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The language of private capital

The language of private capital Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Nov 2009
The rise of the private equity firms may not necessarily be a bad thing, but on the other hand, the idea of using one language for business may not...

The Open University Worldwide

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The Open University Worldwide Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 07 Oct 2009
The Open University transforms lives. Millions have realised or expanded their potential through flexible education programmes allowing them to...

Family vs technology

Family vs technology Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Sep 2009
Have advances in technology ruined family life? Elizabeth Silva, Professor in Sociology at The Open University, discusses in this interview for...

Techno-flops

Techno-flops Copyrighted image Credit: Jmb, some rights reserved.
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2009
As technology continues to progress at speed, Ian Johnston reminds us of some of the techno-flops of the past

OU on the BBC: Electric Dreams - About the series

OU on the BBC: Electric Dreams - About the series Creative commons image Credit: Grant Mitchell under CC-BY licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Sep 2009
BBC Four gives viewers a unique insight into how developments in technology have shaped our lives over the past 40 years, in Electric Dreams, a new...

Languages falling silent: Diversity in biological and cultural context

Languages falling silent: Diversity in biological and cultural context Copyrighted image Credit: Marek Uliasz | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Aug 2009
Yoseph Araya takes a look at what we mean by biocultural diversity, and what we can do to preserve it

Space scientist: John Zarnecki

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Space scientist: John Zarnecki Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 18 Jul 2009
Are we alone in the universe? How did our solar system evolve? These are the kind of questions that inspire John Zarnecki, Professor of Space...

How to succeed at negotiations

How to succeed at negotiations Copyrighted image Credit: Andrzej Tokarski | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2009
Jane Henry has some suggestions for successful negotiation techniques.

Cultural studies and what to do now

Cultural studies and what to do now Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jan 2009
Jason Toynbee takes us into the world of cultural studies

The information economy

The information economy Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Aug 2008
The Open Minds programme explores the information economy.

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The Final Cut

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The Final Cut Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Oct 2009
It is often said that a movie comes to life in the edit suite. Ben Harrex of Final Cut post production studios in London discusses five themes with...

Communication in health and social care

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Communication in health and social care Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 2 hours 30 mins Updated 18 Sep 2009
Whether working with older people, vulnerable children or patients suffering ill health or disability, care providers' ability to communicate is...

The physical world: waves and relativity

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The physical world: waves and relativity Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 40 mins Updated 11 Aug 2009
This album explores the science of waves. Five video tracks feature two pair trawling fishermen from the Cornish village of Looe. Their lives and...