25 Jul 2018

OU reveals Future of Education: Special Campaign

#TomorrowsEd highlights how the future of education might look

#TomorrowsEd highlights how the future of education might look

The Open University has kicked off a wide-reaching campaign looking at the future of education TomorrowsEd, to consider how things might evolve over the next few decades and revealing what the OU is currently doing to enhance technological advances in education and improve student success.

Pupils from Long Meadow School in Milton Keynes recently shared their ideas about what a university is with The Open University’s social media team to kick off the campaign.

Their thoughts helped bring to life the campaign, #TomorrowsEd, which used twitter polls, academics writing about how technology is changing our lives, articles on new research, insights into how the OU is using advanced techniques such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in its teaching, and videos on social media channels.

The pupils of Long Meadow School had some insightful ideas about what a university is, with comments from the seven year olds including, “When you go to university I think first you need to write things down and then you can get a job” and “A university is like a really big building with lots of glass on it and it has solar panels. And the professors…have a bowtie and glasses and smart suits.”

Assistant Head Teacher Emma Kidd said: “It was a wonderful experience for the children to be filmed by the OU and to get them thinking about their future education and what that might look like. All children found the morning engaging, enjoyable and fun! We are very grateful to the OU for including us in their campaign.”

Watch the videos and take a look at the campaign, #TomorrowsEd here:

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