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Practitioner research

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Practitioner research Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 07 Jul 2014
How does a researcher collate and analyse information? What are the best methods of investigating/examining a question?

Management and the unconscious mind

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Management and the unconscious mind Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Nov 2013
How can the unconscious mind influence management styles? Is rational thinking a pre-requisite for good ideas? The human brain is an incredibly...

COP 15: The hum of expectation

COP 15: The hum of expectation Copyrighted image Credit: Stephen Peake
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Dec 2009
Climate change conferences sound as though they’re going to be really boring, stuffy affairs. The first of our series of blogs from COP 15...

Search Engines of the Future: The Pharos project

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Search Engines of the Future: The Pharos project Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
The volume of stored information is growing exponentially and an increasing share is audio-visual content. This content drives the demand for new...

Interacting with ambient displays

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Interacting with ambient displays Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
Will an 'ambient information display' change peoples behaviour within a building? The 'Clouds' research investigation project in The Open...

The Open University Worldwide

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The Open University Worldwide Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 07 Oct 2009
The Open University transforms lives. Millions have realised or expanded their potential through flexible education programmes allowing them to...

International Adoption

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International Adoption Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Mar 2009
Open University Professor Monica Dowling looks at the effects of globalisation and the differences between 'qualitative' and 'quantitative'...

The information economy

The information economy Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Aug 2008
The Open Minds programme explores the information economy.

Forewarned is Forearmed

Forewarned is Forearmed Creative commons image Credit: Thomas Hawk under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2008
Can market analysis and good planning help companies through tough times?

OU on the BBC: Digital Planet: Learning Zone - Cybertalk

OU on the BBC: Digital Planet: Learning Zone - Cybertalk Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 May 2007
Are new technologies now going to chnage the way we communicate L8r?

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ICTs in everyday life

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ICTs in everyday life Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 29 Apr 2015
We now live in a global village where distance in no longer a barrier to commercial or social contact. This free course, ICTs in everyday life,...

Finding information in science and nature

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Finding information in science and nature Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Science and Nature, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with...

Finding information in technology

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Finding information in technology Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the meaning of...

Finding information in mathematics and statistics

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Finding information in mathematics and statistics Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with...

Finding Information in Modern Languages

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Finding Information in Modern Languages Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Modern Languages, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with...

Finding information in Society

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Finding information in Society Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Society, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the...

Finding information in Arts and History

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Finding information in Arts and History Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Arts and History, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with...

Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century

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Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 21 Aug 2013
This unit provides a general overview of how digital technology has come to dominate virtually every aspect of the modern world and some guidance...

ICTs: Information

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the...

ICTs: Technology news

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study skills involved in reading articles, taking notes and summarising...

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Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

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Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or equivalent, this degree course enables you to top up your...

Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise and play – and computing and IT skills are increasingly essential...

BA (Honours) History

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BA (Honours) History Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015
With this degree course you will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history from antiquity to the twentieth century....

My digital life

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My digital life Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
 My digital life takes you on a journey from the origins of information technology through to the familiar computers of today, and on to tomorrow’s...

Business functions in context

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Business functions in context Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
A practice-based course about how five essential organisational functions – human resources; marketing; operations management; information...

Keeping ahead in information and communication technologies

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Keeping ahead in information and communication technologies Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Investigate how to keep pace with rapid changes in ICT, and how to use ICT successfully in complex systems where people play a major part.

The computing and IT project

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The computing and IT project Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015 Register by 07 Jan 2016
The computing and IT project enables you to explore computing, information and communications technologies in substantial depth and it offers you...

Engineering: an active introduction

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Engineering: an active introduction Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 100 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015 Register by 30 Apr 2016
Gain laboratory and fieldwork experience and develop practical engineering skills – taking measurements, analysing data, seeking and evaluating...

Information security

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Information security Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015 Register by 30 Sep 2015
Explore the professional and technical skills necessary to understand, document, manage and implement strategic and operational aspects of your...

Communication and information technologies

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Communication and information technologies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Jul 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Learn about new developments in the digital communication and information technologies that are rapidly transforming modern society.