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Teacher and online class

Research into how English secondary schools are managing online learning during the pandemic

A team led by Dr Jacqueline Baxter of The Open University Business School has been awarded nearly £300,000 to investigate online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools.

11th December 2020
Man with Down Syndrome using a laptop

Reports call for more support for people with learning disabilities

Two reports on the effect of COVID-19 on people with learning disabilities launch on 10 December at an event: Filling the Gaps, aimed at funders and policymakers.

9th December 2020
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OU haptic devices improve how stroke survivors walk

New research shows that wearable haptic devices, which stimulate movement, improve how stroke survivors walk.

8th December 2020
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New research funding to measure trees from space

A project, which will explore the potential to provide the most detailed maps ever of the UK treescape through monitoring them from space, has been awarded funding from the UK Space Agency.

4th December 2020
African school children in a classroom

Research to improve education in Africa

An OU-led research project which takes a play-based approach to learning to improve education in early years education in Africa, has received funding.

4th December 2020
Group of African students

OU research leads on £2.2 million project to decolonise peace-building in Africa

An OU academic, Parvati Raghuram, Professor of Geography and Migration, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University, has recently been awarded £2.2 million to lead the Arts & Humanities Research Council network plus project: Decolonising peace education in Africa.

3rd December 2020
Man holding red AIDS awareness ribbon

Call for raised awareness of the ‘changed world’ of HIV

As the UK works towards achieving zero new HIV transmissions by 2030,  an OU academic is calling for greater awareness of this ‘changed world’.

1st December 2020
Professor Tim Blackman

OU signs Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

The Open University (OU) has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) (November 2020) in a move towards more openness and equity in research assessment and career advancement in higher education.

30th November 2020
Wind turbine

Launch of Arc Universities and the Environment report

A report launched this month (November 2020) by the Arc Universities Group (AUG) highlights the support offered by universities to support environmental and sustainability goals.

26th November 2020
Open University campus

OU wins Research Impact and Widening Access and Outreach in Guardian University Awards

The OU today won two awards after being shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Guardian University Awards 2020 which showcases some of the best work right across the higher education sector.

25th November 2020

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