A Guide to Studying with the Open University

Author: Kate Scott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530626151

Category:

Page: 74

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The Open University is a highly renowned distance learning institution. When it says it's Open, it really means it. Anyone can undertake a course to further their education and get that qualification that they missed out on when they were a teenager. This guide, written by a former Open University student, tells anyone thinking of enrolling on a course exactly what they need to know to make a decision. The reader will learn: - How to take notes - How to write essays - How to correctly reference - How to interact with other students using the Students Forum - What to expect when taking an exam - How to save money - How to get ahead Aimed at those who are thinking of returning to studying and higher education as mature students, this guide provides an insight into how The Open University functions and how to make the most of what it offers.
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Author: Andrew Northedge

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: 0749259744

Category: Distance education

Page: 383

View: 8236

Developing your learning skills is one of the best investments you can make. We all need to be lifelong learners now. Whether you are an experienced student or just starting out this book will stimulate, guide and support you. It will make you think about yourself and how your mind learns. And it will change forever the way that you study.Topics include:- motivating yourself and managing your time- taking full advantage of your computer- reading with concentration and understanding- developing flexible note-taking strategies- getting the most from seminars and workshops- making presentations- researching online- handling numbers and charts with confidence- writing clear, well argued assignments- doing yourself justice in exams.For more information, go to www.goodstudyguide.co.uk
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Essential Skills for Those Returning to Education or Distance Learning

Author: Catherine Dawson

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848031831

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Studying as an adult is very different to your school experience. This book will give you the skills and confidence you need when returning to education as a mature student.' You have decided to return to education, and now you may be worried that your study skills are not up to scratch. This inspiring and practical book has been written especially for you - whether you are considering a full-time course, part-time studies, evening classes or distance learning such as an Open University degree. It covers everything you need to know to succeed in your chosen course, including how to: discover your learning style; improve your reading seed and memory; take notes and get organised; improve your writing and mathematical skills; master research techniques; develop analytical skills; and, gain marks in exams.
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Author: Pritchard, Linda,Roberts, Leila

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335217737

Category: Education

Page: 159

View: 4087

This guide enables adults to manage the transition to study by demystifying aspects of higher education with regard to course choice, modes of study, and what to expect. It aims to encourage mature students to acquire a range of skills, but also to develop the skills they already possess.
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Author: Mary Jane Kehily

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236804

Category: Education

Page: 232

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"This thoughtful book provides expert overviews of historical, sociological, psychological, cultural, legal and rights-informed approaches to childhood. Through these well written, readable chapters, students will be engaged with important debates in childhood studies, and led towards many ideas and problems for further investigation. This second edition includes new chapters arguing strongly for interdisciplinarity and for measured responses to the current 'crisis' in UK childhoods." Berry Mayall, Institute of Education, University of London, UK An Introduction to Childhood Studies offers a wide-ranging and thought-provoking approach to the study of childhood, providing an important contribution to this burgeoning area of research and teaching. It brings together key themes in the area of Childhood Studies, providing a comprehensive and accessible introduction for students and practitioners, helping to answer questions such as: What is childhood and how can it be studied and understood? How is the idea of childhood shaped by the society we live in? The contributors - who are leading figures in their fields - examine childhood from historical, socio-cultural and policy perspectives. They explore aspects such as the construction of childhood, children's literature, childhood in the digital age and children's rights. Revised and updated throughout, the new edition includes: An expanded introductory chapter - Childhood Studies: past, present, future A new chapter on children's rights and educational provision A new concluding chapter - The future of childhood Revised and updated chapters Further reading suggestions for each chapter An Introduction to Childhood Studies is a key text for students on courses in childhood studies, child psychology, social policy and the sociology of youth and childhood.
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Author: Sheila Tyler

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 0749213876

Category: Executives

Page: 376

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THe Manager's Good Study Guide is designed as a handy reference manual for anyone interested in learning to be a better manager, whether through a formal programme of study or informally.
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A Guide for Mature Students Who Have Forgotten How

Author: Kate Scott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530636716

Category:

Page: 70

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How to Write Essays: A Guide for Mature Students Who Have Forgotten HowEssay writing is a skill that many students, young and old, struggle with. For the mature student, who has not had to write an essay for many years, perhaps decades, it can be difficult to know where to start, as well as know what a tutor is looking for. This guide tells you how to:* Structure essays* How to make notes* The elements good essays need to include* How to reference and create bibliographies* How to format essaysThis guide is aimed at mature students, such as those who study with The Open University and other distance learning institutions, but will also prove helpful to students in high school and those entering university.
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Author: Jean Rose

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137265574

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 9653

Through its use of conversational and supportive tones, this popular guide puts readers at ease, assisting the transition to academic study. With clear explanations, summaries and exercises, it is an invaluable companion for the mature student. This third edition has much new content including a new chapter on writing a dissertation proposal.
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Author: Open University. Centre for Modern Languages

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415203258

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 214

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En rumbo is a new four-part intermediate Spanish course designed for students with a working knowledge of Spanish equivalent to O level/GCSE.
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A Guide for Students

Author: Fairbairn, Gavin,Fairbairn, Susan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033520385X

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Reading as a student demands new skills and new disciplines. Students must read. They must read to inform themselves about the subjects they are studying and to allow them to write assignments, reports and dissertations. Though most students can read fairly well, few can make as much or as efficient use as possible of the time they devote to reading for academic purposes. Many guides to study offer a pot pourri of techniques for improving reading skills. None gives as full a treatment of this essential and underpinning area of academic life as Reading at University. The authors believe that students must change both the ways in which they read and the ways in which they think about reading. This book offers effective and efficient strategies for fulfilling students' reading and study potential.
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A history

Author: Weinbren Daniel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526101459

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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This analysis of The Open University's precedents, personalities, politics and pedagogies contextualises learners' experiences and illuminates the changing values of our society and our ideas about learning and our use of a variety of media. In April 1963, Labour Party leader Harold Wilson sketched a proposal for a University of the Air. He launched the idea in the autumn and in April 1969 The Open University, OU was granted a Royal Charter. Aiming to be open to people places, methods and ideas, it has supported the learning of millions and, despite hostility from Ministers of the Crown and some within the BBC, the civil service, the academy and the press, it has won a place in the affections of the nation. The OU produced relevant, successful innovations in teaching, technology, student guidance and ideas about learning for a wide variety of adults, including those without A-levels and those with disabilities, in prison, in the Services, and with full-time jobs. Its supported, open learning strategies and enabled living rooms to become laboratories, telephones to be used for tutorials and the bus to be where you caught up with your University reading. Now the clear leader in part-time provision it is subject to the same constraints and opportunities as other universities operating within an increasingly globalised marketplace. This account of its development sheds light on the wider social and political developments and on the history of learning by adults. It reveals how a single institution has transformed the notion of the university.
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A Guide for Students

Author: Christine Talbot

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033523805X

Category: Education

Page: 215

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Studying at a Distance 3/e provides practical help and encouragement for those who have not previously studied at a distance and is ideal for students returning to study after a break.
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Skills for teaching assistants and early years practitioners

Author: Christine Ritchie,Paul Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317912535

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Successful Study is an essential guide for students embarking upon an education related Foundation Degree without previous study experience. The world of study at university can be a daunting and bewildering place for new students unfamiliar with the academic processes such as writing essays and presenting portfolios. This book offers clear and straight-forward explanations of how to prepare for study, how to work at higher education level and how to tackle assignments. Covering all aspects of educational study, and based on the experiences of real education professionals, this new edition has been fully updated to include: Clear links to work-based practices throughout Advice for students with disability Guidance on using e-resources Tips for managing your learning and increasing motivation How to think critically Reflective practice With case studies, tasks and opportunities for reflection, this accessible book has been specifically designed for those on Teaching Assistant, Early Years or related Foundation Degrees and will be an essential resource for those wanting to find the answers to study questions quickly and easily.
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a guide for professionals

Author: Stuart Powell

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780335201327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 141

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This sympathetic book has been written specifically for professional people returning to study. Returning to study as an adult learner may seem a daunting and intimidating experience but as Smart Powell shows, this need not be the case. With an emphasis on enabling students to make the most of the courses in which they participate, the book provides practical guidance and strategies to increase confidence, enhance skills and develop critical awareness and creativity. The book draws upon the experiences of students in a wide range of disciplines from social work to engineering to provide essential support for any professional person studying in higher education.
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Author: Jean Rose

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137265566

Category: Study Aids

Page: 344

View: 8832

Through its use of conversational and supportive tones, this popular guide puts readers at ease, assisting the transition to academic study. With clear explanations, summaries and exercises, it is an invaluable companion for the mature student. This third edition has much new content including a new chapter on writing a dissertation proposal.
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Author: James D. Mauseth

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763785504

Category: Science

Page: 502

View: 9317

Written for the introductory course for non-science majors, Plants & People outlines the practical, economical, and environmental aspects of how plants interact with human beings and the earth. The book begins with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of plant biology, followed by sections focused on the global issues related to plants and their connection to global warming, deforestation, and biogeography. It continues by examining how plants influence our daily lives, from food and drink to clothing and medicinal usage. The text encourages readers to have a continued interest in plants in our society and to consider how our actions play a role in their existence.
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What It Takes to Make Them Great

Author: Ruth Wageman,Debra A. Nunes,James A. Burruss,J. Richard Hackman

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633692043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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An organisation's fate hinges on its CEO—right? Not according to the authors of Senior Leadership Teams. They argue that in today's world of neck-snapping change, demands on leaders in top roles are rapidly outdistancing the capabilities of any one person - no matter how talented. Result? Chief executives are turning to their enterprise's senior leaders for help. Yet many CEOs stumble when creatinga leadership team. One major challenge is that senior executives often focus more on their individual roles than on the top team's shared work. Without the CEO's careful attention to setting the team up correctly, these high-powered managers often have difficulty pulling together to move their organisation forward. Sometimes they don't even agree about what constitutes the right path forward.The authors explain how to determine whether your organisation needs a senior leadership team. Then, drawing on their study of 100+ top teams from around the world, they explain how to create a clear and compelling purpose for your team, get the right people on it, provide structure and support, and sharpen team members' competencies - and your own. Timely and practical, this book enables you to create and sustain a leadership team whose members learn from one another while collaborating to pursue your company's objectives.
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Apply Lean startup methodologies to develop successful iOS and Android apps

Author: Mike van Drongelen,Adam Dennis,Richard Garabedian,Alberto Gonzalez,Aravind Krishnaswamy

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178646747X

Category: Computers

Page: 378

View: 6921

Develop lean iOS and Android apps using industry standard techniques and lean development practices. About This Book Build ready-to-deploy apps with less iterations and shorter development times Adopt the lean startup methodologies to develop iOS and Android apps that shine in the App Store This hands-on guide puts continuous innovation into practice to develop successful mobile apps Who This Book Is For This book is for developers, CTOs, and architects working for a startup or another kind of lean startup environment, such as start-up within a cooperation. It is is ideal for any iOS and Android developer who wants to build successful mobile apps by adopting the lean startup methodology. What You Will Learn Apply the lean startup methodology to real Android and iOS development Define what your hypotheses are by creating an Minimal Viable Product Validate your idea against the Business Model Canvas Gather feedback through statistics and by getting user comments, learn from it, and adapt your app accordingly Develop skills and devise strategies to build versatile and flexible apps that meet changing business requirements Investigate the possibilities when you need to pivot your start-up idea whether in a startup or an established business. Create a successful app and get tips on how to boostconversion and how to optimize the on boardingprocess. In Detail Lean is the ultimate methodology for creating a startup that succeeds. Sounds great from a theoretical point of view, but what does that mean for you as an a technical co-founder or mobile developer? By applying the Lean Start-up methodology to your mobile App development, it will become so much easier to build apps that take Google Play or the App Store by storm. This book shows you how to bring together smarter business processes with technical know-how. It makes no sense to develop a brilliant app for six months or longer only to find out later that nobody is interested in it. Build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) first. Validate your hypotheses early and often. Discover effective product development strategies that let you put Facebook's famous axiom "move fast and break things" into practice. A great app without visibility and marketing clout is nothing, so use this book to market your app, making use of effective metrics that help you track and iterate all aspects of project performance. Style and approach This book takes a hands-on approach to developing apps through the Lean Start-up Methodology. Following a 50% business and 50% tech approach, this book is filled with practical examples and real-world experiments.
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