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OpenLearn Live: 23rd June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jun 2016
Did Harold Wilson get 'arold and Albert shifted to win an election? How did Britain become an island? Can you trust an ethicist? Free learning from...

OpenLearn Live: 22nd June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2016
The greatest electoral fraud in history, and learn how to digest statistics over lunch. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 21st June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jun 2016
The lewd drawing that swung an election, and how looking at our brains gives the lie to neurononsense. Free learrning from the OU and beyond, all...

The refugees hoping to make a splash at Rio 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jun 2016
This year's Olympics includes a team of Refugees for the first time. Hear some of the athlete's stories - and find out why their participation is...

OpenLearn Live: 16th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jun 2016
A dark, blue moon; Frankenstein's 200th birthday and fast food boxes that deliver virtual reality. Free learning from across the day.

The Orlando killings were "a queerphobic attack"

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The Orlando killings were Creative commons image Victoria Pickering under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2016
It's vital to remember the motivation behind the mass killings in Orlando, says João Florêncio - but that doesn't mean stigmatising people with...

OpenLearn Live: 9th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jun 2016
One of the fathers of modern surfing remembered - and how dolphins are like The Chuckle Brothers. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 7th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2016
Does an altar cloth in a church in Herefordshire have a link to Elizabeth I? Plus boxing, football - and the smell of babies. Free learning through...

OpenLearn Live: 6th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2016
Starting back with news of the planet's magnetic field; and why Ali might very well have been "the greatest". Free learning from across the day.

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Grammar matters

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Grammar matters Updated content
Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 Jun 2016
Grammar matters because, combined with vocabulary choice, it is our main way of making meaning. This free course introduces you to one approach...

Teaching secondary music

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Teaching secondary music Copyright free image Copyright free: courtesy Jason Kubilius New content
Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Teaching secondary music, will identify and explore some of the key issues around teaching music in secondary schools. Through...

Introduction to cyber security

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Introduction to cyber security Updated content
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
This free course, Introduction to cyber security, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at...

Infection and immunity

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Infection and immunity
Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 09 Jun 2016
In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and...

Exploring languages and cultures

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Exploring languages and cultures
Introductory level Duration 14 hours Updated 07 Jun 2016
Explore the multiple relationships between languages and cultures. In this free course you will learn about the benefits and challenges of meeting...

Constitutions in transition

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Constitutions in transition
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 10 May 2016
This free course, Constitutions in transition, explores and compares the development of four nation-state constitutions from around the world:...

Technology, innovation and management

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 29 Apr 2016
Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This free course, Technology, innovation and management, will provide...

Energy in buildings

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Energy in buildings
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 28 Apr 2016
Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and...

Beginners’ German: Food and drink

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink Copyrighted image Copyright: © Elena Kouptsova-Vasic/dreamstime.com.
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 22 Apr 2016
This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening,...

Different types of business

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Different types of business Copyrighted image Copyright: Ant Clausen/Shutterstock.com
Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with...