Welcome to Learning Innovation

Introducing the Learning Innovation team in Technology Enhanced Learning at The Open University

Looking forward to ALT-C 2018

It’s that time of year again. The summer holidays are almost over, the kids are going back to school and we’re packing up the workshop kit for another ALT-C. I’m really looking forward to this one. This time last year Elizabeth Ellis and I were presenting...

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Realities 360

As a senior product development manager in the Learning Innovation team at the Open University, my role is to work with colleagues to enhance teaching and learning through developing new products (i.e. tools and platforms) and supporting processes. Earlier...

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In March I attended a day of IRM UK’s Innovation, business change and transformation conference on Portman Square in London. One of the presentations that piqued my interest was given by two women from Metro Bank. Clad in the bank’s trademark red and blue...

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Learning Innovation team put VR in students’ hands

At CES last month, Oculus (owned by Facebook) and Google both revealed standalone Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. The Oculus Go is expected later in the spring and is priced from $199, while Lenovo announced its Mirage Solo, which will be less than $400 per headset....

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The VR suitability toolkit launches!

As part of our continuing work with educational virtual reality (VR) experiences, we’ve developed this toolkit to help others starting out in this area. The toolkit aims to be a practical output from our research and will be a first-stop for those unsure of whether...

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Engaging students in design from a distance

Partnerships with students in curriculum development give the OU the chance to co-create and co-design engaging learning and teaching experiences with them. For students it provides the opportunity to have a direct impact on early development work and to experience professional engagement with a large institution, which may be used as evidence of collaborative professional experience in portfolios, job applications or continuing professional development.

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Cross-pond impressions from EDUCAUSE 2016

EDUCAUSE 2016 in Anaheim was a really valuable and thought provoking experience, especially as a stranger in a strange land. This article is a reflection on the three things that stood out for me from EDUCAUSE – where the US Higher Education sector is ahead, where the UK Higher Education sector is ahead, and where we are about level.

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