Tag Archives: Open University

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

Posted in Business School, covid19, e-learning, e-teaching, feelings, General, HE, motivation, Online teaching, onlinestudent, onlineteacher, onlineteaching, Open University, SCiLAB, students | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in e-learning, e-teaching, HE, motivation, Online teaching, onlinestudent, onlineteacher, onlineteaching, Open University, SCiLAB, students, Uncategorised | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business School, e-learning, e-teaching, General, HE, Online teaching, Open University, research, SCiLAB, Uncategorised | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I want my weekend back!

By Haider Ali Face to face residential schools are core to a number of Open University modules, but this does involve sacrifices: One of them being a complete loss of a weekend, while they go away to a residential school, … Continue reading

Posted in Business School, e-learning, e-teaching, HE, Online teaching, onlinestudent, onlineteacher, onlineteaching, onlinetips, Open University, SCiLAB, Skills online, Uncategorised | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business School, feelings, General, HE, online identity, Open University, SCiLAB, Uncategorised, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can we teach skills online?

By Lin Smith As lecturers we can lecture, can’t we? Have our online students acquired key skills for success? We design the assessment, so we think we assess what we have taught and what we expect them to have acquired. … Continue reading

Posted in Business School, e-learning, e-teaching, Key Academic Skills, Online teaching, onlinestudent, Open University, research, SCiLAB, Skills online | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taking legal outreach online: how law students can help bridge the justice gap during lockdown

by Hugh McFaul Pro bono legal work is part of the DNA of the UK legal profession and can involve lawyers working without pay to help provide access to justice for those unable to pay for legal advice and representation. … Continue reading

Posted in covid19, e-teaching, Law School, Online teaching, onlineteaching, Open Justice, Open University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business School, General, Online teaching, Open University, research, SCiLAB, Uncategorised, Who we are | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business School, covid19, e-learning, e-teaching, educhat, FE, feelings, HE, motivation, online identity, Online teaching, onlinestudent, onlineteacher, onlineteaching, onlinetips, Open University, research, SCiLAB, secondaryEd#, students, teachingidentity, teachingtalk | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment