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    6th Aug 2007 Registration now open! The 2nd Open CETL Conference, "Pushing the Boundaries", will address broad themes such as building subject communities, assessment for learning, employer engagement and communicating with students in an online environment. The Conference will encourage active...
    9th Aug 2007 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. In this issue: An article on ‘Experiments Online’ describes just two of the ways that COLMSCT and PiCETL are...
    5th Dec 2007 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. In a presentation to the OpenCETL conference in October Mirabelle Walker, a COLMSCT...
    16th May 2008 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...
    16th May 2008 Conference dates 20th-21st November 2008, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes The conference programme will feature diverse and innovative research approaches to learning and teaching in virtual worlds, addressing four broad themes: Crossing boundaries and making...
    20th May 2008 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...
    13th Jun 2008 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. This high level Colloquium saw the discussion of...
    2nd Jul 2008 On the 18th March 2008, Adam Afriyie MP accompanied by his researcher, Daniel Gilbert, visited the Open CETL Suite. Prof. Steve Swithenby, Director of the COLMSCT CETL, gave a presentation on the work of the CETLs and in particular the innovation in elearning such as: learning...
    5th Aug 2008 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. The introduction of Student Support Teams has been one of the most controversial elements arising...
    7th Nov 2008 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,...

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