Category: General Articles

5 Education Options For Getting a Better Paying Job

You should never stop learning. There’s so much to learn out there, the second you stop, the second you stop progressing! Yet most people don’t take this approach. We spend the best part of two decades in the educational system; then we find a job, and, all of a sudden, we seem...


What Do You Need To Succeed In Your Career?

No matter what career path you’re taking, what you want to achieve in your life, it’s safe to say that we all want to be successful in our chosen careers. Yet, this isn’t something that is guaranteed to happen. You really have to work for it. So if you want to ensure...


Self-Management Techniques to Help You Move Forward With Your Career

When it comes to moving forward with your career, you have to exercise strict self-control and enforce productivity. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself putting everything off until tomorrow and never actually getting around to doing anything. Success requires hard work and dedication which can be exhausting (and alternatives may give you more instant...


Open University Masters: Entry 20

Open University H817

By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU David looks at Open Educational Resources and MOOCs Week 9: OER reuse and sustainability Open Learning heavyweight Martin Weller introduced us to this week’s activities and OER in general. The study objectives, if met, would enable us to understand:  the use of appropriate licences...


Here’s What You Need To Have To Get Ahead In Your Career

The working world is such a competitive place. If you’re not all that in-tune with your competitive nature and you just want to be able to do a good job, you can often worry that you’ll get left behind. But that’s not necessarily the case. Because between your education, knowledge, and experience,...


Open University Masters: Entry 19

OU H817

By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU David has got the TMA out of the way and focuses on H817 Block 2 Week 7: Introduction to openness in education This is our introduction to Block 2 which is entitled Open Education so it gives us a pretty clear indication of what we...


Open University Masters: Entry 18

By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU David looks at emerging technologies and prepares for the first TMA Here we go then, another two weeks to get my teeth stuck in to…am I enjoying it so far? It’s OK I suppose. Struggling to find the time each week to be honest,...


Open University Masters: Entry 17

By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU David is hitting the theory hard in his latest two weeks of H817 The most recent activities are detailed below. Week 3: Debates and theories in elearning This was a solid week where we began picking in to elearning theories and ended the week...


Be Up And In Not Down And Out As A Student

Student life is notoriously known for being difficult. Frugal budgets, Ramen noodles and more late nights and coffee than you’ve ever known make up the elements in the life of a new university student. Mature students often get the better deal when it comes to studying, as they’re already established in the...