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Our new skin: What do you think of our new features?

Updated Tuesday 12th July 2011

We've made some changes, and refreshed our look. We'd really like to know what you think.

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If you've visited OpenLearn before, you might notice that we've had a bit of a tidy-up and slapped on a new face.

If you haven't visited us before, by the way, you're still very welcome - we're here to provide you with free, quality learning from The Open University. Browse through our content; try some free course material in the LearningSpace - and, if you're really keen, discover the full range of courses on offer.

So, what has changed? We've listened to your feedback since our last facelift, and fixed some things that weren't working that well. There have been lots of small things tweaked and tuned-up, and some big changes, too:

  • The bug that has left our trending box out of operation has been chased down and fixed, so now you can see what other people are finding useful on the site
  • We've made it much easier to leap to the comments section - and to share articles you like across Twitter and Facebook
  • Over the next few weeks, you'll be finding new signposts to our interesting content appearing around the site, helping you discover what we have on offer. For example, we'll be flagging hot topics on our subject pages, and when you visit a page that pulls together tagged content, you'll find that we'll be selecting the best content for that tag
  • Our apologies that the audio content from iTunesU has, for a while, been tantalisingly listed, but not playable on OpenLearn - that's been fixed now, and you can enjoy all the content from iTunesU without having to leave your browser.
  • Search should now be working first time - while we've been moving things around in the background, you might have found you needed to ask twice
  • We've rolled out a new look - as you move between LearningSpace and the rest of OpenLearn, hopefully the changes won't be as jarring

So, what do you think? As ever, we'd be delighted to hear your feedback - we've got more changes to roll out across the coming months, and to know what real users of the site like, and don't like, is invaluable as we set about making OpenLearn even better.





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