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  • Challenge: Make paper and ink Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: qimono

    Challenge: Make paper and ink

    By The OpenLearn team

    Could our stricken scientists make their own paper and ink? It required undestanding of the processes involved. ...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Apr 2017

  • Challenge: Make paper and ink

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    Challenge: Make paper and ink Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: qimono
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Apr 2017
    Could our stricken scientists make their own paper and ink? It required undestanding of the processes involved.  
  • Rough Science 2 Carriacou: Challenge: Make a sunblock Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    Rough Science 2 Carriacou: Challenge: Make a sunblock

    By The OpenLearn team

    The science behind sunblocks, tanning and sunburn, and the challenge facing the Rough Science team.

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2017

  • Rough Science 2 Carriacou: Challenge: Make a sunblock

    Rough Science 2 Carriacou: Challenge: Make a sunblock Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    The science behind sunblocks, tanning and sunburn, and the challenge facing the Rough Science team.
  • This Student Life

    What is it like to study a distance learning course? What are the challenges of being a modern student? ...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: This Student Life

    Audio

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2014

  • This Student Life

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    This Student Life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 03 Apr 2014
    What is it like to study a distance learning course? What are the challenges of...
  • The Bottom Line - The economic powerhouse Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Axstokes | Dreamstime.com

    The Bottom Line - The economic powerhouse

    By The OpenLearn team

    Evan and guests discuss the challenges of doing business in and out of Africa.

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Feb 2013

  • The Bottom Line - The economic powerhouse

    The Bottom Line - The economic powerhouse Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Axstokes | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Updated 19 Feb 2013
    Evan and guests discuss the challenges of doing business in and out of Africa.
  • This sporting life: making connections Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    This sporting life: making connections

    By Professor Kath Woodward

    Kath Woodward argues that sport is not only about performance, competition, winning and losing; it is also deeply...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Apr 2012

  • This sporting life: making connections

    This sporting life: making connections Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2012
    Kath Woodward argues that sport is not only about performance, competition, winning and losing; it is also deeply embedded in social relations
  • BBC/OU Creative Climate short film competition 2011 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    BBC/OU Creative Climate short film competition 2011

    By Dr Joe Smith

    Dr Joe Smith introduces the winners of the Creative Climate student short film competition run by the BBC and OU...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Nov 2011

  • BBC/OU Creative Climate short film competition 2011

    BBC/OU Creative Climate short film competition 2011 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2011
    Dr Joe Smith introduces the winners of the Creative Climate student short film competition run by the BBC and OU during 2011.
  • Business Bursts: Failure Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Business Bursts: Failure

    By Professor James Fleck, Dr Leslie Budd, Professor Colin Gray

    There's many reasons why even great companies can fail—and a difficult economy can exacerbate the problems

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Apr 2011

  • Business Bursts: Failure

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    Business Bursts: Failure Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2011
    There's many reasons why even great companies can fail—and a difficult economy can exacerbate the problems
  • Chris Moore on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Audio

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Mar 2011

  • Chris Moore on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time

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    Chris Moore on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Mar 2011
    "There were markets we'd gone into too early, too soon"
  • Mike Norris on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Mar 2011

  • Mike Norris on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time

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    Mike Norris on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Mar 2011
     "To get the authorisation, you had to have a shop front..."
  • David Wild on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    David Wild on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time

    By David Wild

    "This year, we won't have the problem of the World Cup but we can still have the summer sale"

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    Audio

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Mar 2011

  • David Wild on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time

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    David Wild on the opportunity in the wrong place, wrong time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Mar 2011
    "This year, we won't have the problem of the World Cup but we can still have the summer sale"

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  • Environment: journeys through a changing world

    Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also one of the world's most endangered species. Half the world's remaining...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Environment: journeys through a changing world

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2010

  • Environment: journeys through a changing world

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    Environment: journeys through a changing world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 08 Mar 2010
    Genetically, mountain gorillas are amongst our closest living relatives, and also...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

    Course Course
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or...

    BSc (Honours) Nursing Practice

    Course Course
    BSc (Honours) Nursing Practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    If you’re a registered nurse, the BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice offers a practical...

    Leadership and management in health and social care

    Course Course
    Leadership and management in health and social care
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    The delivery of successful health and social care services relies on effective...

    Capacities for managing development

    Course Course
    New content
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 12 Apr 2018
    Development management engages with the multiple challenges of development. This...

    Ageing societies and global health

    Course Course
    New content
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Global health and ageing societies are enduring social issues in our increasingly...

    Entrepreneurship: experience and perspective

    Course Course
    Entrepreneurship: experience and perspective Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 150 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 19 Apr 2018
    Social and commercial enterprises play an important role in today's society, often...

    Managing across organisational and cultural boundaries

    Course Course
    Managing across organisational and cultural boundaries Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 15 Mar 2018
    This module is about collaboration ? working, managing and organising across...

    Extending your contribution to healthcare practice

    Course Course
    Extending your contribution to healthcare practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    This online, practice-based module is designed for healthcare assistants working...
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