We, the undersigned, request that the Open University require all software needed by students for study and/or assessment purposes to execute on all major desktop operating systems (i.e. at least recent versions of Windows, Mac OS/X and Linux) unless it can be shown that no suitable cross-platform application of that type exists. We further request that the Open University accept any documents conforming to OSI document format standards (e.g. ODF) from students, in addition to any other formats that the university sees fit to accept (e.g. Adobe PDF, MS Word .doc or MS OpenXML).
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Darren Saunders, United Kingdom7 years ago
Telsa Gwynne, United Kingdom7 years ago Comments: On my fourth OU course now, and things are merely getting more complicated, not less. Go for cross-platform standards rather than named software packages and formats which work on only one system, _please_!
Sue Adams, United Kingdom8 years ago
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