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Online retail business is booming

Online retail business is booming Copyrighted image Credit: Pjmorley | Dreamstime.com
Updated 17 Apr 2014
Trace the growth of online shopping and e-commerce in Europe and the Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) nations.

Shop ethically - and bring individuality back into your wardrobe

Shop ethically - and bring individuality back into your wardrobe Copyrighted image Credit: Stylewithheart
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Oct 2013
Having an ecological, ethical wardrobe doesn't mean turning your back on style - far from it, in fact...

Retail agnosticism

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Retail agnosticism Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Updated 01 Mar 2013
Andy Street, Managing Director of the department store chain John Lewis, discusses the future of retail.

Nationality online

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Nationality online Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Jan 2012
Evgeny Morozov of Foreign Policy and The Open University's Ray Corrigan praise the chances and weigh the challenges offered as nationality moves...

Crimbo shopping in your pyjamas

Crimbo shopping in your pyjamas Creative commons image Credit: By Patrick Gage via Flickr under Creative Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Dec 2011
This Christmas, we have swapped the bustle of late night shopping for ordering online in our pyjamas and slippers. But what does it mean for the...

Nick Wheeler discusses online retail

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Nick Wheeler discusses online retail Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Oct 2011
Charles Tyrwhitt chairman Nick Wheeler argues that retailers should focus on customers and products, and not get carried away with the latest and...

Environmental concerns on the shop floor

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Environmental concerns on the shop floor Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Dec 2010
 Justin King of Sainsburys explains why questions of environmental impact aren't as simple as they seem.

How does over a century of heritage influence a modern brand?

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How does over a century of heritage influence a modern brand? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Dec 2010
140 years of trading - what does that history means to a brand like Sainsbury's? Justin King explains.

Theo's Adventure Capitalists: Six months on: DreamAid

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Theo's Adventure Capitalists: Six months on: DreamAid Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2010
Six months after Theo first met him, we catch up with Peter McAteer to find out how DreamAid has been doing.

Re-wiring our minds?

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Re-wiring our minds? Creative commons image Credit: Grey Cells under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Feb 2010
Susan Greenfield considers the proposition that time spent online is re-wiring our minds.

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How to be a critical reader

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How to be a critical reader Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 11 Jul 2011
In this unit you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading critically is an essential skill at university. It means being aware of your...

Summarising text

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Summarising text Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 12 May 2011
In this unit you will learn how to summarise. Summarising is useful both when completing assignments and while studying.

Paraphrasing text

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Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 10 May 2011
In this unit you will focus on paraphrasing text. This is really a process of turning what you are reading into ‘your own words’, which is an...

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Preparing for graduate practice

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Preparing for graduate practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 03 Sep 2015 Register by 21 Apr 2016
This online module is the final of three practice-based modules in the Pre-registration Nursing Programme leading to the award of BSc (Hons) Adult...

Enhancing your healthcare practice

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Enhancing your healthcare practice Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 03 Sep 2015 Register by 13 Aug 2015
This online, work-based course explores the importance of promoting health and  reflects on the contexts of practice and development of knowledge,...

Youth: policy in practice

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Youth: policy in practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 03 Sep 2015 Register by 17 Sep 2015
This online course continues the development of the critical, practical and analytical skills you need to work proactively within the youth...

The art of English

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The art of English Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 03 Sep 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’...

Design for engineers

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Design for engineers Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 03 Sep 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Explore the three phases of product design – research, planning and development – through online practical activities to gain the skills and...

Improving end-of-life care

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Improving end-of-life care Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Updated 03 Sep 2015 Register by 01 Aug 2015
This multimedia online course focuses on improving end-of-life care for adults and is relevant to a diverse multi-professional audience.

Improving health and wellbeing

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Improving health and wellbeing Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Updated 03 Sep 2015 Register by 01 Jun 2016
Online interactive teaching material and case studies explain how nutrition, exercise, alcohol, smoking and stress are influenced by individual...

Managing 2: marketing and finance - online version

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Managing 2: marketing and finance - online version Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 03 Sep 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
This practical course from our Professional Certificate in Management programme covers topics in marketing and finance through activities and...

Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students

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Accessible online learning: supporting disabled students Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 03 Sep 2015 Register by 04 Sep 2015
Examine the learning experiences of disabled students, the technical aspects of accessibility, and the current debates and discussions about...

Developing and strengthening clinical teams

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Developing and strengthening clinical teams Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Updated 03 Sep 2015 Register by 01 May 2015
This online course is a self-contained introduction to working in clinical teams and the issues involved in improving teamworking and service...