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  1. 1. OU Tube Nigel Gibson
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>Fast pass over what IT resources are available </li></ul><ul><li>Try to handle any queries </li></ul><ul><li>Reassure the technophobes/technophiles </li></ul>
  3. 3. StudentHome <ul><li>Course specific </li></ul><ul><li>Course website </li></ul><ul><li>Course forums </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor details </li></ul><ul><li>Marks and </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Generic </li></ul><ul><li>Study support </li></ul><ul><li>Your OU record </li></ul><ul><li>Emails </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment submission </li></ul><ul><li>How to contact us for advice </li></ul>StudentHome is your personalised web space.
  4. 4. Your personalised OU place
  5. 5. Course website
  6. 6. Course website
  7. 7. Forums <ul><li>Closed areas – only available to your tutor and other members of your group </li></ul><ul><li>Wider forums for everyone on the same course (maybe) </li></ul><ul><li>Social forums run by OUSA </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other stuff includes….
  9. 9. Study support
  10. 10. Here to help <ul><li>Your tutor helps you with the course content </li></ul><ul><li>For everything else there’s Mastercard </li></ul><ul><li>Regional advisors </li></ul><ul><li>09:00 – 20:00 Monday to Friday (voice) </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Details on StudentHome </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other OU Online places <ul><li>OU Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to online databases and journals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OU View in YouTube (No, really!) </li></ul><ul><li>Platform </li></ul>
  12. 12. Summary <ul><li>Online resources might be central to your course </li></ul><ul><li>Using them will certainly help you study the course </li></ul><ul><li>There are lots of generic resources too </li></ul>
  13. 13. Any questions? <ul><li>Thanks – good luck with your studies! </li></ul>

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