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  • The Birth of Comedy

    Take the topical satire of Have I Got News For You and mix thoroughly with the adolescent humour of The Inbetweeners, add in a healthy dose of Monty Python...

    By The iTunes U team, The iTunes U team

    Listen now: The Birth of Comedy

    Audio

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2013

  • The Birth of Comedy

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    The Birth of Comedy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 15 Aug 2013
    Take the topical satire of Have I Got News For You and mix thoroughly with the...
  • Learning to Teach

    Would you give up a successful broadcasting career to become a teacher? What are the challenges facing modern teachers? Becoming a teacher requires learning...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Learning to Teach

    Audio

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 May 2013

  • Learning to Teach

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Learning to Teach Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 07 May 2013
    Would you give up a successful broadcasting career to become a teacher? What are...
  • Online market research

    How has the arrival of the internet changed the nature of marketing research? Can doing market research with online participants be as effective as with real...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Online market research

    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    26 Apr 2013

  • Online market research

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Online market research Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 mins Updated 26 Apr 2013
    How has the arrival of the internet changed the nature of marketing research? Can...
  • Mi'kmaq: First Nation people

    Can heritage continue to inform the way we live today? Is it possible to balance traditional ideas with a modern life? The Mi'kmaq people have had roots in...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Mi'kmaq: First Nation people

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    16 Apr 2013

  • Mi'kmaq: First Nation people

    Featuring: Video Video
    Mi'kmaq: First Nation people Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Advanced level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Apr 2013
    Can heritage continue to inform the way we live today? Is it possible to balance...
  • Collaboration in the classroom

    What teaching methods can be used to improve a school’s performance? What are the benefits of collaborating within an educational institution?...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Collaboration in the classroom

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 Mar 2013

  • Collaboration in the classroom

    Featuring: Video Video
    Collaboration in the classroom Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 mins Updated 12 Mar 2013
    What teaching methods can be used to improve a school’s performance? What are the...
  • The Language of Poverty

    The language used to describe poverty in the UK has a vital bearing on how welfare policy is implemented, and how policies are perceived by the wider...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: The Language of Poverty

    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Feb 2013

  • The Language of Poverty

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    The Language of Poverty Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 28 Feb 2013
    The language used to describe poverty in the UK has a vital bearing on how welfare...
  • Inside the International Criminal Court

    What is the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC)? How will the ICC develop in the 21st century? The ICC was created in 2002 as a permanent tribunal...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Inside the International Criminal Court

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2013

  • Inside the International Criminal Court

    Featuring: Video Video
    Inside the International Criminal Court Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 Feb 2013
    What is the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC)? How will the ICC...
  • Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

    Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who is now widely recognised as the world’s first female rabbi, was ordained in Nazi Germany in 1935. However, for many years after...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2013

  • Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 Feb 2013
    Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who is now widely recognised as the world’s first female...
  • Veiling: Tradition, Identity and Fashion

    Why do Muslim women wear the hijab? How do they reconcile different approaches to veiling between generations, across different geographical regions and in...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Veiling: Tradition, Identity and Fashion

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2013

  • Veiling: Tradition, Identity and Fashion

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Veiling: Tradition, Identity and Fashion Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 22 Feb 2013
    Why do Muslim women wear the hijab? How do they reconcile different approaches to...
  • The Heidelberg Project: A Detroit Story

    Would you give up a successful career to work for a charity? Can art save a community? Over the course of the last century Detroit moved from being the...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: The Heidelberg Project: A Detroit Story

    Audio

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2013

  • The Heidelberg Project: A Detroit Story

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    The Heidelberg Project: A Detroit Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 12 Feb 2013
    Would you give up a successful career to work for a charity? Can art save a...
  • Critical Reflection

    Is management a personal or collaborative process? What outside factors affect managers on a day-to-day basis? ...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Critical Reflection

    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2013

  • Critical Reflection

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Critical Reflection Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Feb 2013
    Is management a personal or collaborative process? What outside factors affect...
  • Marxism and Marketing

    What can Marxism teach us about marketing? Is Communist thinking relevant when applied to a modern drink’s marketing strategy? The successful sale of white...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Marxism and Marketing

    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2013

  • Marxism and Marketing

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Marxism and Marketing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jan 2013
    What can Marxism teach us about marketing? Is Communist thinking relevant when...
  • 60-Second Adventures in Astronomy

    Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of 60 second animations examines...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 60-Second Adventures in Astronomy

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2012

  • 60-Second Adventures in Astronomy

    Featuring: Video Video
    60-Second Adventures in Astronomy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Dec 2012
    Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's...
  • Understanding Globalisation

    What do we mean when we say globalisation? Does the growth of globalisation hinder or benefit mankind? It’s a common assumption that countries globalise but...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Understanding Globalisation

    Audio

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Dec 2012

  • Understanding Globalisation

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Understanding Globalisation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 12 Dec 2012
    What do we mean when we say globalisation? Does the growth of globalisation hinder...
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    Why do Mergers and acquisitions happen? What are the factors that motivate companies to buy sell and incorporate other organisations? In these uncertain...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Mergers and Acquisitions

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Nov 2012

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Mergers and Acquisitions Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 13 Nov 2012
    Why do Mergers and acquisitions happen? What are the factors that motivate...
  • Managing for Sustainability

    What are the key issues for sustainable resource management? How do companies operate while maintaining corporate social responsibility? From understanding...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Managing for Sustainability

    Video

    25 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    09 Oct 2012

  • Managing for Sustainability

    Featuring: Video Video
    Managing for Sustainability Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Advanced level Duration 25 mins Updated 09 Oct 2012
    What are the key issues for sustainable resource management? How do companies...
  • 60 Second Adventures in Religion

    Ever wondered why Karl Marx thought religion was like Opium - or whether religion is possible without a god? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of four 60...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 60 Second Adventures in Religion

    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Sep 2012

  • 60 Second Adventures in Religion

    Featuring: Video Video
    60 Second Adventures in Religion Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Sep 2012
    Ever wondered why Karl Marx thought religion was like Opium - or whether religion...
  • The Art of Rich Pictures

    How can the drawing of images aid communication? How can they help us in business, in our everyday and personal lives? Rich Pictures is a term used to...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The Art of Rich Pictures

    Video

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Sep 2012

  • The Art of Rich Pictures

    Featuring: Video Video
    The Art of Rich Pictures Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 18 Sep 2012
    How can the drawing of images aid communication? How can they help us in business,...
  • 60-Second Adventures in Religion

    Ever wondered why Karl Marx thought religion was like Opium - or whether religion is possible without a god? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of four 60...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 60-Second Adventures in Religion

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Sep 2012

  • 60-Second Adventures in Religion

    Featuring: Video Video
    60-Second Adventures in Religion Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Sep 2012
    Ever wondered why Karl Marx thought religion was like Opium - or whether religion...
  • 60-Second Adventures in Religion

    Ever wondered why Karl Marx thought religion was like Opium - or whether religion is possible without a god? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of four 60...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 60-Second Adventures in Religion

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Sep 2012

  • 60-Second Adventures in Religion

    Featuring: Video Video
    60-Second Adventures in Religion Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Sep 2012
    Ever wondered why Karl Marx thought religion was like Opium - or whether religion...
  • Games, Geeks and the Parent's Dilemma

    Video games are an everyday part of our children’s lives today. But many parents have concerns about the time their children spend gaming, and sometimes...

    By The iTunes U team, Victoria Cooper

    Listen now: Games, Geeks and the Parent's Dilemma

    Audio

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Sep 2012

  • Games, Geeks and the Parent's Dilemma

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Games, Geeks and the Parent's Dilemma Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 06 Sep 2012
    Video games are an everyday part of our children’s lives today. But many parents...
  • 60 Second Adventures in Economics

    Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 60 Second Adventures in Economics

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Sep 2012

  • 60 Second Adventures in Economics

    Featuring: Video Video
    60 Second Adventures in Economics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Sep 2012
    Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered...
  • Life in Law

    How are our laws made? What is it like to be a criminal defence lawyer during a murder trial? What are the challenges faced by family lawyers or immigration...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Life in Law

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2012

  • Life in Law

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Life in Law Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 30 Aug 2012
    How are our laws made? What is it like to be a criminal defence lawyer during a...
  • 60-Second Adventures in Economics

    Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 60-Second Adventures in Economics

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Aug 2012

  • 60-Second Adventures in Economics

    Featuring: Video Video
    60-Second Adventures in Economics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Aug 2012
    Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered...
  • 60-Second Adventures in Economics

    Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 60-Second Adventures in Economics

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Aug 2012

  • 60-Second Adventures in Economics

    Featuring: Video Video
    60-Second Adventures in Economics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Aug 2012
    Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered...
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