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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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BA (Honours) Social Work (England)

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 04 Jul 2013
Qualify as a social worker in England with this unique work-based degree, offered in partnership with employers – who must sponsor and register you...

Algorithms, data structures and computability

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Algorithms, data structures and computability Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 300 hours Updated 04 Jul 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
You will learn how to take a problem and state it precisely using an algorithm so that it can be solved with a computer.This course emphasises how...