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1 39 No internet? Centre for Open Learning of Mathematics, Science, Computing and Technology (COLMSCT) Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC ), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC ). Val Hancock COLMSCT Associate Teaching Fellow No problem!

2 The OU Associate Lecturer (AL) Student Student in prison

3 COLMSCT

4 Prison Tutors Forum I know that I should not give out my address/ phone number etc, but I assumed that I should still use my name when completing pt3s and in correspondence. Then I read somewhere that name should perhaps not be given. Do others use their name? I am now a bit worried that I have, particularly as my name is quite unusual There is no alternative to electronic submission of the ECA and if it can't be submitted electronically he will fail the course I've rumbled on enough, but what a superb new forum, just what is needed. Just wonder what colleagues do in this situation?I hopefully can and will see the students F2F but what about all the online stuff? I have also had a quick look at the prison wiki - great idea. Are you allowed to take CDs or USB sticks into the secure unit? This is often a problem in prisons and so in the past I've had to resort to printing off things that would be easier to transfer digitally (assignments, CMAs etc). If you can create a CD-R with all the course website material on it makes life much easier. I taught in the library side room and a lot of other prisoners would come to have a look and offered tea regularly! I did have a panic button in there and found it better to sit with my chair near the door and student behind the table away from the door.

5 Prison Tutor Support Wiki Alternative Approaches Solutions for overcoming problems due to lack of internet access in prison Advice & Guidance Practical advice for tutors who have students in prison Prisons Guidance on the facilities and requirements of individual prisons

6 Tutor Pack Getting started TMA00 M150 course website General support Useful forums Useful sites General Advice TMA01 Question 1 (i) (b) Question 1 (i) (f) TMA02 Question 2 (v) Question 3 (i) Question 3 (iii) Specific Advice

7 Tutor questionnaires - design

8 Tutor questionnaires - results No student had access to the internet 2 prisons provided internet access to their staff All the tutors would be happy to have another student in prison Open-ended questions: s to Learning centre staff and material sent were passed on with minimal delay. Access to the podcasts was difficult - in the end I downloaded them to a CD and then had to post it to the LC, as I wasn't allowed to take the CD into the prison myself. It is important for the tutor to know initially what the student can and can't access

9 Student interviews (formal) We’ve got an intranet with Moodle. Can we load the course website on it? We have to ask [prison education employee] to print things off at home and bring it in for us He can stand behind me and tell me what to type in and print off but he’s not allowed to do it himself. I wanted to do a Computing degree but I have to do Sociology instead because you don’t need internet access for that I didn’t know you could submit assignments by , I thought you needed to go to the website Not having internet access slows you down. You have to get a book from the library which they might have to get in for you. Prison education staff interviews (informal)

10 Student questionnaires ?

11 Further information Alternative approaches to online activities for prisoners and others without access to the Internet (COLMSCT project): eId=48a eId=48a An Objective Evaluation of Online Forum Usage Amongst Prison Tutors in a Distance Learning Environment (EISTA 2009 conference paper): Val Hancock:

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