We provide open access to education. Excellent student support and flexible entry requirements means that we welcome students from diverse backgrounds

Accessibility

Online learning can appear daunting and complicated– with over 100 years of distance learning experience, we aim to take the complexity out of studying online

Simplicity

Fit your study at Open Colleges around other commitments. No timetables, no set class times, no assignment due dates. You can enrol online any time of the day or night, 365 days a year.

Flexibility

Our learners can enrol 24/7, 365 days of the year. There are no set schedules or timetables and students can fit study around their lifestyle

Affordability

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them)

In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the...The post How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can […]
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Read More July 19, 2014

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How To Take Notes: Learning From The Strategies That Set Straight-A Students Apart

Most students take notes without thinking twice about it. It’s what a good student does, what the professor expects, what everyone around them is doing. Everyone has their own unique style of recording lectures and readings. No one seems to recommend one style over another, so anything goes. And when...The post How To Take Notes: Learning From The Strategies […]
Saga Briggs
Read More July 12, 2014

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Why Self-Esteem Hurts Learning But Self-Confidence Does The Opposite

It’s all about confidence, they say. Success in any form, be it vocational or interpersonal or what have you, all boils down to self-belief (or at least the appearance of it). But what about more quantifiable forms of success, like academic performance? You either ace the test or you don’t,...The post Why Self-Esteem Hurts Learning But Self-Confidence Does T […]
Saga Briggs
Read More July 5, 2014

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The Science of How To Practice a Skill Effectively

Do a little research and you’ll discover that a big fat “if” has been placed out in front of the old adage “practice makes perfect.” Practice makes perfect if it is deliberate. Practice makes perfect if it is frequent. Practice makes perfect if you’ve got the right gene sequence. Practice...The post The Science of How To Practice a Skill Effectively appeared […]
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Read More June 30, 2014

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The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students

How long can you reasonably expect your students to pay attention during your lessons? Some psychologists claim the typical student’s attention span is about 10 to 15 minutes long, yet most university classes last 50 to 90 minutes. Students’ attention levels vary widely based on factors like motivation, emotion, enjoyment,...The post The Science of Attention […]
Saga Briggs
Read More June 28, 2014

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