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Key Ideas in Therapy

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Key Ideas in Therapy Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Sep 2015
What are are they key factors to successful therapy? This series looks at three elements important to producing a positive outcome. Firstly, the...

The world’s busiest railway 2015 – Mumbai Railway

The world’s busiest railway 2015 – Mumbai Railway Copyrighted image Copyright: Kevin Nunes ©BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Aug 2015
Explore the world’s busiest railway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Robert Llewellyn reveal the...

Camelford case study

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Camelford case study Creative commons image Roger A Smith under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 19 Sep 2013
How did clear thought help during the water contamination disaster at Camelford?

Lighting up the roads of the future

Lighting up the roads of the future
Introductory level Updated 29 Apr 2013
How far down the road are we in the technological evolution of our highways?

Systems explained: Sir Geoffrey Vickers

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Systems explained: Sir Geoffrey Vickers Copyrighted image Copyright: OU
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Nov 2012
One of the pioneers of systems thinkiing shares his vision.

Guide to diagrams

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Guide to diagrams Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 29 Aug 2012
Diagrams allow us to think in new ways and approach problems differently. Learn five invaluable diagramming techniques with this video series and...

Sensory augmentation devices

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Sensory augmentation devices Copyrighted image Copyright: 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...

Systems Practice - Video menu

Systems Practice - Video menu Copyrighted image Copyright: OU
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jul 2009
See how systems thinking can make a difference for you by watching our selection of videos.

IT failures, organisational amnesia and the "myth" of evidence based policy making

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2009
Ivan Horrocks explores why we don't learn from our mistakes, and repeatedly ignore evidence based policy making when it comes to IT projects

Complex Systems

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Complex Systems Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Oct 2008
Open University researcher Jeff Johnson talks of the importance of the Science of Complex Systems as a means to unravel real-world, complex...

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Technological innovation: a resource-based view

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Technological innovation: a resource-based view Copyrighted image Copyright: ANDRZEJ DUDZINSKI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Universal Images Group
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 17 Nov 2016
This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide you with an overview and introduction to a range of related...

Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach

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Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 16 May 2016
Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach, is a free course that...

Systems diagramming

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 05 May 2016
Pictures speak louder than words. But how can you use diagrams to help you? This free course, Systems diagramming, looks at how diagrams can be...

Systems modelling

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
Maps and plans, architects and engineers, drawings, graphs and tables: all are models we use in everyday life. This free course, Systems modelling,...

Systems thinking and practice

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Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in 'seeing' the world in a particular way, because how you ...

Understanding the environment: A systems approach

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Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 29 Mar 2016
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

Knowledge technologies in context

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Advanced level Duration 22 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
This free course, Knowledge technologies in context, explores knowledge technologies; that is, software systems that can represent, interpret,...

Environmental management and organisations

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Environmental management and organisations
Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels and by organisations of all types and sizes. However it is not always...

Software development for enterprise systems

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Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some...

Distributed paradigms

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
This free course, Distributed paradigms, looks at some of the architectural and programming paradigms used in distributed system development. You...

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Environmental management 2

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Environmental management 2 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
This module further develops your environmental management and systems thinking skills, reviewing and investigating complex situations, and...

Software engineering

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Software engineering Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
This module gives you a realistic view of software development, exploring how software systems are designed and built from a software engineering...

Nonlinear ordinary differential equations

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Nonlinear ordinary differential equations Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Dec 2016 Register by 17 Aug 2017
Relevant to scientists, engineers and mathematicians, this introduction to basic theory and simpler approximation schemes covers systems with two...

Graphs, networks and design

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Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
This module is about using ideas from discrete mathematics to model problems, and representing these ideas through diagrams, showing anything from...

Software engineering

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Software engineering Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Dec 2016 Register by 12 Oct 2017
Explore the advanced concepts and techniques used throughout the software life cycle, for the effective production and management of large, complex...

Data management

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Data management Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Dec 2016 Register by 12 Oct 2017
Discover the data management principles, practices and technologies required to develop policies, procedures and systems that control, protect,...

The NHS: structure, decision making and your service

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The NHS: structure, decision making and your service Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Updated 11 Dec 2016 Register by 01 May 2016
This course is for health professionals working within the health service and looks at some of the wider NHS structures, systems and decision...

Earth science: a systems approach

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Earth science: a systems approach Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2016 Register by 10 Jan 2017
Introduces a systems approach to Earth science and explores several important Earth system interactions using a variety of methods and models.

Thinking strategically: systems tools for managing change

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Thinking strategically: systems tools for managing change Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Dec 2016 Register by 13 Apr 2017
Improve your management skills by exploring different approaches to engaging with complex situations and by developing your understanding of how...

Problem solving and improvement: quality and other approaches

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Problem solving and improvement: quality and other approaches Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Dec 2016 Register by 13 Apr 2017
This module focuses on the practical application and deeper understanding of many of the methods and techniques associated with modern quality...