Accessibility Statement for Communication skills for business and management (LB170)
Mode of study
All of this module’s study materials are online, although there are two resource books. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio clips of up to 65 minutes long and video clips of up to 76 minutes long (all with transcripts); diagrams; interactive media; and animations. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for some module content that is already online.
This module provides a range of learning events including online tutorials and an online day school. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Working with others
You will be required to work with other students and this is assessed for some assignments. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work; reflecting on others’ comments on your work; and/or working together with fellow learners on a project/task.
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 all figures.
You may be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to 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. One assignment includes a spoken task.
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.