Category Archives: OUCampus

MOOCenomics

This is the OU offices in London. Except it’s not because we closed it, and made staff redundant, then moved in FutureLearn, the MOOC company we fund. I’m not sure how any of that benefits the OU, but in the crazy world of MOOC economics I’m sure it all makes sense.

Leaving do

My colleague Will Woods left the OU today. We worked together for over 20 years, Will was part of the team that I worked with to develop the OUs first elearning course in 1999. We both then moved from Technology to IET. He’s off to be CEO at the open college of Arts.
Everyone’s leaving :(

All aboard

This view from the balcony at the Jennie Lee building at the OU looks like the prow of a ship. On the day a big redesign of the ou was announced (big shift to digital but also significant cost cutting) it feels like all aboard.

J R Hartley

Had a meeting in IET superpod today which also acts as our library. On the shelf i spotted a copy of my first book published in 2002. I thought writing an academic book would launch me into a new world of acclaim. I think I bought a rug with the proceeds instead.