OpenStudio: Developing Essential Human Skills in a Remote Digital Environment
Gold Award Winner
The Future of Management Education (FOME): A Global Edtech Alliance
Silver Award Winner
Raspberry Pi Foundation
Bronze Award Winner
OPENSTUDIO: DEVELOPING ESSENTIAL HUMAN SKILLS IN A REMOTE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT
OpenStudio is a visually rich digital learning platform with a firm foundation in collaborative design thinking. Developed by the Open University for use within its Virtual Learning Environment, OpenStudio helps remote students feel less isolated and learn important feedback skills that would more naturally be developed in a physical space. It has successfully evolved from a small pilot to an important part of the OU’s teaching delivery toolkit; OpenStudio is enhancing the student experience and supporting learners in developing skills they need to succeed. By blending technology, user-centred learning design, and academic research, we have created a natural and vibrant social learning environment.
THE FUTURE OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (FOME): A GLOBAL EDTECH ALLIANCE
We are an alliance of eight business schools who share a vision that online learning should have the same transformational impact as the very best face-to-face courses. We are a productive and vibrant partnership with global reach, pooling resources, knowledge, expertise, co-developing new pedagogies and collaborating on programmes. The output of our collaboration is new pedagogical models and technologies consistent with our vision and a range of innovative, high quality online courses and degree programmes. Our project is powered by a shared learning experience platform which is informed by the ideas and inspirations from the alliance partners’ Edtech teams.
Online Computing subject knowledge training for in-service teachers
Computing was introduced to the English national curriculum in 2014; during this time many teachers found themselves without the necessary skills and support to effectively teach this exciting subject.
This project aims to enhance subject knowledge, pedagogical skills, and confidence of computing teachers to enable them to successfully deliver the computing curriculum.
The project was originally standalone, focusing on the delivery of quality online courses targeted to secondary teachers. Since the creation of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) in November 2018, it is also now a key component of the professional development offered by the NCCE.