Education and Learning

The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: The criteria for a Vice Chancellor
The OU is seeking a new Vice Chancellor, with our acting one Mary Kellett, having done an admirable job in halting the chaos, and beginning the healing process following the disastrous previous regime. The UCU has put together a very ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: Innovating Pedagogy 2019
As you may know, a group of academics in the Institute of Educational Technology at the OU, produce an annual report looking at innovations in teaching and learning. Led by Rebecca Ferguson and Mike Sharples, we collaborate with a different ...
Introduction to the Festival of Britain 1951
A look at the historical context of the Festival of Britain, and the fascinating records created during its planning and organisation.
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: The 1000th Ed Techie post!
This is the 1000th post on the Ed Techie blog. It took me over twelve years to get here, so I don’t think I’ll qualify as prolific. Steady, that’s the word. When I started, we still called them weblogs, Queen ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: Tell me lies about ed tech In school one of my favourite poems was by Adrian Mitchell, entitled ‘To Whom it May Concern’, it centred around the refrain ‘Tell me lies about Vietnam‘. It came to mind this week, when I read Audrey Watters’ post The ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: The benefits of a writing retreat
I’ve been in a cottage in Cornwall for the past two weeks on a writing retreat, turning my 25 Years of Ed Tech series into a book. First of all, I need to acknowledge the privilege of this – many ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: Inaugural lecture klaxon! Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Open University and as part of the celebrations they have organised a series of inaugural lectures. I am honoured to be one of those selected to give one of these, on the ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: Annual books and charts time! As I’ve done over the past few years, (2017, 2016, 2015) I’m rounding up my reading for the year with some lists and pointless graphs. I’ve managed exactly 52 books so far (may squeeze in another before year’s end), the ...
The EdTechie Martin Weller's Personal Blog: Films of the year I must confess that after a good start, my film-going waned somewhat, so at the time of writing I haven’t seen Suspiria, Widows or Overlord, all of which I like the look of. But hey, it’s not like I’m a ...
A short history of trade marks, 1876-1939.
This webinar recording will talk you through the collection of original registered designs and artworks of trade marks between 1876 and 1939. An intriguing snapshot into Victorian social history, this webinar will touch on just a sample of the iconic ...
How internships in China benefit UK universities | Generation UK
Generation UK has developed partnerships with several UK universities, with bespoke internship programmes enabling their students to engage with China. Professor Stephen Shute from the University of Sussex believes the scheme serves as 'a beacon for the rest of the ...
Callum's time in Hangzhou broadened his horizons l Generation UK
Callum studied Chinese Language and Culture for a year in Hangzhou with Generation UK. The network he built during his studies changed his career as an architectural designer.
Generation UK - China was launched by the British Council in 2013. ...
Why Patrick's first trip to China wasn't his last | Generation UK
Patrick spent a year studying Chinese language. His experience was so valuable that returned for a second year. In his own words, 'China has this way of pulling you back again and again'.
Generation UK - China was launched by ...
Gary's study in China was a strategic choice | Generation UK
Gary's studied in China as a Generation UK Scholar in 2016. The skills he gained helped him land his current job at LinkedIn.
Generation UK - China was launched by the British Council in 2013. By 2020, it aims to ...
‘Belfast in Love’, Culture Night 2018
The OU Ireland produced ‘Belfast in Love’ as part of its celebrations for Culture Night Belfast for which the theme was love. The video features creative writing students’ reciting work they wrote under the theme of ‘Belfast in Love’.
WEBINAR: Design in the Archives: a hidden history
The National Archives holds design resources of national importance, covering the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign through to 1991. There are drawings and design samples by William Morris and Coco Chanel, through to everyday objects from calling cards and ...
Future Leaders Connect 2018
What makes a good ethical leader? What challenges do our human rights face?
In the 70th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, members of The Elders, three former UN High Commissioners for Human Rights and the next generation ...
Photographs registered under the 1862 Fine Arts Copyright Act
Webinar
The introduction of the 1862 Fine Arts Copyright Act was the first time that photographs and artworks enjoyed copyright protection under statutory law.
Photographic enthusiasts, as well as studios and professional photographers, all made use of the new act. ...
Bridging the Digital Gap in Archives: Lizzie's Story
Previous Transforming Archives trainee Lizzie Figura-Drane shares her experience of completing a paid one-year traineeship and Norfolk Record Office and describes how she uses digital skills in her new role as Heritage Assistant at The Forum, Norwich. The National Archives ...
Bridging the Digital Gap in Archives: Malcolm’s Story
Are you a college leaver or career changer with a strong interest in I.T? Find out what it is like to work as a Digital Archives Assistant in the world-class National Theatre’s archive. If you have a science or technical ...
GO Wales Stori Rachael
Gwyliwch y fideo hwn i ddysgu am brofiadau un o’n myfyrwyr ar y rhaglen GO-Wales
GO Wales Stori Rachael - Cyflogwyr
Gwyliwch y fideo hwn i weld sut mae un o’n partneriaid-gyflogwyr wedi cefnogi myfyriwr OUiW ar ei raglen GO-Wales.
GO Wales Rachael’s story – Employers
Watch this video to see how one of our employer partners have supported an OUiW student on the GO-Wales programme.
Detailed guide: School-level annual school census: guide to submitting data How independent schools must collect and submit data for the school-level annual school census (SLASC).
Guidance: PCDL learning providers Guidance and forms for existing learning providers or recent applicants.
Guidance: School census 2018 to 2019: notepad entries for COLLECT queries A list of COLLECT queries and explanatory notes to help schools, academies and local authorities complete the school census.
Guidance: Introduction of T Levels T Levels are due to be introduced from the academic year 2020 to 2021. Find out what they are and what they mean for you.

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