Each Centre had its own aims and objectives but they also shared interests.
For example, the Practice-based Professional Learning Centre (PBPL) has adopted the theme of assessment as an early priority; assessment is one of the two themes of the Centre for Open Learning of Mathematics, Science Computing and Technology (COLMSCT). Involvement of Associate Lecturers in assessment is a major issue for the Personalised Integrated Learning Support Centre (PILS) and computer-based assessment is a major issue for the collaborators in the Physics Innovations CETL (piCETL).
Similar threads connect many of our interests as we seek to develop integrated solutions to the problem of improving teaching and learning.
As well as the network of academic collaborations created by our shared aspirations, we have many points of contact, including our:
- Contributions to the University's institutional strategies, particularly the Teaching and Learning Strategy, as well as the Curriculum and Awards Strategy. See the Resources page for further details on our reports.
- Commitment to the further development of excellent teaching practice in the OU.
- Commitment to engaging and sharing our expertise with the wider Open University community, as well as with colleagues outside the Open University. See the Dissemination pages for further information.
- Commitment to formative and summative evaluation to internationally recognised standards. See the Evaluation pages for further information.