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  • Addicted Parents Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Becky Potts - Lambent Productions

    Addicted Parents

    ...Last Chance to Keep My Children. The story of the only family rehab in the UK.

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  • Addicted Parents

    Addicted Parents Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Becky Potts - Lambent Productions Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 26 Jul 2017
    ...Last Chance to Keep My Children. The story of the only family rehab in the UK.
  • A trip to Brighton Creative commons image Icon Fenners1984 under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    A trip to Brighton

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    Fancy a quick trip to Little London By The Sea?

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    Fancy a quick trip to Little London By The Sea?
  • What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the survey Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thinglass | Dreamstime.com

    What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the survey

    The OU is conducting a survey investigating how people use our free content. The aim is to provide a better free...

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  • What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the survey

    What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the survey Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thinglass | Dreamstime.com Updated content
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    The OU is conducting a survey investigating how people use our free content. The aim is to provide a better free learning experience for everyone. We would...
  • Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Fernando Rosell-Aguliar

    Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores...

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  • Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge

    Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Fernando Rosell-Aguliar New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Jul 2017
    How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores the tricky business of translating J.K....
  • The Brits Who Built The Modern World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nathan Kendall/OFTV

    The Brits Who Built The Modern World

    Join us for the series that tells the story of how an exceptional generation of British architects conquered the globe with their high-tech vision

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  • The Brits Who Built The Modern World

    The Brits Who Built The Modern World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nathan Kendall/OFTV Updated content
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    Join us for the series that tells the story of how an exceptional generation of British architects conquered the globe with their high-tech vision
  • Do enforced language tests help migrants integrate more smoothly? Creative commons image Icon Dingram_kiwi under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Do enforced language tests help migrants integrate more smoothly?

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    An Australian perspective on why making English skills a key part of Citizenship may do less for social cohesion than...

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  • Do enforced language tests help migrants integrate more smoothly?

    Do enforced language tests help migrants integrate more smoothly? Creative commons image Icon Dingram_kiwi under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jul 2017
    An Australian perspective on why making English skills a key part of Citizenship may do less for social cohesion than supporters of the idea believe.
  • Do as Dumbledore does: the benefits of private speech

    By Dr Carlos Montoro

    In one of the Harry Potter films, Dumbledore claims he finds talking aloud to himself very useful - is this true?...

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  • Do as Dumbledore does: the benefits of private speech

    Do as Dumbledore does: the benefits of private speech New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Jul 2017
    In one of the Harry Potter films, Dumbledore claims he finds talking aloud to himself very useful - is this true? Dr. Carlos Montoro explores the...
  • Magical Modernity in a Muggle World? Witchcraft, Spirituality and Everyday Enchantment

    By Dr Sara McKian

    Does magic only exist in the wizarding world for the likes of Harry Potter? Dr Sara MacKian explores all the...

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  • Magical Modernity in a Muggle World? Witchcraft, Spirituality and Everyday Enchantment

    Magical Modernity in a Muggle World? Witchcraft, Spirituality and Everyday Enchantment New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Jul 2017
    Does magic only exist in the wizarding world for the likes of Harry Potter? Dr Sara MacKian explores all the enchantment and spiritualities of our muggle...
  • How did music influence Virgina Woolf? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: George Charles Beresford

    How did music influence Virgina Woolf?

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    Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work....

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    18 Jul 2017

  • How did music influence Virgina Woolf?

    How did music influence Virgina Woolf? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: George Charles Beresford New content
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    Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work. Emma Stone uses Woolf's story A Simple...
  • What can emoji teach us about human civilization?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Is emoji another example of the dumbing-down of our language and culture or is there a more educational purpose to...

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  • What can emoji teach us about human civilization?

    What can emoji teach us about human civilization? New content
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    Is emoji another example of the dumbing-down of our language and culture or is there a more educational purpose to the little pictures used to communicate?

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  • Writing what you know

    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world...

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    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...
  • Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

    This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an Italian café, as well as on greeting and...

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 20 Jul 2017
    This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and...
  • Exploring communications technology

    This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the principles underpinning communications technology. It looks at the...

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    This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the...
  • Judges and the law

    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the common law system works, the differences between 'civil code'...

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    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the...
  • Energy in buildings

    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    19 Jul 2017

  • Energy in buildings

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 19 Jul 2017
    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating...
  • 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...

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    24 hours

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 18 Jul 2017
    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital...

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    13 Jul 2017

  • Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Jul 2017
    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you...
  • Working in the voluntary sector

    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff,...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Jul 2017

  • Working in the voluntary sector

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Jul 2017
    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to...
  • Social psychology and politics

    Why are social psychologists interested in politics, and how can they help us understand things like social movements, protest and activism? This...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    11 Jul 2017

  • 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,...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    10 Jul 2017

  • Dance skills

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Professional Certificate in Accounting
    Duration 600 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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