One of our most recent innovations is the OU Anywhere app.

Launched in January 2013, the app makes our course materials available on tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices.

The free app enables you to download digital versions of Open University-produced textbooks, DVDs and audio CDs, allowing you to study at home, at work, or on the move - giving a true mobile learning experience.

We’re proud that the OU Anywhere app won two 2014 Guardian University Awards: one for ‘Best Student Experience’ and another for ‘Distance or Online Learning’.

Our ongoing commitment to digital innovation is reflected in our recent choice of Chancellor: digital champion Martha Lane Fox.

In her inaugural speech as Chancellor in September 2014, Baroness Lane-Fox said:


I have seen the power of technology to transform the way we live – from shopping and socialising, to working and studying. That is why I am so excited about becoming part of The Open University family, as it has an incredible track-record of harnessing new and emerging technologies to improve access to higher education for people all over the world.

Martha Lane Fox, Chancellor of The Open University
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