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This blog features a wide variety of articles on various aspects of online teaching and learning in business and law.

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Beyond learning design, landing learning in the real world

We can create brilliantly designed learning programmes but if we forget to take account of the contexts, environments and cultures that learning takes place within even the very best learning designs may flounder and fail to deliver their intent. 

26th June 2023
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Online tutorials and active participation – what do students think?

Two colleagues from The Open University Business School (OUBS) present a selection of findings from a recent survey showing what the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) students think of active participation in online tutorials.

19th June 2023
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Equipping Graduates for the Global Stage: Constructing an International Employability Skills Framework

Dr Charles Mbalyohere and Jessica Giles explore the theme of international employability arising from an ongoing collaborative research project between The Open University and Makerere University in Uganda.

12th June 2023
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Business and Management Degree Apprenticeships – a quiet revolution, a work-in-progress, or business-as-usual?

With the rise of degree apprenticeships as a growing route into higher education learning, the time is right to examine the implications of degree apprenticeships’ role within the sector, and to raise some questions about the role of formal work-based learning in future workforce development.

1st June 2023
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Addressing the wicked problem of the award gaps amongst ethnic minorities students in HEIs

This blog investigates how we might address the 'wicked problem' of the award gaps amongst ethnic minority students in HEIs, drawing on outputs from an Open University scholarship project.

15th May 2023
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Ethically deploying AI in education: An update from the University of Warwick’s open community of practice

Isabel Fischer, Leda Mirbahai, Lewis Beer, David Buxton, Sam Grierson, Lee Griffin, and Neha Gupta from the University of Warwick talk about their current AI-related priorities and invite readers to join their community of practice, or alternatively, to use this blog for insights for their own communities of practice. 

25th April 2023
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Embracing ‘Virtual Insanity’: Exploring the use of a virtual reality courtroom in legal education

Francine Ryan and Jon-Paul Knight look at how virtual courtrooms have the power to revolutionise legal education by providing immersive, realistic experiences that enhance student engagement and develop advocacy skills through innovative technology. 

3rd April 2023
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The role of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in developing practitioner/academic identities

Based on her own research and experience, SCiLAB's Director, Professor Jacqueline Baxter, talks about the potential contribution of scholarship research on the professional identities of practitioners that cross over into academia.

13th March 2023
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The transformational potential of co-creation

In this blog Liz Hardie and Carol Edwards discuss how they used co-creation to develop a peer mentoring scheme, and its benefits and challenges.

21st February 2023
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Connecting diversity and belonging with business success

The Tech Talent Charter has brought together over 700 organisations to drive progress in diversity and inclusion in the digital and technology workforce; here, guest blog contributor Dr Rebecca Kirk discusses why this should matter to all of us in business and education. 

6th February 2023

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