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ability to travel
Some Assocaiate Lecturer roles require travel to tutorials, let us know what works for you.
The online meeting software the OU uses to conduct online tutorials.
The AL Assembly represents ALs, i.e. tutors, on appropriate university committees and groups
Associate Lecturers, otherwise known as Tutors
Associate Lecturers need to be available for students to contact. We don’t expect you to be always available, but to be flexible and be able to find times that are mutually convenient for both yourself and the student.
This is where communications, teaching, marking and feedback happen via distance communication, traditionally this was via leters in the post, but normally now via internet communications.
Continuing professional development
Each module awards a number of credits, a year of full time study is equivalent to 120 credits.
The Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology
Cascading Style Sheets
Correspondence tuition workbook
professional practice which embodies
Its important that we treat all staff and students equally, giving opertunties to learn together and for employment.
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics centre for STEM pedagogy based at The Open University.
electronic Tutor Marked Assignment
This is where communications, teaching, marking and feedback happen in person. Typically the OU hires rooms in tutorial centres to facilitate this.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Business and Law
Higher Education Academy
how adults learn
In this course you have gained an appreciation of how teaching happens at the OU, and specifically our understanding of how adults learn.
Hypertext Markup Language
The Institute of Educational Technology
All our Associate Lecturers are home workers, so they need to be self motiviated and manage their own time time.
information and communication technology for teaching and support
These are the tools that the Associate Lecturers use to deliver online tution. We use a Virtual Learning Environment based on Moodle that includes forums, Adobe Connect for tutorials and Skype for Business. We also use other applications such as Microsoft Office for preparing documents.
A telephone connected over the internet
Information Technology Infrastructure Library
The Knowledge Media Institute
Lead Line Manager, a Tutor's line manager
This is where communications, teaching, marking and feedback happen via computer mediated communication.
providing help, support and guidence to students, rather than teaching academic content.
personal staff development
We recognise that many of our Associate Lecturers have other employers and so the focus on training and devlopment is owned by the the Associate Lecturers. They identify their learning needs and the OU helps to support these.
Student Support Team
The level of study of a module at the OU, this corresponds to a year at most other Univeristies, so stage 1 = year 1 undergradutate study
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
learning that is primarily led with the eyes on the student – e.g. small group seminar discussions
students with disabilities
Students have a wide range of visible and hidden disabilities. Whilst many students let the students know about their needs up front, not all do. Therefore Associate Lecturers play an important role in spotting students who need additional support and helping them recive it.
The skills that students need in order to succeed during academic study. Most students at the OU will need to devlop these skills and our Associate Lecturers have a key role helping students develop them. Study skills are a partcualr focus in stage 1 modules.
supported open learning
the unique OU model of distance teaching
learning that is primarily led with the eyes on the teacher – e.g. traditional lecturing
Associate Lecturers all work as part of a team to help students study our modules. This team involves other Associate Lecturers, Staff Tutors and the module teams.
Virtual Learning Environment
Faculty of Wellbeing, education and Language Studies
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