Welcome to Learning Innovation

Introducing the Learning Innovation team in LTS at The Open University

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‘Yay, toasters!’

This structured approach but informal presenting style kept the pace flowing but allowed the educators’ personalities to emerge; learners were excited not only to have their questions answered but to be name-checked; all of which created a sense of intimacy and personalisation that increased learner interactivity, while the live questions on topical issues created a sense of spontaneity.

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Being an OU student: the highs and lows

As students we were treated as equals during the Hack Day, and this ensured that we all felt part of an inclusive process rather than just some academic experiment. This has added to the positive feelings I now have towards ‘my’ university.

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For magic, add students

Hack Day wasn’t just an opportunity to gather great ideas – we’re keen to build on the day by increasing student participation in the development of modules and tools, so they better suit their needs.

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How to catch lightning in a bottle

There’s never any guarantee that a group of people who happen to have been placed in a team together will be able to achieve a goal, or will rise to a challenge when a project starts to go off the rails. But the combination of creative and open-minded recruitment, and creative and open-minded line and project management, can really make the difference between a job done, and a job so well done that the team becomes a successful unit time, and time, again.

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