Teaching and learning tricky topics
Teaching and learning tricky topics

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Teaching and learning tricky topics

Further reading

If you are interested in reading more about how The Open University uses the learning design approach to produce its modules and qualifications and re-evaluate existing modules, a good place to start is this report by Rebecca Galley (2015) (http://www.open.ac.uk/ iet/ learning-design/ sites/ www.open.ac.uk.iet.learning-design/ files/ files/ ecms/ web-content/ Learning-Design-at-the-Open-University.pdf [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] ) in which she covers a lot more detail about the processes we adopt, as well as the use of student data to inform module design.
You might like to have a look at some additional information about designing accessible materials. We think these resources provided by the OU SeGA team are a good place to start and you might also want to look at information provided by JISC and the Government Digital Service:
JISC (2015a) Deliver an inclusive digital student experience [Online]. Available at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/ guides/ enhancing-the-digital-student-experience/ deliver-an-inclusive-digital-student-experience (Accessed 5 June 2018).
JISC (2015b) How can you make resources accessible for those with disabilities? [Online]. Available at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/ blog/ how-can-you-make-resources-accessible-for-those-with-disabilities-13-jul-2015 (Accessed 5 June 2018).
Gov.uk (2016) Dos and don’ts on designing for accessibility [Online]. Available at https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/ 2016/ 09/ 02/ dos-and-donts-on-designing-for-accessibility/ (Accessed 5 June 2018).

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