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Critical Reflection

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Critical Reflection Copyrighted image Credit: Copyrighted Image. Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Feb 2013
Is management a personal or collaborative process? What outside factors affect managers on a day-to-day basis? ...

Frozen Planet: Packing for a cold journey

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Frozen Planet: Packing for a cold journey Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2010
As Mark prepares for his trip to the Arctic, he faces his first challenge: Packing.

The OU comes to iTunesU

The OU comes to iTunesU Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jun 2008
The Open University brings a vast array of free educational audio and video to iTunes

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Free extracts from OU course materials

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Online market research

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Online market research Copyrighted image Credit: Copyrighted Image. Used with permission
Masters level Duration 20 mins Updated 26 Apr 2013
How has the arrival of the internet changed the nature of marketing research? Can doing market research with online participants be as effective as...

Marxism and Marketing

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Marxism and Marketing Copyrighted image Credit: Copyrighted Image. Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jan 2013
What can Marxism teach us about marketing? Is Communist thinking relevant when applied to a modern drink’s marketing strategy? The successful sale...

Understanding Globalisation

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Understanding Globalisation Copyrighted image Credit: Copyrighted Image. Used with permission
Masters level Duration 25 mins Updated 17 Dec 2012
What do we mean when we say globalisation? Does the growth of globalisation hinder or benefit mankind? It’s a common assumption that countries...

Note taking in relation to the Social Sciences

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Note taking in relation to the Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
Do you find it difficult to know what is important when taking notes? This unit will enable you to decide the value of taking notes and improve...

Social construction and social constructionism

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Social construction and social constructionism Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
Within the field of social sciences the terms social construction and social constructionism are frequently used, particularly in relation to...

How arguments are constructed and used in the Social Sciences

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How arguments are constructed and used in the Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
This unit will enable you to understand how arguments are constructed and used in the Social Sciences. Using extracts from a Radio 4 broadcast you...

Engendering citizenship

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Engendering citizenship Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
How do you create citizenship? How do you feel you belong? This unit examines social citizenship. With particular reference to women and disabled...

The problem with crime

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The problem with crime Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
This unit looks at the issues of order and disorder. Can the way these issues are represented change your view of a city? Taking Glasgow as an...

The technology of crime control

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The technology of crime control Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
How big an impact does CCTV have on your life? This unit provides the opportunity to listen to an argument surrounding the purpose, efficacy and...

Does prison work?

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Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Jul 2011
Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This unit allows you to listen to a discussion surrounding the purpose efficacy and regulation of...