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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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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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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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Managing my money

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Managing my money Updated content
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 01 Oct 2014
Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.

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?

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
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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BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies

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BA (Honours) Childhood and Youth Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children’s development? How can the adults who work with children support them more...

BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can – and should – respond to environmental problems is likely to be...

BSc (Honours) Psychology

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BSc (Honours) Psychology Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
Psychology pervades just about every aspect of our personal and professional lives. The frequent query, ‘What do you have in mind?’ quite literally...

BSc (Honours) Computing and IT

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BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
Computing and IT skills have become fundamental to the way we live, work, socialise and play. This degree course opens up the world of technology...

BSc (Honours) Health Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Health Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
If you’re interested in the science behind our health – from what we can do as individuals to stay healthy, to global health issues such as...

BSc (Honours) Criminology and Psychological Studies

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
Why does crime occur? What makes people do harm to others? The BSc (Honours) Criminology and Psychological Studies explores a range of fascinating...

BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland)

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Duration 4800 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable people. It’s immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring...

BA (Honours) Social Work (England)

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BA (Honours) Social Work (England) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable people. It’s immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring...

BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Physics

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BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Physics Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
This degree covers an equal amount of topics in mathematics and science, specialising in applied mathematics and physics at Level 2 and Level 3....