OpenLearn is the home of free learning from The Open University. But what does that really mean?
Everything you'll find on the site has been created for The Open University with input from our subject experts.
It's here for you to use, for free. And, as far as we're able, we make it free for you to download, remix, and use how you want to - non-commercially, of course. Read more about our Creative Commons licences.
Some of our content is drawn directly from the same courses students study - giving you a taste of The Open University experience. Browse a list of our free courses.
We're also the home of OU broadcast partnerships - with the BBC and other broadcasters. See what's on in the next few days.
This is the place to come to order free posters and booklets the OU produces to support our programmes. Order or download free print items.
And we have hundreds of activities, videos, audio, opinions and discussions across all our subject areas to explore. What sort of things? Here's what's popular right now:
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Can you capture scenes just by looking at them? Find out with our photographic memory test. Launch now: Take the photographic memory test
Badges come to OpenLearn Credit: Main image © Wavebreakmedia Ltd | Dreamstime.com / Badges and montage Open University
Using our free courses but want to show others what you've learned? We've got great news for you... Read more: Badges come to OpenLearn
Pain, Pus and Poison tells the extraordinary story of how mankind learnt to look at the world around him and use it to heal his body Read more: OU on the BBC: Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search For Modern Medicines
Take our pain quiz: What do you know about pain? Featuring: Credit: The Open University | Image: Stephen Collins5 mins Introductory level
Can you make it through our pain quiz unscathed? How much do you know about getting hurt? Launch now: Take our pain quiz: What do you know about pain?
Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin. Read more: Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline
Introduction to Cyber Security: More free resources from The Open University Credit: © Oksipix | Dreamstime.com - Cyber Security Photo
Help to protect your digital life by gaining essential cyber security knowledge and skills. Read more: Introduction to Cyber Security: More free resources from The Open University
Order your free Life Story poster to accompany the BBC One series. Read more: Life Story: Order your free poster
'Castle, Forest, Island, Sea' is a choose-your-own-adventure story that explores key questions in philosophy. Where will your chosen path lead you? Launch now: Choose your own philosophy adventure
The importance of person-centred approaches to nursing care Credit: Monkey Business Images | Dreamstime.comIntroductory level
Professor Jan Draper and Dr Josie Tetley explain why getting to know the person behind the patient is the raison d'être of person-centred nursing care. Read more: The importance of person-centred approaches to nursing care
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