Accessibility Statement for Economics in practice (DD226)
Mode of study
Much of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips of up to 10 minutes long (all with transcripts/subtitles), diagrams, interactive media and multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms.
This module provides online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Working with others
You will be required to work with other students. This includes working together with fellow learners through a forum in order to complete a task. This collaborative work will not be directly assessed, but you will be asked to draw on your experience of the collaboration in one of the assessments. An alternative form of collaboration can be arranged if you are unable to participate in a forum.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams and graphs. 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 all figures.
You may be required to search for, and make use of, third party material online, but these are mostly optional activities and you can still learn the key points from the feedback provided. There is one instance where searching the internet is part of an assessment and an alternative offline version of this task is available to enable you to complete the assignment and meet the Learning Outcomes of the module.
This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, and an End-of-Module Assessment (RMA) submitted online.
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.