Open Pathways can help you to identify your learning needs and interests, navigate your journey through OpenLearn and, if you choose to take it further, towards more formal study.
You can explore each pathway, starting with short ‘tasters’ of OpenLearn content. When you feel ready for something more challenging, you can delve deeper into short courses. Then you may move on to a reflection course to help decide your next step, or a badged open course to gain recognition for your learning. You decide the direction and destination of your learning journey.
Open Pathways is also available as a resource pack which contains:
- A guide for learners
- Three subject pathway documents - Arts and Languages, People Work and Society and Science, Technology and Maths
- A learning log
To request a pack, contact R11 firstname.lastname@example.org (available to learners in Scotland only).
Open Learning Champions
There is also an Open Learning Champions guide which offers information and suggestions to facilitators on using Open Pathways to support individuals and groups of learners interested in exploring the opportunities available to them on OpenLearn.
There are thousands of resources on OpenLearn, so to help you get started we’ve selected a few samples at introductory level.
If you’ve enjoyed some of the 'Explore with OpenLearn' resources, why not take the next step and try out an OpenLearn course for yourself?
These subject pathways invite you to look in more depth at subjects that interest you. They show how you can progress to formal study with The OU. If you feel you are not quite ready for this you can prepare for study at higher education level with a badged open course on OpenLearn. Where you start on this pathway will depend on your individual circumstances and any previous educational qualifications.
Tel: 0131 226 3851 - or contact our Learning Development Team at email@example.com