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OU COVID-19 Research: Online Learning and Education seminar

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 10:15 to 12:30

You are invited to join the OU COVID-19 Research: Online Learning and Education seminar, an online showcase of OU-funded projects presented by researchers from across the University who have led research to improve and support aspects of online learning and education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The seminar, hosted by The Open University, will also feature a panel discussion and Q/A with high profile researchers from across the HE sector, which will be chaired by Professor Denise Whitelock, Director of the OU's Institute of Educational Technology (IET).

Research projects to be presented

  • Race and Ethnicity Hub
  • Co-Evaluating E-assessment resources for HE in Africa
  • Impact of COVID-19 on CPD requirements for organisational development in the UK
  • Overcoming adversity through hope: the potential of picture fiction
  • Effect of COVID on OU students
  • Open Centre for Languages and Culture
  • Teachers’ professional learning during and after COVID: A role for open digital badges
  • CPD for social workers
  • Cardiff Commitment CPD Pilot - Upskilling teaching professionals in blended learning pedagogy


  • Prof John Domingue, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
  • Prof Allison Littlejohn, University College London
  • Prof Mpine Makoe, UNISA, South Africa
  • Prof Albert Sangrà Morer, Open University of Catalonia Barcelona

This interactive seminar will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and is open to all interested in attending.

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