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

Bradford’s Community University: co-producing knowledge for a change Copyrighted image Credit: 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...

Phenylketonuria - a long term condition

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Phenylketonuria - a long term condition Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 15 May 2012
Phenylketonuria is an inherited long term condition where, from birth, the person is unable to break down an amino acid called phenylalanine, a...

Leslie Budd on... jargon

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Leslie Budd on... jargon Copyrighted image Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: Lo Verde / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Apr 2010
Explore the personal side of climate change with David Skyrme's diary entry.

Buddhist Economics

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Buddhist Economics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 09 Mar 2010
In the world of economics, does a person’s well-being really matter? What is more important, social objectives or profit maximisation – or are they...

Biodiversity

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Biodiversity Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Feb 2010
What is biodiversity and why does it matter? How can everyday observations and online databases help to increase our knowledge about the diversity...

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Creativity, community and ICT

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Creativity, community and ICT Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 05 Sep 2012
What do you think being creative means? This unit engages with the debates surrounding the term ‘creativity’ and explores ways in which ICT creates...

Learning and practice: Agency and identities

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Learning and practice: Agency and identities Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters level Duration 8 hours Updated 11 Jun 2012
This unit introduces you to a sociocultural approach to understanding and analysing learning in educational institutions, the home and the workplace.

Why maps are made

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Why maps are made Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 20 Mar 2012
Cars have sat nav systems, mobile phones use GPS: maps are important in everyday life whether captured by aerial photography, satellite imagery or...

Digital Film School

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Digital Film School Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 21 Sep 2011
Have you ever wanted to pick up a video camera and make a short video or film, but felt intimidated by your lack of knowledge? The explosion of...

Radiotherapy and its Physics

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Radiotherapy and its Physics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
This masters level science course aims to give you an understanding of the application of physics to the techniques of radiotherapy, one of the key...

Environmental Science in the Field

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Environmental Science in the Field Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 55 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
This is a one-week residential course which introduces a range of practical skills appropriate to the study of environmental science. You visit a...

Investigating spiders: life on a thread

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Investigating spiders: life on a thread Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 26 Mar 2010
Whether you find spiders fearful or fascinating, they are to be admired for their web-spinning and prey-catching techniques, and the remarkable...

Sounds harmonious

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Sounds harmonious Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 26 Jul 2009
Math can be applied to pretty much everything in existence, and music is of no exception. Across this album, The Open University's Alan Graham...

Social Science

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Social Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 11 Mar 2009
What are the Social Sciences? One definition is that they are specialised systematic forms of knowledge, which leads the question: What is...

A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish

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A Buen Puerto: Fast Forward in Spanish Copyrighted image Credit: 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...