Happy Thursday everybody, it’s only one day to go until Friday and that’s a fact! It’s also four days away from Monday…..whoa, sorry, I got carried away. Anyway, here’s is your weekly dose of OU news. This week get the lowdown on opinion polls via some cracking YouTube videos as posted by Open Learn. We also take a look at gender and diversity (or lack of) within the boardroom and discover how Facebook can help students on the pathway to success. Yay! That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you all along – that is exactly why I’ve always spent so much time on it 🙂
Opinion polls in a nutshell – OpenLearn – Open University. Ever wondered how opinion polls work? As election fever grows – so does the importance of opinion polls which today are an essential part of modern political life. Political strategists, voters and the media all lap up the data generated – but where does it come from?
Women in Business — Rosalind Searle – FT.com. Rosalind Searle is a professor of organisational behaviour and psychology at Coventry University Business School in the UK, where she co-founded the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. She also researches topics on gender and diversity. In 2012, she devised an online game called the Boardroom Lottery, hosted by the OU, which assesses a person’s chances of reaching the top of the career ladder based on their gender, age and ethnic group.
Using Facebook to help students on the Pathway to Success | Open University in Wales. Pathways to Success launched last year and has already proven popular with learners and adult educators in the community. It is a step-by-step guide developed by The Open University in Wales that helps students select and study free OU courses on OpenLearn.
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