<div><p>You'll have access to a module website, which includes:</p><ul><li>a week-by-week study planner</li><li>course-specific module materials and activities</li><li>audio and video content</li><li>assessment details and submission section</li><li>online tutorial access</li><li>module discussion area.</li></ul><p>Where possible, the materials will also be available in Microsoft Word and as PDFs. However, some materials and activities will be unsuitable for these formats.</p><p>This module has been specially selected for presentation in a different online learning platform to other undergraduate modules that you may have studied with The Open University. We are using this new learning platform because we wish to enhance your learning experience. We developed the presentation style with students, and the overwhelming feedback indicates that it is easy to navigate, provides excellent presentation of the learning materials and allows the module team to better support your learning.</p></div>
<div><p>You are likely to need to draw diagrams or to annotate by hand diagrams that you download, and then use either a scanner or a digital camera to produce files of these diagrams for inclusion in your assessment.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>A desktop or laptop computer with either an up-to-date version of Windows or macOS.</p><p>The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.</p><p>To join in the spoken conversation in our online rooms we recommend a headset (headphones or earphones with an integrated microphone).</p><p>Our<a>Skills for OU study</a>website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.</p></div>
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
<div><em>Earth processes</em>is an innovative on-screen module presenting an appealing set of societally relevant earth science topics: events in earth history (e.g. Noah's flood and death of the dinosaurs); mountain building, oceans, volcanoes and remote observation, sediments and sea-level, and earth science in society (e.g. hazards, climate change, strategic science). You will be supported in the development of practical and investigative skills in addition to collecting and interpreting your own earth science data for a project. There will also be the opportunity to engage in scientific discovery and debate directly with the academics.</div>