4.6 The teaching and technology challenges tutors help us solve

In this section, we explore a few of the teaching challenges we have, the innovative technology we use, and how tutors can help us close the gap to deliver an integrated learning experience for students.

The material by itself may feel to some students like studying from a book, so tutor interaction is an essential part of the OU experience.

The tutor’s expertise and experience customise the learning for the student, helping them when they get stuck and directing them to the most relevant materials for their learning context.

4.5 Teaching in computing and communications

4.6.1 Introduction to Computing and IT (TM112) – facilitating understanding