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OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016

OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Photo: Sage Ross / Window: Louis Comfort Tiffany New content
Updated 07 Dec 2016
Straddling our relaunch, learning and research across the day - including remembering Mary Hesse and how Romans kept warm.

OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016

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Updated 06 Dec 2016
Remembering a published who shaped the lives of authors and readers alike; how Marie Tharp helped us understand the planet and the price of planes....

OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: NASA New content
Updated 01 Dec 2016
Pressure ridges in ice - and the danger they present; an Aids vaccine undergoes trial and a range of advent calendars. Learning and research...

What is a password manager - and should I be using one?

What is a password manager - and should I be using one? Copyright free image Copyright free: stevepb New content
Introductory level Updated 30 Nov 2016
Password managers can make keeping track of your online security a little easier. But are the downsides to using them?

OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016 Creative commons image Erik Wilde under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Updated 30 Nov 2016
Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered, and how the Big Mac was born...

Methods in Motion: A view from a train

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Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Nov 2016
What has physics ever done for psychology? Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, investigates the history of movement in Physics, and...

OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016 Creative commons image Sally Wilson under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Updated 28 Nov 2016
Strange circular chunks of ice - what's the story of ice pancakes? And religious shrines by the side of Lithuanian roads. Learning and research...

OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016

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Updated 25 Nov 2016
Autumn on Mars; quantum computing; children caring for parents with Parkinsons. Learning and research from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016 Creative commons image Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Updated 23 Nov 2016
What's the Autumn Statement? Apollo 11's coder honoured. Plus learning & research from around the web across the day.

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Technological innovation: a resource-based view

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Technological innovation: a resource-based view Copyrighted image Copyright: ANDRZEJ DUDZINSKI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Universal Images Group
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 17 Nov 2016
This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide you with an overview and introduction to a range of related...

Infection and immunity

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Infection and immunity
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 13 Oct 2016
In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and...

Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

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Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online Creative commons image Atomic Taco in Flickr under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital...

Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice

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Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice
Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice is a free course introducing core ideas of systems thinking in practice for managing and improving...

Basic science: understanding numbers

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Basic science: understanding numbers
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
This free course, Basic science: understanding numbers, explains how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything...

Basic science: understanding experiments

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Basic science: understanding experiments
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry...

Moons

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Moons
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
In this free course, Moons, explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

Succeed with maths – Part 2

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Succeed with maths – Part 2 Copyrighted image Copyright: Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Oct 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...

Can renewable energy power the world?

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Can renewable energy power the world?
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies. In the next eight weeks well cover the physical principles...

Succeed with maths – Part 1

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Succeed with maths – Part 1 Copyrighted image Copyright: Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Oct 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...

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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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 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 11 Dec 2016
How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built environments, given the pressures that threaten them? This certificate is...