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

Biography

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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The History of Money

Featuring: VideoVideo
The History of Money Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 05 Nov 2015
Where did money come from? How did people trade before inventing money? Was it a masterstroke or madness (or both) to let banks create money? ...

Languages and Employability

Featuring: VideoVideo
Languages and Employability Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Sep 2015
Learning a language, or learning how languages work, can provide a key to the global workplace. In this video a collection of employers and...

New Entrepreneurs 2015

Featuring: VideoVideo
New Entrepreneurs 2015 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Sep 2015
Meet three winners of the OU 2015 Entrepreneurship Competition, each about to launch a new venture. Carolyn Cleveland is pioneering empathy...

Key Ideas in Therapy

Featuring: VideoVideo
Key Ideas in Therapy Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Sep 2015
What are are they key factors to successful therapy? This series looks at three elements important to producing a positive outcome. Firstly, the...

In the night sky - Galaxies

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In the night sky - Galaxies Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2015
Professor Monica Grady and Philippa Smith, from the Open University's space science team, give you the lowdown on what to look for if you want to...

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The Atom Bomb in popular culture Copyrighted image Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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 Copyright: 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. ...