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Design and analytics in learning

We develop and evaluate new methods, models, systems and technologies to help people learn, make learning more accessible and enhance learning.

At the OU, there is a well-established tradition of using design approaches in the development and production of our curriculum. These design approaches use visual representations of the curriculum in a way that enables critical discussion review and sharing of learning designs ad design data.

Learning analytics involves the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of big data related to learners, with the intention of providing actionable intelligence. At The Open University, there is increased recognition that smart and pedagogically-informed learning analytics are urgently needed to solve the challenge of student retention.

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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
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Upcoming Events

Jan 28

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

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK6 7AA

Feb 19

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK6 7AA

Mar 5

Menopause and the workplace

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 15:30 to 16:30

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK6 7AA

May 21

Youth crime and justice: Does age matter?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK6 7AA

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