What is Our Journey
Our Journey is a new platform to help you map and reflect on your study experiences.
To use Our Journey, register for a free account. Get started by creating a card about something you’ve experienced and how you felt. Keep adding cards to show how your journey is progressing.
That’s all there is to it. Keep adding cards to create a memorable log of your journey.
If you are a student
You can use Our Journey to capture your study experiences and log them as part of your learning journey. You can keep this to yourself, print or save it, or you can share your ongoing journey with a tutor, study advisor or mentor.
If you work with students
Our Journey can help your students reflect on their challenges and achievements, supporting their wellbeing. It can also support mentoring and dialogue around the student’s development, and can give you valuable insights into the experiences of your students.
If you are interested in using Our Journey with your students, or would like to know more, please contact us at: email@example.com.
A step-by-step guide
The Our Journey screen comprises of two parts, a panel for you to input your events and emotions, and cards which record these events.
To create a card, fill in the panel at the top of the page letting us know what event you are referring to - for example Registration - then indicate roughly how it made you feel by choosing an emoji. If you want you can also write us a note and let us know when the event happened, anc click ‘Post’. It’s your journey so you can decide.
Your card will appear beneath the panel. Over time, these cards will build up a picture of how you felt as you studied and you can use these cards to reflect on the highs and lows of your study experience
We are adding new features to Our Journey all the time. Explore the ‘Options’ button to see more. For example, if you change your mind about an event or how you felt, change it by using the ‘Edit’ option.
Handy tip: You can reposition any card by dragging it to a new slot using the six dots at the top right corner of the card as grab handles.
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Our Journey has been informed by research conducted to understand the challenges faced by disabled students at the Open University. The project was initially funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF). More recently, funding has come from JISC and the Learning and Teaching Innovation Scholarship (LATIS) centre at The Open University.