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Some of all human knowledge: Wikipedia at 15

Some of all human knowledge: Wikipedia at 15 Creative commons image Lane Hartwell for the Wikimedia Foundation under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jan 2016
Wikipedia has grown into the world's go-to source for information. This raises more problems than just a few missing citations...

Bradford’s Community University: co-producing knowledge for a change

Bradford’s Community University: co-producing knowledge for a change Copyrighted image Copyright: University of Bradford
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Dec 2013
A year-long experiment in knowledge exchange and co-production, exploring what emerges when academics and community participants learn from each...

Leslie Budd on... jargon

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Leslie Budd on... jargon Copyrighted image Copyright: Marco Rullkoetter | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Sep 2010
Leslie Budd puts forward the case for using plain English in the business world

Appearance and reality: in conversation with Derren Brown

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Appearance and reality: in conversation with Derren Brown  Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Sep 2010
Nigel Warburton talks to psychological illusionist Derren Brown about appearance and reality, and what kind of people are most gullible.

The knowledge economy is dead! Long live the design economy!

The knowledge economy is dead! Long live the design economy! Copyrighted image Copyright: Slavenko Vukasovic [Dreamstime]
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jul 2010
Leslie Budd trumpets the change: The knowledge economy is dead! Long live the design economy!

Leaders' debate in the virtual world

Leaders' debate in the virtual world Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Apr 2010
How did real-time mapping and Wordle clouds help make sense of the first 2010 General Election leaders' debate?

David Skyrme's story

David Skyrme's story Creative commons image Lo Verde / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Apr 2010
Explore the personal side of climate change with David Skyrme's diary entry.

Gordon Wilson's story

Gordon Wilson's story Creative commons image No GMOs March UK (Activism) / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jan 2010
Explore the personal side of climate change with Gordon Wilson's diary entry.

Lord Puttnam Installation Ceremony 2007

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Lord Puttnam Installation Ceremony 2007 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 21 May 2008
Lord David Puttnam of Queensgate was installed in 2007 as the Chancellor of The Open University. Although perhaps best known as a film director, he...

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Creativity, community and ICT

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Creativity, community and ICT Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
What do you think being creative means? This free course, Creativity, community and ICT, engages with the debates surrounding the term 'creativity'...

Why maps are made

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Why maps are made Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 03 Mar 2016
Cars have sat nav systems, mobile phones use GPS: maps are important in everyday life whether captured by aerial photography, satellite imagery or...

Learning and practice: Agency and identities

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Learning and practice: Agency and identities Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
This free course, Learning and practice: Agency and identities, introduces you to a sociocultural approach to understanding and analysing learning...

A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

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A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Advanced level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 03 Sep 2008
This is an advanced-level course using a variety of authentic materials from Spain and Latin America to improve your language skills and knowledge...

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Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2016
This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early Years (normally sector endorsed) to enhance their professional...

Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2016
You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths teacher. This professional development diploma course equips you with...

Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2016
Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities, education, social care, families, police, prisons, business and...

Certificate in Health and Social Care

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Certificate in Health and Social Care Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2016
Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and huge budgets, and profoundly affects so many lives. And what...

Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

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Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2016
This certificate is for healthcare support staff. It integrates theory and practice and has a strong emphasis on learning in the workplace. You...

Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jul 2016
Do you have experience of working with young people in informal settings such as youth clubs, youth organisations like the Guides or Scouts, or...

Certificate in Working Together for Children

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Certificate in Working Together for Children Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2016
Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and values in a wide range of topics such as communication, transitions,...

BA (Honours) Early Years

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BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2016
Do you work with young children? Do you want to boost your career and develop your practice? This degree course provides a solid, practical...

Enhancing your healthcare practice

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Enhancing your healthcare practice Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2016 Register by 11 Aug 2016
This online, work-based course explores the importance of promoting health and  reflects on the contexts of practice and development of knowledge,...

Foundations for effective practice in youth justice

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Foundations for effective practice in youth justice Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and insights that make up the foundations of effective practice in the field of youth justice.