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Boom in Employees Pursuing Self-Directed Home Learning

The @OpenUniversity is urging organisations to harness this appetite for learning to adapt for the future and retain valuable #talent  A quarter (24%) of the UK workforce are learning new skills to mitigate against coronavirus uncertainty. Driven by concerns for job security as 5 million1 expect the pandemic to dramatically change their role, younger employees are spearheading the distance learning boom, but want more direction from employers in bid to ensure their skills become valued assets.

Free Open University online courses will be shared on The Skills Toolkit to boost workplace skills

The @OpenUniversity joins @EducationGovUK's new free learning site The Skills Toolkit  Free courses from The Open University (OU) will feature on a new online learning platform the Government is launching today (Tuesday April 28) to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home.

Businesses that have invested in training during lockdown expect to recover more quickly

Businesses set back 18 months by COVID say @OpenUniversity  UK organisations anticipate that it will take 18 months to fully recover from the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures, with small businesses leading the way back to “normal”. 

OU Law students develop chatbots to support the public with domestic abuse, injunctions and legal aid

Law students from @OpenUniversity have been working with legal automation platform, Josef, to develop a series of chatbots to support the public with legal issues such as domestic abuse and injunctions.

Free Your Ambition: Building confidence and supporting ambition to lessen the social divide

Britain is an ambitious nation. According to research from The Open University’s Free Your Ambition campaign more than nine in 10 Britons have an ambition in life, from earning more money to wanting a better future for their family.

The Apprenticeship #Levy in England: What needs to be done next?

The Party Conference season in England is now over for another year and while #Brexit debate continues to prevail across parties, in the fringes we found ongoing debate on the future of vocational and skills policy and the assessment of the delivery of the apprenticeship levy policy in England. 

Open University Law students join Freedom Law Clinic project researching the effects of Covid-19 on civil liberties

Ten law students from The @OpenUniversity and @OU_Law are taking part in a four-week project that will consider the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on civil liberties.

Degree apprenticeships at the Open University are supporting the #FutureofWork

The Open University launches Online Teaching microcredential to help educators ease hasty pivot to distance learning

The @OpenUniversity (OU), a world leader in flexible distance learning, has developed an Online Teaching microcredential to equip those teaching in a higher or further education setting with the practical skills to successfully create online courses and teach adults online. The microcredential is open for enrolment now on leading social learning platform, FutureLearn.com, and teaching commences on the 8th June 2020. 

OU's OpenLearn joins with Money Saving Expert to launch Academy of Money

@MoneySavingExp opens its ‘Academoney’ financial education course The site teams up with The @OpenUniversity to launch its free, unique Academy of Money  The UK’s biggest consumer website, MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) and world-leading distance-learning institution, The Open University, have teamed up to launch an ambitious new project to help give the nation the skills and knowledge to master their finances with a new, completely free and independent academic course, launching today.

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