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  • Open Education Week 2017 Creative commons image Icon Open Education Consortium under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Open Education Week 2017

    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.

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    31 Mar 2017

  • Open Education Week 2017

    Open Education Week 2017 Creative commons image Icon Open Education Consortium under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2017
    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.
  • Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year Creative commons image Icon By The original uploader was 用心阁 at Chinese Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year

    By The OpenLearn team

    As the Chinese celebrate the Year of the Rooster, why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words, or...

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    27 Jan 2017

  • Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year

    Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year Creative commons image Icon By The original uploader was 用心阁 at Chinese Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jan 2017
    As the Chinese celebrate the Year of the Rooster, why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words, or find out more about the people and culture?
  • How can we improve teaching about Islam? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    How can we improve teaching about Islam?

    By Professor Kishwar Rizvi

    Fear and distrust can grow where there's a lack of understanding. Could a different approach to teaching about Islam...

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    11 Jan 2017

  • How can we improve teaching about Islam?

    How can we improve teaching about Islam? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Updated 11 Jan 2017
    Fear and distrust can grow where there's a lack of understanding. Could a different approach to teaching about Islam in schools help?
  • Do music lessons help with children's other classes? Creative commons image Icon lothlaurien under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Do music lessons help with children's other classes?

    By Fernand Gobet, Giovanni Sala

    There's been research which suggests picking up an instrument can improve children's educational performance across...

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  • Do music lessons help with children's other classes?

    Do music lessons help with children's other classes? Creative commons image Icon lothlaurien under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2017
    There's been research which suggests picking up an instrument can improve children's educational performance across the board. But is there really any proof?
  • OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

    OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Autumn on Mars; quantum computing; children caring for parents with Parkinsons. Learning and research from across the...

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  • OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016

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    Autumn on Mars; quantum computing; children caring for parents with Parkinsons. Learning and research from across the day.
  • Teaching the people of the Calais camp: Lessons in 'The Jungle' Creative commons image Icon Global Justice Now under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Teaching the people of the Calais camp: Lessons in 'The Jungle'

    By Dr Aura Lounasmaa

    Aura Lounasmaa has been in Calais teaching people currently living in the refugee camp there. What has the experience...

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    19 Oct 2016

  • Teaching the people of the Calais camp: Lessons in 'The Jungle'

    Teaching the people of the Calais camp: Lessons in 'The Jungle' Creative commons image Icon Global Justice Now under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Oct 2016
    Aura Lounasmaa has been in Calais teaching people currently living in the refugee camp there. What has the experience taught her?
  • What can we learn from Pokemon Go? Creative commons image Icon Rob Brooks under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What can we learn from Pokemon Go?

    By Dr Rebecca Ferguson

    While scooping up Ratatas on the way to Sainsbury's is fun, Rebecca Ferguson is more excited by the potential of...

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    27 Jul 2016

  • What can we learn from Pokemon Go?

    What can we learn from Pokemon Go? Creative commons image Icon Rob Brooks under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jul 2016
    While scooping up Ratatas on the way to Sainsbury's is fun, Rebecca Ferguson is more excited by the potential of applying the technologies of Pokemon Go to...
  • What is the Golem Effect - and how does it harm bilingual students? Creative commons image Icon Enrico under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What is the Golem Effect - and how does it harm bilingual students?

    By Dr Ingrid Piller

    Teachers who can only speak one language can, through the Golem Effect, hurt students who are able to communicate in...

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    01 Jun 2016

  • What is the Golem Effect - and how does it harm bilingual students?

    What is the Golem Effect - and how does it harm bilingual students? Creative commons image Icon Enrico under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jun 2016
    Teachers who can only speak one language can, through the Golem Effect, hurt students who are able to communicate in more than a single tongue, explains...
  • The learning design word wheel Creative commons image Icon Alan Bell under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    The learning design word wheel

    Are you creating a course? The Open University's Learning Design team have created a word wheel to help shape your...

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    25 Apr 2016

  • The learning design word wheel

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    The learning design word wheel Creative commons image Icon Alan Bell under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Apr 2016
    Are you creating a course? The Open University's Learning Design team have created a word wheel to help shape your planning...
  • Tell us how you learn online Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Pavel Losevsky | Dreamstime.com

    Tell us how you learn online

    The OU is a partner in a project that's keen to discover how people learn online in 2016 - to shape how we all learn...

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  • Tell us how you learn online

    Tell us how you learn online Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Pavel Losevsky | Dreamstime.com
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    The OU is a partner in a project that's keen to discover how people learn online in 2016 - to shape how we all learn in the future. If you've got a couple of...

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  • English grammar in context

    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English...

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    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar...
  • Involving the family in supporting pupils' literacy learning

    Teaching children to read is one area where collaboration between teachers and parents/carers is of vital importance. In this free course,...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Teaching children to read is one area where collaboration between teachers and...
  • What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective

    This free course, What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective, serves as an introduction to the discipline of applied linguistics. It...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    27 Feb 2017

  • What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective

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    What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    This free course, What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective, serves as...
  • Engaging with educational research

    This free course, Engaging with educational research, introduces you to the theoretical toolkit that is an essential part of engaging in...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    27 Feb 2017

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    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    This free course, Engaging with educational research, introduces you to the...
  • Word and image

    Why does the way a page looks influence how we interpret the information it contains? This free course, Word and image, will examine how typography...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2017

  • Word and image

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    Word and image Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017
    Why does the way a page looks influence how we interpret the information it...
  • Leadership: external context and culture

    Through studying this free course, Leadership: external context and culture, you will develop your understanding of the impact of external context...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    08 Dec 2016

  • Leadership: external context and culture

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    Leadership: external context and culture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Robert Kneschke/Shutterstock.com
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 08 Dec 2016
    Through studying this free course, Leadership: external context and culture, you...
  • Exploring equality and equity in education

    This free course, Exploring equality and equity in education, considers the complexity of social justice as applied to education and reflects on...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    30 Nov 2016

  • Exploring equality and equity in education

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 30 Nov 2016
    This free course, Exploring equality and equity in education, considers the...
  • Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?

    This free course, Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?, starts a debate to support the decision-making process around openness and the...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    16 Sep 2016

  • Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?

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    Networked practitioner: open or closed practice? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Alex Slobodkin/iStockphoto.com
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 16 Sep 2016
    This free course, Networked practitioner: open or closed practice?, starts a...
  • Understanding dyslexia

    Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This free course, Understanding dyslexia, analyses how our image of normality affects the way we...

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    07 Sep 2016

  • Understanding dyslexia

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    Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This free course, Understanding...
  • Literacy, social justice and inclusive practice

    This free course, Literacy, social justice and inclusive practice, explores some of the tensions and debates linked to the aim of achieving...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Aug 2016

  • Literacy, social justice and inclusive practice

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    Literacy, social justice and inclusive practice
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    This free course, Literacy, social justice and inclusive practice, explores some...

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Mar 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

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    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the...

    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

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    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest...

    BA (Honours) Early Years

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    BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Do you work with young children? Do you want to boost your career and develop your...

    Youth: policy in practice

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    Youth: policy in practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This online course continues the development of the critical, practical and...

    Subject knowledge and professional practice in primary schools

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    Subject knowledge and professional practice in primary schools
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    Develop your knowledge and understanding of how learning is supported in the key...

    Equality, participation and inclusion: learning from each other

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    Equality, participation and inclusion: learning from each other
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Examine differing perspectives on equality, participation and inclusion and issues...

    Openness and innovation in elearning

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    Openness and innovation in elearning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 18 Jan 2018
    With an emphasis on exploring innovation, you will look at both the latest...

    Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students

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    Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 17 Aug 2017
    Examine the learning experiences of disabled students, the technical aspects of...