2016 TxDLA Conference

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM: Breakout Sessions
The Open University: Global Excellence in Distance Education on Scale
The Open University in the United Kingdom has more than 200,000 students learning online and by distance. Established in 1969 it is a world leader in open and distance education. Innovation is at the heart of the Open University and this presentation will detail the model for the Open University and how innovation has ensured it has remained relevant and a beacon across the globe. It rates in the top ten of UK Universities (n=130) for Student Satisfaction and No 1 in Assessment and Feedback for the past 5 years (National Student Satisfaction Survey (NSS)). Research at the University is also rated at 3 and 4 stars- internationally excellent. A unique organization that sits comfortably in the education landscape and considered a National treasure by many. This presentation will provide colleagues with insight into the OU, how it operates, the challenges and successes.
Track: Innovative and Best Practice
Room: Presidio C (Floor 3)
Prof. Belinda Tynan, The Open University, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Learning Innovation