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Free course: Childhood in the digital age

Updated Thursday 28th January 2016

Try our free course, Childhood in the Digital Age, to get an idea of what it's like to study at the OU and take it further by exploring learning, digital identity, child psychology and development.

Resources and preparation for your free course

Mother and daughter using tablet to do homework Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Monkey Business Image | Dreamstime.com Whether you're a technophobe or you champion all things digital, you can find out more about how technology has shaped the development and experience of the children of today with our free course 'Childhood in the Digital Age'.

Whether you are taking or want to register on this free course on FutureLearn or perhaps you would like to view a variety of related content on OpenLearn, we've got a range of articles, videos, podcasts and more free courses to support your learning and give you a wider perspective on the subject.

Before you start

Haven't studied in a while? Before you start this course you may want to brush up on your Maths, English or Study Skills with our free courses.

Study qualifications and courses with The Open University

The Open University offers a range of modules, degrees and other qualifications in Education, Childhood & Youth as well as an MA in Childhood and YouthTo find out more about our range of short courses, starting from just £160, visit our short courses page.

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