Open Learn

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I attended the National Education conference on Thursday. The event was organised by the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS).

I’ll make a few posts on some of the things I learned during the day and the first of these will relate to the OpenLearn website which gives free access to Open University course materials.  By accessing site you will find hundreds of free study units, each with a discussion forum.  You can study independently at your own pace or join a group and use the free learning tools to work with others.

At a time when teachers are looking for new resources to support student learning and don’t have the time to make up the resources themselves then it’s incumbent upon us as managers to identify other cources of support.

There’s even a nice section on Education which teachers can use for their personal development.

The site uses Moodle to create the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

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  1. Like you, I thoroughly enjoyed the GTC conference last week, esp. Andy Hargreaves’ input. The CPD Team are working with Jackie Baker of the OU to ‘capture’ the most relevant OU CPD on CPDFind. Those interested will find 50 of them here (

    These are a mixture of the free OpenLearn materials and other OU CPD. Coincidentally, Jackie and I are talking later today to see how we can snag the other 600 or so waiting in the wings. I’ll keep you posted

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