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Open CETL Bulletin Issue 1 (November 2006)

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The Open-CETL is a collaboration between the Open University’s three single institution Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the collaborative Centre which it leads. The Open CETL is pleased to bring you the first issue of Open CETL Bulletin, providing an update of CETL activities and sharing some thought provoking issues that are emerging from their work.

  1. Welcome from Paul Clarke, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at The Open University
  2. About the Open CETL
  3. Articles:
    • ‘Cynical about online learning’ by Steve Swithenby, Director, Centre for Open Learning of Mathematics, Science, Computing and Technology (COLMSCT)
    • ‘Rewarding and developing staff’ by Patrick Kelly, Assistant Director, Personalised Integrated Learning Support Centre (PILS)
    • ‘Is practice-based learning only for professional and vocational subjects?’ by Mark Fenton-O’Creevy, Principle, Practice –based Professional Learning Centre (PBPL)
    • ‘Spotlight on Physics’ by Sarah Symons, Physics Innovations Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (piCETL)
  4. News from the CETLs
  5. Report: Open CETL Conference
  6. Contacts.

The next issue will be May 2007. It will include a section called "Have your say". We’re keen to hear from practitioners addressing similar issues to the Open University CETLs. If you would like to contribute to the next edition, please send a 150 word abstract to the editor at Deadline for abstract submissions is 3rd February 2007 and final copy by 31st March.
For hard copy(ies) please email with numbers required.


Open CETL Bulletin Issue 1

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9th Aug 2007