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Accessibility Statement for Environmental management 1 (T219)

Mode of study

All of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio and video clips of generally no more than 5 minutes long (all with transcripts/subtitles), diagrams, interactive media, and animations. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. A short resource book on environmental management and systems is the only printed item.

Tuition strategy

This module provides online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning and approach your assignments.

Working with others

You will be required to collaborate with other students and this is assessed. This includes looking at and, commenting on, others’ work; reflecting on others’ comments on your work; and/or working together with fellow learners on a project/task.

Practical work

Online practical work forms a required component of assessment. This includes some collaborative group work. The module uses an online studio (DisplayWall) as a repository for students’ work and to develop and share ideas. It is used for specific activities throughout the module.

Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations

The use of mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions is minimal in this module, but you will be expected to understand such notation within the learning materials where they occur.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams and also graphs and photographs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples (diagramming) of these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.

Finding information

You may 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 and articles. These are delivered online and via third-party online resources.

Assessment

This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system and an End-of-Module Assessment (EMA) 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 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.

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