There are webcams to win this month! And we have ten of them to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following questions:
- The FlashMeeting QuickStart guide gives details of how to use FlashMeeting. Complete the paragraph which begins `It is very simple to book a Flashmeeting. After clicking the link 'book a FlashMeeting'...
- OpenLearn has made videos from some of its language units available on its YouTube page,how many videos have we uploaded in total?
Last month's winners have all been notified by email. Congratulations!
The OpenLearn website continues to grow! Since the last newsletter we have added loads more units for you to use for free. These include:
- Introducing the Classical world
- Themes in discourse research: the case of Diana
- Plate Tectonics
- The public policy : action relationship
- What is good writing?
- Psychology in the 21st century
- Living in a globalised world
- Making decisions
There are just too many to list here. Why not take a quick look through the LearningSpace to see everything we currently offer?
This month's top five most popular OpenLearn units are:
- Spanish: Espacios publicos
- The importance of interpersonal skills
- French: Ouverture
- Exploring distance time graphs
- An introduction to business cultures
Half a million unique users
Print this unit
Ever wanted to take your OpenLearn material with you on the bus, train or just have it in your bag for for when you get a spare minute? Well now you can! On the right hand side of each unit's title page you will find an `alternative formats' block with the option to `print this unit'. Why not give it a try on your favourite OpenLearn unit?
Getting started on OpenLearn
Want to know more about how to use your Learning Journal? Are you interested in personalising your OpenLearn account? We've set up a new getting started page with videos showing you how to do both of these and many other things. Take a look and let us know what else you want to see included.
Recently we have been focussing on our social networks. We have been using MySpace and YouTube for a while, and now we want to share these with you and become friends with you on your pages. The OpenLearn networks page has been created to give details of where you can find us - why not take a look and join our networks? Remember to add your picture and leave a message on our Frappr map!
For those of you interested in RSS and online home pages, OpenLearn has just become with first University or University-related project in Europe (and only the second in the world) to have its own Netvibes Universe. Take a look and see what you think. Let us know what changes or additions you would like to see.
For those of you who have never heard of RSS, or who want to find out more, a useful starting point can be found in our Finding information in Arts and History unit.
We had some great feedback from our first newsletter; thanks for all the positive comments! Probably the best feedback we have had is that many of you shared the newsletter with your friends or colleagues. Since the first newsletter went out there have been over 13,000 new subscribers! Please continue to help us spread the world about the free educational material available on OpenLearn by using the Tell Your Friends Form or simply forward this newsletter to a friend.
Spotlight on... the classics
There has been a groundswell of support for classics units to be added to OpenLearn. Well, never let it be said that we are not listening! Here is a list of some of the new OpenLearn units that focus on the classics.
- Introducing the Classical World
- Getting started on classical Latin
- Getting started on classical Greek
- Babylonian mathematics
- Egyptian mathematics
This language course concentrates on Spanish as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into Hispanic societies and cultures through authentic printed and audio materials.
This unit focuses on the French on holiday and French as a tool for communication. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in French.