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Martin Weller

Aspects of the Open: The evolution of the meaning of open education

As The Open University celebrated its 50th anniversary and its mission of openness, Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology at the OU, examined what the term ‘open’ means and considered what an ‘Open University’ would look like if we were to invent it now.

20th February 2019
Student using a tablet and writing notes

OU academic calls for digital textbooks in the UK

An OU academic has completed a £90,000 grant to develop digital textbooks, so that they are adopted in the UK.

19th February 2019
Transgender with lipstick

Improving the integration of care for transgender people

An OU-led research partnership has been awarded £723,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to research the integration of care for transgender people.

7th February 2019
Shutterstock-410332369 Man selling apples at a market

Exploring if marketplaces create more inclusive societies

An OU academic is leading a €1,000,000 research project to establish the role of marketplaces in creating more inclusive societies.

5th February 2019
Devendra Kodwani

Back from the future, forward from the past: The journey that is lifelong learning

Professor Devendra Kodwani, Executive Dean of The Open University’s Faculty of Business and Law, introduced the OU's 50th anniversary inaugural lecture series with a lecture on lifelong learning and the role of universities, on Tuesday 28 January 2019.

30th January 2019
The World Economic Forum: in need of a refresh? Gian Ehrenzeller / EPA

Imagining a Davos for the many that was actually serious about climate change

From the moment world leaders claiming to want to fight climate change arrived in private jets, the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos attracted controversy. With global inequality growing and the threat of environmental destruction looming ever larger, the jets are getting larger and more expensive.

28th January 2019
Spacecraft in Space

Cross-faculty grant to investigate the socioeconomic benefits of space exploration

OU researchers have been awarded a one-year £307,000 contract by the European Space Agency to investigate the socioeconomic benefits of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) exploration programme.

16th January 2019
One Euro

Eurozone is recovery resistant but it could also be recession-proof

For years, the eurozone has grown more slowly than the US and its growth has been unbalanced. Germany has enjoyed strong external trade and GDP growth while Italy and France stagnate, and some smaller members submerge.

15th January 2019
Change Ahead sign

Why it's time to rip up the political playbook and imagine a truly new global order

The new year has not ushered in a fresh political start. The problems and divisions of 2018 have carried over to 2019. Brexit in the UK and the government shutdown in the US provide little optimism for either compromise or genuine change.

11th January 2019
Planet earth behind the far side of the moon

Chang'e 4: why the moon's far side looks red in new images

The first ever images taken from the surface of the far side of the moon have been released following the Chinese National Space Administration’s (CNSA) successful landing there.

10th January 2019

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