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Why don’t Londoners remember 7/7 like New York remembers 9/11?

Why don’t Londoners remember 7/7 like New York remembers 9/11? Creative commons image Credit: Francis Tyers under CC-BY-SA licence New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jul 2015
New York and London both honour those lost in terror attacks - but remember in very different ways. Victor Seidler suggests the difference in the...

The Power of No: No, sweet no

The Power of No: No, sweet no Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
The astounding No vote that swept every part of Greece will take time to digest and understand and its meaning also depends on how the Europeans...

The Power of No: The real crisis starts now

The Power of No: The real crisis starts now Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence New content
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
Victory for politics of defiance in Greece means the real crisis starts now, says Professor Anton Muscatelli.

London inside out

London inside out Copyrighted image Credit: Annie Mole under CC-BY-SA licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
On the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, we look back at unity in London after the terror attacks. There's also a podcast on building the...

OpenLearn Live: 6th July 2015

OpenLearn Live: 6th July 2015 Copyright free image Credit: NASA New content
Updated 06 Jul 2015
A small experiment. A tremulous pilot. Something to think about.

The Power Of No: Greece votes against austerity

The Power Of No: Greece votes against austerity Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence New content
Updated 06 Jul 2015
On July 5th, 2015, the Greek people rejected the terms of a bailout that would have seen it avoid default on international commitments. What does...

The Power Of No: Greece still has options - if nobody panics

The Power Of No: Greece still has options - if nobody panics Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence New content
Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
Greece could default and refuse to leave the eurozone - it all comes down to what the European Central Bank does next.

The Power Of No: the Eurozone isn't safe from contagion

The Power Of No: the Eurozone isn't safe from contagion Creative commons image Credit: Fee Plumley under CC-BY licence New content
Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jul 2015
European leaders have consistently claimed that their anti-contagion measures would protect the rest of the eurozone from a Greek exit. But is this...

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Start writing fiction

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 02 Jul 2015
Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

The role of the manager

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
This free course, The role of the manager, examines the manager role in theory and in practice. You will begin by considering two classic theories...

An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)

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Masters level Duration 6 hours Updated 29 Jun 2015
In this free course, An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER), you will look at some institutional OER initiatives. These will include...

Modern slavery

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Modern slavery Copyrighted image Credit: © Richard D Kaplan Updated content
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 24 Jun 2015
This free course focuses on the topic of modern slavery. It is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights...

The law-making process in England and Wales

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The law-making process in England and Wales Creative commons image Credit: Recardo Andre Frantz in Wikipedia made available under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course, The law-making process in England and Wales, introduces you to the sources of law and law-making process in England and Wales. It...

What is strategic human resource management?

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What is strategic human resource management? Copyrighted image Credit: iStock
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course, What is strategic human resource management?, is about the interplay between decision making in HR and the multiple environments...

Basic science: understanding experiments

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Basic science: understanding experiments
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments.

Succeed in the workplace

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Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be returning after a break? If so, then this free course, Succeed in the...

Introduction to cyber security

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Introduction to cyber security
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
This free course, Introduction to cyber security, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at...

Facilitating learning in practice

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Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Jun 2015
Are you interested in mentorship or looking to develop your mentorship skills? In particular, are you involved in nurse mentorship? If so, then...

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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
Duration 600 hours Updated 08 Jul 2015
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
Duration 1200 hours Updated 08 Jul 2015
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
Duration 900 hours Updated 08 Jul 2015
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
Duration 2400 hours Updated 08 Jul 2015
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
Duration 1200 hours Updated 08 Jul 2015
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
Duration 1200 hours Updated 08 Jul 2015
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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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 08 Jul 2015
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...