4.2 Suggesting resources
Have a look at the following example:
Robert hasn’t studied for 20 years since he left school, and feels he hasn’t had any experience with note-taking. He is worried that he won’t know which parts he should be concentrating on.
Now, take a look at the following three scenarios, and from looking through OpenLearn, The Open University courses and perhaps ‘Welcome to OpenLearn: Free learning from The Open University’, think of a suggestion(s) for further learning for each of the people in these scenarios.
You may wish to record this response in your learning log.
- Scenario 1: Jim worries that his maths skills are a barrier to him gaining more responsibility at work as he will increasingly need to use and understand quantitative information. He does not want to spend months on a course but would like to have some credit for any learning he does. Which resources do you think would benefit Jim at this stage?
- Scenario 2: Janet has always enjoyed reading fiction and has recently started to write. Which resources do you think would benefit Janet at this stage?
- Scenario 3: Pawel’s qualifications and much of his experience have been gained abroad, so he feels that he does not always represent himself very well on CVs. He would like a way to identify for potential future employers what his skills are and how relevant they are to the workplace. Which resources do you think would benefit Pawel at this stage?