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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Order your free wild weather poster to accompany the BBC series. Read more: Order your free wild weather poster
Richard Hammond travels the globe to discover the unexplained, the unexpected and the plain unlikely, in an attempt to reveal the hidden world of weather. Read more: OU on the BBC: Wild Weather with Richard Hammond
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 Life Story poster to accompany the BBC One series. Read more: Life Story: Order your free poster
See if you can answer these festive questions then read what our academics have to say. Read more: It's Quizmas!
Order your free Seasons poster to take you through the Great British Year Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Spend a year spotting British wildlife with our fabulous, free poster. Read more: Order your free Seasons poster to take you through the Great British Year
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
Follow the link to get your free map wallchart showing the British Empire and how it attempted to adapt to a changing world. Read more: Order your free Empire poster
Life Story takes us on the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life. Read more: OU on the BBC: Life Story
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