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  • John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation

    By Cory Doctorow, Mike Richards

    John Perry Barlow, who died on February 7th, helped shape how we think about digital rights. Here, the OU's Mike...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2018

  • John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    John Perry Barlow, who died on February 7th, helped shape how we think about digital rights. Here, the OU's Mike Richards introduces a short obituary by John...
  • Critical thinking – A skill and a process

    By Anne Wesemann

    To be successful at learning we need to do more than just remember information - critical thinking is essential. Anne...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Nov 2017

  • Critical thinking – A skill and a process

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Nov 2017
    To be successful at learning we need to do more than just remember information - critical thinking is essential. Anne Wesemann explains the benefits...
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    Practitioner research

    How does a researcher collate and analyse information? What are the best methods of investigating/examining a question?

    By The iTunes U team

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Jul 2014

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 07 Jul 2014
    How does a researcher collate and analyse information? ...
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    COP 15: The hum of expectation

    By Dr Stephen Peake

    Climate change conferences sound as though they’re going to be really boring, stuffy affairs. The first of our series...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Dec 2009

  • COP 15: The hum of expectation

    COP 15: The hum of expectation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: 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 suggests otherwise...
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    Search Engines of the Future: The Pharos project

    The volume of stored information is growing exponentially and an increasing share is audio-visual content. This content drives the demand for new services,...

    By The iTunes U team

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Oct 2009

  • Search Engines of the Future: The Pharos project

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    Search Engines of the Future: The Pharos project Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: 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...
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    Interacting with ambient displays

    Will an 'ambient information display' change peoples behaviour within a building? The 'Clouds' research investigation project in The Open University's Jennie...

    By The iTunes U team

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Oct 2009

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
    Will an 'ambient information display' change peoples behaviour within a building?...
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    The Open University Worldwide

    The Open University transforms lives. Millions have realised or expanded their potential through flexible education programmes allowing them to study...

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    40 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Oct 2009

  • The Open University Worldwide

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    Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 07 Oct 2009
    The Open University transforms lives. Millions have realised or expanded their...
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    International Adoption

    Open University Professor Monica Dowling looks at the effects of globalisation and the differences between 'qualitative' and 'quantitative' research and...

    By The iTunes U team

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2009

  • International Adoption

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Mar 2009
    Open University Professor Monica Dowling looks at the effects of globalisation and...
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Aug 2008

  • The information economy

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Aug 2008
    The Open Minds programme explores the information economy.
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    Forewarned is Forearmed

    By Dr Brian Smith

    Can market analysis and good planning help companies through tough times?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Apr 2008

  • Forewarned is Forearmed

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2008
    Can market analysis and good planning help companies through tough times?

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    IT: Information

    BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN. We live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This free course, IT: Information, will look at how news...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2018

  • IT: Information

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 19 Apr 2018
    BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN. We live in an era where news has become almost...
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    IT: Technology news

    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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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2018

  • IT: Technology news

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Apr 2018
    To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study...
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    Attention

    What does 'attention' mean to you? This free course, Attention, will help you to examine how we 'pay attention'. How do we manage to single out...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • Attention

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 25 Aug 2017
    What does 'attention' mean to you? This free course, Attention, will help you to...
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    What do genes do?

    This free course, What do genes do? explores how information contained in DNA is used, explaining the flow of information from DNA to RNA to...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • What do genes do?

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 01 Aug 2017
    This free course, What do genes do? explores how information contained in DNA is...
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    Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds

    How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This free...

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

  • Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 20 Apr 2017
    How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our...
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    Information security

    Information security underpins the commercial viability and profitability of enterprises of all sizes and the effectiveness of public sector...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2016

  • Information security

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    Information security Creative commons image Icon © ISAF Public Affairs under Creative-Commons license
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
    Information security underpins the commercial viability and profitability of...
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    Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

  • Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback

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    Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently...
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    Inheritance of characters

    Genes are units of inheritance that contribute to a person's behaviour and health. In this free course, Inheritance of characters, you will learn...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Inheritance of characters

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    Genes are units of inheritance that contribute to a person's behaviour and health....
  • Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century

    This free course, Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century, provides a general overview of how digital technology has come to dominate...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • 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 17 Mar 2016
    This free course, Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century, provides a...
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    Introducing ICT systems

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our everyday lives. This free course, Introducing ICT systems, will explain...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • Introducing ICT systems

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...

    BA (Honours) History

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    BA (Honours) History
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018
    With this degree course you will develop and deepen your knowledge of different...

    Developing research skills in science

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    Developing research skills in science
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module builds on your undergraduate level science to develop a strong...

    The law dissertation

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    The law dissertation
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 18 Oct 2018
    The law dissertation is the final element of our Master of Laws (LLM). It is...

    Communication and information technologies

    Course Course
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    It's inconceivable to think of our world without communication and information...

    Technologies in practice

    Course Course
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module provides an opportunity to sample some of the key areas in computing...

    Introduction to computing and information technology 1

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    Introduction to computing and information technology 1
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This is the first of two OU level one modules that introduce you to key concepts...

    MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice

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    MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 18 Oct 2018
    This MBA module is framed within the complex and challenging nature of twenty...

    Developing subject knowledge for the primary years

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    In this module you will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of...

    Strategic human resource management

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    Advanced level Duration 150 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 18 Apr 2019
    This module is designed to meet the needs of managers who wish to understand and...
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