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  • Laurence Knell on assessments Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Laurence Knell on assessments

    The Open University's Laurence explains assessments and exams in this extended interview from 'Go the Distance'.

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  • Laurence Knell on assessments

    Laurence Knell on assessments Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Dec 2017
    The Open University's Laurence explains assessments and exams in this extended interview from 'Go the Distance'.
  • How to build a real lightsaber Creative commons image Icon JD Hancock under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How to build a real lightsaber

    By Gianluca Sarri

    Creating a light yet powerful tool that uses a blade of energy to defeat the Dark Side and also act as an...

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  • How to build a real lightsaber

    How to build a real lightsaber Creative commons image Icon JD Hancock under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
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    Creating a light yet powerful tool that uses a blade of energy to defeat the Dark Side and also act as an effective shield against laser blasts is...
  • Do I have mental health problems and should I get some help?

    By Dr Mathijs Lucassen, Dr Jonathan Leach

    How do we recognise if a reaction to a stressor has developed into a mental health problem? Here's a five point guide...

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  • Do I have mental health problems and should I get some help?

    Do I have mental health problems and should I get some help? New content
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    How do we recognise if a reaction to a stressor has developed into a mental health problem? Here's a five point guide...
  • Star Wars: The Class Jedi Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Star Wars: The Class Jedi

    By The OpenLearn team

    You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let the force awaken your...

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  • Star Wars: The Class Jedi

    Star Wars: The Class Jedi Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license Updated content
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    You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let the force awaken your curiosity and explore now.
  • How is identity data creating headaches for large companies? Creative commons image Icon Fredrik Linger under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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  • How is identity data creating headaches for large companies?

    How is identity data creating headaches for large companies? Creative commons image Icon Fredrik Linger under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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    Increasingly the costs and risks of holding data are turning toxic for businesses. Bhargav Mitra and Robert McCausland explain why.
  • Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson under CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale

    By Dr Sara Haslam

    What storytelling styles and genres can be applied to Star Wars? Sara Haslam investigates...

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  • Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale

    Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson under CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Dec 2017
    What storytelling styles and genres can be applied to Star Wars? Sara Haslam investigates...
  • Star Wars: The use of myth Creative commons image Icon Jonathan Feinberg under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license

    Star Wars: The use of myth

    By Dr Paul-François Tremlett

    How does a science fiction franchise have any resonance for audiences nowadays? The use of myth helps with...

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  • Star Wars: The use of myth

    Star Wars: The use of myth Creative commons image Icon Jonathan Feinberg under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
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    How does a science fiction franchise have any resonance for audiences nowadays? The use of myth helps with familiarity...
  • Jediism: Will the Real Religion Please Stand Up Creative commons image Icon Phillip West under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    Jediism: Will the Real Religion Please Stand Up

    By Dr Paul-François Tremlett

    Can Jediism be classed as a religion, or is it merely a cultural fad? Check out our article then watch a short video...

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  • Jediism: Will the Real Religion Please Stand Up

    Jediism: Will the Real Religion Please Stand Up Creative commons image Icon Phillip West under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
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    Can Jediism be classed as a religion, or is it merely a cultural fad? Check out our article then watch a short video on its characteristics. 
  • Choose your own philosophy adventure Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Choose your own philosophy adventure

    'Castle, Forest, Island, Sea' is a choose-your-own-adventure story that explores key questions in philosophy. Where...

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  • Choose your own philosophy adventure

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 05 Dec 2017
    'Castle, Forest, Island, Sea' is a choose-your-own-adventure story that explores key questions in philosophy. Where will your chosen path lead you?
  • Advent with OpenLearn

    By The OpenLearn team

    Unveil the free learning treats hidden behind each door of the 2017 OpenLearn Advent calendar and...

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  • Advent with OpenLearn

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    Unveil the free learning treats hidden behind each door of the 2017 OpenLearn Advent calendar and discover some gems from the world of...

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  • Exploring communications technology

    This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the principles underpinning communications technology. It looks at the...

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  • Exploring communications technology

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    This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the...
  • Brighton Pavilion

    In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, you will examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth-century Romanticism and...

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  • Brighton Pavilion

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    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 01 Dec 2017
    In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, you will examine the Royal Pavilion at...
  • Crimes of the powerful

    This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new criminological research agendas by considering the difficulties...

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  • Crimes of the powerful

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    This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new...
  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

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  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

    Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © JanPietruszka / iStock / Getty Images Plus Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 30 Nov 2017
    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win:...
  • Hadrian's Rome

    This free course, Hadrian's Rome, explores the city of Rome during the reign of the emperor Hadrian (117-38 CE). What impact did the emperor have...

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  • Hadrian's Rome

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    This free course, Hadrian's Rome, explores the city of Rome during the reign of...
  • Extending water resources

    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    29 Nov 2017

  • Extending water resources

    Extending water resources Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 29 Nov 2017
    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is...
  • The psychological aspects of sports injury

    For many people sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a sports injury can bring when it restricts someone's participation...

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • The psychological aspects of sports injury

    The psychological aspects of sports injury Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
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    For many people sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a...
  • Religious diversity: rethinking religion

    Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious diversity: rethinking religion, introduces you to a selection of the...

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    12 hours

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    28 Nov 2017

  • Religious diversity: rethinking religion

    Religious diversity: rethinking religion Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 28 Nov 2017
    Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious...
  • Fundamentals of accounting

    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the...

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    27 Nov 2017

  • Fundamentals of accounting

    Fundamentals of accounting Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Eugenio Marongiu/iStockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 27 Nov 2017
    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for...
  • Forensic psychology

    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and...

    By Professor Graham Pike

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Nov 2017

  • Forensic psychology

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 27 Nov 2017
    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can...

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject...

    Foundation Degree in Counselling

    Foundation Degree in Counselling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    BA/BSc Open degree

    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

    Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    This certificate is for healthcare support staff. It integrates theory and...

    BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)

    BA (Honours)  Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Do you want to combine your passion for football with your desire to obtain a...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the...

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...
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