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We are pleased to introduce the second edition of the Open CETL Bulletin and invite you to share in our reflections and news from the first two years of Open CETL activity.
What kind of comments should tutors be writing on TMAs? A study in the Technology faculty has shown how tutors could give more effective feedback by concentrating on comments intended to develop skills.
Open Life is now open to visitors. In conjunction with Schomebase, another Open University island in Second Life, these two parcels of virtual land are provding an exciting and integrated immersive space, and staff and students are establishing an OU virtual community, including attending tutorials and course events ‘inworld’.
Conference dates 20th-21st November 2008, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes
The British Council DelPHE project, ‘Resource packs in experimental science for teachers and trainee teachers to enable both face-to-face and distance learning in practical work’, is a joint collaboration between the University of the Cape Coast, Ghana and the University's Centre for Open Learning of Mathematics, Science, Computing and Technology (COLMSCT) CETL (Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning).
This invitation only event, hosted by the Open CETL on the 4th June 2008, brought together international experts and key stakeholders to discuss progress and future policy for higher education for offenders in custody and the community.
On the 18th March 2008, Adam Afriyie MP accompanied by his researcher, Daniel Gilbert, visited the Open CETL Suite.
The latest lessons from the Personalised Integrated Learning Support (PILS) CETL (Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning) could be valuable in setting up Student Support Teams.
Bai Bin, Researcher from Research Center of Distance Education, Beijing Normal University, China, has been visiting the Open University for 3 months from early September 2008. Working with Professor Steve Swithenby, Director of the Centre for Open Learning of Mathematics, Science, Computing and Technology (COLMSCT), Bin’s visit is part of a collaborative research study in quality assurance of online higher education between UK and China.