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  • Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know... Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

    ...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jun 2017

  • Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

    Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know... Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
    Introductory level Updated 20 Jun 2017
    ...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 
  • What makes near-future Sci-Fi especially scary? Creative commons image Icon Mark Hill under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    What makes near-future Sci-Fi especially scary?

    By Amy C Chambers

    Science fiction set in the near-now can unsettle more than tales from the year 2525. Why is that?

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Mar 2017

  • What makes near-future Sci-Fi especially scary?

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    What makes near-future Sci-Fi especially scary? Creative commons image Icon Mark Hill under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Mar 2017
    Science fiction set in the near-now can unsettle more than tales from the year 2525. Why is that?
  • 10 years of The Bottom Line Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    10 years of The Bottom Line

    By The OpenLearn team

    As The Bottom Line celebrates its 10 year anniversary, we look back over the past decade in the world of...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Feb 2016

  • 10 years of The Bottom Line

    10 years of The Bottom Line Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 26 Feb 2016
    As The Bottom Line celebrates its 10 year anniversary, we look back over the past decade in the world of business.
  • We've gone Back to the Future Creative commons image Icon Mooshuu [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license

    We've gone Back to the Future

    By The OpenLearn team

    If Marty McFly travelled to our 2015, what would he think? Is time travel even possible?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2015

  • We've gone Back to the Future

    We've gone Back to the Future Creative commons image Icon Mooshuu [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Oct 2015
    If Marty McFly travelled to our 2015, what would he think? Is time travel even possible?
  • Back to the Future: Is time travel possible? Creative commons image Icon Marko [CC BY-ND-NC 2.0] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2015

  • Back to the Future: Is time travel possible?

    Back to the Future: Is time travel possible? Creative commons image Icon Marko [CC BY-ND-NC 2.0] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Oct 2015
    Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!
  • The Digital World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Binu Omanakkuttan | Dreamstime.com
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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    07 Aug 2015

  • The Digital World

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    The Digital World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Binu Omanakkuttan | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 07 Aug 2015
    How has the digital world changed?
  • Atom Bomb in Popular Culture

    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 US had...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2013

  • Atom Bomb in Popular Culture

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    Atom Bomb in Popular Culture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: 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...
  • The History of English in Ten Minutes

    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive Anderson,...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2011

  • The History of English in Ten Minutes

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    The History of English in Ten Minutes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did...
  • University of the Future

    What does the future of learning look like? For over 40 years The Open University has pushed the boundaries of teaching and learning to deliver a dynamic...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Jan 2011

  • University of the Future

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    University of the Future Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jan 2011
    What does the future of learning look like? For over 40 years The Open University...
  • Learning to Groove

    Learning to Groove tells the story of the Tomorrow’s Warriors band as its young musicians learn the art of jazz. Jason Toynbee, leader of the What Is Black...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Nov 2010

  • Learning to Groove

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    Learning to Groove Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 10 Nov 2010
    Learning to Groove tells the story of the Tomorrow’s Warriors band as its young...

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  • Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

    This free course, Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability, introduces ways in which systems thinking can help support processes of decision...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

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    Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    This free course, Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability, introduces ways...
  • Future energy demand and supply

    When you consider that the global annual consumption of primary energy increased more than ten-fold during the 20th Century, the importance of...

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    13 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • Future energy demand and supply

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    Future energy demand and supply Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 13 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    When you consider that the global annual consumption of primary energy increased...
  • Croeso: beginners' Welsh

    Are you interested in learning more about one of Europe's oldest languages? Or would you simply like to brush up on your Welsh? Then look no further. This...

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    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2011

  • Croeso: beginners' Welsh

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    Croeso: beginners' Welsh Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 10 Feb 2011
    Are you interested in learning more about one of Europe's oldest languages? Or...

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies

    Course Course
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely...

    Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies

    Course Course
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    The Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely flexible...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology

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    BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    How can we best manage the environment, given the pressures that threaten its...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies aims to equip you with the...

    Innovation: designing for change

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    Innovation: designing for change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This project-based module looks at how successful innovations emerge, and how...

    Making it happen! Leadership, influence and change

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    Making it happen! Leadership, influence and change
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    A practical, work-based course about leadership and change practice – about making...

    Technologies in practice

    Course Course
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Study three tasters in computing and IT, networking, Linux and robotics, to...
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