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  • How can scientists fight the tide of Creative commons image Icon NHD-INFO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How can scientists fight the tide of "fake news"?

    By Crispin Maslog

    "Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Jul 2017

  • How can scientists fight the tide of "fake news"?

    How can scientists fight the tide of Creative commons image Icon NHD-INFO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jul 2017
    "Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed up in lab coats.
  • What is the EU? - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence

    What is the EU? - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

    By Dr Volker Patent, Professor Allan Cochrane, Dr Richard Heffernan, Karen Foley

    Learn about the EU and how it extends, limits or replaces the work of national governments, in the opening video...

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    45 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Jun 2017

  • What is the EU? - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    What is the EU? - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
    Intermediate level Duration 45 mins Updated 17 Jun 2017
    Learn about the EU and how it extends, limits or replaces the work of national governments, in the opening video of the Student Hub Live Brexit special.
  • Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    By Danah Boyd

    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 May 2017

  • Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 May 2017
    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts
  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    By Ian Cummins, Martin King

    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 May 2017

  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 May 2017
    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester-based academics explain why.
  • Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management Creative commons image Icon Bessie Wilde / MidKent College under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management

    By Laura Clancy

    The announcement that Prince Philip was to stand down from public engagements showed that Buckingham Palace has...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 May 2017

  • Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management

    Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management Creative commons image Icon Bessie Wilde / MidKent College under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 May 2017
    The announcement that Prince Philip was to stand down from public engagements showed that Buckingham Palace has learned how to play the media at its own game.
  • Reporting in the fog of an attack Creative commons image Icon Jay Bergesen under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Reporting in the fog of an attack

    By Richard Sambrook

    As Channel 4 News showed following the Westminster attacks, it can be easy for even the best journalists to slip up...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2017

  • Reporting in the fog of an attack

    Reporting in the fog of an attack Creative commons image Icon Jay Bergesen under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    As Channel 4 News showed following the Westminster attacks, it can be easy for even the best journalists to slip up covering a fast-moving story. 
  • Chelsea Manning: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon Stephen Melkisethian under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Chelsea Manning: An OpenLearn reading list

    As one of the last acts of his presidency, Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence and she will be...

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    18 Jan 2017

  • Chelsea Manning: An OpenLearn reading list

    Chelsea Manning: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon Stephen Melkisethian under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Updated 18 Jan 2017
    As one of the last acts of his presidency, Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence and she will be released from prison within weeks. We've...
  • How we talk about Savile Creative commons image Icon William Starkey / Ian Macman under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How we talk about Savile

    By Professor Karen Boyle

    The coverage of Jimmy Savile's criminal activity shows a media clinging to a sexist perspective, says Professor Karen...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2016

  • How we talk about Savile

    How we talk about Savile Creative commons image Icon William Starkey / Ian Macman under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Feb 2016
    The coverage of Jimmy Savile's criminal activity shows a media clinging to a sexist perspective, says Professor Karen Boyle
  • Are businesses just leaping on transgender trends to turn a profit?

    By Ray Filar

    When Selfridges is clearing space to make a genderfluid display space, and Will Young is working with trans actors,...

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    Updated on:

    25 Nov 2015

  • Are businesses just leaping on transgender trends to turn a profit?

    Updated 25 Nov 2015
    When Selfridges is clearing space to make a genderfluid display space, and Will Young is working with trans actors, transgender people might seem to be...
  • Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Gary Edwards

    Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity?

    By Steve Woods

    Three quarters of British men are predicted to be obese by 2030. Have we become greedier and less active or are more...

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    Updated on:

    23 May 2014

  • Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity?

    Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: 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?

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  • The public policy – action relationship

    Much literature on the public policy process focuses narrowly on the policy-making part. This free course, The public policyaction relationship,...

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    11 Feb 2016

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    The public policy – action relationship Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
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    The critical researcher: educational technology in practice

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017 Register by 22 Mar 2018
    Technology is dramatically changing educational research and practice, at a time...

    The networked practitioner

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    The networked practitioner
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    Sharing knowledge and practice is transformed through online dissemination and...

    Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    In this engaging module you will explore the research behind a range of...
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