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Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin. Read now: Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline
Want to learn more about the Earth's tectonic plates? Start your journey into the surface of the Earth with these three quick-fire challenges Take part now: Slip Slide Collide
OK, so 2006 wasn't as relentless as 2016, but the year still had some huge news stories. As part of our ten year anniverary celebrations we look at what happened in our birth year... Read now: 10 big news stories that happened in 2006 (when OpenLearn was born)
The importance of person-centred approaches to nursing care Copyright: 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 now: The importance of person-centred approaches to nursing care
What's your favourite Confucius quote on education and learning? Look at these examples and let us know what you think by voting in our poll. Take part now: 12 famous Confucius quotes on education and learning
Marisa Lohr traces the origins and development of the English language, from its early beginnings around 450 AD to the modern global language we use today. Read now: From old English to modern English
Understand the basic rules of genetics and see if you can breed the rarest fish. Take part now: Angel Breed
What exactly is 'justice'? Follow our fictional case and see if you can make judgements based on the facts as they are presented to you Take part now: What's your verdict?
Have you ever wanted to try out simple coding? Want to understand the basics of what coding entails? Look no further! Take part now: Simple Coding - Introduction
Perplex: Classic puzzles, past and present The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 licenseIntroductory level
Test your puzzle-solving ability with incredibly immersive and interactive puzzles from The Open University and UKMT Take part now: Perplex: Classic puzzles, past and present
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