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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...

Life in Law

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Life in Law Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 30 Aug 2012
How are our laws made? What is it like to be a criminal defence lawyer during a murder trial? What are the challenges faced by family lawyers or...

The Wizard of Oz: From Fractions to Formulas

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The Wizard of Oz: From Fractions to Formulas Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 03 Mar 2011
Maths in movies has often been used creatively as a method by which to engage students in formulas and numerical theory. The 1939 classic The...

Museum of the Dead: How We Use Your Data

Museum of the Dead: How We Use Your Data Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Oct 2010
In the Museum of the Dead we ask for your email address at certain points. Here we explain why we need that information.

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'...

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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 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...

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 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 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 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...

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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ICTs: Information Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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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ICTs: Technology news Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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...

Introducing ICT systems

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Introducing ICT systems Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our everyday lives. This unit will explain what constitutes such a system...

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Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice

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Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 18 Apr 2015
The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills to work with them, and you’ll open up a huge variety of careers...

BA (Honours) History

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BA (Honours) History Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Apr 2015
With this degree course you will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history from antiquity to the twentieth century....

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 Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 17 Apr 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 Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 17 Apr 2015
In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise and play – and computing and IT skills are increasingly essential...

My digital life

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My digital life Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Apr 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 Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Apr 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 Updated content
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Apr 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 Updated content
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Apr 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 Updated content
Introductory level Duration 100 hours Updated 18 Apr 2015 Register by 30 Apr 2015
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 Updated content
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Apr 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...