User friendly guide to computing, impact of multi-media formats used in OU courses. A look at computer formats, modems and CD-roms which will be used by students in their studies. Also student f...ears that the OU will become an electronic campus, and face to face tutorials will disappear. A visit to the micro-gallery in the Sainsbury wing at the National Gallery showing how a tour of the gallery can be chosen by selection from a computer screen, together with details about the artist and the painting. Funding for the OU, how will the money be spent, and why has the OU been so successful in obtaining more in grants than other universities. A look at Thames Valley University where Mike Fitzgerald - former Dean of Science at the OU - is now the Vice Chancellor.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Series: Open Forum
Recording date: 1993
First transmission date: 1993-04-04
Published: 1993
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
Restrictions on use: This material can be used in accordance with The Open University conditions of use. A link to the conditions can be found at the bottom of all OUDA web pages.
Duration: 00:33:52
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Producer: Christine Palmer
Presenter: Howard Stableford
Narrator: Zoe Walsh
Contributors: Geoff Peters; Joel Greenberg; Trevor Phillips; Anjali Walker; Margaret Debenham; Gill Kirkup; Diane Watson; Mike Fitzgerald
Publisher: The Open University
Subject terms: Distance education--Great Britain; Open learning--Great Britain; Adult education--Great Britain; Educational technology--Great Britain; Group work in education; Virtual reality; Universities and colleges--Finance; Government aid to higher education; Education, Higher--Economic aspects
Production number: FOUF240X
Videofinder number: 4720
Available to public: yes