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
Order your free poster on the policing puzzle to accompany the BBC/OU series The Met. Read more: Order your free 'The Met' poster
Order your free Life Story poster to accompany the BBC One series. Read more: Life Story: Order your free poster
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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
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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
Pit yourself against fate by embarking on a journey into Europe during one of its most volatile periods: 1500-1700. Can your historical knowledge outwit tempestuous Fortuna? Launch now: O' Fortuna: Can you survive Early Modern Europe?
For half a century, the OU has produced programmes with the BBC (and now, other broadcasters). Here's a guide to what's coming up in the next few days, and what you can catch up with via iPlayer. Read more: Open University programmes on TV, radio and online
Learn how to get on top of your debts and gain a better understanding of banking terms with this interactive learning tool. Launch now: Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money
'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
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
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