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Since 1999, with the launch of Open2.net, The Open University has been sharing free, online learning inspired by the university's courses, our broadcast partnerships and the world beyond. In 2006, the LearningSpace joined Open2.net online, releasing material directly from courses under a Creative Commons licence. In 2010, the two sites came together under the OpenLearn banner to offer a single website hub for all the University's free learning. The OpenLearn Content & Channel team works hard to add to to the breadth of material available, and to help users find their way around the site.

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OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm A Doctor - Superfoods

OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm A Doctor - Superfoods Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Updated 20 Oct 2014
Can foods be as potent as medicines? The second episode of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor investigates the truth about superfoods.

OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor - Sunshine

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Updated 13 Oct 2014
The first episode of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor looks at the importance of vitamin D and ways to make our foods healthier without changing a single...

OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

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Updated 10 Oct 2014
Should I take vitamin pills? Is coffee good or bad for my heart? Find answers to your health questions with Michael Mosley in the BBC Two series...

OU on the BBC: Secrets Of Our Living Planet

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Oct 2014
Ten million species sharing one small planet. How does that work, then?

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Comment posted by Steven Kirby on 21st Oct 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed the reading and listening at the same time, it bought the book to life for me, I imagined I was in a theatre, watching the characters come back to life. ...
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Comment posted by Pauline Komninos on 20th Oct 2014
I was lucky enough to read this a few weeks ago and have re-read it now. I agree with Sandy, a shame there aren't any assessment questions on it, as it's been my favourite part so far. The...
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Comment posted by Helen Phillips on 20th Oct 2014
This clip seems to be incorrect - the child clearly says pencils and not smarties the first time around - is the wrong clip posted here?
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Comment posted by Sandy Buckel on 20th Oct 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this part of the Reputations book - even though I had to rush it because the tutors were already discussing Cézanne a week early!. I also agree that it is a shame that there is...
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Comment posted by Carole Hastings on 17th Oct 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed "reading" the play whilst listening to it. Totally agree that it's shame that the new AA100 has no assignment attached for Marlowe as he is as fascinating as hs work.

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Open source at The Open University

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jun 2010
Why has the OU created a Linux course? Liam Green-Hughes and Andrew Smith discuss Open Source at the Open University.

Boundaries of the knowable

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
Professor Russell Stannard OBE delves into the question of whether we can ever go beyond the boundaries of what we know.