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Essay and report writing skills

Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment or report. This free course, Essay and report writing skills, is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes.

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Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life. It explores a range of digital skills and practices, including digital identity, digital well-being, staying safe and legal, finding and using information and online tools, and dealing with information overload. The importance is emphasised throughout of developing a critical approach to life online, whether consuming or creating information. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own situation and to apply what you learn to real-life scenarios, using a digital skills plan to keep a record of progress.

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24 hrs
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Succeed in the workplace

Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be returning after a break? If so, then this free course, Succeed in the workplace, is for you. It will help you explore career opportunities. You will also gain the skills to write strong CVs and application forms, and to handle different types of interviews. By the end of the course you will have made a start on your own realistic and strong action plan to enable you to find a job that will fulfil your aspirations and suit your lifestyle.

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24 hrs
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Interdisciplinarity: A collection

Bringing together the best of interdisciplinary resources from across OpenLearn – could an "Open" qualification be right for you?

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Am I ready to be a distance learner?

Have you wanted to study at a higher level and not been in a position to become a full-time student? Have you wondered if you are ready? Distance learning may open up opportunities for study but you might have not studied for a while, you might be returning to education, or you might not have had the chance to study at a higher level before. Perhaps you lack confidence about where to start or even how prepared you are to study as a distance learner. This free course, Am I ready to be a distance learner?, will boost your confidence while helping you to explore useful skills, and discover how ready you are to study and how to develop your study skills. Having got this far you are already on the road to becoming a distance learner.

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The family at the centre of early learning

This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the positive learning relationships that can exist in any family and how ordinary, everyday domestic activities can sustain learning. You will consider how the traditions and cultural practices of the community to which the family belongs filters through to the child’s experiences. In doing so you will think about why such influences may not have a uniform impact from family to family. You will also explore how learning is a two way experience for both children and their parents or carers, in situations both within and beyond the home.

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9 hrs
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Why are the bullied reluctant to seek help?

Research from Australia suggests there are many reasons why children subjected to bullying don't ask their teachers to get involved. Kenneth Rigby shares some of the findings.

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