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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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Research from the past to inform religious tolerance among today’s youth

Open University (OU) academics have been awarded £282,000 to gain insights from the past to inform young people’s understanding of religious diversity and tolerance, working in collaboration with partners from across Europe.

18th April 2018
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Upcoming Events

Apr 18

Open University Law School Symposium: Belonging

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 09:30 to Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 17:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

May 22

OU inaugural to investigate why only 10% of maths professors are women

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -

18:00 to 19:45

Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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