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Essay and report writing skills

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 18 Dec 2013
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for...

Start writing fiction

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This unit will give you an insight into how authors create their...

Management: Perspective and practice

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Masters level Duration 10 hours Updated 16 Jun 2011
This unit introduces you to a range of different ways of thinking about organisations and approaches to managing the people who work within them.

Language, notation and formulas

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 30 Sep 2014
Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This unit will help you to express yourself clearly when writing and speaking about...

Starting with psychology

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Apr 2014
The most ‘important and greatest puzzle’ we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle – one that is complex, subtle...

Getting started on Classical Latin

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Dec 2013
Latin is the basis for many languages in the world. This unit will provide you with a general introduction to learning Latin allowing you to assess...

Understanding operations management

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations whether producing goods or services, or in the private, public or...

Can renewable energy power the world?

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Can renewable energy power the world?
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 06 Nov 2014
Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies. In the next eight weeks we’ll cover the physical principles...

Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting

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Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 21 Jan 2014
This unit provides an introduction to the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. It also explains the fundamental...

An introduction to music theory

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 09 Jun 2011
This unit provides an introduction to music theory pitched at a level equivalent to Grades 1-3 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of...

Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
In this unit you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists. You will read about the famous study on...

Human resources: recruitment and selection

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a...

Numbers, units and arithmetic

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Numbers, units and arithmetic
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Do fractions and decimals make you apprehensive about maths? Do you lack confidence in dealing with numbers? If so, then this unit is for you. The...

Introduction to computer forensics and investigations

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 18 Sep 2014
This unit is an easy introduction to some of the issues both in data privacy and computer forensics - with a few easily available tools people can...

The importance of interpersonal skills

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This unit will help you gain an...

An introduction to information security

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Masters level Duration 55 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence as organisations rely more and more heavily on computers to...

The business of football

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The business of football
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Sep 2014
Welcome to this free new OpenLearn course produced by The Open University working in partnership with The Football League Trust. If you are...

Leadership and context

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Masters level Duration 9 hours Updated 10 Jul 2012
This unit introduces you to the potential impact of context and culture, both internal and external, on educational organisations and its...

Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner

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Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner
Masters level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Jan 2014
This is the third of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

Using a scientific calculator

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 03 May 2012
Do you have a Casio fx-83 ES scientific calculator (or a compatible model) and want to learn how to use it? This unit will help you to understand...

What is good writing?

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Does the idea of essay writing put you off the idea of studying? This unit will help you to realise that essays are not to be feared. You will...

Computers and computer systems

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life, and they're not only found in your PC. This unit introduces the different parts of...

Exploring childrens' learning

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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...

Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

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Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 02 Feb 2012
This unit concentrates on Sam Selvon’s twentieth-century novel, The Lonely Londoners. It considers the depiction of migration in the text as well...

English in the world today

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
How did English become the global force it is today? This unit explores the state and status of English in the world. It looks at the diversity of...