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Download our free 'Chinese Characters First Steps' app

Download our free 'Chinese Characters First Steps' app Copyrighted image Credit: Qian Kan
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jun 2015
Why is an app an ideal way to learn a new language? Qian Kan, one of the team members behind the OU course Beginner's Chinese and the "Chinese...

Badges come to OpenLearn

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Updated 09 Feb 2015
Using our free courses but want to show others what you've learned? We've got great news for you...

Are you a morning person - or do you shine at night?

Are you a morning person - or do you shine at night? Creative commons image Credit: Daniel Pettersson via WikiMedia under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 19 Nov 2014
A new set of engaging games to play on your Apple or Android device will reveal what time of day you're at your best.

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The future

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
The stakeholders from universities that offer iTunes U materials discuss the future of iTunes U in this podcast. 

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: Talking to learners

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
In these interviews with several iTunes U users, learners discuss how they find and use the materials they download.

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The learner's view

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
The results from a major survey into how learners use iTunes U are presented and discussed in this podcast. 

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The stakeholders

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Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
Key stakeholders from universities that offer iTunes U materials discuss their reasons for adding content, their expectations and evaluate their...

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: Introduction

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iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: Introduction Creative commons image Credit: Cole Camplese under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
How does podcasting provide access to Open learning resources from around the world and what’s different from previous formats?

Using iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool

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Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 27 Oct 2014
iTunes U is revolutionising the way we teach and learn - these short podcasts outline the the successful nature of podcasting. 

Teaching dyslexic language students

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Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 16 Jun 2014
How can you best support students with dyslexia during their studies? Use this hub of articles to find out

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An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)

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An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)
Masters level Duration 6 hours Updated 29 Jun 2015
In this free course, An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER), you will look at some institutional OER initiatives. These will include...

Teaching using digital video in secondary schools

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Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
This unit explores the role of digital media as a teaching tool, focussing on video in particular. we will examine the process of how you can start...

Introducing ethics in Information and Computer Sciences

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Advanced level Duration 40 hours Updated 24 Apr 2012
Although ethics is often viewed as an academic specialism or an add-on to training programmes in technology and science, it is in fact an area of...