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Iain Toolin Post 1

25 Jun 2020, 00:06

Ethos and students


I am particularly attracted by the OU mission to be more than a 'degree school'; to be a cornerstone of society and community enabling learning for all citizens regardless of background. 

The notion of the OU satisfying education as a fundamental need like food, water, heat and shelter.

The world has become a knowledge economy and the surprising number of students under '25' suggests that learning norms are shifting from 'bricks and mortar' universities to distance learning juxtaposed with real life.

Personally, I regard being part of the OU as a way to give something back; "guide from the side, rather than sage on the stage".

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Jenny Bakkali Post 2 (summarised) in reply to 1

25 Jun 2020, 21:30
Hi Iain, Welcome to the course and the forum. Would be great if you could...
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