Skip to content

Discover a world of learning

Filter pages by:

More filter options

Explore.
Watch, listen, debate & discover with our experts

RSS Icon
  • Full Steam Ahead Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: LION TV

    Full Steam Ahead

    It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam...

    Updated content

    Learn more: Full Steam Ahead

    TV Programme

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Oct 2017

  • Full Steam Ahead

    Full Steam Ahead Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: LION TV Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 23 Oct 2017
    It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam and explore how the...
  • Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal? Creative commons image Icon National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Oct 2017

  • Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal?

    Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal? Creative commons image Icon National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Oct 2017
    Scientists have detected gravitational waves by the violent collision of two huge stars weighing more than the sun and more than 100m light years...
  • Interviews - Writing For Radio Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com

    Interviews - Writing For Radio

    Get some advice on how to write a radio script from those that work in the industry. 

    Updated content

    Listen now: Interviews - Writing For Radio about Managing projects through people

    Audio

    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Interviews - Writing For Radio

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Interviews - Writing For Radio Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Get some advice on how to write a radio script from those that work in the industry. 
  • The People on the Notes: Adam Smith Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Bank of England

    The People on the Notes: Adam Smith

    By Dr Anna Plassart

    Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, has been the face of the £20 note since 2007. But have we got the wrong...

    Updated content

    Read now: The People on the Notes: Adam Smith about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • The People on the Notes: Adam Smith

    The People on the Notes: Adam Smith Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Bank of England Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, has been the face of the £20 note since 2007. But have we got the wrong idea about his impact on the history of...
  • Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Should boys be taught about periods and the menstrual cycle at school?

    Should boys be taught about periods and the menstrual cycle at school? New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Could including boys in lessons on periods help reduce stigma and taboo around the menstrual cycle? A recent report suggests it might.
  • Murder and the mental state of the defendant

    By Hugh McFaul

    How does the law treat defendants who suffer from conditions which impair their mental functioning? What if this...

    Updated content

    Read now: Murder and the mental state of the defendant about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Murder and the mental state of the defendant

    Murder and the mental state of the defendant Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    How does the law treat defendants who suffer from conditions which impair their mental functioning? What if this has been impaired through voluntary...
  • Exploring comets: A short introduction Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    Exploring comets: A short introduction

    By Professor David Rothery

    As Rosetta brings us more knowledge of what comets are, Dave Rothery celebrates a growing understanding of these...

    New content

    Read now: Exploring comets: A short introduction about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Exploring comets: A short introduction

    Exploring comets: A short introduction Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    As Rosetta brings us more knowledge of what comets are, Dave Rothery celebrates a growing understanding of these hurtling space rocks.
  • Dr David Hann on how to succeed as a distance learner Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Dr David Hann on how to succeed as a distance learner

    By Dr David Hann

    The Open University's Dr David Hann tells you how to become a successful distance learner in this extended...

    New content

    Watch now: Dr David Hann on how to succeed as a distance learner about Managing projects through people

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Dr David Hann on how to succeed as a distance learner

    Featuring: Video Video
    Dr David Hann on how to succeed as a distance learner Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    The Open University's Dr David Hann tells you how to become a successful distance learner in this extended interview from 'Go the Distance'.
  • Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Lisa Redfern

    Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

    By Professor Margaret Rayman, Dr Sarah Bath

    Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that...

    Updated content

    Read now: Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

    Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Lisa Redfern Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that matters - and what you can do about it.
  • The Detectives: Murder on the Streets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

    Updated content

    Learn more: The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

    TV Programme

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2017

  • The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

    The Detectives: Murder on the Streets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 12 Oct 2017
    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

    Free OpenLearn courses.
    Free extracts from OU course materials

    RSS Icon
  • Making sense of art history

    You can prepare for this free course, Making sense of art history, by looking around you. It's likely that wherever you are you'll be able to see...

    Updated content

    Learn: Making sense of art history more

    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Making sense of art history

    Free Course Free Course
    Making sense of art history Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Oct 2017
    You can prepare for this free course, Making sense of art history, by looking...
  • Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period

    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one imminent) over European society during the 1920s and 1930s, this free...

    Updated content

    Learn: Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period more

    Free course

    14 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 14 hours Updated 17 Oct 2017
    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one...
  • The Scottish Parliament and law making

    This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making powers of the Scottish Parliament and examines its place in the...

    Updated content

    Learn: The Scottish Parliament and law making more

    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Oct 2017

  • The Scottish Parliament and law making

    Free Course Free Course
    The Scottish Parliament and law making Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making...
  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking...

    Updated content

    Learn: Exploring sport coaching and psychology more

    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Oct 2017

  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    Free Course Free Course
    Exploring sport coaching and psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © SolStock/iStock Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Beginners’ Spanish: food and...

    Updated content

    Learn: Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink more

    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2017

  • Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
    Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Mike Truman Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 13 Oct 2017
    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
  • Microbes – friend or foe?

    Microbes often get a bad name. Whilst some of them do cause disease, others play vital roles in recycling nutrients in the soil to enable plants to...

    Updated content

    Learn: Microbes – friend or foe? more

    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2017

  • Microbes – friend or foe?

    Free Course Free Course
    Microbes – friend or foe? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: selvanegra/istockphoto.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 13 Oct 2017
    Microbes often get a bad name. Whilst some of them do cause disease, others play...
  • Dance skills

    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way,...

    Updated content

    Learn: Dance skills more

    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2017

  • Dance skills

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video Activity Activity
    Dance skills Creative commons image Icon Used with permission under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 12 Oct 2017
    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students...
  • Attachment in the early years

    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby...

    Updated content

    Learn: Attachment in the early years more

    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2017

  • Attachment in the early years

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Attachment in the early years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 12 Oct 2017
    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the...
  • Play, learning and the brain

    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based learning, with a particular focus on the development of the young...

    Updated content

    Learn: Play, learning and the brain more

    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2017

  • Play, learning and the brain

    Free Course Free Course
    Play, learning and the brain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 12 Oct 2017
    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based...
  • Exercise and mental health

    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative...

    Updated content

    Learn: Exercise and mental health more

    Free course

    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2017

  • Exercise and mental health

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
    Exercise and mental health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 10 Oct 2017
    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...

    Become an OU student.
    Change your life with a qualification

    RSS Icon

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

    Course Course
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

    Course Course
    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

    Course Course
    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

    Course Course
    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

    Course Course
    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

    Course Course
    Professional Certificate in Accounting
    Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    Course Course
    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

    Course Course
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
    Page 1 of 901