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  • 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

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    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...
  • Digital Nepal

    Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, so just how has it managed to develop a wireless network and promote innovation? This collection explores...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Digital Nepal

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Mar 2012

  • Digital Nepal

    Featuring: Video Video
    Digital Nepal Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 15 Mar 2012
    Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, so just how has it managed to...
  • 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

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    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

    Featuring: Video Video
    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

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    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

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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