OU goes Web 2

The recent edition of Sesame (Autumn 2008 Issue 238) outlines how the Open University is continuing to embrace Web 2.0 technology and ideals.

They have outlined two launches:

  • An extension of their YouTube presence with a new channel named ‘OUView’ featuring over 300 videos
  • A brand new web community for students, alumni and more named Platform.  This new social media website will allow user-generated content such as blogs, videos, forums etc.

Ian Roddis, Head of Online Services at the OU, said:

“The social web is changing the way people interact and learn online.  We’ve always used technology to help our community connect, but now they are able to make their own connections…”

The digital edition of this issue of Sesame can be found here (pdf 8MB) 

In the previous post I noted how the Open University is making resources available for free download through Apple’s iTunes U, thus facilitating learning on the move. Read more on their website.