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Why books are a lifeline for prisoners

Why books are a lifeline for prisoners Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 07 Apr 2014
The Independent's Terence Blacker was on a visit to a prison to talk about the benefits of reading, when he heard about the ban on books. Where...

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Learning to teach

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Learning to teach
Masters Level Duration 20 hours Updated 26 Mar 2014
This course, which comprises four study units, is aimed at people who are considering training to be teachers, student teachers, newly qualified...

Exploring childrens' learning

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Exploring childrens' learning Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 Feb 2014
How does a child’s mind and behaviour change as they develop over time? In this unit four theories of child development are explored. Each theory...

Engaging with educational research

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Masters Level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Jan 2014
This unit introduces you to the theoretical toolkit that is an essential part of engaging in educational enquiry. You will consider the types of...

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Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates

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Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters Level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Jan 2013 Register by 17 Jan 2014
Engage with elearning or 'technology-enhanced' learning by exploring the processes of designing, implementing and evaluating, and become a creative...

Openness and innovation in elearning

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Openness and innovation in elearning Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters Level Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Jan 2013 Register by 17 Jan 2014
With an emphasis on exploring innovation, you will look at both the latest developments in educational tools and current debates around the concept...

Practice-based research in educational technology

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Practice-based research in educational technology Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters Level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Jan 2013 Register by 17 Jan 2014
Develop research and evaluation skills in technology-rich environments by learning about new methods of data collection and analysis, and the...