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OpenLearn Live: 26th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 26th August 2016 Creative commons image Nick Webb under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2016
Rounding off a week of Bolts with the fastest of them all; and how can you trust online video? Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 25th August 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2016
The twelve bolts that ensured divers could continue to breathe; a brief history of gay soaps; and the end of conflict in sight in Colombia. Free...

Why are tiger moths making people unwell - and what can we do about it?

Why are tiger moths making people unwell - and what can we do about it? Creative commons image John Flannery under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2016
Some people can be fatally allergic to tiger moths - and lepidopterism can often be misdiagnosed. New research might have a solution.

How are Snapchat filters allowing survivors of sexual assault tell their stories?

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How are Snapchat filters allowing survivors of sexual assault tell their stories? Creative commons image Maurizio Pesce under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
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The ability to disguise yourself is allowing Indians to talk openly about the crimes they've been victims of - without having to reveal their...

OpenLearn Live: 23rd August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 23rd August 2016 Creative commons image Adapted from R-41 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Why are fascists attracted to lightning bolts? NASA reconnects with a sun observatory. Free learning from across the day.

Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list

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Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list Creative commons image Citizen59 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Aug 2016
Caster Semenya's 800 metres victory at Rio hasn't been met with universal acclaim, at it reopens the debate over hyperadrogenic atheletes.

OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016 Creative commons image SD Dirk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Aug 2016
The poles that allow athletes to vault; and 25 years on from the Soviet Coup. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 17th August 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2016
Why swimcaps? Why TWO swimcaps? Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 15th August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 15th August 2016 Creative commons image Ben Schumin under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Aug 2016
The shoe that tries hard to not be a shoe; fighting malaria; and Devon wrecks. Free learning from across the day.

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Internet of everything

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 25 Aug 2016
The internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process, data and things. As more people, data and things come online, we...

Mosquito resistance to insecticides

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Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 15 Aug 2016
Learn about how allele frequency can change rapidly in a population in response to selective pressure by considering how evolutionary change can...

Manufacturing

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Manufacturing Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 12 Aug 2016
How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods are used and what set of activities goes under the heading of ...

General principles of cellular communication

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General principles of cellular communication Copyrighted image Copyright: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/Science Photo Library
Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 11 Aug 2016
Learn about how cells sense and respond to extrinsic stimuli, a capacity that allows them to communicate with each other and to respond to changes...

Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice

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Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice
Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 05 Aug 2016
Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice is a free course introducing core ideas of systems thinking in practice for managing and improving...

Managing virtual project teams

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Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 28 Jul 2016
Many projects are now ‘virtual’, i.e. some or all of the team are located remotely and may be working in different time zones. The project manager...

Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO)

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Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO) Copyrighted image Copyright: © iStock.com / Rawpixel
Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 28 Jul 2016
Whether a project is large or small, innovative or similar to other projects, governance and administrative support will be needed. The type of...

Succeed with maths – Part 2

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 19 Jul 2016
This free course, Succeed with maths Part 2, is a sequel to Part 1, in which you will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills...

Succeed with maths – Part 1

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 19 Jul 2016
If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put...

Prices, location and spread

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Prices, location and spread Copyrighted image Copyright: © Leanne J in Flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Introductory level Duration 18 hours Updated 18 Jul 2016
The free course, Prices, location and spread, explores aspects of the question Are people getting better or worse off? It covers statistical...

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips you with the skills...

Certificate in Physics

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Certificate in Physics Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 900 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age – discoveries being made now will change your life, and learning physics...

Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths teacher. This professional development diploma course equips you with...

Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities, education, social care, families, police, prisons, business and...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

Certificate in Health Sciences

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Certificate in Health Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some of the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability....

Top-up Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

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Top-up Bachelor of Engineering with Honours Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree level if you have completed an OU foundation degree or diploma of...

Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built environments, given the pressures that threaten them? This certificate is...