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About Online Distance Learning: Popularity and Types

Open University Book Case

By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU So we have finally made it. The final post in our five-part mini-series on distance and digital learning. In our final article we shall do the obvious thing and start from the beginning! Yes it’s time to travel back in time and delve into...


The Purpose and Aim of Distance Education

Open University Distance Learning

By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU As Open University students we engage in distance learning but what is the purpose of this method? As we have discussed in previous articles the growing trend of distance education has not only fermented different possibilities of learning and acquiring great degree-level wisdom but...


Increasing Trend of Online Education in Young Students


By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU Why are younger Students Opting to Study with Online Establishments like the Open University? Studying online is here to stay. The internet continues to grow and expand and with it ways of acquiring wisdom expand also. Whereas once upon a time the relationship between...


The increasing trend of MOOC enrollment

By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU David’s recently moooved into the world of Future Learn and he’s not the only one For some reason whenever I see the acronym MOOC I immediately think of this….. Sorry about that bad joke. As you may know I’ve recently signed up for a...


Should a free cat be included with every OU module?


Is it time for the Open University to include mischievous moggies with the module mail-outs? By Rollo Jones Tutors can be devious beasts and often have quite oblique motives for undertaking activities. I’m no exception to this. For example, during the first tutorial of each module presentation I will invariably ask my...


David’s Pros and Cons of Online Learning


By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU I started with the Open University in early 2007 and even in the near-10 years that have followed I’ve noticed massive changes in the world of online learning. One of the first things that past and current students recommended to me, as I began studying with...


Masters on hold so let’s try a MOOC


By David Wells Hello everyone, thanks for dropping back in with me. This post will double as a Masters update/moving forward piece. If you read my last update article you’ll know that I had decided to hold off signing up for a Masters module just yet and was planning on taking an...


OU Students: Tutorial Terrors!


By Rollo Jones The excitement is mounting: I found a course I like the look of and I’ve applied for it I’ve had the email confirming I’m on the module. There’s been an official looking letter to confirm it. I’ve got access to the course website The doorbell rings and someone is...


David’s Masters Degree Update

Open University Masters Degree

By David Wells David’s still on track to start his Masters but may have to rethink his plans It’s been a while but I thought I’d check in with another Masters update article. When I last wrote a blog post I was weighing up my options as to what module I would...