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  • Open Education Week 2017 Creative commons image Icon Open Education Consortium under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Open Education Week 2017

    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.

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    31 Mar 2017

  • Open Education Week 2017

    Open Education Week 2017 Creative commons image Icon Open Education Consortium under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2017
    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.
  • Meet The Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Meet The Lords

    Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important...

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  • Meet The Lords

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    Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important...
  • Brexit: A collection Creative commons image Icon Diamond Geezer under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Brexit: A collection

    On June 23rd, 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. On March 29th, 2017, Theresa...

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  • Brexit: A collection

    Brexit: A collection Creative commons image Icon Diamond Geezer under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Updated content
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    On June 23rd, 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. On March 29th, 2017, Theresa May sent the letter triggering Article...
  • How can your accent put your life at risk? Creative commons image Icon Greens MPs under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How can your accent put your life at risk?

    By Dr Ingrid Piller

    Stories from Australia and the US reveal how dangerous it can be when listeners fail to take people seriously because...

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  • How can your accent put your life at risk?

    How can your accent put your life at risk? Creative commons image Icon Greens MPs under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Mar 2017
    Stories from Australia and the US reveal how dangerous it can be when listeners fail to take people seriously because of their accented English.
  • Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK? Creative commons image Icon Eirik Newth under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK?

    By Janet Morphet

    In a personal view, Janet Morphet warns that the recoil from triggering Article 50 could weaken the bonds of the UK...

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  • Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK?

    Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK? Creative commons image Icon Eirik Newth under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
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    In a personal view, Janet Morphet warns that the recoil from triggering Article 50 could weaken the bonds of the UK nations.
  • Reporting in the fog of an attack Creative commons image Icon Jay Bergesen under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Reporting in the fog of an attack

    By Richard Sambrook

    As Channel 4 News showed following the Westminster attacks, it can be easy for even the best journalists to slip up...

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    28 Mar 2017

  • Reporting in the fog of an attack

    Reporting in the fog of an attack Creative commons image Icon Jay Bergesen under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    As Channel 4 News showed following the Westminster attacks, it can be easy for even the best journalists to slip up covering a fast-moving story. 
  • What's up with Whatsapp - and should we weaken its security? Creative commons image Icon Iphonedigital under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What's up with Whatsapp - and should we weaken its security?

    By Antonis Michalas

    Following the murders in Westminster, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd appeared to demand that Whatsapp and other...

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    28 Mar 2017

  • What's up with Whatsapp - and should we weaken its security?

    What's up with Whatsapp - and should we weaken its security? Creative commons image Icon Iphonedigital under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Following the murders in Westminster, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd appeared to demand that Whatsapp and other messaging systems provide government with a...
  • How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic? Creative commons image Icon DAVID HOLT under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic?

    By Patrick Dunleavy

    Parliament’s security is under review following the attack in Westminster. But, when pedestrians could be hit next to...

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  • How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic?

    How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic? Creative commons image Icon DAVID HOLT under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Parliament’s security is under review following the attack in Westminster. But, when pedestrians could be hit next to Big Ben, there may be more to review...
  • Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain? Creative commons image Icon Andrew Havis under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain?

    By Kelly Hall

    No place in the sun? Britons who followed the sun and relocated for the more pleasant Spanish climate are worried...

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  • Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain?

    Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain? Creative commons image Icon Andrew Havis under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    No place in the sun? Britons who followed the sun and relocated for the more pleasant Spanish climate are worried that when the UK leaves Europe, so must...
  • What effect is social media having on the way we mourn global tragedies? Creative commons image Icon Theus Falcão on Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    What effect is social media having on the way we mourn global tragedies?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant, Dr Korina Giaxoglou

    Is the outpouring of grief we see on social media after a terrorist attack or the death of a prominent figure a...

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  • What effect is social media having on the way we mourn global tragedies?

    What effect is social media having on the way we mourn global tragedies? Creative commons image Icon Theus Falcão on Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Is the outpouring of grief we see on social media after a terrorist attack or the death of a prominent figure a sincere expression of emotion,...

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  • Introduction to structural integrity

    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13 deaths, illustrates the importance of structural integrity. This...

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13...
  • The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

    Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain...

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  • The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

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    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on...
  • Developing career resilience

    This free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to understand the factors that influence career resilience and offer examples and...

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 27 Mar 2017
    This free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to understand the...
  • Early years team work and leadership

    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

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    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of...
  • Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

    This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or...

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  • Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

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    Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Sakonboon Sansri/Shuttterstock.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Mar 2017
    This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop...
  • A tour of the cell

    This free course, A tour of the cell, contains a blend of text and a multimedia interactive component to look at the uniformity and diversity...

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  • A tour of the cell

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 Mar 2017
    This free course, A tour of the cell, contains a blend of text and a multimedia...
  • Global water resources

    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

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  • Global water resources

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    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is...
  • Investment risk

    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore...

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  • Investment risk

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    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will...
  • Vaccination

    Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work? Vaccination is a free course that will help those with a background...

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  • Vaccination

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    Vaccinations are now considered a part of everyday life, but how do they work?...
  • The value of coffee

    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a...

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    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 29 Mar 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 29 Mar 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 29 Mar 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 29 Mar 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 29 Mar 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 29 Mar 2017
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Mar 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    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 29 Mar 2017
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Mar 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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