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Accessibility Statement for Evaluating contemporary science (S350)

Mode of study

All of this module's study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums, OpenStudio and online tutorial rooms.

Tuition strategy

This module provides a range of learning events: module wide tutorials, forum discussions and online/telephone discussion with your tutor. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

Working with others

You will be required to feedback on other students’ work.

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 some diagrams and graphs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided.

Finding information

You will be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online and this is assessed. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.

Specialist reading material

In this module you will be working with specialist reading material such as scientific research papers. These are delivered via the module website and via third‑party websites.

Assessment

This module has three Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, and an end-of-module assessment submitted online.

Feedback

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.

Schedule

All Open 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.

Specialist software

This module uses specialist symbols that are not covered by standard accessibility tools. The module materials and assessment ask you to use the following specialist software/symbols: Excel or OpenOffice Calc, for example; and possibly BIOVIA Draw or ChemDraw, and may not be fully accessible as a result.

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