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An Effective Business Model For All? The Story Of Swansea City

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An Effective Business Model For All?  The Story Of Swansea City Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker New content
Updated 28 Aug 2014
By Claire Gibson
P.L. Chief Executive Richard Scudamore described Swansea as "probably the ideal ownership model". Could other clubs follow suit?

Roadkill: What is an animal’s greatest enemy?

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Roadkill: What is an animal’s greatest enemy? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 28 Aug 2014
As vehicle numbers rise so too does the number of animals left dead on our roads, writes Dick Skellington.            

Scotland's future

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Updated 28 Aug 2014
On September 18th, 2014, Scotland goes to the polls to decide on the nation's future. In the coming months, OpenLearn will explore the background...

OU on the BBC: The Market: Inside Spitalfields

OU on the BBC: The Market: Inside Spitalfields Copyrighted image Credit: Indus Films Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Aug 2014
Concluding our stories of life in London's great markets, we visit the engine of the city's greengrocery trade.

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Aug 2014
Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson on leading a winning team

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Introductory level Updated 27 Aug 2014
As MK Dons hit the headlines beating Manchester United 4-0, find out what manager Karl Robinson thinks on how empowering your team is a crucial...

OU on the BBC: The Educators

OU on the BBC: The Educators Updated content
Updated 27 Aug 2014
Join us for the series that examines the way we teach and learn, and explores the ideas of people whose influence extends from students to...

The silly season is upon us

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Updated 26 Aug 2014
Dick Skellington invites readers to pick a winner from this summer's improbable array of silly season stories.

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An introduction to social work

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An introduction to social work Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission Updated content
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 28 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?...

Contemporary Wales

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
This unit provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society,...

Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
In this unit you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists. You will read about the famous study on...

Personal information

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Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 20 Aug 2014
This unit will enable you to discuss personal information at an intermediate level of Spanish.

Lebenszyklen

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 20 Aug 2014
The thematic focus of this unit is people in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and the world they live in. You use audio and text to practise German...

Cultures

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 20 Aug 2014
In this unit you will address the question of traditional music and music from the francophone world and you will examine the place they occupy in...

Rundblick: Beginners' German

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 20 Aug 2014
This introductory unit will help you to learn the basics of the German language by taking a journey through German-speaking countries. You will...

Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Introductory level Duration 50 hours Updated 18 Aug 2014
This course explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the context of the implementation of The Social Care (Self...

Stakeholders in marketing and finance

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Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 12 Aug 2014
This unit comprises two short, introductory readings introducing the idea of customers and of stakeholders for financial information. It also...

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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 28 Aug 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 28 Aug 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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Duration 900 hours Updated 28 Aug 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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Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Aug 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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Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Aug 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 28 Aug 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 28 Aug 2014
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...