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.
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.
Was in the 30s again today so had lunch and a smoothie out on the mulberry lawn at the ou
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.
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.
I’ve had too much travel over the past two months. Was back on campus today, be good to get back in the swing of being here.
After a wet and wild start to the day the sun came out at the ou to suggest spring may arrive soon.
There are a few of these cartoon sketches up around the OU detailing different topics. I guess they’re meant to be informative and inspirational. Not entirely convinced myself