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OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016 Creative commons image Charles Rawding under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jul 2016
The Post Office service which delivers lovers alongside love letters; and what is the Named Person scheme? Free learning from across the day.

Scotland Votes 2016: Campaign snapshots

Scotland Votes 2016: Campaign snapshots Creative commons image First Minister Of Scotland under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2016
On May 5th, Scotland votes in a parliamentary election. Here's a quick round-up of what's happening on the campaign.

OpenLearn Live: 7th March 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 7th March 2016 Creative commons image Gordon Ednie under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Mar 2016
A week in Dundee starts with the city churches; remembering the father of email.  Free learning from across the day.

The Life of Saint Andrew

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Mar 2016
This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of Scotland's patron saint.

The English Civil War: Tremors - Introduction

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The English Civil War: Tremors - Introduction Copyrighted image Copyright: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jun 2015
Tristram Hunt introduces the section that explores the gathering rumblings before the war.

The 2015 UK election result: A view from Australia

The 2015 UK election result: A view from Australia Creative commons image Andrew Parsons/The Conservative Party under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 08 May 2015
Writing for The Conversation, Brian McNair shares his personal view of what the surprise majority for the Conservatives might mean for the people...

The 1979 General Election in Scotland: A Highpoint for Thatcher and the Tories?

The 1979 General Election in Scotland: A Highpoint for Thatcher and the Tories? Copyrighted image Copyright: Mbastos |
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 08 Apr 2015
Gerry Mooney discusses the long shadow that Margaret Thatcher still casts over Scottish politics.

1979: The First Scottish Referendum on Devolution

1979: The First Scottish Referendum on Devolution Copyrighted image Copyright: Bram Janssens | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 23 Mar 2015
The 1979 Scottish Devolution Referendum set in motion political shifts that are still playing-out today, argues Gerry Mooney.

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
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This free course, Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland, explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the...

Sustainable Scotland

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 30 Mar 2016
Sustainable Scotland is a free course that will appeal to anyone with an interest in a sustainable future in the context of contemporary Scottish...

OpenLearn Scotland

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Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
This free course, OpenLearn Scotland, is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland, but to anyone wishing to know more...

Poverty in Scotland

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Introductory level Duration 30 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
The facts and figures on poverty often dont provide a meaningful picture of the situation. This free course, Poverty in Scotland, demonstrates the...

An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
Many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those of England and Wales. Centuries of development and growth have been influenced by...

John Napier

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Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 15 Mar 2016
This free course looks at Scotsman John Napier, best known to for his treatise on Protestant religion. However, it was his interest in a completely...

Gaelic in modern Scotland

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 10 Mar 2016
Modern Scotland is a multi-lingual country. Gaelic, Scots and English, along with newer introductions from Europe and beyond, all influence the way...

Oil industry in Scotland: Making photographs, making demands

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 07 Mar 2016
The oil industry is perhaps the archetypal globalised industry, and it is this global scale that poses the challenge. How can the full dimensions...

James Clerk Maxwell

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 03 Mar 2016
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) is arguably the father of electromagnetism, and unarguably one of the greatest physicists ever. Einstein called...

Who belongs to Glasgow?

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Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 03 Mar 2016
How is your image of a place influenced and changed? Does it depend on whether you are a resident or an outsider? How do government and tourism...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 27 Aug 2016
Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate course is the ideal way to find out if it’s the right career for you...

Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 27 Aug 2016
Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused – requiring a skilled, adaptable workforce to deliver high quality...

BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland)

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BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland) Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 4800 hours Updated 27 Aug 2016
Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable people. It’s immensely challenging and rewarding work, requiring...

An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

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An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Introductory level Duration 150 hours Updated 27 Aug 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Investigate key areas of the Scottish legal system, including laws relating to employment and children, and consider the role of the Scottish...

The law and social work in Scotland

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The law and social work in Scotland Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Aug 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Examine legal frameworks that shape and regulate social work decision making in Scotland, and their value from different perspectives, including...