£10,000 for Transformation of Language CourseTom Vincent, Thursday 17 April 1997 | Annotate
On the 16th April, a £10,000 cheque was presented to Professor Tom Vincent on behalf of the OUDF by two OU graduates, Patricia Campbell and Judi Leighton, who were members of a 32-strong team of graduates involved in the campaign. The funding will be used to transform a language course into alternative media for visually impaired students using techniques that have emerged from R&D work by the Multimedia Enabling Technologies (MET) Group in KMi. This work will be in conjunction with the Centre for Modern Languages which was represented by the Director, Anne Stevens, at the presentation. Also present were Alison Binns, BDMO, who led the campaign, and Terry Brady who will be a consultant to the project.
The successful OU Development Fund telephone fundraising campaign has raised money from OU graduates for a range of student-centred projects. Over £175k has been pledged over a 4-year period.
Further information about the MET project can be found on the Web (http://met.open.ac.uk/). The project is led by Mary Taylor, MET Group.