Category: General Articles

Open University: TMA help is out there!

By Leanne Goodall Are you stuck trying to write your latest TMA for The Open University? Let’s guess: you have no idea where to start, you can’t decide how to structure it and you’ve found a whole host of others things that you can do instead. Don’t worry, that’s a totally normal...

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Distance and Digital Learning Debate

Distance and Digital Learning Debate Published on  YouTube, May 6, 2012 Are online degrees real degrees? In what ways are online degrees different from one another and also different from traditional degrees? What demonstrable skills does the holder of an online degree posses? Are there safeguards in place to prevent students from...

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How Long Does it Take to Mark an OU TMA?

By Leanne Goodall Waiting for that OU TMA to come back can bring out a huge mix of emotions Let’s be honest, that’s the question that everyone wants the answer to when they first submit assignments with The Open University. We put all of our blood, sweat and tears into the TMA...

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The Lifelong Journey of Learning

From a Guest Contributor Learning is in our nature and a lifelong experience Did you ever get that feeling of passion in the pit of your stomach that drives you to keep going?  What evokes such passion?  What leads human beings to continue to push themselves to their peaks? Some may argue...

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The OU Student: Excited vs. Nervous

By Leanne Goodall Studying with the Open University can bring excitement and nerves It’s a huge thing studying for a degree. It feels even bigger when you take that on whilst juggling a family, a job or just after many, many years without study. Being an Open University student comes with a...

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OU Students: Get Started with Social Media

By Leanne Goodall So you’re an Open University student and want to get involved on social media but where do you start? It can be confusing at first and a little overwhelming with all the different accounts, groups, students, staff and more. This blog post is designed to give you a head...

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New OU Course: Let’s Do This, One Step at a Time

By Leanne Goodall If you haven’t received them already then your OU delivery is likely to be imminent. All week long I’ve been reading about excited and nervous students who have been receiving their module materials for the new academic year and I have just received mine: A207, From Enlightenment to Romanticism....

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My day at the OU campus

Open University Students' Association Office
Open University Students' Association Office

Surviving the OU editor David Wells reflects on a recent visit to the Open University campus and believes students are in safe hands. Last month I was cordially invited to visit the Open University campus in Milton Keynes. It has taken me a couple of weeks to soak up the experience of...

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