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  • International Management

    How should you address the President of a French Company? Should you reward workers in Turkey by giving them envelopes full of money? Why are so many good...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: International Management

    Audio

    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 May 2012

  • International Management

    International Management Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 24 May 2012
    How should you address the President of a French Company? Should you reward...
  • Rheumatoid arthritis - a long term condition

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic long term condition that principally attacks flexible joints, causing painful swelling, stiffness and fatigue. The risk of...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Rheumatoid arthritis - a long term condition

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 May 2012

  • Rheumatoid arthritis - a long term condition

    Rheumatoid arthritis - a long term condition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 15 May 2012
    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic long term condition that principally attacks...
  • Phenylketonuria - a long term condition

    Phenylketonuria is an inherited long term condition where, from birth, the person is unable to break down an amino acid called phenylalanine, a component of...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Phenylketonuria - a long term condition

    Video

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 May 2012

  • Phenylketonuria - a long term condition

    Phenylketonuria - a long term condition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 15 May 2012
    Phenylketonuria is an inherited long term condition where, from birth, the person...
  • Plants and people

    What techniques are used to keep crops safe from insects? What happens to tomatoes when they ripen? This selection of audio slideshows covers a broad range...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Plants and people

    Video

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Apr 2012

  • Plants and people

    Plants and people Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 27 Apr 2012
    What techniques are used to keep crops safe from insects? What happens to tomatoes...
  • Online Rights and the Law

    How does the law stand in relation to web privacy? Do we have the same rights online as we do in life? The online revolution has moved rapidly but has the...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Online Rights and the Law

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2012

  • Online Rights and the Law

    Online Rights and the Law Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Mar 2012
    How does the law stand in relation to web privacy? Do we have the same rights...
  • Art history: early modern

    The world of the early modern period (C10th - C16th) was one of religious obsession, power struggles and plunder. But it was also a world of stunning...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Art history: early modern

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Mar 2012

  • Art history: early modern

    Art history: early modern Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Intermediate level Duration 35 mins Updated 23 Mar 2012
    The world of the early modern period (C10th - C16th) was one of religious...
  • Art history: C17th to C19th

    This collection transports you to Europe of 1600 to 1850. Many of the foundations of European culture were being laid: commerce, arts institutions, art...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Art history: C17th to C19th

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Mar 2012

  • Art history: C17th to C19th

    Art history: C17th to C19th Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Intermediate level Duration 20 mins Updated 23 Mar 2012
    This collection transports you to Europe of 1600 to 1850. Many of the foundations...
  • Art history: modern and contemporary

    Baffled by modern art and architecture? You’re not alone! This collection gives new insight into today’s shifting kaleidoscope of visual culture by placing...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Art history: modern and contemporary

    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Mar 2012

  • Art history: modern and contemporary

    Art history: modern and contemporary Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Intermediate level Duration 35 mins Updated 23 Mar 2012
    Baffled by modern art and architecture? You’re not alone! This collection gives...
  • The Four Generations of Computers

    Computers play a huge part in almost all of our lives, but how did these machines become so powerful and important? And what were some of the earliest models...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The Four Generations of Computers

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2012

  • The Four Generations of Computers

    The Four Generations of Computers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 02 Mar 2012
    Computers play a huge part in almost all of our lives, but how did these machines...
  • Management: Perspectives and Practice

    HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations and Project Management are all key functions of an organisation. These short audio perspectives give an insight into the...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Management: Perspectives and Practice

    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2012

  • Management: Perspectives and Practice

    Management: Perspectives and Practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 22 Feb 2012
    HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations and Project Management are all key functions of...
  • Repatriation and returning remains

    19th Century philosopher Jeremy Bentham allowed his body to be put on public display after he passed on but would you allow your body to be displayed after...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Repatriation and returning remains

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Feb 2012

  • Repatriation and returning remains

    Repatriation and returning remains Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 21 Feb 2012
    19th Century philosopher Jeremy Bentham allowed his body to be put on public...
  • Exploring Greek vases

    What can you learn about an archaic community from the art they created? Can the way in which their artefacts are displayed enhance the experience of viewing...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Exploring Greek vases

    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Feb 2012

  • Exploring Greek vases

    Exploring Greek vases Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Feb 2012
    What can you learn about an archaic community from the art they created? Can the...
  • Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

    Charles Dickens was not only the most famous writer of his day, but, during the second half of his career, also a prominent public figure known through his...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

    Audio

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Feb 2012

  • Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

    Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 03 Feb 2012
    Charles Dickens was not only the most famous writer of his day, but, during the...
  • Design for dementia care

    The impact of disorientating spaces on people with dementia can be profound, and can create serious deterioration in their wellbeing. Case studies of new...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Design for dementia care

    Video

    50 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    13 Jan 2012

  • Design for dementia care

    Design for dementia care Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Intermediate level Duration 50 mins Updated 13 Jan 2012
    The impact of disorientating spaces on people with dementia can be profound, and...
  • Enduring Love

    With ever-increasing divorce rates and relationship break-ups, how do some couples manage to stay together for years, sometimes forever? In this collection...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Enduring Love

    Audio

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jan 2012

  • Enduring Love

    Enduring Love Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 13 Jan 2012
    With ever-increasing divorce rates and relationship break-ups, how do some couples...
  • Language and Meaning: How We Learn

    What do English language teachers in the early 21st century need to know about the relationship between language and meaning? How can teachers enable...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Language and Meaning: How We Learn

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2011

  • Language and Meaning: How We Learn

    Language and Meaning: How We Learn Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Dec 2011
    What do English language teachers in the early 21st century need to know about the...
  • The Funny Thing About...

    Is the world of politics anything like "Yes Minister" or "The Thick Of It"? Are scientists all as geeky as Denzil Dexter from "The Fast Show"? This...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The Funny Thing About...

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Dec 2011

  • The Funny Thing About...

    The Funny Thing About... Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 09 Dec 2011
    Is the world of politics anything like "Yes Minister" or "The Thick Of It"? Are...
  • Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    What is a microbe and what have they ever done for us? From Black Death to Cholera, and Syphilis to Typhoid, microbes have been responsible for some of the...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Nov 2011

  • Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    Seven Wonders of the Microbe World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 17 Nov 2011
    What is a microbe and what have they ever done for us? From Black Death to Cholera...
  • At a loss

    In the UK, on average, 17 babies die every day. Six of those babies will have been born alive and lived for a short time. 11 will have died before or during...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: At a loss

    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Nov 2011

  • At a loss

    At a loss Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 11 Nov 2011
    In the UK, on average, 17 babies die every day. Six of those babies will have been...
  • The Z files with Benjamin Zephaniah

    Can a driven individual shatter academic stereo-types through a passion for education? How does a love of science or engineering help you overcome...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The Z files with Benjamin Zephaniah

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Nov 2011

  • The Z files with Benjamin Zephaniah

    The Z files with Benjamin Zephaniah Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 04 Nov 2011
    Can a driven individual shatter academic stereo-types through a passion for...
  • Legal conversations

    How should health professionals make clinical decisions? How much involvement should the patient have? Is it against the law to do research on individuals...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Legal conversations

    Audio

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Oct 2011

  • Legal conversations

    Legal conversations Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 28 Oct 2011
    How should health professionals make clinical decisions? How much involvement...
  • Perceptions of English literature

    To what extent has the definition of English literature changed over the last 50 years? What criteria do we use when classifying a novel as English? And is...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Perceptions of English literature

    Audio

    25 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    26 Oct 2011

  • Perceptions of English literature

    Perceptions of English literature Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 25 mins Updated 26 Oct 2011
    To what extent has the definition of English literature changed over the last 50...
  • James Berry: Windrush songs

    How does a poet represent two distinctly different cultures in their work? How did James Berry interpret his experience and those of other Jamaican’s that...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: James Berry: Windrush songs

    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2011

  • James Berry: Windrush songs

    James Berry: Windrush songs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Oct 2011
    How does a poet represent two distinctly different cultures in their work? How did...
  • Greek Heroes in Popular Culture Through Time

    What does ‘2001: a Space Odyssey’ have to do with Odysseus? How does Brad Pitt's Achilles in 'Troy' match up to Homer's original hero? And is Arnold...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Greek Heroes in Popular Culture Through Time

    Video

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2011

  • Greek Heroes in Popular Culture Through Time

    Greek Heroes in Popular Culture Through Time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 10 Oct 2011
    What does ‘2001: a Space Odyssey’ have to do with Odysseus? How does Brad Pitt's...
  • Wordsworth, De Quincy and Dove cottage

    Can a location inspire great poetry? To what extent can a person’s environment influence their art? After leaving the area as a child the Romantic poet...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Wordsworth, De Quincy and Dove cottage

    Video

    Updated on:

    06 Oct 2011

  • Wordsworth, De Quincy and Dove cottage

    Wordsworth, De Quincy and Dove cottage Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Updated 06 Oct 2011
    Can a location inspire great poetry? To what extent can a person’s environment...
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