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Skills for Prosperity Kenya is a programme funded to strengthen existing digital (online, blended) education capacity for selected Public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

Future of education is identified in the OU’s Innovating Pedagogy Report 2022
INNOVATING PEDAGOGY • EDITORIAL
‘Hybrid models’, 'wellbeing education' and ‘influencer-led education’ feature among the top 10 approaches to learning and teaching in this year’s landmark edition of the Innovating Pedagogy Report from The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology.
Join the Kick-Off Meeting for the IET EdTech Foundry
AN EDTECH FOUNDRY IN IET • EDITORIAL
The IET EdTech Foundry is an online start-up incubator, supporting projects using educational technology. Join our Kick-Off Meeting taking place on Monday 26th September 2022, to about the OU's package of infrastructure, enterprise support, and coaching, taking projects from the pilot stage to scaled success
OU post grad in online education gains prestigious fellowship
STUDY WITH US • EDITORIAL
Congratulations to Stephanie Akinwoya, graduate of IET’s Masters in Online and Distance Education (MAODE), who has been successful in gaining a prestigious Atlantic Fellowship for Social and Economic Equity.
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Join us at the #Distance2022 conference, jointly organised by the National Center for Distance Learning in France (CNED) and The Open University! Join Denise Whitelock, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme and fellow researchers from IET at this bilingual French-English conference, exploring distance education policies and strategies, transformation in teaching and learning and more!

https://twitter.com/IETatOU/status/1555555175431036929

RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
The programme which featured the OU’s Pollinator Watch mission on nQuire has received a BAFTA.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
IET hosts the first face-to-face meeting of the Performance Augmentation Lab (PAL), with researchers presenting on their research projects, exploring mixed reality and technology-enhanced learning.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
IET is working with the ZEST project, supporting the use of open educational resources and collaborative digital learning approaches.
IET scholars present world-leading research in knowledge exchange showcase
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
Recap the OU and Leverhulme Trust Open World Learning research showcase.
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Mike Sharples, Emeritus Professor at the OU's Institute of Educational Technology, has co-authored a feature in Times Higher Education, discussing how #ArtificialIntelligence that can generate original text will be empowering and disruptive for students and higher education at large. Discussing the article, Mike shared: “AI language generators such as GPT-3 will disrupt education. Already a student can generate an essay in seconds. How can we harness this powerful technology for learning?"

https://twitter.com/IETatOU/status/1545001857239613440

RESEARCH • THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Professor Fridolin Wild discusses why the time is right for learning in the metaverse to be rolled out into the mainstream.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
The Open University has been recognised in the DataIQ award category ‘Data for Good: Green Data’.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter feature in an emerging list of the nations’ most influential novels.
OU launches programme for online educators and educational leaders
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
Skills for Prosperity Kenya is widening access of open and distance learning.
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When Alison began learning online during lockdown, she had no idea how quickly she would be applying her new skills in work. Read how Alison applied practice from the IET-led Online Teaching #microcredential short course in her role based in community learning.

https://ounews.co/student-stories/i-use-the-skills-i-developed-through-the-microcredential-every-day-at-work/#prettyPhoto/0/

RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
nQuire and the OU win Guardian University 2020 research impact award.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
GO-GN wins Open Education award for Excellence by Open Education Global for its e-access Research Methods Handbook.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
Through 2020 to 2022, Denise has led various research and knowledge exchange projects across the unit.
Exploring participation behaviour of young citizen scientists
RESEARCH • THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
IET are working with Natural History Museums.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
The OU and Mental Health Foundation lead citizen science mental health research.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
The OU are working in consultation with students to improve disclosure processes.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
High-standard industrial training at scale with AR.
PHD IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY • EDITORIAL
Dr Francisco Iniesto completed his PhD in Educational Technology in 2020, specifying his research in accessibility and MOOCs.
Online OU COVID-19 Research: Online Learning and Education seminar
RESEARCH
IET hosts the OU COVID-19 Research: Online Learning and Education seminar.
MICROCREDENTIALS • EDITORIAL
Supporting the design and delivery of accessible and inclusive online courses.
PEOPLE • EDITORIAL
Fereshte joined IET with the aim to engage in research with big impact.
RESEARCH • THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Digital Badges can support teaching challenges faced during Covid-19.
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The Open University's annual Trends in Learning report has launched, detailing the new trends our experts have identified and how they are shaping the future of learning and development.

https://twitter.com/IETatOU/status/1404783861767233540

IET's microcredential supports course evaluation
MICROCREDENTIALS • EDITORIAL
Improve course design and learn evaluation strategies to improve online teaching.
RESEARCH • CASE STUDY
In Partnership with the OU, The Young Foundation have set up a mission on nQuire to understand people's experiences of the first Covid-19 lockdown in the UK.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
GO-GN is expanding its reach to raise awareness of open educational resources in the global south.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
Innovative digital technology has the capability to significantly improve the way that people learn from home.
RESEARCH • EDITORIAL
OUAnalyse has won the Data IQ2020 award for 'Best use of data by a not-for-profit organisation'.