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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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Knowing what you are doing when you don’t know what you are doing…

Amanda Smith, ex-CPS prosecutor and OU Law School Associate Lecturer, reflects on the process of reflection in this latest blog post contribution.

23rd September 2022

Lessons from the World Café: reflections on entrepreneurship education effectiveness

Entrepreneurship education effectiveness means different things to different people. In this blog, Carolin Decker-Lange looks at how we can best capture the outcomes of university-based entrepreneurship education.

26th August 2022

Agent Based Modelling and Scholarship

Kevin Amor discusses the use of Agent Based Modelling (ABM) in scholarship work and illustrates the potential of ABM to readers.

29th June 2022

Law Graduates’ Use of Extra-Curricular Activities to Get Started in the Legal Professions

This blog arises out of our SCiLAB-funded project, ‘An Exploration of the Use of Extra-Curricular Activities by Law Students and Alumni’, which we carried out during 2020-21. 

20th May 2022

Law Students and Extra-Curricular Activities in a Time of Pandemic

This blog arises out of our project, ‘An Exploration of the Use of Extra-Curricular Activities by Law Students and Alumni’. Part 1 of the project explored what types of extra-curricular activities OU law students are engaging in.

28th April 2022

Badge attitude

Dr Terry O'Sullivan of The Faculty of Business and Law's Department of Strategy and Marketing writes about the rise in popularity of digital badges in this latest post.

6th April 2022

Professor Suzanne Rab Takes a Critical Look at Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is a vital skill at university, and in life. In this latest blog post Professor Suzanne Rab, associate lecturer at the OU, takes a look at critical thinking.

28th March 2022

Teaching Student Police Officers: Breaking down barriers between academia and operational practice

In 2016, the College of Policing introduced a new training delivery plan for all new police recruits: The Police Education Qualification Framework (PEQF). This post explores the PEQF at The Open University.

3rd March 2022

Supporting Tutors in Adobe Connect

It is often assumed that OU tutors would not have any issues transferring to online tutorials when Covid hit. However, this was not the case. This blog shares how we supported our new and less experienced tutors to deliver successful online tutorials during the pandemic.

21st February 2022

Nurturing employability at British universities – entrepreneurship education as a vehicle

In this latest blog post, Carolin Decker-Lange (The Open University) and Knut Lange (Royal Holloway, University of London) discuss how universities nurture employability.

21st January 2022

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