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.
The Open University (OU) in the UK has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Primo discovery and delivery solution to provide unified resource management and discovery. The Open University also selected the bX Recommender, a user-facing service that presents article recommendations based on the usage data of millions of users around the world.
Four UK cities have been given £10M of funding to test driverless cars. The investment from Innovate UK was announced by chancellor George Osborne in the autumn statement. Coventry and Milton Keynes will host the UK Autodrive consortium, whose members include car manufacturers Ford and Jaguar Land Rover, plus Coventry council, Milton Keynes council, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the Open University.
Meet the academic: Dr Stephen Lewis who discusses his research of storms on Jupiter and his interest in weather on Earth and in space. By: Stephen Lewis (Department of Physical Sciences, The Open University).
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