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Succeed with maths – Part 1

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
[BETA] If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this short 8-week course is for you. The course will guide you through how...

English: skills for learning

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
[BETA] This course is for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing...

Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Apr 2015
Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting,...

Start writing fiction

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 25 Mar 2015
Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

Introduction to cyber security

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Introduction to cyber security
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 10 Apr 2015
This free course, Introduction to cyber security, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at...

Management: Perspective and practice

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Masters level Duration 10 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: Perspective and practice,...

Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner

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Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner
Masters level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Feb 2014
This is the third of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher....

Essay and report writing skills

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 18 Aug 2014
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment...

Understanding operations management

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 23 Apr 2014
Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This free course, Understanding operations management, will provide you...

An introduction to information security

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Masters level Duration 55 hours Updated 20 Jan 2015
Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence. This free course, An introduction to information security,...

Starting with psychology

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Aug 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...

Succeed with maths – Part 2

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Succeed with maths – Part 2 Copyrighted image Credit: Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Updated content
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
[BETA] Following on from Succeed with maths – Part 1 this course will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday...

The business of football

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
Welcome to this free new OpenLearn course produced by The Open University working in partnership with The Football League Trust. If you are...

An introduction to music theory

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 Apr 2014
Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation. This free course, An introduction to music theory, will...

Organisations and management accounting

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 May 2014
This OpenLearn study unit examines the nature of organisations, specifically their objectives and structure. Organisational objectives and...

Introduction to computer forensics and investigations

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 18 Sep 2014
With a few easily available tools people can reveal the stored passwords on their computer and access previously deleted data. Learn about some of...

An introduction to social work

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 12 Jan 2015
Do you want to learn more about the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work practice?...

Getting started on Classical Latin

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 18 Aug 2014
Latin is the basis for many languages in the world. This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, will introduce you to learning Latin. You...

Writing what you know

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 15 Apr 2015
Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world...

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...

Systems thinking and practice

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Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 25 Jul 2011
What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in ‘seeing’ the world in a particular way, because how you ...

Eating to win: Activity, diet and weight control

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Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 22 Apr 2015
What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

Spanish: Espacios públicos

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Spanish: Espacios públicos,...

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...

Getting started with SPSS

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 09 Jun 2011
Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However, many people find the idea of using statistics, and especially...