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Just a distraction?

Fig.1. Tom Dailey winning Commonwealth Gold

Tom Dailey talks about his bid for a medal the the Rio Olympics, about distractions like school and TV work, and also his desire to do a course, such as Spanish. 158 more words


The importance of digital literacy in learning online

Fig. 1. Mozilla Webmaker Digital Literacy Map

Learning online for a degree means that over a number of modules, sooner rather than later, you are likely to master a number of these digital literacy skills; the more the better. 192 more words


I survived OU Summer School!

This is a re-post from my Facebook page, so spologies to those who’ve already read this.

19-25 July, 2014 University of Bath Campus:

Last week I was at an Open University Residential school, as a compulsory part of my psychology degree. 568 more words

Free online course for carers

Caring Counts is a self-reflection and planning course developed with and for carers. Working with carers and carer’s organisations, The Open University in Scotland has developed a… 354 more words


Facts about the OU you may not know

I am proud to represent and promote The Open University. Why? Because the institution is becoming somewhat of a phenomenon. Shadow Universities Minister, Liam Byrne MP, described The Open University and it’s learning and research as a vital part “of the future of Britain.” 521 more words


Video: Innovative Methodology Presentation from CCIG Forum 33

‘The use of technology and visual methods in relationship research with young same-sex couples’

In April, I gave a presentation about the use of technology and visual methods in my research and how the methods allowed access to certain insights into the lives of the couples in my sample. 59 more words


Video: Presentation from OU Student Connections Conference

‘And it feels like we have a future…’ Young Same-Sex Couples in Long-Term Relationships

Following from yesterday’s presentation about my initial thoughts and musings of the data, there is now a video available to view of my presentation. 50 more words