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  • Project Fear: Order your free graphic novel Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Simon Bell, Charles Cutting & The Open University

    Project Fear: Order your free graphic novel

    By Professor Simon Bell

    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Jun 2017

  • Project Fear: Order your free graphic novel

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    Project Fear: Order your free graphic novel Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Simon Bell, Charles Cutting & The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2017
    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the question.
  • Key Ideas in Therapy

    What are are they key factors to successful therapy? This series looks at three elements important to producing a positive outcome. Firstly, the therapist...

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    04 Sep 2015

  • Key Ideas in Therapy

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    Key Ideas in Therapy Copyrighted image Icon 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...
  • The world’s busiest railway 2015 – Mumbai Railway Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Kevin Nunes ©BBC

    The world’s busiest railway 2015 – Mumbai Railway

    Explore the world’s busiest railway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Robert Llewellyn reveal the...

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    21 Aug 2015

  • The world’s busiest railway 2015 – Mumbai Railway

    The world’s busiest railway 2015 – Mumbai Railway Copyrighted image Icon 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 science,...
  • Camelford case study Creative commons image Icon Roger A Smith under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    Camelford case study

    By The Systems Practice team

    How did clear thought help during the water contamination disaster at Camelford?

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Sep 2013

  • Camelford case study

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    Camelford case study Creative commons image Icon 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

    By Dr Tony Hirst

    How far down the road are we in the technological evolution of our highways?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Apr 2013

  • 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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: OU
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Nov 2012

  • Systems explained: Sir Geoffrey Vickers

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    Systems explained: Sir Geoffrey Vickers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: OU
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Nov 2012
    One of the pioneers of systems thinkiing shares his vision.
  • Guide to diagrams Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Guide to diagrams

    By Professor Simon Bell, Dr Kevin Collins, Professor Andy Lane

    Diagrams allow us to think in new ways and approach problems differently. Learn five invaluable diagramming...

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Aug 2012

  • Guide to diagrams

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    Guide to diagrams Creative commons image Icon 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 quiz
  • Sensory augmentation devices

    How can new technology help you to play a new musical instrument? The E-Sense research programme is experimenting with novel augmentation devices to explore...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Oct 2009

  • Sensory augmentation devices

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    Sensory augmentation devices Copyrighted image Icon 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...
  • Systems Practice - Video menu Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: OU

    Systems Practice - Video menu

    By The Systems Practice team

    See how systems thinking can make a difference for you by watching our selection of videos.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jul 2009

  • Systems Practice - Video menu

    Systems Practice - Video menu Copyrighted image Icon 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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Photos.com

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

    By Dr Ivan Horrocks

    Ivan Horrocks explores why we don't learn from our mistakes, and repeatedly ignore evidence based policy making when...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Jan 2009

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

    IT failures, organisational amnesia and the Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Photos.com
    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

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  • Environmental management and organisations

    It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels and by organisations of all types and sizes. However it is not always...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    09 Aug 2017

  • Environmental management and organisations

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    Environmental management and organisations Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 09 Aug 2017
    It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels and by...
  • Technological innovation: a resource-based view

    This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide you with an overview and introduction to a range of related...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    17 Nov 2016

  • Technological innovation: a resource-based view

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    Technological innovation: a resource-based view Copyrighted image Icon 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...
  • Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach

    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...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    16 May 2016

  • Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach

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    Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 16 May 2016
    Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation?...
  • Systems diagramming

    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...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 May 2016

  • Systems diagramming

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    Systems diagramming Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 05 May 2016
    Pictures speak louder than words. But how can you use diagrams to help you? This...
  • Systems modelling

    Maps and plans, architects and engineers, drawings, graphs and tables: all are models we use in everyday life. This free course, Systems modelling,...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

  • Systems modelling

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    Systems modelling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    Maps and plans, architects and engineers, drawings, graphs and tables: all are...
  • Systems thinking and practice

    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 ...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

  • Systems thinking and practice

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    Systems thinking and practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and...
  • Understanding the environment: A systems approach

    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth...

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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    29 Mar 2016

  • Understanding the environment: A systems approach

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    Understanding the environment: A systems approach Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 29 Mar 2016
    There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently...
  • Knowledge technologies in context

    This free course, Knowledge technologies in context, explores knowledge technologies; that is, software systems that can represent, interpret,...

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    22 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    23 Mar 2016

  • Knowledge technologies in context

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    Knowledge technologies in context Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 22 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
    This free course, Knowledge technologies in context, explores knowledge...
  • Software development for enterprise systems

    Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

  • Software development for enterprise systems

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    Software development for enterprise systems Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many...
  • Distributed paradigms

    This free course, Distributed paradigms, looks at some of the architectural and programming paradigms used in distributed system development. You...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    16 Mar 2016

  • Distributed paradigms

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    Distributed paradigms Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
    This free course, Distributed paradigms, looks at some of the architectural and...

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    Thinking strategically: systems tools for managing change

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    Thinking strategically: systems tools for managing change
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 12 Apr 2018
    This module is about managing complex situations. Managing is ultimately about...

    IT systems: planning for success

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    IT systems are a critical part of our world, in business, public sector and...

    Earth science: a systems approach

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    Earth science: a systems approach
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    Modern Earth science is the study of the Earth as a complex system of interacting...
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