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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Why Peer Teachers Learn More

We’re hard-wired to learn from our interactions with others. Not only do we get information from listening to other people, we also learn a lot from teaching. According to Rolf Ploetzner, and his co authors on the paper Learning by Explaining to Oneself and to Others, “In research on collaborative problem...The post Why Peer Teachers Learn More appeared firs […]
Anna Dabrowska
Read More August 29, 2015

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Now-ism: Why Perfect Scores Don’t Matter And What To Focus On Instead

Education is what people do to you; learning is what you do to yourself.” These are the wise words of Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab. In a recent TED Talk, Ito reveals a revolutionary style of innovation that he and his colleagues discovered during a time when...The post Now-ism: Why Perfect Scores Don’t Matter And What To Focus On Instead appeared f […]
Saga Briggs
Read More August 23, 2015

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Learning to Ask Better Questions: 12 Tricks

There’s plenty of literature on how to ask other people questions, but what about directing questions to ourselves? We can ask our students all the tricky questions we can think of, hoping to boost their critical thinking skills, but the ability to ask questions oneself–rather than just answering them–separates true...The post Learning to Ask Better Question […]
Saga Briggs
Read More August 22, 2015

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Pedagogue or Peer: Addressing the Social Dynamic Between Tutor and Tutee

Where did it come from? This blind respect young people give their elders, children their parents, followers a deity. These students didn’t know me. I didn’t have a master’s degree. They hadn’t read my book. I hadn’t written one. Throughout the semester, I would see one boy grooving at a...The post Pedagogue or Peer: Addressing the Social Dynamic Between Tut […]
Saga Briggs
Read More August 16, 2015

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The Truth About Deliberate Practice

It’s been six years since Malcolm Gladwell popularized the concept of deliberate practice in his book, Outliers. What made it so popular was the notion that, when approached correctly, practice could effectively replace talent. As long as you reached the magic mark of 10,000 hours of dedicated study, you could...The post The Truth About Deliberate Practice a […]
Saga Briggs
Read More August 15, 2015

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