Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. The greatest university on the planet (we reckon anyway) is always innovating and leading the way on many issues that affect us around the globe and these news pieces reflect just that. So if there’s a free course or bit of news on the agenda then hopefully we will pick it up and stick it on the next Open University news.
Making Moocs social is the next challenge. Finding ways to engage thousands of people in discussion online is set to change the higher education landscape. Innovating Pedagogy 2014, the third annual report about the technological trends that could revolutionise education, produced by The Open University, says that finding ways to effectively engage thousands of people in productive discussions while learning together online is a key challenge for educationalists in the next couple of years.
Embrace digital age or face irrelevance – Martin Bean. FutureLearn, sponsored by the Open University and launched in October 2013, is the first United Kingdom MOOC platform and has welcomed more than 1.4 million course sign-ups with its 40 ‘world-class’ partners.
Asda will be trained to support shoppers suffering from dementia as part of the supermarket’s strategic partnership with The Open University.
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