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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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What’s fake about fake news?

Fake news is one of the frequently-used words of 2017, but is there anything new about it and why is it so significant?

22nd January 2018
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Upcoming Events

Jan 30

The power of learning analytics for a better study experience

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 -

18:00 to 19:00

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

Feb 6

Context in public management, the missing link

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -

18:00 to 19:00

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

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