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The Open University's Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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PiCETL Resources

All PiCETL Resources

Celestial E-Sphere

Software designed and produced by piCETL - a feature packed celestial sphere that runs on your PC

CETL poster templates

A selection of templates for designing CETL posters for conferences, workshops, display, etc.

CETL presentation templates

A selection of templates for designing CETL presentations

Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre

The discipline subject centre for physics sciences

Interactive Screen Experiments: the view from the SXR103 residential school

Report on the reaction of students and tutors to the use of ISEs at the OU's 'Practising Science' residential school course

Lucas, R. (2009) 3-D Immersive Screen Experiments

Paper presented at the GIREP-EPEC International Conference 2009; Physics Community and Cooperation, 17 - 21 August 2009, University of Leicester.

Lucas, R. and Kolb, U. (2009) Use of 3D virtual environments in teaching Astronomy and Physics.

Paper presented at The Frontiers in Science Education Research (FISER) Conference 2009, 22 - 24 March 2009, Famagusta, North Cyprus.

Maths Miniatures Video Tutorials - Download Versions

A series of short videos addressing individual points in mathematics designed to support a mathematics service course.

Open CETL Bulletin Issue 1 (November 2006)

The Open CETL Bulletin provides an update on Open CETL activities, and aims to stimulate discussion of the teaching and leanring issues that are pivotal to future development at the Open University and other institutions.

Open CETL Bulletin Issue 2 (August 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.

Open CETL Bulletin Issue 3 (November 2008)

This edition of the Open CETL Bulletin shares accounts of some of the effects of the Open CETL up to the Autumn of 2008.

Papathanassiou, H. Kolb, U. Freake, S. (2008) E-tutorials in 3rd year Physics & Astronomy courses: Perceived value and impact on performance.

Paper presented at the GIREP 2008 International Conference: Physics Curriculum Design, Development and Validation, Cyprus, 18 - 22 Aug 2008

PPLATO: Promoting Physics Learning And Teaching Opportunities

FDTL4 project that produced resources to support the teaching of physics and maths at university first year and foundation year levels

Project LeAP: Problem-based learning in astronomy and physics

FDTL4 project aimed at increasing the profile of problem-based learning

Real-time, On-line Astronomical Observing - Interim Report June 2007

An interim report on the progress and results of this project

Streaming version - Maths Miniatures 06 - Polar Co-ordinates

An introduction to polar co-ordinates in the plane and in 3D

The 2nd Open CETL Conference Proceedings "Pushing the Boundaries" 15-16 Oct 2007.

Book of abstracts and posters presented at The Open CETL Conference on the 15-16 October 2007 which was held at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

The 3rd Open CETL conference (2008) Keynote presentation by Geetha Narayanan - Looking Back to Look Ahead - Learning Through and From the Human Spirit

Replay of Keynote presentation by Geetha Narayanan

The 3rd Open CETL conference (2008) Presentation by PVC Denise Kirkpatrick – Much has been written of the potential for new learning afforded by Web 2.0. What might be happening in the world of learning 2.0 and what can it mean for us and our students?

Replay of Keynote presentation by PVC Denise Kirkpatrick

The 3rd Open CETL Conference Proceedings "Building Bridges" 24-25 Sept 2008.

Book of abstracts and posters presented at The Open CETL Conference on the 24-25 September 2008 which was held at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

The 4th Open CETL Conference Proceedings "The CETLs: Celebrating Teaching and Learning" 15-16 Dec 2009.

Book of abstracts and posters presented at The Open CETL Conference on the 15th - 16th December 2010 which was held at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

The Ideal Physics Experiment: a brief survey of finalists at the University of Reading

A report on a survey of final year students regarding their perceptions of the importance of different factors of the ideal physics experiment

The mathematical misconceptions of adult distance-learning science students

An analysis of student answers to interactive online assessment questions for the Open University course ‘Maths for Science’ is providing insight into adult distance-learning science students’ mathematical misconceptions