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  • Prejudice and Pride Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Prejudice and Pride

    The People's History of LGBTQ Britain.

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    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Aug 2017

  • Prejudice and Pride

    Prejudice and Pride Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 04 Aug 2017
    The People's History of LGBTQ Britain.
  • Still too many holes in Theresa May’s promise to EU citizens Creative commons image Icon Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Still too many holes in Theresa May’s promise to EU citizens

    By Anne Wesemann

    What has the UK government actually said about European citizens' rights after Brexit?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Aug 2017

  • Still too many holes in Theresa May’s promise to EU citizens

    Still too many holes in Theresa May’s promise to EU citizens Creative commons image Icon Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2017
    What has the UK government actually said about European citizens' rights after Brexit?
  • How Brexit Is Giving Rise To A New Wave Of Language Wars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Rytis Daukantas
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Aug 2017

  • How Brexit Is Giving Rise To A New Wave Of Language Wars

    How Brexit Is Giving Rise To A New Wave Of Language Wars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Rytis Daukantas
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2017
    Language is political, as Brexit and Trump demonstrate
  • A linguist’s guide to the Theresa May Article 50 letter Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com

    A linguist’s guide to the Theresa May Article 50 letter

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    What does the UK's official notification of its intention to leave the EU mean?  Dr Philip Seargeant explores.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Aug 2017

  • A linguist’s guide to the Theresa May Article 50 letter

    A linguist’s guide to the Theresa May Article 50 letter Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2017
    What does the UK's official notification of its intention to leave the EU mean?  Dr Philip Seargeant explores.
  • Bang challenge: Take the robot challenge Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain robot images via Pixabay

    Bang challenge: Take the robot challenge

    By The Bang Goes The Theory web team

    A gang of robots want to challenge your knowledge of robotics. You wouldn't want to upset them, would you?

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Aug 2017

  • Bang challenge: Take the robot challenge

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    Bang challenge: Take the robot challenge Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain robot images via Pixabay
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Aug 2017
    A gang of robots want to challenge your knowledge of robotics. You wouldn't want to upset them, would you?
  • Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Ed Cave - Windfall Films

    Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots

    Could machines built to enhance our lives one day become our greatest rivals?

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Aug 2017

  • Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots

    Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Ed Cave - Windfall Films
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Aug 2017
    Could machines built to enhance our lives one day become our greatest rivals?
  • Can science make you a better leader? Creative commons image Icon Pedro Ribeiro Simões under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can science make you a better leader?

    By Professor Amanda Shantz, Professor Katie Bailey

    We're going through a period where trust in leadership is at an all time low. Does science have any advice for those...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Aug 2017

  • Can science make you a better leader?

    Can science make you a better leader? Creative commons image Icon Pedro Ribeiro Simões under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Aug 2017
    We're going through a period where trust in leadership is at an all time low. Does science have any advice for those who would be out in front?
  • Make your learning count towards an Open University qualification Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Nosua/iStockphoto.com

    Make your learning count towards an Open University qualification

    Considering taking your first steps into higher education with The Open University? Interested in helping us pilot an...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Aug 2017

  • Make your learning count towards an Open University qualification

    Make your learning count towards an Open University qualification Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Nosua/iStockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Aug 2017
    Considering taking your first steps into higher education with The Open University? Interested in helping us pilot an exciting new OU level 1 course?
  • Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley Creative commons image Icon Matthew Yohe [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

    By Dr Neil Smith, Dr Peter Bloom

    Who created the computer? What was the first video game? When did Apple first make $1bn? When was Facebook...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Aug 2017

  • Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

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    Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley Creative commons image Icon Matthew Yohe [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 03 Aug 2017
    Who created the computer? What was the first video game? When did Apple first make $1bn? When was Facebook founded? Get the answers in our...
  • Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting? Creative commons image Icon DeeAshley under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting?

    By Professor Daphna Oyserman, Oliver Fisher

    Motivation is sometimes reported to be the key factor in educational achievement - but what is motivation? If we...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2017

  • Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting?

    Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting? Creative commons image Icon DeeAshley under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2017
    Motivation is sometimes reported to be the key factor in educational achievement - but what is motivation? If we understand motivation a little better, we...

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  • Introduction to European Union law

    This free course introduces the law of the European Union. It provides a broad overview of the legal framework, including historic dimension, the...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2017

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    Introduction to European Union law
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Jul 2017
    This free course introduces the law of the European Union. It provides a broad...
  • 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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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2017

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    Exploring communications technology
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 19 Jul 2017
    This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the...
  • Judges and the law

    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the common law system works, the differences between 'civil code'...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Jul 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 19 Jul 2017
    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the...
  • Energy in buildings

    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2017

  • Energy in buildings

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    Energy in buildings
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 19 Jul 2017
    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating...
  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

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    Exploring sport coaching and psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © SolStock/iStock
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 18 Jul 2017
    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • Working in the voluntary sector

    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff,...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jul 2017

  • Working in the voluntary sector

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    Working in the voluntary sector Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Steve Debenport/iStockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Jul 2017
    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to...
  • Social psychology and politics

    Why are social psychologists interested in politics, and how can they help us understand things like social movements, protest and activism? This...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Jul 2017

  • Dance skills

    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way,...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    10 Jul 2017

  • Dance skills

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    Dance skills Creative commons image Icon Used with permission under Creative-Commons license
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students...
  • Basic science: understanding experiments

    This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2017

  • Basic science: understanding experiments

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    Basic science: understanding experiments
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Jun 2017
    This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to...
  • Creativity and innovation

    This free course offers an introduction to factors that are important in creativity and innovation at work. It addresses different ideas about the...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    26 Jun 2017

  • Creativity and innovation

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    Creativity and innovation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Stock Connection/Jupiterimages UK Ltd
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    This free course offers an introduction to factors that are important in...

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    Certificate in End-of-Life Care

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    Certificate in End-of-Life Care Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    How do we approach death and dying at an individual level? How do we understand it...

    Certificate in Physics

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    Certificate in Physics
    Duration 900 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age –...

    Foundation Degree in Engineering

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    Foundation Degree in Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Engineering is at the heart of the built environment, and plays a central role in...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management

    Course Course
    Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly...

    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice

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    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing

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    BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree is a unique practice-based learning route for...

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also...

    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

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    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...
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