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  • Hugh's Wild West Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nalini Crack - Keo Films

    Hugh's Wild West

    Lifelong nature-lover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall pursues his fascination with the wildlife of the West country.

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    24 Feb 2018

  • Hugh's Wild West

    Hugh's Wild West Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nalini Crack - Keo Films Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 24 Feb 2018
    Lifelong nature-lover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall pursues his fascination with the wildlife of the West country.
  • How are tiny air pollutants causing massive storms in the Amazon? Creative commons image Icon CIFOR under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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    22 Feb 2018

  • How are tiny air pollutants causing massive storms in the Amazon?

    How are tiny air pollutants causing massive storms in the Amazon? Creative commons image Icon CIFOR under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    The smallest specks of air pollution can create enormous storms in the rainforest - and we don't yet understand enough about this, reports Rodrigo de...
  • Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning? Creative commons image Icon Based on an original artwork by Chris Andrew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning?

    By Hugh McLachlan

    Human cloning is currently banned under EU law. Brexit should allow the UK to dump this rule, believes Hugh McLachlan.

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning?

    Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning? Creative commons image Icon Based on an original artwork by Chris Andrew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    Human cloning is currently banned under EU law. Brexit should allow the UK to dump this rule, believes Hugh McLachlan.
  • China and the internet Creative commons image Icon Cory Doctorow under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    China and the internet

    By John Perry Barlow

    John Perry Barlow's experiences suggest some in China are wary of the rapid change promised by the internet - but...

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    22 Feb 2018

  • China and the internet

    China and the internet Creative commons image Icon Cory Doctorow under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    John Perry Barlow's experiences suggest some in China are wary of the rapid change promised by the internet - but that doesn't mean it's a nation closed to...
  • Young people are not apathetic Creative commons image Icon Paul Stein under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Young people are not apathetic

    By Samantha Fletcher

    Samantha Fletcher, Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, reflects on political change within...

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    10 mins

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Young people are not apathetic

    Young people are not apathetic Creative commons image Icon Paul Stein under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    Samantha Fletcher, Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, reflects on political change within the UK and the global response to...
  • John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation Creative commons image Icon Joi under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation

    By Cory Doctorow, Mike Richards

    John Perry Barlow, who died on February 7th, helped shape how we think about digital rights. Here, the OU's Mike...

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    22 Feb 2018

  • John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation

    John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation Creative commons image Icon Joi under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    John Perry Barlow, who died on February 7th, helped shape how we think about digital rights. Here, the OU's Mike Richards introduces a short obituary by John...
  • Young people making their own media Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore - Flickr - CC BY-SA 2.0 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Young people making their own media

    By Dr Naomi Holford

    The internet and social media have brought new opportunities for young people to tell their own stories, creating and...

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Young people making their own media

    Young people making their own media Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore - Flickr - CC BY-SA 2.0 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    The internet and social media have brought new opportunities for young people to tell their own stories, creating and sharing their own material with the...
  • Exploring the digital world: a collection Creative commons image Icon JD Hancock under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Exploring the digital world: a collection

    From social media to the impact of screen time - academics from the OU and beyond explore the new worlds created by...

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Exploring the digital world: a collection

    Exploring the digital world: a collection Creative commons image Icon JD Hancock under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    From social media to the impact of screen time - academics from the OU and beyond explore the new worlds created by technology
  • Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India? Creative commons image Icon CDC global under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India?

    By Aisling Irwin

    The spread of mobile phone ownership has increased access to health information - for those that have them. But some...

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India?

    Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India? Creative commons image Icon CDC global under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    The spread of mobile phone ownership has increased access to health information - for those that have them. But some practitioners are worrying about those...
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    22 Feb 2018

  • Revealed: what sexism in call centres can teach us about sexism in society

    Revealed: what sexism in call centres can teach us about sexism in society Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    Call centres operate on the sexist attitudes embedded in society argues Dr Anna Kristina Hultgren, Senior Lecturer in English Language and Applied...

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  • Design

    This free course looks at the process of design, from assessing the complexity of design as an activity to exposing the difficulty in making...

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    28 hours

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    Design Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
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    This free course looks at the process of design, from assessing the complexity of...
  • Does prison work?

    Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This free course allows you to listen to a discussion on the purpose, efficacy and regulation of...

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  • Does prison work?

    Does prison work? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 22 Feb 2018
    Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This free course allows you to...
  • From Brexit to the break-up of Britain

    This free course sets the experience of Brexit in the context of the UK. It first analyses Brexit as a symptom of the political, economic and...

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  • From Brexit to the break-up of Britain

    From Brexit to the break-up of Britain Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 Feb 2018
    This free course sets the experience of Brexit in the context of the UK. It first...
  • Learn to code for data analysis

    This free course, Learn to code for data analysis, will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You’ll learn...

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 22 Feb 2018
    This free course, Learn to code for data analysis, will teach you how to write...
  • 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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    4 hours

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

    Beginners’ Italian: food and drink Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Alamy Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 22 Feb 2018
    This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and...
  • Leadership and followership

    This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes a good leader, recognise common leadership challenges, and...

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  • Leadership and followership

    Leadership and followership Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: adapted from © Kittisak_Tamaras/iStockPhoto.com and © Rawpixel Ltd/iStockPhoto.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 22 Feb 2018
    This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes...
  • Start writing fiction: characters and stories

    Start writing fiction is a free course that helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating...

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    24 hours

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Start writing fiction: characters and stories

    Start writing fiction: characters and stories Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 22 Feb 2018
    Start writing fiction is a free course that helps you to get started with your own...
  • Visions of protest: Graffiti

    This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting understandings of graffiti. It draws on a wide range of graffiti...

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    8 hours

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    21 Feb 2018

  • Visions of protest: Graffiti

    Visions of protest: Graffiti Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 21 Feb 2018
    This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting...
  • Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This free course,...

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Feb 2018

  • Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

    Animals at the extremes: Polar biology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 20 Feb 2018
    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make...
  • Forensic psychology

    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Feb 2018

  • Forensic psychology

    Forensic psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: RichLegg Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Feb 2018
    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

    Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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