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Research at the Open University

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Research at the Open University Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Mar 2010
Pro Vice Chancellor Brigid Heywood discusses the foundations on which The Open University research is based with a focus on an interdisciplinary...

Mad fish disease

Mad fish disease Creative commons image Credit: Ewan used under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Dec 2009
Can fish provide an insight into brain diseases in people?

Mice tackling migraines

Mice tackling migraines Creative commons image Credit: Rick Eh? used under Creative Commons licence.
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Dec 2009
Kat Arney explains how mice have helped make a breakthrough in migraine research.

Future Technologies: Designing with vision

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Future Technologies: Designing with vision Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
Everything we wear, every product we use, every building we see is a design defined by a certain shape. The Design with Vision project illustrates...

Sensory augmentation devices

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Sensory augmentation devices Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
How can new technology help you to play a new musical instrument? The E-Sense research programme is experimenting with novel augmentation devices...

Black British Jazz

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Black British Jazz Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
What is Black British Jazz? This short film explores the research carried out by The Open University research team led by Dr Jason Toynbee who has...

Interacting with ambient displays

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Interacting with ambient displays Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
Will an 'ambient information display' change peoples behaviour within a building? The 'Clouds' research investigation project in The Open...

The hidden history of learning disability

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The hidden history of learning disability Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
How important is oral history in understanding the life of people with learning disabilities? This audio, recorded in July 2009 at the Social...

The Oldest Generation

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The Oldest Generation Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
Capturing real-life stories help us understand the dynamics of day to day living, providing valuable research that may well help in future policy...

Building on History: The Church in London

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Building on History: The Church in London Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Oct 2009
How will the church maintain its identity in the face of religious decline in the modern world? This is addressed in Building On History, a...