Jesse Stommel & Sean Michael Morris of Digital Pedagogy Lab were on campus today so I grabbed a selfie along with my colleague Simon. Beards compulsory
On campus today for the EADTU conference
I think I take a version of this photo every year as autumn comes to the OU campus
In the OU library there is a white board that asks what 3 things would you want if stranded
Might need some divine inspiration on campus
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.