Learning together at the OU

The Open University has used technology in innovative ways to inspire learners. It has posted out microscopes, enabled students to look at art and geology close up using their own computers and built online structures which help students to learn together. Using clips from television to illuminate their perspectives Daniel Weinbren (author of 'The Open University. A history') and John Richardson (who has been involved in the evaluation of OU courses and programmes for over 20 years) will offer ideas on how we've learnt and how we've taught over the last 40+ years.

Presentation time: 
Friday, 25 September, 2015 - 15:00
Presenter(s): 

Daniel Weinbren

Daniel Weinbren

Dan Weinbren has worked in Social Sciences since the last century. He has contributed teaching materials to six modules, taught on another four modules and written a dozen chapters in academic books, 16 academic journal articles and eight books. His most recent book is ‘The Open University. A history’, Manchester University Press.

John Richardson

John Richardson

John Richardson taught psychology for many years at Brunel University, but in 2001 he was appointed to a new chair in student learning and assessment at The Open University. In 2002-2003, he contributed to the report of the Student Feedback Project Steering Group to the Higher Education Funding Council for England on Collecting and Using Student Feedback on Quality and Standards of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and in 2003-2005 he was part of a team based at the Open University that carried out a pilot study for the Funding Council towards the National Student Survey.