Site of the Month

November - OpenLearn

The OpenLearn website gives free access to course materials from The Open University. Areas include study skills, engineering, maths, science, IT, business, law, and languages. These can be hyperlinked to or downloaded, adapted and embedded in your Blackboard site.

Using the modules with your students
The easiest was is simply to provide a link to the relevant module (see video).
Alternative, download the module, adapt it as you wish and upload it to Blackboard, attributing the Open University as appropriate under the terms of the Creative Commons licence (see videos: download, upload).

Example Modules

  • Planning a project
  • Essay and report writing skills
  • Engineering: the nature of problems
  • Computers and computer systems
  • Number systems
  • Entrepreneurial behaviour
  • Introduction to the context of accounting
  • Europe and the law
  • Play, learning and the brain

    Previous Sites of the Month
    October - The Common Craft Show
    A good source of short videos, including topics such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, twitter, RSS and more.

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    If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact Damien Raftery, eLearning Development Officer