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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 - Mumbai, India and rail

The world's busiest railway - Mumbai, India and rail Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2015
Find out more about the world's busiest railway network - Mumbai in India.

The world's busiest railway station - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai

The world's busiest railway station - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai Copyrighted image Copyright: Kevin Nunes ©BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2015
Find out more about the world's busiest railway station - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, India.

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...

Digital skills

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 07 Aug 2015
Are you looking to expand your digital skills?

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?

Terminal Cities

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Terminal Cities Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Jun 2013
Everyone wants to be able to go everywhere, but no-one wants the Terminal City near them. Simon Bell discusses the paradox of modern air travel.

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 quiz

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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...

Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach

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Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Mar 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...

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...

Models and modelling

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Advanced level Duration 14 hours Updated 22 Feb 2016
Models are mechanisms for communication. This free course, Models and modelling, looks at what a model is and what the process of modelling is...

The database development life cycle

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Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 Feb 2016
No idea how relational database systems are constructed? Did you know that they underpin the majority of the managed data storage in computer...

Systems diagramming

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 01 Aug 2012
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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Environmental management 2

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Environmental management 2 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This module further develops your environmental management and systems thinking skills, reviewing and investigating complex situations, and...

Finite element analysis: basic principles and applications

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Finite element analysis: basic principles and applications Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 May 2016 Register by 30 Sep 2016
This module introduces some of the computational modelling and analysis techniques used in engineering the products, processes and systems that...

Software engineering

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Software engineering Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
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 24 May 2016 Register by 12 Aug 2016
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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Graphs, networks and design Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 24 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
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 24 May 2016 Register by 30 Sep 2016
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 24 May 2016 Register by 30 Sep 2016
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 2016 Register by 31 Mar 2017
Improve your management skills by exploring different approaches to engaging with complex situations and by developing your understanding of how...