Smart LEARNING [Sunday Mirror (England)]
(Sunday Mirror (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Studying with The Open University really does offer the best of all worlds. The OU uses technology to help people learn, from programmes on television to online learning delivered to your iPad, smartphone and other mobile devices. You can study whenever and wherever you are.
Before you embark on a course with the OU, you can sample a wide range of educational materials for free online.
From articles by experts on current news topics to insights from academics, extracts from course materials, interactive games, free podcasts from iTunes U and videos on YouTube, there's something for everyone.
Here's just a taster of some of the exciting interactive things on offer:
Get closer to the planets, galaxies and stars starting with Earth's moon. Check out the virtual microscope, NASA images, movies and panoramas with the OU's iTunes U course Moons: An introduction.
If you've always wanted to write but never quite knew where to start then search for 'Start writing fiction' on the OU's OpenLearn site to find out how authors create their characters and the setting for their work and look at the different genres for fiction.
Get a general introduction to the 'Frozen Planet' on OpenLearn, including the temperature in the polar regions, the energy from the Sun and how the Arctic and Antarctic regions are defined.
ONLY GOT 60 SECONDS
The OU has its own channel on YouTube, where you can view a wide range of videos, including the 60-second series which will introduce you to religion, economics, astronomy and more through a series of minute-long videos.
FUN AND GAMES..
Find out your chances of reaching the top of the career ladder based on your gender, age, ethnic group and more in the Boardroom Lottery.
Find out which sport you would excel in, based on your physical, psychological and social attributes with Olympisize me.
And this isn't all. If you enrol as a student with the OU, as well as your course materials you'll have access to even more online learning resources, student forums and more, and the OU's new OU Anywhere App means you can download materials to your iPad, iPhone or Android device so you can learn at work, at home or on the go.
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OU YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/oulearn
OU on iTunes U www.open.edu/itunes
For more info on The Open University: 0845 366 6030 www.openuniversity.co.uk/mirror
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