experiences of online mentoring

By Carol Edwards, Lorraine Gregory, Liz Hardie and Louise Taylor We previously posted a blog in October 2020 entitled ‘Setting up a Pilot Mentoring Programme on W101 – An Introduction to Law’ (Edwards, Hardie and Gregory, 2020). This explained our … Continue reading

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