Website; online forums; all study materials including assignments will be delivered online.
You will need
You require access to the internet at least once a week to download study resources and assignments, submit assignments and keep up to date with module news.
Please note that your choice of topic may affect the computer requirements. For example, you may need a computer with a higher specification to run specific software or to use specific hardware.
A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.
Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.
A desktop or laptop computer with either:
- Windows 7 or higher
- macOS 10.7 or higher
The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.
To participate in our online-discussion area you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.
Our Skills for OU study website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.
If you have a disability
You will need to spend considerable amounts of time using a computer and the internet.
All study materials will be delivered via the module website. Alternative formats of the study materials may be available in the future.
If you have particular study requirements please tell us as soon as possible, as some of our support services may take several weeks to arrange. Find out more about our services for disabled students.