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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12 Things Students Remember Most About Good Teachers

In 2013, Canadian educator Lori Gard wrote a popular piece for Huffpost Living which highlighted caring as the most important thing a teacher can do for his or her students. Two years later, I want to bring the conversation alive again by adding something more than personal experience: scientific research....The post 12 Things Students Remember Most About Go […]
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Read More June 27, 2015

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Why Your Students (And You) Need Daytime Naps: How Napping Can Dramatically Improve Learning & Memory

If you hold onto one useful fact today, let it be this: The brain doesn’t need to be conscious to be productive. In fact, it’s often at its most productive when we’re asleep. Cognitive scientists are beginning to understand how beneficial sleep–especially napping–can be for students, and it’s time for...The post Why Your Students (And You) Need Daytime Naps: […]
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Read More June 26, 2015

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The Secret to Successfully Implementing Edtech? Put Old Tech First

The U.S. now spends more than $3 billion per year on digital content for public education, but a recent post on Education Week highlighted a “mountain of evidence” indicating that teachers have been “painfully slow to transform the ways they teach, despite that massive influx of new technology.” Other studies...The post The Secret to Successfully Implementin […]
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Read More June 20, 2015

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Here’s What Scientists Aren’t Telling Us About Learning

It’s rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching habits. But these ten findings are the real deal– the gamechanging brain science we like to hear and the practical guidelines we can follow...The post Here’s What Scientists Aren’t Telling Us About Learning app […]
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Read More June 19, 2015

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10 Tips For Effective Problem-Based Learning: The Ultimate Instructional Solution

Problem-based learning (PBL) was first introduced to the field of education in the 1960s by medical education specialist Howard Barrows, who argued that the teaching of medicine at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada should be organized in a way that emulated the reasoning of a skilled practitioner. Monash University was...The post 10 Tips For Effective P […]
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Read More May 23, 2015

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