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.

Cross-pond impressions from EDUCAUSE 2016

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.

Hack Days: a case study

Hack Days: a case study

Hack Days: a case study I’m Liz Ellis, and together with my colleague David Vince, we organised and ran the Open University’s first Staff-Student Hack Day in January 2016. David and I are product development managers in the Technology Enhanced Learning...
So, how the heck do you run a Hack Day?

So, how the heck do you run a Hack Day?

So, how the heck do you run a Hack Day? If engagement with staff and students is a continuum, surveys and consultation can often end up on the passive end of the scale. Too easily, even workshops, which belong on the more actively productive end of the scale can...