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  • Is there a problem with OpenLearn? OpenLearn status updates Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Anmbph | Dreamstime.com

    Is there a problem with OpenLearn? OpenLearn status updates

    We hope OpenLearn works normally, around the clock, through the year. If we know something's wrong (or if we're...

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    Updated on:

    18 May 2017

  • Is there a problem with OpenLearn? OpenLearn status updates

    Is there a problem with OpenLearn? OpenLearn status updates Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Anmbph | Dreamstime.com
    Updated 18 May 2017
    We hope OpenLearn works normally, around the clock, through the year. If we know something's wrong (or if we're planning some downtime), we'll tell you here.
  • Badges come to OpenLearn Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Main image © Wavebreakmedia Ltd | Dreamstime.com / Badges and montage Open University

    Badges come to OpenLearn

    Using our free courses and want to show others what you've learned? We've got great news for you...

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    Updated on:

    12 Apr 2017

  • Badges come to OpenLearn

    Badges come to OpenLearn Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Main image © Wavebreakmedia Ltd | Dreamstime.com / Badges and montage Open University
    Updated 12 Apr 2017
    Using our free courses and want to show others what you've learned? We've got great news for you...
  • Why we allow comments - and what we expect from you if you share your views Creative commons image Icon Britt Reints under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why we allow comments - and what we expect from you if you share your views

    OpenLearn is committed to being a space where everyone can share and learn. Here's why, and what that means.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Mar 2017

  • Why we allow comments - and what we expect from you if you share your views

    Why we allow comments - and what we expect from you if you share your views Creative commons image Icon Britt Reints under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2017
    OpenLearn is committed to being a space where everyone can share and learn. Here's why, and what that means.
  • How OpenLearn uses third-party content Creative commons image Icon Sachinshanmugam under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How OpenLearn uses third-party content

    The steps we take to ensure that content from contributors outside The Open University is of the same high quality as...

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    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2017

  • How OpenLearn uses third-party content

    How OpenLearn uses third-party content Creative commons image Icon Sachinshanmugam under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 13 Mar 2017
    The steps we take to ensure that content from contributors outside The Open University is of the same high quality as other material on OpenLearn
  • How does OpenLearn deal with older content? Creative commons image Icon Cliff under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How does OpenLearn deal with older content?

    OpenLearn has a vast archive of content from across the years. Here's our policy for dealing with it.

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    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2017

  • How does OpenLearn deal with older content?

    How does OpenLearn deal with older content? Creative commons image Icon Cliff under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Updated 02 Mar 2017
    OpenLearn has a vast archive of content from across the years. Here's our policy for dealing with it.
  • Getting on in the voluntary sector: free courses

    If you're thinking of getting involved in some voluntary work, or if you already volunteer regularly or work...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Jan 2017

  • Getting on in the voluntary sector: free courses

    Introductory level Updated 17 Jan 2017
    If you're thinking of getting involved in some voluntary work, or if you already volunteer regularly or work with a voluntary sector organisation, there...
  • Free badged courses from the Social Partnerships Network Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Free badged courses from the Social Partnerships Network

    Welcome to the Social Partnerships Network (SPN) portal. The SPN consists of a number of partners, including The...

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    Video

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2016

  • Free badged courses from the Social Partnerships Network

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    Free badged courses from the Social Partnerships Network Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Updated 02 Aug 2016
    Welcome to the Social Partnerships Network (SPN) portal. The SPN consists of a number of partners, including The Open University, who champions...
  • Turn your bank holiday into a badged holiday Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Woman photo: © Victorpr | Dreamstime.com

    Turn your bank holiday into a badged holiday

    What are your plans for the long weekend? DIY? A trip to a windswept beach? Why not take your first steps towards...

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    Updated on:

    28 Apr 2016

  • Turn your bank holiday into a badged holiday

    Turn your bank holiday into a badged holiday Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Woman photo: © Victorpr | Dreamstime.com
    Updated 28 Apr 2016
    What are your plans for the long weekend? DIY? A trip to a windswept beach? Why not take your first steps towards earning a free badge instead...
  • Try our free courses Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sheftsoff | Dreamstime.com

    Try our free courses

    Whether you're looking for a taste of university study, or to expand your skills for work, there's something for you...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Mar 2016

  • Try our free courses

    Try our free courses Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sheftsoff | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Mar 2016
    Whether you're looking for a taste of university study, or to expand your skills for work, there's something for you in our free course section.
  • Skills for study

    Thinking about studying for the first time or after a long time away? Refresh your skills and prepare for...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2016

  • Skills for study

    Introductory level Updated 29 Jan 2016
    Thinking about studying for the first time or after a long time away? Refresh your skills and prepare for success with these free courses.
  • Frequently asked questions on OpenLearn Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Frequently asked questions on OpenLearn

    By The OpenLearn team

    Do you have a question that you'd like to ask the OpenLearn team? The chances are that we may have already answered!...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Oct 2015

  • Frequently asked questions on OpenLearn

    Frequently asked questions on OpenLearn Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Oct 2015
    Do you have a question that you'd like to ask the OpenLearn team? The chances are that we may have already answered! Check out the frequently asked questions...
  • Some changes to OpenLearn Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Some changes to OpenLearn

    By The OpenLearn team

    We were offline for a few hours this week. Here's what we were adding to the site...

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    03 Jul 2015

  • Some changes to OpenLearn

    Some changes to OpenLearn Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jul 2015
    We were offline for a few hours this week. Here's what we were adding to the site...
  • Can I take a feed of OpenLearn content? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: haraldheuser

    Can I take a feed of OpenLearn content?

    RSS feeds are incredibly useful things - and with OpenLearn, you can help yourself to as much, or as little,...

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    31 Mar 2015

  • Can I take a feed of OpenLearn content?

    Can I take a feed of OpenLearn content? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: haraldheuser
    Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2015
    RSS feeds are incredibly useful things - and with OpenLearn, you can help yourself to as much, or as little, information as you'd like.
  • What is RSS and how can I use RSS feeds? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    What is RSS and how can I use RSS feeds?

    RSS feeds detect new content from websites of your choice then send it to you, meaning you can read new articles...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Mar 2015

  • What is RSS and how can I use RSS feeds?

    What is RSS and how can I use RSS feeds? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Mar 2015
    RSS feeds detect new content from websites of your choice then send it to you, meaning you can read new articles without even visiting those websites. Find...
  • Badges come to OpenLearn Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Main image © Wavebreakmedia Ltd | Dreamstime.com / Badges and montage Open University

    Badges come to OpenLearn

    Using our free courses and want to show others what you've learned? We've got great news for you...

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    Article

    Updated on:

    09 Feb 2015

  • Badges come to OpenLearn

    Badges come to OpenLearn Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Main image © Wavebreakmedia Ltd | Dreamstime.com / Badges and montage Open University
    Updated 09 Feb 2015
    Using our free courses and want to show others what you've learned? We've got great news for you...
  • How do I get my badge?

    We're proud to bring badged open courses to OpenLearn. Not come across badges before? Here's a quick-start guide

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    Updated on:

    10 Nov 2014

  • How do I get my badge?

    Updated 10 Nov 2014
    We're proud to bring badged open courses to OpenLearn. Not come across badges before? Here's a quick-start guide
  • Welcome to OpenLearn: Free learning from The Open University Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Welcome to OpenLearn: Free learning from The Open University

    OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Nov 2014

  • Welcome to OpenLearn: Free learning from The Open University

    Welcome to OpenLearn: Free learning from The Open University Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Nov 2014
    OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free educational resources and inviting all to...
  • Do you want us to merge your accounts?

    Had an email about the University's plans to merge OpenLearn accounts and student accounts? This is the place to make...

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    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2014

  • Do you want us to merge your accounts?

    Updated 10 Oct 2014
    Had an email about the University's plans to merge OpenLearn accounts and student accounts? This is the place to make sure we carry your details across.
  • Study: Become a student Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Konstantin Chagin | Dreamstime.com

    Study: Become a student

    Thinking of studying with The Open University? You’re not alone. Thousands of visitors to the OpenLearn website have...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Sep 2014

  • Study: Become a student

    Study: Become a student Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Konstantin Chagin | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Sep 2014
    Thinking of studying with The Open University? You’re not alone. Thousands of visitors to the OpenLearn website have gone on to study at the OU having...
  • Explore your world with free learning from The Open University Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tom Wang | Dreamstime.com

    Explore your world with free learning from The Open University

    We've thousand of free learning items across OpenLearn - from games to full free online courses. Need help with...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2014

  • Explore your world with free learning from The Open University

    Explore your world with free learning from The Open University Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tom Wang | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2014
    We've thousand of free learning items across OpenLearn - from games to full free online courses. Need help with where to start? We've a few ideas right...
  • Brand New Tile: An OpenLearn app for your Windows device Creative commons image Icon Ken Banks under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
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    Updated on:

    13 Jun 2014

  • Brand New Tile: An OpenLearn app for your Windows device

    Brand New Tile: An OpenLearn app for your Windows device Creative commons image Icon Ken Banks under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 13 Jun 2014
    Another way to enjoy the free learning from OpenLearn - as a Windows app.
  • OpenLearn welcomes Creative Commons 4.0 Creative commons image Icon Creative Commons licensed for reuse under CC BY under Creative-Commons license

    OpenLearn welcomes Creative Commons 4.0

    The OpenLearn team is pleased to announce that it is making its content available under the new suite of Creative...

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    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2014

  • OpenLearn welcomes Creative Commons 4.0

    OpenLearn welcomes Creative Commons 4.0 Creative commons image Icon Creative Commons licensed for reuse under CC BY under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 06 Mar 2014
    The OpenLearn team is pleased to announce that it is making its content available under the new suite of Creative Commons licences. 
  • View a sample of our newsletters

    By The OpenLearn team

    Is the OpenLearn newsletter for you? Here's a sample newsletter from July 2017. Our monthly newsletter will keep you...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Apr 2013

  • View a sample of our newsletters

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Apr 2013
    Is the OpenLearn newsletter for you? Here's a sample newsletter from July 2017. Our monthly newsletter will keep you up to date with what's new, what's hot...
  • Discussion Hubs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Discussion Hubs

    Fancy getting involved in a good old discussion? 

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    Activity

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Feb 2013

  • Discussion Hubs

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    Discussion Hubs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Updated 21 Feb 2013
    Fancy getting involved in a good old discussion? 
  • About OpenLearn Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Alain Lacroix | Dreamstime.com

    About OpenLearn

    By The OpenLearn team

    Find out all you need to know about OpenLearn.

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    Article

    Updated on:

    29 Oct 2012

  • About OpenLearn

    About OpenLearn Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Alain Lacroix | Dreamstime.com
    Updated 29 Oct 2012
    Find out all you need to know about OpenLearn.