3.3 Teaching and learning at a distance

The OU’s model of distance learning is called “Supported open learning” and its four aspects are depicted in the diagram below.

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The OU delivers “Supported open learning” using a range of online technologies and on some modules, there are also face-to-face tutorials. The following section explains what some of them are and how they are used.

3.2 Teaching materials and assessments

3.4 Module websites