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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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From Experience to Theory (Part One)

By Haider Ali In the first article of a series, we will look at one of the methods we have used with a course presented on the FutureLearn platform in order to address the twin challenges of making management education … Continue reading

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Does co tutoring improve online teaching practice?

By Jim Lusted and Claire Maguire Introduction Tutors are increasingly being asked to teach together with a colleague – often called ‘co-tutoring’ – delivering both face-to-face and online tutorials as a pair. But what are tutors’ experiences of co-tutoring and … 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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Academics are from Mars and practitioners are from Venus – some thoughts on how to create a successful union based on value orientated collaboration.

By Richard Harding It can often feel like academics and practitioners are from different universes, let alone planets. The perspective from the lofty heights of academia’s ivory towers can make the world of practice seem remote. Conversely from a practice … Continue reading

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Setting up a Pilot Mentoring Programme on W101 – An Introduction to Law

By Carol Edwards, Liz Hardie and Lorraine Gregory Working at the Open University (OU) we know that distance learning can be isolating. Due to the remote nature of studying online, students can lack the opportunity to form communities of practice … 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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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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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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