Explore.
Watch, listen, debate & discover with our experts

RSS Icon

Online retail business is booming

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

Episode three: Amazon’s Retail Revolution

Episode three: Amazon’s Retail Revolution Copyrighted image Credit: BBC (Photographer: Ben Morse)
Updated 03 Apr 2014
This programme follows the fortunes of the ultimate online retail success story: Amazon.

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

Featuring: VideoVideo
Retail agnosticism Creative commons 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

Featuring: VideoVideo AudioAudio
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

Featuring: VideoVideo
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...

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

Featuring: VideoVideo AudioAudio
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.

Environmental concerns on the shop floor

Featuring: VideoVideo AudioAudio
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.

Theo's Adventure Capitalists: Six months on: DreamAid

Featuring: VideoVideo
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.

Try.
Free extracts from OU course materials

RSS Icon

Online market research

Featuring: AudioAudio
Online market research Copyrighted image Credit: Copyrighted Image. Used with permission
Masters Level Duration 20 mins Updated 26 Apr 2013
How has the arrival of the internet changed the nature of marketing research? Can doing market research with online participants be as effective as...

How to be a critical reader

Free CourseFree Course Featuring: ActivityActivity
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

Free CourseFree Course
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

Free CourseFree Course Featuring: ActivityActivity
Paraphrasing text Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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...

Study.
Change your life with a qualification

RSS Icon

Algorithms, data structures and computability

CourseCourse
Algorithms, data structures and computability Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 300 hours Updated 04 Jul 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
You will learn how to take a problem and state it precisely using an algorithm so that it can be solved with a computer.This course emphasises how...