Accessibility Statement for You and your money (DB125)
Mode of study
Roughly half of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips, typically 2 to 5 minutes long (occasionally longer) all with transcripts, diagrams, interactive media, animations and multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for some/all module content, with the exception of a suite of interactive tools.
This module provides a range of learning events: face-to-face tutorials and online tutorials. Each face-to-face learning event offers an online (or other) alternative. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Working with others
You will be required to work with other students in a team-working activity. Although the activity itself is not assessed, you will be asked to reflect on participating in the team-working activity and this reflection is assessed. The team-working activity includes as a team finding and choosing an example of a ‘symbolic advertisement’, and looking at and commenting on the images chosen by others. As part of assessment, you will be asked to reflect on your participation in this activity.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams and graphs, together with some photographs. Reading and interpreting the diagrams and graphs is an important part of the study of this module. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.
You are required to search for, and make use of, third party material online as part of the team-working activity. This activity is not assessed, but a reflection on taking part in the activity does form part of an assessment.
This module uses a suite of online interactive tools. These can be manipulated to answer assessment and activity questions, by selecting inputting variables like inflation and interest rates. On request, alternatives to the interactive tools can be provided in the form of look-up tables
This module has tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and an end-of-module assessment (EMA), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system.
You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.
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All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.