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Peer-learning activity for communicating algorithms in a Level 2 computer science module

  • Ravi Rajani
  • The project seeks to increase interaction among students on M269 Algorithms, data structures and computability 1 and develop skills in communicating and evaluating technical concepts with peers.

    May 2023 to September 2024

    Recruiting tutors to specialist modules in the School of Computing and Communications at the Open University

  • David McDade
  • Within the School of Computing and Communications (C&C), recent updates to the curriculum have highlighted issues around 'skills gaps' within the school and the impact this is having on tutor recruitment.

    November 2022 to December 2023

    Postgraduate Project Management: evaluation of student employability skills development

  • Kay BromleyJill ShawJoan Jackson
  • M815 Project Management is part of the postgraduate computing programme and can also be studied by MSc students in Technology Management, Environmental Management, Engineering, Systems Thinking in Practice or Space Science and Open MSc/MA.  This proposed scholarship project is motivated by tutors

    December 2022 to December 2023

    Which factors are correlated with undergraduate engineering distance learning students’ expectations of ethical issues?

  • Joanna Sessford
  • In a significant proportion of engineering disasters where engineers were to blame ‘insufficient knowledge’ was a contributing factor, this is an ethical issue.

    November 2022 to April 2024

    Evaluation of online journal club (OJC) in S285: to what extent does this help students develop employability skills?

  • Lorraine WatersRachel McMullan
  • Developing employability skills have been identified as an Open University priority; there is evidence that these transferable ‘soft’ skills are often limited in science graduates entering the workplace.

    May 2022 to June 2024

    Curriculum Development in Computing and Communications: Enabling the Student Voice, Facilitating Employability and Exploring Students’ Personal and Professional Aspirations

  • Alexis LansburyArabella Nock
  • This project will investigate whether our current C&C curriculum meets the personal and professional aspirations and employability needs of our students and identify curriculum-gaps from our students’ perspectives.

    April 2022 to October 2023

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Badged Open Course

  • Shailey MinochaDiane Butler
  • This free Badged Open Course (BOC) titled Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM provides a toolkit for conducting Scholarship of Teaching an

    January 2021 to September 2021

    Evaluating the Impact of Implementing Learning Design Approaches in STEM over 4 Years

  • Tom Olney
  • In 2016, the OU was restructured into four super-faculties (STEM, WELS, FASS & FBL). Amongst many other things, each faculty was tasked with developing structures, governance and procedures that would support module teams in designing teaching and learning appropriate to their context.

    April 2021 to March 2022

    Using Learning Logs in SXPS288 – Effectiveness in helping students to reach Learning Outcomes, to enhance and document their employability skills, and raise awareness of opportunities in the space sector

  • Alan Cayless
  • SXPS288 is the main experimental module at level 2 on the physical sciences pathways.  The module was substantially rewritten for the 2019J presentation with updated astronomy and physics projects and a completely new planetary science project based around analysis of planetary atmospheres.  Thro

    November 2020 to May 2023

    Degree-Apprenticeships: Embedding learning in the practice-tutor, apprentice, employer tripartite

  • Alexis LansburyChris ThomsonAndy Hollyhead
  • This project will focus on the undergraduate degree-apprenticeships offered by the School of Computing and Communications in England and Wales.

    May 2020 to December 2021

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