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The Bottom Line - The saviour returns

The Bottom Line - The saviour returns Creative commons image Credit: Shannon Fagan (Xixinxing) | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Sep 2014
Four bosses tell Evan Davis why they returned and took charge of companies they previously founded and left. 

Hans Rosling: Unveiling data on the world's health

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Hans Rosling: Unveiling data on the world's health Creative commons image Credit: Wingspan Productions New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2014
In an animated fashion, Hans Rosling shows us the correct way to display data on health across the world.

Hans Rosling: Presenting data on carbon emissions

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Hans Rosling: Presenting data on carbon emissions Copyrighted image Credit: Wingspan Productions New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2014
Think China is the biggest gas guzzler? Hans Rosling exposes this myth by showing carbon emissions per capita. 

Hans Rosling: Conveying income distribution statistics

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Hans Rosling: Conveying income distribution statistics Copyrighted image Credit: Wingspan Productions New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2014
Hans Rosling depicts the inequality within each country by using income distrbution indicators. 

Hans Rosling: Displaying GDP per capita income data

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Hans Rosling: Displaying GDP per capita income data Copyrighted image Credit: Wingspan Productions New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2014
Find economics challenging? Hans Rosling makes it easier by explaining how to show income data.

The Mitford Sisters: Talents, snobbery and controversy

The Mitford Sisters: Talents, snobbery and controversy Creative commons image Credit: Katy Stoddard under CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 licence New content
Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Sep 2014
Following the death of the last Mitford sister, Deborah Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, we look at the aristocratic family's dynasty.  

Hans Rosling: Showing the population's age distribution

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Hans Rosling: Showing the population's age distribution Copyrighted image Credit: Wingspan Productions. New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Sep 2014
Hans Rosling teaches you how to display the age distribution of any country and interpret the patterns. 

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Language, notation and formulas

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Language, notation and formulas Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 30 Sep 2014
Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This unit will help you to express yourself clearly when writing and speaking about...

Moons

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Moons New content
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 30 Sep 2014
Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

Managing my money

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 30 Sep 2014
Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

An introduction to material culture

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 24 Sep 2014
This unit is an introduction to the study of material culture. It asks why we should study things and outlines some basic approaches to studying...

Introduction to computer forensics and investigations

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 18 Sep 2014
This unit is an easy introduction to some of the issues both in data privacy and computer forensics - with a few easily available tools people can...

The business of football

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The business of football Updated content
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Sep 2014
Welcome to this free new OpenLearn course produced by The Open University working in partnership with The Football League Trust. If you are...

Exploring the boundaries of international law

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Masters level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Sep 2014
This unit of study is designed to provide you with an introduction to key concepts which underpin your study of international law. It introduces...

Stakeholders in marketing and finance

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Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 03 Sep 2014
This unit comprises two sections introducing the idea of customers and stakeholders for financial information. It also contains two activities in...

An introduction to social work

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 29 Aug 2014
This short course will introduce you to the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the theory associated with social work...

Musée du Louvre

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Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 27 Aug 2014
The Musée du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, but how were they brought together as a collection?...

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Oct 2014
If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips you with the skills...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Oct 2014
Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Have you wondered why people continue to smoke when they know the...

Certificate in Physics

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Certificate in Physics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 900 hours Updated 01 Oct 2014
Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age – discoveries being made now will change your life, and learning physics...

Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Oct 2014
If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject from a UK university or recognised overseas university, you can...

Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Oct 2014
Do you work with young people in the youth justice system? Would you like to study for a qualification that will have a real impact on your...

Top-up BA Early Years

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Top-up BA Early Years Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Oct 2014
This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early Years (normally sector endorsed) to enhance their professional...

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Oct 2014
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...