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The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts

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The Open University launched its first piece of educational content on iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store, in June 2008.
In 2007 North American universities used Apple’s iTunes as a powerful platform to reach their students and the wider world. On June 3 2008, Apple invited some other countries to join. The 3 European universities to launch at that time were The Open University, University College London (in the UK) and Trinity, Dublin (Ireland). 
At launch, the OU had around 300 audio or video tracks from about 30 of its courses. By July 2010 there were 314 albums containing 2,727 tracks. The OU reached a milestone in 2010, as the first university to hit 20 million downloaded tracks and now has an average of 375,000 downloads a week.

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Your Health in Your Hands - PHBs

Featuring: AudioAudio
Your Health in Your Hands - PHBs Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 11 Jul 2014
What are Personal Health Budgets, how do they work and how will they affect you?...

Practitioner research

Featuring: AudioAudio
Practitioner research Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 07 Jul 2014
How does a researcher collate and analyse information? What are the best methods of investigating/examining a question?

Renewable Energy: the Scottish story

Featuring: VideoVideo
Renewable Energy: the Scottish story Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 19 Jun 2014
Energy policy in Scotland has been following a different path to the rest of the UK since devolution. How is Scotland's energy policy different,...

Children and the Internet

Featuring: VideoVideo
Children and the Internet Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 28 May 2014
What impact has the internet had on children’s lives? How has the arrival of the web changed children’s exposure to media? As a reflection of...

This Student Life

Featuring: AudioAudio
This Student Life Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 03 Apr 2014
What is it like to study a distance learning course? What are the challenges of being a modern student? ...

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The Atom Bomb in popular culture Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Comment posted by Margaret Bramme on 17th Jan 2014
Interesting. I just though most countries make Nuclear bombs than Atom Bomb.
Enduring Love Copyrighted image Credit: Andrea Haase | istockphoto.com
Comment posted by Andre Vock on 11th Feb 2013
If you want to find out more about the Enduring Love? research project, please visit the project website at www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/enduringlove.
60-Second Adventures in Thought Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Comment posted by James Blake on 2nd Mar 2012
Brilliant clips, David Mitchell was an excellent choice as narrator for them as well.
Enduring Love Copyrighted image Credit: Andrea Haase | istockphoto.com
Comment posted by James Salerno on 18th Feb 2012
Its great to hear the story... Its good to see that a relation can even long for 54 years.. (external website removed my OpenLean Moderator 20.02.12)
60-Second Adventures in Thought Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Comment posted by Kelly Cox on 26th Nov 2011
There is no paradox in the scenario given--it may seem odd to those who aren't familiar with special relativity, but there is no inherent contradiction. ...