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Improving the trustworthiness of autonomous systems

Research which will improve the ability of autonomous systems to make decisions has received new funding.

15th January 2021
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New study to enhance the impact of technologies for hospice residents

The OU Rapid Response to COVID-19 funding scheme has made it possible to enhance the use of technologies in a hospice during the pandemic.

13th January 2021
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Researching the impact of COVID-19 on the future workplace

A project which is assessing the future workplace as a result of COVID-19 has received funding from the OU’s Rapid Response scheme.

11th January 2021
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Research to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Emergency Responders

A project which is assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Emergency Responders (ER) has been funded by the OU Rapid Response to COVID-19 scheme.

11th January 2021
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Home-schooling project to inspire hope and celebrate BAME diversity

A home-schooling project geared towards inspiring hope and celebrating Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) diversity has been awarded funding from the OU’s COVID-19 Rapid Response scheme.

8th January 2021
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OU trials chatbots to support students with disabilities

Chatbots were named in this year’s Innovating Pedagogy report as one of the top 10 practices that will influence education and are already been trialled to support OU students.

7th January 2021
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Report announces top 10 practices that will influence education

‘Enriched realities’ and ‘Using chatbots in learning’ are two of the top 10 new approaches to learning and teaching in this year’s Innovating Pedagogy report from The Open University.

6th January 2021
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New BME Researchers Group to launch at racial inequalities conference

A new Black and Minority Ethnic Researchers (BME) Group has been made possible by the OU’s Rapid Response to COVID-19 scheme.

6th January 2021
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Digital Badges for Teacher Professional Development in India

OU researchers have researched the importance of digital badges in support of teacher development in India to decide how they can be developed further.

5th January 2021
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Citizen Science data to inform pollinator-friendly plant lists for gardeners

New research recommends using citizen science data to decide on the best pollinator-friendly plants for creating urban garden habitats.

18th December 2020

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