Accessibility Statement for Exploring innovation and entrepreneurship (B205)
Mode of study
Most of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips (all with transcripts/subtitles), diagrams, interactive media, animations and multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for some module content, (i.e. a module reader, containing a number of longer readings, which is also provided in electronic format on the module website).
This module provides a range of learning events including two face-to-face day schools and five online tutorials. There is also an online alternative to each of the day schools. Although not compulsory, attendance at day schools and tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Working with others
You will be required to work with other students in some of the core learning activities. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work, reflecting on others’ comments on your work, and working together with fellow learners on a project/task. Students are assessed individually, but each marked assignment includes a participation mark and two of the four marked assignments are directly linked to collaborative activities (an online negotiation exercise and a new venture creation challenge).
Online practical work forms a required component of assessment. This includes some collaborative work, both in pairs and small teams, which is facilitated by tutors.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain some diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures.
You may be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online and this is assessed. Alternatives for required research material can be provided to enable you to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module.
This module has four Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, and an Exam that must be taken at an exam centre.
You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.
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All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.