Programmes in Moodle

August 30th, 2006

In an effort to try and integrate with existing OU systems, I’ve just created two new moodle playspaces for our two experimental programme based websites. You might be able to see them here: (Molecular Science) (Psychology) Over the next few days I hope to familiarise myself with this Virtual Learning Environment and see […]

82% of students want a study programme

August 16th, 2006

2. What were your reasons for studying this particular course? (Question unchanged in 2005 – students can give as many reasons as they choose) As in 2004, the main reason in student’s decision to study the specific course was as part of a programme of study to achieve an OU qualification/award. (82%, compared to 85% […]

Towards a single Student Home

August 10th, 2006

I’ve been charged with creating two prototype programme-level websites – one for Psychology and one for Molecular Science. It’s important to draw the distinction between the student-support level and the enquirer websites. I’m soley concerned with the student-support level. The enquirer (marketing) level will be left to those far more capable at selling. However, it’s […]

Online support for students on a specific programme of study

August 9th, 2006

Aside from the ePortfolio project, my other main area of current activity is in thinking about supporting students on a programme of study. Working with the Personalised Integrated Learning Support (PILS) Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), I am managing a project which explores what online things should be made available to students […]