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Children and the Internet

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Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 28 May 2014
What impact has the internet had on children’s lives? How has the arrival of the web changed children’s exposure to media? As a reflection of...

Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity?

Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity? Copyrighted image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 23 May 2014
Three quarters of British men are predicted to be obese by 2030. Have we become greedier and less active or are more complicating factors at work?

Indymedia

Indymedia Copyrighted image Credit: indymedia.org
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Mar 2014
A global participatory network of journalists.

People's Voice Media

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2013
A community development organisation specialising in using social media to support people to have a voice, challenge perceptions and describe their...

Two can play at that game: When polls collide

Two can play at that game: When polls collide Copyrighted image Credit: Kaarsten | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Nov 2012
Can surveys be rigged to give each client the result they want? Or is there some subterfuge at hand in the way the results of polls can be reported...

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...

Spectacular Flirtations

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Spectacular Flirtations Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Mar 2009
Open University Art History professor, Gill Perry takes us through The National Portrait Gallery and explores the relationship between 18th Century...

Lord David Puttnam on New Media Opportunities

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Lord David Puttnam on New Media Opportunities Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 May 2008
In this wide-ranging and provocative interview, David Puttnam spells out the impact that digitisation will have on both traditional TV broadcasters...

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The public policy – action relationship

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The public policy – action relationship Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Masters level Duration 7 hours Updated 21 Jul 2011
Much literature on the public policy process focusses narrowly on the policy-making part. This unit widens the focus to examine the implementation...

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The art of English

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The art of English Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Explore creativity in the English language: from everyday use (conversation, children’s language, correspondence, online chat) to ‘high culture’...

Art of the twentieth century

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Art of the twentieth century Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Explore the key media, artists, movements which have revolutionised the concept and practice of art in modern times – from painting and sculpture...

Technologies for digital media

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Technologies for digital media Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 02 Aug 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Digital technologies are transforming our experience of media. This course will enable you to understand how, and looks at related social, ethical...