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  • Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it? Creative commons image Icon amish.patel under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it?

    By Dr Gemma Briggs

    Using a hands free phone while driving is as dangerous as holding a phone - and yet they're marketed as a desirable...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Apr 2017

  • Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it?

    Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it? Creative commons image Icon amish.patel under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Using a hands free phone while driving is as dangerous as holding a phone - and yet they're marketed as a desirable extra. Dr Gemma Briggs wonders why.
  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    By Dr Cheryl Hawkes

    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains why we might all want to stick in the...
  • How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Supplied by Tony Chase of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies to The Conversation to support CC-BY-ND article

    How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef?

    By James Kerry, Britta Schaffelke, Terry Hughes

    Coral bleaching is being reported at unprecedented levels, caused by rising sea temperatures. Researchers explain...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2017

  • How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef?

    How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Supplied by Tony Chase of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies to The Conversation to support CC-BY-ND article New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2017
    Coral bleaching is being reported at unprecedented levels, caused by rising sea temperatures. Researchers explain what's going on.
  • Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Geoff Charles / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

    Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    The provision of a hot meal at lunchtime to pupils is often at the heart of political debate. We dip into some of the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Apr 2017

  • Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list

    Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Geoff Charles / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2017
    The provision of a hot meal at lunchtime to pupils is often at the heart of political debate. We dip into some of the research around the subject.
  • Methods in Motion: Becoming relativist

    By Dr Manuel Dries

    Dr Manuel Dries, Lecturer in Philosophy at the OU, explores how a quest for absolute knowledge has led us into...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Becoming relativist

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2017
    Dr Manuel Dries, Lecturer in Philosophy at the OU, explores how a quest for absolute knowledge has led us into relativism (which is an opportunity)
  • Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bankenverband

    Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit

    By Professor Janet Newman

    In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit

    Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bankenverband
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2017
    In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new alliances.
  • Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy Creative commons image Icon flikr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy

    By Dr Claire Hewson

    The emerging experimental philosophy movement, borrowing approaches from psychology, is interesting - but it can and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy

    Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy Creative commons image Icon flikr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2017
    The emerging experimental philosophy movement, borrowing approaches from psychology, is interesting - but it can and should go further, believes Claire Hewson
  • Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy Creative commons image Icon Beatrizas under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy

    By Dr Georgina Blakeley

    Dr Georgina Blakeley, Senior Lecturer in Politics, offers one way of approaching the study of the Spanish anti...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy

    Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy Creative commons image Icon Beatrizas under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Dr Georgina Blakeley, Senior Lecturer in Politics, offers one way of approaching the study of the Spanish anti-austerity 15M movement.
  • Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers Creative commons image Icon Garry Knight under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers

    By Dr Peter Wood

    Dr Peter Wood, a Visiting Fellow with the Geography Discipline, argues that although methodological choices are often...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers

    Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers Creative commons image Icon Garry Knight under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2017
    Dr Peter Wood, a Visiting Fellow with the Geography Discipline, argues that although methodological choices are often seen as technical decisions, they can...
  • How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: National Institutes of Health

    How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics?

    By Madhukara Putty

    Indian researchers have taken inspiration from nature to develop a way of protecting replacement hips and joints from...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2017

  • How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics?

    How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: National Institutes of Health
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Indian researchers have taken inspiration from nature to develop a way of protecting replacement hips and joints from infection - without the need for...

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    Youth justice: theory, research and practice

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    Youth justice: theory, research and practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Explores how theory influences policy and practice in the youth justice system and...

    Critical social work practice

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    Critical social work practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    Learn to reflect critically on social work practice, including your own; develop...

    MA English part 2

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    MA English part 2 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 03 Feb 2017
    In this course you will produce a dissertation which will provide a satisfying...

    Design for engineers

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    Design for engineers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Explore the three phases of product design – research, planning and development –...

    Design essentials

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    Design essentials Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Gain the skills for research, planning and development of a design project as well...

    Developing research skills in science

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    Developing research skills in science
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This course helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of the research...

    Researching and evaluating healthcare practice

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    Researching and evaluating healthcare practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This course assists you to play a leading role in service improvements through an...

    Investigating psychology 1

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    Investigating psychology 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    In this module you’ll explore the different ways in which psychologists...

    The MSc professional project

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    The MSc professional project
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    This highly intensive research based module enables you to design, conduct,...

    Research project

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    Research project Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 31 Jul 2017
    This research module enables you to gain an MSc by building on the postgraduate...
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