Members of IET work within a programme structure which is divided into two main themes, Learning & Teaching and Research & Scholarship. IET’s programme structure is flexible to be responsive to changing priorities. Staff work collaboratively with each other on a variety of projects and activities simultaneously across multiple programmes.
Learning & Teaching
IET offers expertise in the use of technology to support teaching and learning. For more details of the scope of this work, please visit the Learning & Teaching section.
Research & Scholarship
IET conducts high quality research into teaching, learning and the use of technology in education. In addition IET aims to enhance scholarship of technology-enabled teaching and learning across the OU. For more details of the extent of this work, please visit the Research & Scholarship section.
Our experience and knowledge of using new technologies to support good learning, teaching and assessment practices are presented and developed in the following taught module programmes:
- the Masters in Online and Distance Education
- the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
- the Open University's Masters in Research Methods programme
For more information about our taught modules, please visit Study with us area.
IET’s core activities underpin the strategic portfolios and are associated with ongoing institutional activity, including:
- Accessibility and Usability
- Student Statistics and Surveys (Quality assurance and quality enhancement)
- Jennie Lee Research Labs
- Professional development (EPD)
- Planning & Resources
Academics and Academic-related staff working within IET’s two portfolio strands are involved in cross-institutional strategic programmes of work, such as the Student Services Review, OpenLearn and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).