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  • Outside the Book

    What function does comedy serve? What do people in power learn by watching tragedies? In this collection of five animations comedienne Josie Long guides us...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Outside the Book

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Oct 2014

  • Outside the Book

    Outside the Book Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Oct 2014
    What function does comedy serve? What do people in power learn by watching...
  • Think like a scientist

    Learn to think like a scientist. In this collection we demonstrate a series of hands-on experiments that you can carry out in your own kitchen. We'll explore...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Think like a scientist

    Video

    55 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Oct 2014

  • Think like a scientist

    Think like a scientist Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 55 mins Updated 01 Oct 2014
    Learn to think like a scientist. In this collection we demonstrate a series of...
  • Design Essentials: are you sitting comfortably?

    Theo Zamenopoulos, of the OU design faculty, offers a glimpse into the ideological and historical context of design ideas and principles. With Emma Curtis,...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Design Essentials: are you sitting comfortably?

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Aug 2014

  • Design Essentials: are you sitting comfortably?

    Design Essentials: are you sitting comfortably? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 26 Aug 2014
    Theo Zamenopoulos, of the OU design faculty, offers a glimpse into the ideological...
  • Design Essentials: small objects of desire

    When the Apple designers first came to Steve Jobs with the iPod he picked it up, fiddled with it and then dropped it into a fish tank. "Those are air bubbles...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Design Essentials: small objects of desire

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Aug 2014

  • Design Essentials: small objects of desire

    Design Essentials: small objects of desire Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 21 Aug 2014
    When the Apple designers first came to Steve Jobs with the iPod he picked it up,...
  • The Language of Comedy

    How do we use language in comedy? What is the social importance of comedy? What are the techniques used with language to create different types of humour?...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The Language of Comedy

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Aug 2014

  • The Language of Comedy

    The Language of Comedy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 11 Aug 2014
    How do we use language in comedy? What is the social importance of comedy? What...
  • Renewable Energy and the UK

    The EU has set ambitious targets for both renewable energy and carbon reduction, but the UK has been reluctant to sign up to new targets beyond 2020. How...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Renewable Energy and the UK

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Jul 2014

  • Renewable Energy and the UK

    Renewable Energy and the UK Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 17 Jul 2014
    The EU has set ambitious targets for both renewable energy and carbon reduction,...
  • Renewable Energy: the Scottish story

    Energy policy in Scotland has been following a different path to the rest of the UK since devolution. How is Scotland's energy policy different, what factors...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Renewable Energy: the Scottish story

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jul 2014

  • Renewable Energy: the Scottish story

    Renewable Energy: the Scottish story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Jul 2014
    Energy policy in Scotland has been following a different path to the rest of the...
  • Your Health in Your Hands - PHBs

    What are Personal Health Budgets, how do they work and how will they affect you?...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Your Health in Your Hands - PHBs

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jul 2014

  • Your Health in Your Hands - PHBs

    Your Health in Your Hands - PHBs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 11 Jul 2014
    What are Personal Health Budgets, how do they work and how will they affect you?...
  • Practitioner research

    How does a researcher collate and analyse information? What are the best methods of investigating/examining a question?

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Practitioner research

    Audio

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Jul 2014

  • Practitioner research

    Practitioner research Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 07 Jul 2014
    How does a researcher collate and analyse information? ...
  • Children and the Internet

    What impact has the internet had on children’s lives? How has the arrival of the internet changed children’s exposure to media? ...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Children and the Internet

    Video

    40 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 May 2014

  • Children and the Internet

    Children and the Internet Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 28 May 2014
    What impact has the internet had on children’s lives? How has the arrival of the...
  • This Student Life

    What is it like to study a distance learning course? What are the challenges of being a modern student? ...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: This Student Life

    Audio

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2014

  • This Student Life

    This Student Life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 03 Apr 2014
    What is it like to study a distance learning course? What are the challenges of...
  • Death, Dying

    The beliefs and traditions that revolve around the meaning of death play an important role in every culture, but how do these ideas vary and what are the...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Death, Dying

    Audio

    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2014

  • Death, Dying

    Death, Dying Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 01 Apr 2014
    The beliefs and traditions that revolve around the meaning of death play an...
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Monetary Policy

    Why do economies go into recession, and what should policymakers do? How do governments use money to influence the economy?...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Fiscal Responsibility and Monetary Policy

    Video

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2014

  • Fiscal Responsibility and Monetary Policy

    Fiscal Responsibility and Monetary Policy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 28 Mar 2014
    Why do economies go into recession, and what should policymakers do? How do...
  • Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship

    How do we define being a citizen? In what ways has the idea of citizenship expanded?...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Feb 2014

  • Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship

    Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 25 Feb 2014
    How do we define being a citizen? In what ways has the idea of citizenship...
  • Creativity at Work

    Is creativity a mind-set or can it be developed? How much influence does organisational culture have on creativity in the workplace? And is there space for...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Creativity at Work

    Video

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2014

  • Creativity at Work

    Creativity at Work Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2014
    Is creativity a mind-set or can it be developed? How much influence does...
  • Creative Futures

    Is creativity a mindset or can it be developed? How much influence does organisational culture have on creativity in the workplace? And is there space for...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Creative Futures

    Video

    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2014

  • Creative Futures

    Creative Futures Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 17 Feb 2014
    Is creativity a mindset or can it be developed? How much influence does...
  • 360 Degrees of Separation

    How does Surrealism relate to Freud? What does Freud have to do with the Prisoner's dilemma?...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 360 Degrees of Separation

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jan 2014

  • 360 Degrees of Separation

    360 Degrees of Separation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Jan 2014
    How does Surrealism relate to Freud? What does Freud have to do with the Prisoner...
  • Unlikely Leaders

    What do you imagine when you think of a leader? Is the customary vision of the powerful politician or business leader still entirely relevant today? In these...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Unlikely Leaders

    Video

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2013

  • Unlikely Leaders

    Unlikely Leaders Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 29 Nov 2013
    What do you imagine when you think of a leader? Is the customary vision of the...
  • Management and the unconscious mind

    How can the unconscious mind influence management styles? Is rational thinking a pre-requisite for good ideas? The human brain is an incredibly complex...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Management and the unconscious mind

    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Nov 2013

  • Management and the unconscious mind

    Management and the unconscious mind Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Nov 2013
    How can the unconscious mind influence management styles? Is rational thinking a...
  • Rundblick: beginners' German second edition

    How do you discuss the weather or make a hotel reservation in German? ...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Rundblick: beginners' German second edition

    Audio

    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Nov 2013

  • Rundblick: beginners' German second edition

    Rundblick: beginners' German second edition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 06 Nov 2013
    How do you discuss the weather or make a hotel reservation in German? ...
  • Design Behind the Bike

    The Design Behind the Bike Series explores the effect of science and technology on cycling and explores how the development in technology has changed bike...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Design Behind the Bike

    Video

    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Nov 2013

  • Design Behind the Bike

    Design Behind the Bike Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 05 Nov 2013
    The Design Behind the Bike Series explores the effect of science and technology on...
  • Atom Bomb in Popular Culture

    German surrender brought the Second World War in Europe to an end. But all feared that war with Japan would drag on and on. Behind the scenes, the US had...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Atom Bomb in Popular Culture

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2013

  • Atom Bomb in Popular Culture

    Atom Bomb in Popular Culture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 01 Nov 2013
    German surrender brought the Second World War in Europe to an end. But all feared...
  • Origins of The Cold War

    How was The Cold War fought? What types of evidence do historians use to understand the events that took place?...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Origins of The Cold War

    Audio

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Oct 2013

  • Origins of The Cold War

    Origins of The Cold War Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 08 Oct 2013
    How was The Cold War fought? What types of evidence do historians use to...
  • Evolution of human rights

    What are the differences between individual and minority rights? How did the League of Nations and United Nations attempt to address the topic of human...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Evolution of human rights

    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Oct 2013

  • Evolution of human rights

    Evolution of human rights Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 08 Oct 2013
    What are the differences between individual and minority rights? How did the...
  • Leadership in Health and Social Care

    These six managers, from frontline roles across health and social care in the UK, are real people in real roles. By sharing their experiences through short...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Leadership in Health and Social Care

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Sep 2013

  • Leadership in Health and Social Care

    Leadership in Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 Sep 2013
    These six managers, from frontline roles across health and social care in the UK,...
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