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This Student Life

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This Student Life Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 03 Apr 2014
What is it like to study a distance learning course? What are the challenges of being a modern student? ...

Design Behind the Bike

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Design Behind the Bike Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 05 Nov 2013
The Design Behind the Bike Series explores the effect of science and technology on cycling and explores how the development in technology has...

Atom Bomb in Popular Culture

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Atom Bomb in Popular Culture Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 01 Nov 2013
German surrender brought the Second World War in Europe to an end. But all feared that war with Japan would drag on and on. Behind the scenes, the...

Evolution of human rights

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Evolution of human rights Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 08 Oct 2013
What are the differences between individual and minority rights? How did the League of Nations and United Nations attempt to address the topic of...

Leadership in Health and Social Care

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Leadership in Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 Sep 2013
These six managers, from frontline roles across health and social care in the UK, are real people in real roles. By sharing their experiences...

Learning to Teach

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Learning to Teach Copyrighted image Credit: Copyrighted Image. Used with permission
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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The Heidelberg Project: A Detroit Story Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 12 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...

9/11: Reflections on political leadership

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9/11: Reflections on political leadership Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 02 Sep 2011
On September 11 2001, hijackers took control of four aircraft and crashed into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, in events that changed the...

Moons of the Solar System

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Moons of the Solar System Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 29 Aug 2011
How did the solar system form? Are we alone in the Universe? What are alien atmospheres made of? These questions can be answered by studying the...

The Linux Effect: 20th Anniversary

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The Linux Effect: 20th Anniversary Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 18 Aug 2011
The Linux Operating System is 20 years old. This podcast series, presented by the Senior Lecturer in Computing at The Open University, Blaine Price...

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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...

Mi'kmaq: First Nation people

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Mi'kmaq: First Nation people Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Advanced level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 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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Inside the International Criminal Court Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 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...

Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

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Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 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...

Veiling: Tradition, Identity and Fashion

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Veiling: Tradition, Identity and Fashion Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
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...

Understanding Globalisation

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Understanding Globalisation Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 12 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...

Managing for Sustainability

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Managing for Sustainability Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Masters level Duration 25 mins Updated 09 Oct 2012
What are the key issues for sustainable resource management? How do companies operate while maintaining corporate social responsibility? From...

Andante: beginners' Italian

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Andante: beginners' Italian Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 31 May 2012
Do you want to learn the basics in Italian? The audio tracks in this collection are devised for learning simple Italian, including expressions for...

International Management

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International Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 24 May 2012
How should you address the President of a French Company? Should you reward workers in Turkey by giving them envelopes full of money? Why are so...

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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 Nov 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 Nov 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 28 Nov 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 28 Nov 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 Nov 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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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Nov 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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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England) Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Nov 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 28 Nov 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 28 Nov 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 28 Nov 2014
You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths teacher. This professional development diploma course equips you with...