Open and broadcast media
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20 March 2011
About the Learn About Fair 2011
Some of the team will be at The Learn About Fair to answer your questions about any of our channels - from the BBC to OpenLearn. Producers and Assistant Producers from the OpenLearn team will show you around the online content they've developed to support OU broadcasts, topical events or released to the public from OU course materials on the LearningSpace.
About the Open Broadcast Unit
The aim of the Open Broadcast Unit is to develop high quality programmes which maximise the benefits The Open University derives from its investment in broadcasting. In steering each broadcast project through from its initial proposal to its transmission on television or radio, the Open Broadcasting Unit strives to deliver learning materials that will:
- build public awareness of the University,
- contribute A/V and interactive assets for reuse in courses,
- widen participation in education, and
- help people make the transition from being passive viewers and listeners to becoming active learners.
The unit is now also responsible for the development and coordination of the University's public-facing content on iTunesU and YouTube to create multi-platform learning opportunities along with the development of Open Learn and the distribution of free learning materials.
NEW TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL STAFF
From October 2010 the unit now offers a new programme of multi-platform media training to all staff. It is particularly relevant to any member of staff who wishes to exploit multi-platform media opportunities (e.g. to showcase research/fieldwork projects). For more information about the training view the showreel.