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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Uncover the secrets of six classic works of fiction that we all know and love. Read more: OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books
Download the app from the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books. Launch now: The Secret Life of Books: Download the app
Can you capture scenes just by looking at them? Find out with our photographic memory test. Launch now: Take the photographic memory test
How Britain was transformed by the First World War, focusing on extraordinary personal stories to illuminate often cataclysmic events. Read more: OU on the BBC: Britain's Great War
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Inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books, we have produced two collections of free eBooks for you to download and enjoy. Launch now: Download free eBooks
'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
Get the lowdown on 6 key design movements and share your design alter-ego Watch now: Design in a nutshell
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
Embrace a remarkable human drama behind the invention that was to prove pivotal in the Battle of Britain - radar. Watch now: OU on the BBC: Castles in the Sky
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