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Home-schooling project to inspire hope and celebrate BAME diversity

A home-schooling project geared towards inspiring hope and celebrating Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) diversity has been awarded funding from the OU’s COVID-19 Rapid Response scheme.

8th January 2021
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OU trials chatbots to support students with disabilities

Chatbots were named in this year’s Innovating Pedagogy report as one of the top 10 practices that will influence education and are already been trialled to support OU students.

7th January 2021
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Report announces top 10 practices that will influence education

‘Enriched realities’ and ‘Using chatbots in learning’ are two of the top 10 new approaches to learning and teaching in this year’s Innovating Pedagogy report from The Open University.

6th January 2021
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New BME Researchers Group to launch at racial inequalities conference

A new Black and Minority Ethnic Researchers (BME) Group has been made possible by the OU’s Rapid Response to COVID-19 scheme.

6th January 2021
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Digital Badges for Teacher Professional Development in India

OU researchers have researched the importance of digital badges in support of teacher development in India to decide how they can be developed further.

5th January 2021
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Citizen Science data to inform pollinator-friendly plant lists for gardeners

New research recommends using citizen science data to decide on the best pollinator-friendly plants for creating urban garden habitats.

18th December 2020
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Supporting social workers during COVID-19

A research project which looks at supporting social workers during the pandemic, has received funding from the OU’s Rapid Response to COVID-19 scheme.

18th December 2020
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New Horizon grant for novel structures inspired by maths

The OU has been awarded a grant for advances in mathematics which could lead to smart materials and new applications including bespoke orthopaedic implants.

17th December 2020
Tied bird: A drawing by a young asylum seeker from Pakistan

Experiences of refugees and asylum seekers during COVID-19

A new digital exhibition which chronicles the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in different parts of the world during COVID-19, launches on International Migrants Day (18 December 2020).

17th December 2020
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Lessons learnt ‘sniffing’ a comet to enhance the flavours of drinks

Building on the lessons learnt from designing systems for “sniffing” comets in space the OU is supporting Efficiency Technologies Ltd to enhance the flavour analysis process for the UK drinks sector.

17th December 2020

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