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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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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

Supporting care experienced students: Piloting a project in the Faculty of Business and Law

Higher Education is a vast and different world to navigate for any new student wishing to access it. For a student who is a care leaver, this journey can be even more daunting. This post explores a pilot project aimed at supporting care experienced students.

20th December 2021

Integrating online learning provision: What will schools take forward post-pandemic?

An 18-month research project is seeking to identify what online learning innovations schools can and will be keeping post-pandemic. Dr Katharine Jewitt reports on preliminary findings.

2nd December 2021

Developing an integrated model of support for full-time students in a part-time world – a pilot

Charlotte Luckhurst and Liz Hardie describe a pilot programme of support for the increasing numbers of students choosing to study law at full-time intensity.

16th November 2021

Continuing our experiences of online mentoring

This blog updates readers of the key points from the evaluation and explains how we used that feedback to develop a second pilot peer mentoring scheme for the Law School.

25th October 2021

Business simulation: stimulation for business learners

Increasingly business schools and others tasked with teaching business skills are using business simulations as a key element of their offering.

13th August 2021

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