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    Duchess of Malfi: Deconstructing the play

    Does the Duchess of Malfi have any resonance with modern-day audiences? Are it’s themes of politics and revenge still relevant today? Since it was originally...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Duchess of Malfi: Deconstructing the play

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Oct 2011

  • Duchess of Malfi: Deconstructing the play

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    Duchess of Malfi: Deconstructing the play Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 05 Oct 2011
    Does the Duchess of Malfi have any resonance with modern-day audiences? Are it’s...
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    Othello and apartheid

    Can a play written in the seventeenth century protest against contemporary issues? Is it possible to use a Shakespearian tragedy draw attention to political...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Othello and apartheid

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Oct 2011

  • Othello and apartheid

    Featuring: Video Video
    Othello and apartheid Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 15 mins Updated 05 Oct 2011
    Can a play written in the seventeenth century protest against contemporary issues?...
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    Wordsworth, De Quincey 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 Quincey and Dove cottage

    Video

    25 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Oct 2011

  • Wordsworth, De Quincey and Dove cottage

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    Wordsworth, De Quincey and Dove cottage Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 25 mins Updated 05 Oct 2011
    Can a location inspire great poetry? To what extent can a person’s environment...
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    The Romantics

    How did Romantic writers address questions of identity? How did their experiences influence the way they expressed themselves? The Romantic period saw a rise...

    By The iTunes U team

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    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Oct 2011

  • The Romantics

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    The Romantics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 35 mins Updated 05 Oct 2011
    How did Romantic writers address questions of identity? How did their experiences...
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    James Joyce’s Dublin

    How did the fictional world James Joyce created reflect his own experiences of Dublin? Did Joyce write about a distinct Irish identity that had been ignored...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: James Joyce’s Dublin

    Audio

    25 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Oct 2011

  • James Joyce’s Dublin

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    James Joyce’s Dublin Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 25 mins Updated 05 Oct 2011
    How did the fictional world James Joyce created reflect his own experiences of...
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    60-Second Adventures in Thought

    Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer think? How does a tortoise beat Achilles in a race? Voiced by comedian David Mitchell, these fast-paced...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 60-Second Adventures in Thought

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Sep 2011

  • 60-Second Adventures in Thought

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    60-Second Adventures in Thought Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 28 Sep 2011
    Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer think? How does a tortoise beat...
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    60 Second Adventures in Thought

    Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer think? How does a tortoise beat Achilles in a race? Voiced by comedian David Mitchell, these fast-paced...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 60 Second Adventures in Thought

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Sep 2011

  • 60 Second Adventures in Thought

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    60 Second Adventures in Thought Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 28 Sep 2011
    Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer think? How does a tortoise beat...
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    Digital Film School

    Have you ever wanted to pick up a video camera and make a short video or film, but felt intimidated by your lack of knowledge? The explosion of film-making...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Digital Film School

    Video

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Sep 2011

  • Digital Film School

    Featuring: Video Video
    Digital Film School Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 21 Sep 2011
    Have you ever wanted to pick up a video camera and make a short video or film, but...
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    9/11: Attack on the Wires

    What happens when one of the worst terrorist attacks in history strikes the densest cluster of networks on the planet? How did the largest communications...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 9/11: Attack on the Wires

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Sep 2011

  • 9/11: Attack on the Wires

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    9/11: Attack on the Wires Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Sep 2011
    What happens when one of the worst terrorist attacks in history strikes the...
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    9/11: Reflections on political leadership

    On September 11 2001, hijackers took control of four aircraft and crashed into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, in events that changed the world...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: 9/11: Reflections on political leadership

    Audio

    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Sep 2011

  • 9/11: Reflections on political leadership

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    9/11: Reflections on political leadership Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 02 Sep 2011
    On September 11 2001, hijackers took control of four aircraft and crashed into the...
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    Moons of the Solar System

    How did the solar system form? Are we alone in the Universe? What are alien atmospheres made of? These questions can be answered by studying the solar system...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Moons of the Solar System

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Aug 2011

  • Moons of the Solar System

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    Moons of the Solar System Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 29 Aug 2011
    How did the solar system form? Are we alone in the Universe? What are alien...
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    The Linux Effect: 20th Anniversary

    The Linux Operating System is 20 years old. This podcast series, presented by the Senior Lecturer in Computing at The Open University, Blaine Price, tells...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: The Linux Effect: 20th Anniversary

    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2011

  • The Linux Effect: 20th Anniversary

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    The Linux Effect: 20th Anniversary Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 18 Aug 2011
    The Linux Operating System is 20 years old. This podcast series, presented by the...
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    English: Language of controversy

    Is English a force for good? What have been the ramifications of this language’s dominance in ex colonies and also throughout the world?...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: English: Language of controversy

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Aug 2011

  • English: Language of controversy

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    English: Language of controversy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 12 Aug 2011
    Is English a force for good? What have been the ramifications of this language’s...
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    How to Survive a Botnet Attack

    Have you ever clicked on a link you were unsure of, or downloaded a risky attachment? If so, then you are in danger of becoming part of a Botnet, also known...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: How to Survive a Botnet Attack

    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jul 2011

  • How to Survive a Botnet Attack

    Featuring: Video Video
    How to Survive a Botnet Attack Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jul 2011
    Have you ever clicked on a link you were unsure of, or downloaded a risky...
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    English: Language of opportunity

    Do people that speak English receive better opportunities in life than those who don’t? How essential is fluency in English when pursuing an occupation in...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: English: Language of opportunity

    Video

    50 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Jul 2011

  • English: Language of opportunity

    Featuring: Video Video
    English: Language of opportunity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 50 mins Updated 22 Jul 2011
    Do people that speak English receive better opportunities in life than those who...
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    Multiculturalism Bites

    Multiculturalism is one of the most vexing political issues of our day. How can people with very different values and customs live alongside each other? What...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Multiculturalism Bites

    Audio

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jul 2011

  • Multiculturalism Bites

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    Multiculturalism Bites Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 08 Jul 2011
    Multiculturalism is one of the most vexing political issues of our day. How can...
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    Cory Doctorow: Computer and Internet Regulation

    What is it about computers and computer networks that makes them so much more powerful and flexible than most other technologies? And why do these qualities...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Cory Doctorow: Computer and Internet Regulation

    Audio

    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jul 2011

  • Cory Doctorow: Computer and Internet Regulation

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Cory Doctorow: Computer and Internet Regulation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 08 Jul 2011
    What is it about computers and computer networks that makes them so much more...
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    Postcolonial English

    The dominance of the English language around the world dates back to the era of British colonialism. English spread across the globe as a consequence of the...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Postcolonial English

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Jul 2011

  • Postcolonial English

    Featuring: Video Video
    Postcolonial English Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 35 mins Updated 06 Jul 2011
    The dominance of the English language around the world dates back to the era of...
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    The History of English in Ten Minutes

    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive Anderson,...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The History of English in Ten Minutes

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2011

  • The History of English in Ten Minutes

    Featuring: Video Video
    The History of English in Ten Minutes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did...
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    Exploring Philosophy

    Have you ever considered what being conscious actually means? By choosing to live in a particular state are you consenting to be subject to all its laws? For...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Exploring Philosophy

    Audio

    2 hours 15 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    13 Jun 2011

  • Exploring Philosophy

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Exploring Philosophy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours 15 mins Updated 13 Jun 2011
    Have you ever considered what being conscious actually means? By choosing to live...
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    Philosophy: Justice and Morality

    Although what constitutes justice may vary depending on culture or historical context, all forms of justice are built on a foundation of moral assumptions...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Philosophy: Justice and Morality

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    13 Jun 2011

  • Philosophy: Justice and Morality

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Philosophy: Justice and Morality Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 13 Jun 2011
    Although what constitutes justice may vary depending on culture or historical...
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    Retail management and marketing

    How do retailers decide where to locate new stores? Why do consumers behave in a particular manner? How does a frozen pea get from harvest to a supermarket...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Retail management and marketing

    Video

    1 hour 45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jun 2011

  • Retail management and marketing

    Featuring: Video Video
    Retail management and marketing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 10 Jun 2011
    How do retailers decide where to locate new stores? Why do consumers behave in a...
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    Design for beginners

    How do you create depth and tone on paper? How do you create a cd case from scratch? Steve Garner, Professor of Design at The Open University answers these...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Design for beginners

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 May 2011

  • Design for beginners

    Featuring: Video Video
    Design for beginners Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 27 May 2011
    How do you create depth and tone on paper? How do you create a cd case from...
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    English: Personal Experiences

    How has the English language influenced your life? How would you define your relationship with English? In this collection these questions are explored by...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: English: Personal Experiences

    Video

    45 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    18 May 2011

  • English: Personal Experiences

    Featuring: Video Video
    English: Personal Experiences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Intermediate level Duration 45 mins Updated 18 May 2011
    How has the English language influenced your life? How would you define your...
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    The Trojan Defence

    Did you know that by surfing the internet you can lose your privacy, your money and even your identity? Computer viruses and Trojans often arise during the...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: The Trojan Defence

    Audio

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2011

  • The Trojan Defence

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    The Trojan Defence Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 18 May 2011
    Did you know that by surfing the internet you can lose your privacy, your money...
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