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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What happens to children excluded from their schools? Join us as we go behind the doors of a secondary alternative provision academy. Read more: OU on the BBC: Excluded: Kicked Out of School
Can you capture scenes just by looking at them? Find out with our photographic memory test. Launch now: Take the photographic memory test
Introduction to Cyber Security: More free resources from The Open University Copyrighted image 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
This major new 60-part radio series offers a fresh take on some of the big philosophical questions of our age. Read more: OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas
Achieve your personal best, study a free course on the Business of Football, and delve deeper into the world of sport, fitness and management with our Commonwealth Games portal. Launch now: Commonwealth Games 2014
The exclusion debate: Discussion hub Featuring: Copyrighted image Credit: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
Everyone has a right to education. But how do you manage to deliver that when pupils have been excluded? Launch now: The exclusion debate: Discussion hub
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
Dr Will Hardy assesses the consequences of the Atlantic Slave trade. Read more: Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade
A 'normal' childhood depends on where you live and when you're born. Heather Montgomery wonders how some common British practices might look to other cultures. Read more: Different cultures, different childhoods
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