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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.

Media fairness and bias

Media fairness and bias Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Updated 30 Apr 2013
Article three of eight: Have the media been fair in their reporting?

People's Voice Media

People's Voice Media Copyrighted image Credit: People's Voice Media
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...

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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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BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies

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BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014
Philosophy and psychology seek to answer profound questions about us, our minds, our behaviour, and our place in the social and physical universe....

English grammar in context

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English grammar in context Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Understand how English ‘works’ in a wide range of contexts, including the media, academic writing and everyday conversation, on this practical and...

The art of English

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The art of English Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
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 Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
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 Updated content
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Digital technologies are transforming our experience of media. This course will enable you to understand how, and looks at related social, ethical...