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  • Order your FREE 'Understanding Nature: Landscapes and Lives' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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    22 Dec 2017

  • Order your FREE 'Understanding Nature: Landscapes and Lives' booklet

    Order your FREE 'Understanding Nature: Landscapes and Lives' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Order your free 'Understanding Nature: Landscapes and Lives' booklet to accompany the OU/BBC series 'Hugh's Wild West'.
  • Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Werbefabrik

    Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies

    By Jennifer J* Moos

    Jennifer J* Moos responds to Michael Greaney's thoughts on how the science of sleep is portrayed in modern literature.

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    22 Dec 2017

  • Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies

    Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Werbefabrik
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    Jennifer J* Moos responds to Michael Greaney's thoughts on how the science of sleep is portrayed in modern literature.
  • Interdisciplinarity: A collection Creative commons image Icon Professor Efraïm Rodriguez Cobos / epSos.de under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Interdisciplinarity: A collection

    Bringing together the best of interdisciplinary resources from across OpenLearn – could an "Open" qualification be...

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    22 Dec 2017

  • Interdisciplinarity: A collection

    Interdisciplinarity: A collection Creative commons image Icon Professor Efraïm Rodriguez Cobos / epSos.de under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Bringing together the best of interdisciplinary resources from across OpenLearn – could an "Open" qualification be right for you?
  • What does clay tell us about the possibility of life on Mars? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/JHU-APL
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    22 Dec 2017

  • What does clay tell us about the possibility of life on Mars?

    What does clay tell us about the possibility of life on Mars? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/JHU-APL
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Dave Rotherey explains the implications of new research into the clay surface of Mars.
  • Why limited-time offers make shoppers say 'bye now', not 'buy now' Creative commons image Icon Dirk Dallas under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    22 Dec 2017

  • Why limited-time offers make shoppers say 'bye now', not 'buy now'

    Why limited-time offers make shoppers say 'bye now', not 'buy now' Creative commons image Icon Dirk Dallas under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Pressurising customers to make their mind up is more likely to cost a sale than create one.
  • Why are public companies vanishing in America? Creative commons image Icon Anthony Quintano under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    22 Dec 2017

  • Why are public companies vanishing in America?

    Why are public companies vanishing in America? Creative commons image Icon Anthony Quintano under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Since 1997, the number of public companies in the US has been in decline. Why - and does it matter?
  • How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box? Creative commons image Icon Facebook images copyright respective parties under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box?

    By Matt Walsh

    The 2017 election saw a stronger than foreseen performance by the Labour Party. Matt Walsh explains how Labour’s...

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  • How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box?

    How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box? Creative commons image Icon Facebook images copyright respective parties under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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    The 2017 election saw a stronger than foreseen performance by the Labour Party. Matt Walsh explains how Labour’s Facebook success played out, heralding the...
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  • Do I have mental health problems and should I get some help?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    How do we recognise if a reaction to a stressor has developed into a mental health problem? Here's a five point guide...
  • Do as Dumbledore does: the benefits of private speech

    By Dr Carlos Montoro

    In one of the Harry Potter films, Dumbledore claims he finds talking aloud to himself very useful - is this true?...

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    22 Dec 2017

  • Do as Dumbledore does: the benefits of private speech

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    In one of the Harry Potter films, Dumbledore claims he finds talking aloud to himself very useful - is this true? Dr. Carlos Montoro explores the...
  • What do I need to know about the Irish/UK border question Creative commons image Icon Michael Parry under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What do I need to know about the Irish/UK border question

    By Edward Burke, Connal Parr

    In the negotiations covering the UK's departure from the EU, the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of...

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    22 Dec 2017

  • What do I need to know about the Irish/UK border question

    What do I need to know about the Irish/UK border question Creative commons image Icon Michael Parry under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    In the negotiations covering the UK's departure from the EU, the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has become a major problem. Here...

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  • Working together for children: Stirling

    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex issues. Learning to navigate these difficulties while helping...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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  • Working together for children: Stirling

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    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex...
  • The medicalised context of bereavement

    This free course, The medicalised context of bereavement, asks you to consider the experience of grief and bereavement and in particular the extent...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Dec 2017

  • The medicalised context of bereavement

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    This free course, The medicalised context of bereavement, asks you to consider the...
  • Death and medicine: Postponement and promise

    This free course, Death and medicine: Postponement and promise, helps you to explore the extent to which death and dying in western societies are...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Dec 2017

  • Death and medicine: Postponement and promise

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    This free course, Death and medicine: Postponement and promise, helps you to...
  • Living with death and dying

    This free course, Living with death and dying, will explore how knowledge of and beliefs about death and encounters with death affect people's...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Dec 2017

  • Living with death and dying

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 14 Dec 2017
    This free course, Living with death and dying, will explore how knowledge of and...
  • Social work and the law in Scotland

    Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant change in Scotland. Social workers have the power to make...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2017

  • Social work and the law in Scotland

    Social work and the law in Scotland Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 14 Dec 2017
    Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant...
  • Equity – law and idea

    This free course, Equity – law and idea, gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills in and knowledge and understanding of legal principles....

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    13 Dec 2017

  • Equity – law and idea

    Equity – law and idea
    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 13 Dec 2017
    This free course, Equity – law and idea, gives you the opportunity to broaden your...
  • Management: perspective and practice

    What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: perspective and practice,...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    13 Dec 2017

  • Management: perspective and practice

    Management: perspective and practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 13 Dec 2017
    What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging...
  • Discovering management

    This free course, Discovering management, introduces you to the role of the manager. It covers management activities looking at leadership, human...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    13 Dec 2017

  • Discovering management

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    This free course, Discovering management, introduces you to the role of the...
  • Scottish courts and the law

    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Dec 2017

  • Scottish courts and the law

    Scottish courts and the law
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Dec 2017
    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and...
  • Introduction to algebra

    This free course is an introduction to algebra which builds on the idea of using letters to represent numbers. Section 1 looks at finding,...

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    16 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2017

  • Introduction to algebra

    Introduction to algebra
    Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    This free course is an introduction to algebra which builds on the idea of using...

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    Certificate in End-of-Life Care

    Certificate in End-of-Life Care Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    How do we approach death and dying at an individual level? How do we understand it...

    Certificate in Physics

    Certificate in Physics Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 900 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age –...

    Foundation Degree in Engineering

    Foundation Degree in Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Engineering is at the heart of the built environment, and plays a central role in...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management

    Diploma of Higher Education in Retail Management Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly...

    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice

    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing

    BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree is a unique practice-based learning route for...

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also...

    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice

    Diploma of Higher Education in Childhood Practice Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...
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