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Learning to Teach

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Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 07 May 2013
Would you give up a successful broadcasting career to become a teacher? What are the challenges facing modern teachers? Becoming a teacher requires...

The Heidelberg Project: A Detroit Story

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Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 14 Feb 2013
Would you give up a successful career to work for a charity? Can art save a community? Over the course of the last century Detroit moved from being...

The OU comes to iTunesU

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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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Online market research

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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...

Mi'kmaq: First Nation people

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Advanced level Duration 20 mins Updated 17 Apr 2013
Can heritage continue to inform the way we live today? Is it possible to balance traditional ideas with a modern life? The Mi'kmaq people have had...

Collaboration in the classroom

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Masters level Duration 20 mins Updated 12 Mar 2013
What teaching methods can be used to improve a school’s performance? What are the benefits of collaborating within an educational institution?...

Inside the International Criminal Court

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Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 28 Feb 2013
What is the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC)? How will the ICC develop in the 21st century? The ICC was created in 2002 as a...

Veiling: Tradition, Identity and Fashion

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Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 22 Feb 2013
Why do Muslim women wear the hijab? How do they reconcile different approaches to veiling between generations, across different geographical...

Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

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Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 13 Feb 2013
Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who is now widely recognised as the world’s first female rabbi, was ordained in Nazi Germany in 1935. However, for many...

Understanding Globalisation

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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...

Design for beginners

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 02 Jun 2011
How do you create depth and tone on paper? How do you create a cd case from scratch? Steve Garner, Professor of Design at The Open University...

Welfare, crime and society

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Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
If you feel that you are being watched, it may well be that you are. Surveillance is an ever growing feature of 21st century life in countries...

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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 25 Jul 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 25 Jul 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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Certificate in Physics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 900 hours Updated 25 Jul 2014
Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age – discoveries being made now will change your life, and learning physics...

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 Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jul 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 25 Jul 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 25 Jul 2014
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jul 2014
Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate course is the ideal way to find out if it’s the right career for you...

Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jul 2014
What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate course investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives...

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jul 2014
If you’re thinking about teacher training but would find a traditional full-time course difficult or impossible, the Open University’s Professional...

Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Jul 2014
You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths teacher. This professional development diploma course equips you with...