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  • Quiz: How is technology transforming our lives?

    How far has technology spread to different parts of society? To what extent have we reached a cashless society?

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Sep 2017

  • Quiz: How is technology transforming our lives?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    How far has technology spread to different parts of society? To what extent have we reached a cashless society?
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    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...

    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. 
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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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    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?
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    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

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    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

    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

    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?
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2015

  • Back to the Future: Is time travel possible?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Oct 2015
    Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!
  • Activity

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Aug 2015

  • The Digital World

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 07 Aug 2015
    How has the digital world changed?
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    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...

    By The iTunes U team

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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...
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    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,...

    By The iTunes U team

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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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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did...
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    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...

    By The iTunes U team

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Jan 2011

  • University of the Future

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jan 2011
    What does the future of learning look like? For over 40 years The Open University...

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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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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    This free course, Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability, introduces ways...
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    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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    Free course

    13 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • Future energy demand and supply

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    Intermediate level Duration 13 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    When you consider that the global annual consumption of primary energy increased...
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    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...

    By The iTunes U team

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2011

  • Croeso: beginners' Welsh

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    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

    Course Course
    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
    Duration 600 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education Open
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    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 21 May 2018
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely...

    Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies

    Course Course
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    The Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely flexible...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology

    Course Course
    BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    How can we best manage the environment, given the pressures that threaten its...

    Learning and teaching: educating the next generation

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    This module is for anyone interested and involved in educating school-age students...

    Making your learning count

    Course Course
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This innovative and flexible OU level 1 module is a fantastic way for you to count...

    Innovation: designing for change

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Innovations emerge from complex, dynamic, iterative processes. But how do...

    Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module draws you into the main currents of literature from 1800 to the...
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