Online teaching: starting out. My Story

This blog was originally published on 29 April and written by Dr Jacqueline Baxter, Director for the Centre for Innovation in online Legal and Business Education (SCiLAB) at The Open University Business School. The original blog can be accessed on the SCiLAB website. Jacqueline is Editor-In-Chief for the Sage Journal Management in Education and author of the book: Creativity and Critique inContinue reading “Online teaching: starting out. My Story”

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Open Justice Centre shares online education best practice

The Open University Law School’s Open Justice Centre is reaching out to support the wider legal education sector in its time of need during the COVID-19 pandemic. While other universities and educational establishments struggle to deliver a full learning experience while shifting so quickly to online teaching methods, The Open University is providing ongoing support internationally toContinue reading “Open Justice Centre shares online education best practice”

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How did business leaders cope and innovate during COVID-19?

Jedrzej George Frynas is Professor of Strategic Management in the OU Business School. This text is based on the C-19 Innovation and Leadership webinar series, organised by the OU Business School and The Whole Thing Group. In our C-19 Innovation and Leadership webinar series, we questioned 12 international business leaders on how their businesses coped with and innovatedContinue reading “How did business leaders cope and innovate during COVID-19?”

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New research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed

An OU academic is leading the expert panel strand of a new research project to consider the impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed in the UK. Professor Elizabeth Daniel, Professor of Information Management in OU’s Faculty of Business and Law and her collaborators have been awarded a COVID-19 Rapid Response grant of £178,000 by UKContinue reading “New research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed”

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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on weddings

This blog is written by Dr Stephanie Pywell and Professor Rebecca Probert. Stephanie is a Senior Lecturer in Law at The Open University, and a member of the Feminism, Gender and the Law research cluster; Rebecca is Professor of Law at the University of Exeter. Like most other spheres of human activity, weddings were seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on weddings”

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Women’s rights and COVID-19

Dr Kim Barker and Dr Olga Jurasz are Senior Lecturers in Law at The Open University and members of the Feminism, Gender and Law research cluster. They have recently contributed an evidence submission on COVID-19 and violence against women to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences, Dr Dubravka Šimonović. he COVID-19 pandemic hasContinue reading “Women’s rights and COVID-19”

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PhD-ing during quarantine

Laura Noakes is a Legal Historian and an expert in early women barristers. She is currently completing a PhD at The Open University School of Law. Her research examines the relationship between the women’s suffrage movement and early women lawyers through detailed contextual consideration of two women: Elsie Bowerman and Chrystal Macmillan. Laura has written for The Olive Fox andContinue reading “PhD-ing during quarantine”

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‘Model Land’ and its phantasies threaten us all

This blog is written by Dr Erica Thompson and Professor Mark Fenton O’Creevy. Erica is Senior Policy Fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series at LSE and a Fellow of the London Mathematical Laboratory, where she leads the research programme on Inference from Models. Mark is Professor of Organisational Behaviour in The Open University’s Business School. Both are members of the CRUISSE network set up by UKContinue reading “‘Model Land’ and its phantasies threaten us all”

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COVID-19 and the Family Court: Justice at our Fingertips

This blog is written by Allison Wolfreys, a Lecturer in Law in The Open University’s Law School. On 1 February of this year the Deputy Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales, the Honourable Mr Justice MacDonald in his keynote speech at the Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference1 reflected on family law as the “cut glass prism throughContinue reading “COVID-19 and the Family Court: Justice at our Fingertips”

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COVID-19 and facilitated engagement online

In a blog written for this series, Dr Fidele Mutwarasibo, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) at The Open University reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has created new opportunities for online, virtual facilitation. Fidele uses the example of local learning clubs to demonstrate the positive outcomes of moving facilitation to online, including the opportunityContinue reading “COVID-19 and facilitated engagement online”

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