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These are the Open University’s most popular courses

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The Open University (OU) in the UK is the largest and most reputable institution in distance learning. Since its inception in 1969, the OU has worked hand in hand with close to 1.8 million students. It currently has a strength of almost 220,000 students, which also includes 15000 overseas students. Over 70...


Is it worth studying with the Open University?

Feedback can be helpful for future students, whether positive or negative, but is it accurate? by David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU After putting out a post on social media recently asking for feedback on the Open University experience, I was surprised at some of the responses. There were plenty of...


Open University DU301: Full TMA 03

  I have released this EMA to help future OU students who are studying on the same course. It received a mark above 70% and will hopefully be of use as an example or guideline for DU301 students to look at.   Outline and evaluate the game theory explanation of the difficulties...


What would make life for an OU student easier?

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We asked this very question on our social media recently and some of the answers were: interesting, sad and hilarious. Have any of your own? Add them in to the comments. Here is the pick of them. Fewer set texts in my English module – there are too many to read and...


Open University Reviews

Here are some of the links to reviews we have found that may be useful to anyone considering studying with the Open University. If you have any to add then feel free to leave below in the comments section. Thanks, David. Open University Reviews – Course and Study Reddit link –> http://www.reddit.com/r/OpenUniversity...


AA100 Revisited

The Burial at Thebes – Seamus Heaney translation   Commissioned to mark the centenary of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 2004, “The Burial at Thebes” is Seamus Heaney’s verse translation of Sophocles’ great tragedy, “Antigone” – whose eponymous heroine is one of the most sharply individualized and compelling figures in western...


H817 OU: TMAs and EMA

Considering studying for the H817 Masters course? See the assessment criteria and level of questions you’ll need to get past in order to pass this module. Tutor-marked assignment TMA01 Length: 1500 words H817 learning outcomes addressed Understanding what constitutes openness and innovation in technology enhanced learning. An appreciation of the key factors...


Open University DD308: Full EMA

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I have released this EMA to help future OU students who are studying on the same course. It received a mark within the 70% region and will hopefully be of use as an example or guideline for DD308 students to look at. Image Credit: Taken from the #dd308 hashtag on Twitter What...


Open University DD308: All TMA and EMAs

Making social worlds In order to survive, human beings live in social worlds which create security, foster stable attachment between individuals and things, and regulate behaviour. This accessible, vocationally relevant module demonstrates how sociological approaches can be applied to make sense of these processes – investigating how they work and how they...


Open University Masters: Entry 22


By David Wells, editor at Surviving the OU Weeks 14-15: How to use Learning Design Studio Things have taken a turn for the next few weeks as Block 3 moves into group-work territory. We were asked to choose a topic to cover (local history, digital storytelling and others) and are asked to...