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 this year,...

Fan-tastic

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 colours,...

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...

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.