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IET Technology Coffee Morning: Learning from Bridge to Success

15 May 2012
Jennie Lee Building Meeting Room 1 Ground Floor

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Lynda Davies
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Abstract: The Bridge to Success project has allowed the OU to work with US Community Colleges and Universities to see what happens when we take content from the UK to the US and apply it to meet some of their challenges.

In this session we will look at the overall process that has resulted in the content being available and adopted, the plans that have emerged for the best ways to make use of open content in the US context, and the services that have been valued in the partnership and broader group of colleges involved.

The OU leads the research aspect of the project as well as the project overall. The research has provided an important structuring element for the whole project but has also been able to gather a range of data from the extensive pilotting process. That research is emerging during 2012 but already indicates the flexibility required by those planning to use open methods, the key element will be to be able to back up the initial positive impression with data showing the value of the courses to learners. We hope to be able to demonstrate the lessons learnt and the extent to which we have met the challenge given to the project by its funder.

Presented by: Several members of the OU team with recorded aspects from some of the US team members. Likely participants include: Professor Patrick McAndrew, Patrina Law, Tim Coughlan, Dr Beck Pitt with input from David Lascu and Nassim Ebrahami at AACC.

Location: Jennie Lee Building Meeting Room 1 Ground Floor

Date: 16 May 2012

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