Supporting students is part of the DNA of EEES educators as they design, author and evaluate the production of our distance learning materials.
We focus on:
Routine scrutiny of student data and survey feedback highlights areas where potential improvements can be made, prompting research projects that focus on specific aspects of the student experience.
We have explored how students change their learning strategies to adapt for the shift from studying with printed texts and digital media, to wholly online study and how we can use new systems such as Open edX for responsive support.
Other projects have explored different ways that online environments can be exploited to support students’ learning, and how communities of students and tutors support each other.
If you have any questions or want to find out more please contact Fiona Aiken.
On 22 November Professors Clare Warren, Mark Brandon and Richard Holliman, and Dr Barbara Kunz travelled to Manchester for an OU Graduation Ceremony.
An EEES researcher is leading a new Natural Environmental Research Council-funded project to improve our ability to predict climate change using cutting-edge analysis of fossilised algae molecules.