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Professional and Digital Learning

The Professional and Digital Learning theme examines how people learn for work and the ways digital technologies support their learning. This research is critical in supporting people who now have to work under various levels of uncertainty while dealing with complex, ill-structured problems.

Professional Learning is an element of lifelong learning which has been given only limited attention in terms of how professionals learn new knowledge and skills.

Developments in technologies and in digital networks are stimulating the evolution of new ways of working and learning. In OpenTEL we work with a range of partners in diverse organisations NGOs, multinationals, professional bodies and public organisations – to discover ways in which these technologies offer the potential to alter traditional ways of working.

We have also the opportunity to apply our research findings, methods and know-how around Professional and Digital Learning to support the university in designing and facilitating the type of work-integrated professional development needed to retain our position as the world’s leading distance education provider.

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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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