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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Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater...The post Where Edtech Can Help: 10 […]
Saga Briggs
Read More March 1, 2015

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What’s in a Genius? How Popular Notions of Intelligence Are Holding Us Back

The word “genius” has come to dictate the way we think about intelligence, and not always in the most accurate of ways. Traditional notions of the concept date back to Plato’s understanding of artistic creation, and define it as a state of being rather than a type of person: “God...The post What’s in a Genius? How Popular Notions of Intelligence Are Holding […]
Saga Briggs
Read More February 27, 2015

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Intelligence & Humour: Are Smart People Funnier?

Defined by psychologists, a joke is an “incongruity that is recognised and resolved in some way.” But we don’t need a rocket scientist to tell us when to laugh. There are countless types of humour, some of which we appreciate more than others, and rarely do we stop to ask...The post Intelligence & Humour: Are Smart People Funnier? appeared first on Infor […]
Saga Briggs
Read More February 20, 2015

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15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn. Below we list fifteen steps toward a better brain: 1. Laughter boosts brain function. Pam Schiller and...The post 15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning appeared first on InformED […]
Saga Briggs
Read More February 14, 2015

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25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

“In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented.” –Carol Dweck What if your true learning potential was unknown, even unknowable, at best?...The post 25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset appeared first on InformED. […]
Saga Briggs
Read More February 10, 2015

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  • Open Colleges has recently launched three innovative new courses.

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