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Man using mobile phone whilst driving

OU research feeds into campaign on the dangers of mobile phone use while driving

An OU academic has fed her research into a campaign on the dangers of mobile phone use while driving, which begins this week (9 March 2020).

10th March 2020
Wet meadows

Research into the restoration of UK’s floodplain meadows to enter second phase

OU research into the restoration of UK’s floodplain meadows has just received £132,000 from the John Ellerman Foundation.

10th March 2020
Female lab assistant with petri dish

Collaborating with national organisations to extend online citizen science

A project which allows members of the public to engage with scientific research, has just received further funding.

3rd March 2020
Girl looking at moon through telescope

OU STEM research benefits from Europlanet 2024 grant

Open University research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has received a European Commission grant which provides the planetary space community free access to the world’s largest collection of simulation and analysis facilities.

3rd March 2020
Bullying vicitim being video recorded on smartphone

Online harms and Caroline’s Law – what’s the direction for the law reform?

The UK Government has recently published an Online Harms White Paper: initial consultation response. Dr Olga Jurasz, OU Senior Lecturer of Law and Dr Kim Barker, Lecturer in Law, University of Stirling express their views.

2nd March 2020
University workshop

Call for educators to consult research evidence in Open Education Week talk

An OU researcher will call for educators to consult research evidence to inform their teaching in a talk during Open Education Week (Monday 2 March).

2nd March 2020
Waving the Welsh Flat

Enabling marginalised communities to build identity through culture

A research project supporting participants from marginalised communities in South Wales to explore heritage and identity through the creative arts has just received funding.

27th February 2020
The Earth currently has two moons - but they won’t look like this in the sky. Author provided

Earth’s got a new ‘moon’ – here’s what to expect

The Minor Planet Centre has just announced that the Earth has been orbited by a second moon for the past three years or so. But while excitement about the discovery is growing, it is important to keep in mind that this moon isn’t as impressive as our main satellite.

27th February 2020
Katherine Johnson. NASA/Bob Nye

Katherine Johnson: NASA mathematician and much-needed role model

Katherine Johnson, who has died at the age of 101, was an amazing woman. But up until a few years ago, hardly anyone had heard of her or her achievements.

26th February 2020
Girl with special needs

Pupils in UK special schools “treated differently”

Research by an OU academic claims that there are no national progress routes for children with severe or profound intellectual disabilities following the recent withdrawal of standardised assessments.

26th February 2020

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