Accessibility Statement for Running the economy (DD209)
Mode of study
Some of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips of 2-20 minutes long (all with transcripts or subtitles) diagrams, interactive media and multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.
This module uses specialist symbols that are not covered by standard accessibility tools. The module materials and assessment ask you to use specialist symbols: and may not be fully accessible as a result. You may need an assistant to help you to interpret and draw these symbols.
This module provides a two types of learning events face-to-face tutorials and day schools. 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 interact with other students in one collaborative exercise for a Tutor-Marked Assignment (TMA03). This requires, as part of the assessment, is posting one comment on an online student forum.
Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations
Mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions are used throughout the module and you will be required to use such notation within assessment.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams and graphs, with some less important graphs and photographs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures.
This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, Interactive Computer- Marked Assignments (iCMAs) completed online, and an exam that must be taken at an exam centre.
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.