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    MAED (Applied Linguistics) at the OU

    Are you interested in how language works? Do you want to know more about theories and methods relating to English...

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    Advanced level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jun 2018
    Are you interested in how language works? Do you want to know more about theories and methods relating to English language? Are you interested in researching...
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    PhotoFit Me

    By Professor Graham Pike

    Would you make a good eyewitness? PhotoFit Me gave you a chance to find out.

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    08 Jun 2018

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    Would you make a good eyewitness? PhotoFit Me gave you a chance to find out.
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    Masterpiece Me

    Ever wanted to see how Warhol might have made you look? What about Monet or Picasso? Masterpiece Me gave you your...

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    08 Jun 2018

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    Ever wanted to see how Warhol might have made you look? What about Monet or Picasso? Masterpiece Me gave you your chance.
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    Teaching a robot how to speak

    Language is a defining feature of human interaction, and programmers have been gradually developing this...

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    06 Jun 2018

  • Teaching a robot how to speak

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Jun 2018
    Language is a defining feature of human interaction, and programmers have been gradually developing this capability in robots. But even with the vast...
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  • My Interest in Cities is Really an Interest in the Way People Live

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    How do cities bring places, relationships and networks together, and what sorts of politics do they create? 
  • No good advice: Five problems with sex manuals

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    Meg-John Barker has read some terrible sex manuals, so you don't have to... (As you might expect, this article...

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jun 2018
    Meg-John Barker has read some terrible sex manuals, so you don't have to... (As you might expect, this article includes discussion of matters of a sexual...
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    How can I cope with exam stress

    By Teena Clouston

    The exam period brings with it extra challenges - but if you manage your stress, you can make it through. Teena...

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    The exam period brings with it extra challenges - but if you manage your stress, you can make it through. Teena Clouston has some tips, and you may turn your...
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    City in The Sky

    You will never look at your time aloft in the same way again after this BBC/OU co-production which explores the world of aviation...

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    01 Jun 2018

  • City in The Sky

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    You will never look at your time aloft in the same way again after this BBC/OU co-production which explores the world of aviation...
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    What could a second EU referendum look like?

    By Sir Julian Le Grand, Bruce Ackerman

    A number of things were wrong with the 2016 referendum, including the disenfranchisement of key stakeholders and the...

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    31 May 2018

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    A number of things were wrong with the 2016 referendum, including the disenfranchisement of key stakeholders and the extent of misinformation by both sides....
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    Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences: PhD Projects 101

    Ever wondered what our research students from the school of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences do? Some of...

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    Ever wondered what our research students from the school of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences do? Some of them work while being outdoors and some in...

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    This free course concerns the calculus of variations. Section 1 introduces some key ingredients by solving a seemingly simple problem – finding the...

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    Protocols in multi-service networks

    The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its existence on communications networks. This free course, Protocols in...

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    The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its...
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    Start writing fiction

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    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

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    The Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport and Football) –...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling
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    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...

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    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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    As well as being fascinating and intellectually rewarding, the study of...

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    The Open University’s Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport...

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    This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some...

    Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

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    If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management

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    This certificate will introduce you to business and management and help you to...

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