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  • 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

    Featuring: Video Video
    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...

    Featuring: Video Video
    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

    Featuring: Video Video
    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

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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

    Featuring: Video Video
    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

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    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

    Featuring: Video Video
    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...
  • 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

    Featuring: Video Video
    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...
  • 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?...
  • 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

    Featuring: Video Video
    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...
  • 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

    Listen now: The Romantics

    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Oct 2011

  • The Romantics

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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...
  • 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

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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...
  • 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

    Featuring: Video Video
    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...
  • 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

    Featuring: Video Video
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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

    Featuring: Video Video
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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

    Featuring: Video Video
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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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