About OpenLearn Works

OpenLearn Works is an innovative leading open educational platform where individuals and organisations can publish their open content, open courses and resources. It is Moodle based and has tools for collaboration, reuse and remixing.  It supports OU Structured Content authoring which generates alternative formats of course materials for download.

OpenLearn Works can host your open course or resource for learners. It supports Open Badges.

Benefits offered by OpenLearn Works include:
  • personalisation of material
  • low barrier to collaborative development of learning materials
  • a space to experiment with new technologies and ways of working
  • community building around OER
  • a home for research projects which trial new educational technologies and practice
  • a lower cost solution for projects wanting to deliver OER - free hosting of your course if you don't require additional support

OpenLearn Works is part of OpenLearn which is where the OU hosts specially designed open content, giving all the opportunity to browse, reuse and learn across a world of open learning.

While OpenLearn hosts only OU content, the projects, content, courses and resources within OpenLearn Works come from a range of providers, not only The Open University, giving you access to rich and varied content that you can study, reuse and remix.

OpenLearn Works provides a community space for those working with or interested in OERs, where you can learn how to create OERs and connect and collaborate with others in the community - you can get started now.

We launched OpenLearn and LabSpace (now OpenLearn Works) in October 2006 thanks to a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Our shared vision was free online education, open to anyone, anywhere in the world. OpenLearn and OpenLearn Works is the result and we have since reached over 23 million people.

In 2016 OpenLearn Works is undergoing redesign and improved functionality for course creators and learners.  It will change its name to OpenLearn Create when the redesign is applied.

Course Creators - we are interested in your experience of using OpenLearn Works for setting up your course - please complete this quick online survey to help us improve the platform https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CourseCreators

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Last modified: Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016, 14:48