You will work through the module using online learning guides via the website along with module readings audio-visual material and internet resources. The module printed readings are also available in print.
You will also have access to teaching and library resources through the website. Electronic versions of the printed study materials are also provided on the website.
You will need
The audio-visual components of this module will be embedded within the learning guide. Internet, headset and microphone for OU Live.
A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.
Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.
A desktop or laptop computer with either:
- Windows 7 or higher
- macOS 10.7 or higher
The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.
To participate in our online-discussion area you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.
Our Skills for OU study website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.
If you have a disability
The materials for this module are provided as a series of web pages via the module website and should be accessible using screen readers.
If you use specialist hardware or software to assist you in using a computer or the internet or have concerns about accessing online resources you are advised to contact us about the support which can be given to meet your needs.
If you have particular study requirements please tell us as soon as possible, as some of our support services may take several weeks to arrange. Find out more about our services for disabled students.