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  • Inventing the record business Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Collection under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Inventing the record business

    By Eva Moreda Rodríguez

    As Spotify prepares to float itself, Eva Moreda Rodríguez hails their distant ancestors. Uncover the early years of...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Mar 2018

  • Inventing the record business

    Inventing the record business Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Collection under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Mar 2018
    As Spotify prepares to float itself, Eva Moreda Rodríguez hails their distant ancestors. Uncover the early years of the recording industry
  • Life in immigration limbo: Befriending the women of Yarl's Wood Creative commons image Icon IDJ Photography under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Life in immigration limbo: Befriending the women of Yarl's Wood

    By Joanne Vincett

    Detainees at Yarl's Wood don't know how long they will be held at the facility before being removed from the UK. And...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Mar 2018

  • Life in immigration limbo: Befriending the women of Yarl's Wood

    Life in immigration limbo: Befriending the women of Yarl's Wood Creative commons image Icon IDJ Photography under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Mar 2018
    Detainees at Yarl's Wood don't know how long they will be held at the facility before being removed from the UK. And that creates an enormous strain, as...
  • Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BDH for The BBC

    Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You

    This blockbuster series tells the thrilling story of how you were made by combining emotionally charged human stories with ground...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Mar 2018

  • Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You

    Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BDH for The BBC
    Introductory level Updated 27 Mar 2018
    This blockbuster series tells the thrilling story of how you were made by combining emotionally charged human stories with ground-breaking computer generated...
  • Fifty years of BBC broadcasting about environmental change issues Creative commons image Icon Athole McLauchlan under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Mar 2018

  • Fifty years of BBC broadcasting about environmental change issues

    Fifty years of BBC broadcasting about environmental change issues Creative commons image Icon Athole McLauchlan under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Mar 2018
    How have the films and radio programmes broadcast by the BBC shaped how we understand environmental change issues? Joe Smith shares his journey through the...
  • Coming soon: Understanding autism

    Learn about autism, a complex and challenging long-term condition, an aspect of human diversity, in this brand...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Mar 2018

  • Coming soon: Understanding autism

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Mar 2018
    Learn about autism, a complex and challenging long-term condition, an aspect of human diversity, in this brand new free badged course.
  • Why is ball tampering such a big deal for cricket? Creative commons image Icon Ryan Dickey under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why is ball tampering such a big deal for cricket?

    By Dr Keith Perry, Steven Freeland, Dr Emma Kavanagh

    Someone scuffs up a cricket ball a little - is that really so important? Well, yes - if you believe cricketers should...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2018

  • Why is ball tampering such a big deal for cricket?

    Why is ball tampering such a big deal for cricket? Creative commons image Icon Ryan Dickey under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Mar 2018
    Someone scuffs up a cricket ball a little - is that really so important? Well, yes - if you believe cricketers should stick to the rules.
  • Week 5 Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com

    Week 5 Civilisations: The debate

    By Leah R. Clark

    Join Dr Leah Clark between 12pm - 2pm on Tuesday 3rd April for a post-viewing discussion of episode five of...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2018

  • Week 5 Civilisations: The debate

    Week 5 Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Updated 22 Mar 2018
    Join Dr Leah Clark between 12pm - 2pm on Tuesday 3rd April for a post-viewing discussion of episode five of Civilisations.
  • Week 4 Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com

    Week 4 Civilisations: The debate

    Join Kathleen Christian on Friday 23 March between 3pm and 4pm for a discussion of Civilisations on...

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    22 Mar 2018

  • Week 4 Civilisations: The debate

    Week 4 Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Updated 22 Mar 2018
    Join Kathleen Christian on Friday 23 March between 3pm and 4pm for a discussion of Civilisations on Facebook with a special guest appearance from...
  • Science doesn't know how free divers do it Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Free-Photos

    Science doesn't know how free divers do it

    By Kevin Fong

    It's not a total mystery - but, explains Kevin Wong, there's still a lot about free diving that science can't quite...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Mar 2018

  • Science doesn't know how free divers do it

    Science doesn't know how free divers do it Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Free-Photos
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2018
    It's not a total mystery - but, explains Kevin Wong, there's still a lot about free diving that science can't quite explain.
  • International Day of Happiness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com

    International Day of Happiness

    "Clap along if you know what happiness is to you..." Happiness may mean different things for different people....

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    20 Mar 2018

  • International Day of Happiness

    International Day of Happiness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com
    Updated 20 Mar 2018
    "Clap along if you know what happiness is to you..." Happiness may mean different things for different people. Celebrate whatever makes you happy on the...

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  • Succeed with maths – Part 1

    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2018

  • Succeed with maths – Part 1

    Succeed with maths – Part 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 28 Mar 2018
    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course...
  • Religion today: Themes and issues

    There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age in which religion is at best an optional extra, if not a false...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    28 Mar 2018

  • Religion today: Themes and issues

    Religion today: Themes and issues Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 28 Mar 2018
    There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age...
  • Design thinking

    Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better? This free course, Design thinking, will show you how to structure...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2018

  • Design thinking

    Design thinking Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 28 Mar 2018
    Are you ever frustrated with something that you thought you could design better?...
  • Sporting women in the media

    The mass media (e.g. radio, TV, internet) has become one of the most powerful institutional influences in society. This free course, Sporting women...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    27 Mar 2018

  • Sporting women in the media

    Sporting women in the media Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: (c) Helen Owton
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 27 Mar 2018
    The mass media (e.g. radio, TV, internet) has become one of the most powerful...
  • 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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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2018

  • Fundamentals of accounting

    Fundamentals of accounting Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Eugenio Marongiu/iStockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Mar 2018
    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for...
  • Writing what you know

    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Mar 2018

  • Writing what you know

    Writing what you know Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 25 Mar 2018
    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...
  • What is poetry?

    Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start? This free course, What is poetry?, is designed to illustrate the...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2018

  • What is poetry?

    What is poetry? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Mar 2018
    Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start?...
  • Learning to code for data analysis

    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You'll learn how to access open data, clean it...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2018

  • Learning to code for data analysis

    Learning to code for data analysis
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 22 Mar 2018
    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line...
  • Forensic psychology

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

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2018

  • Forensic psychology

    Forensic psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: RichLegg
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 22 Mar 2018
    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can...
  • Smart cities

    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex landscape of smart cities. You’ll hear from smart city innovators and...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2018

  • Smart cities

    Smart cities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © vladimir zakharov/Getty Images
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 22 Mar 2018
    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...

    Certificate in Physics

    Certificate in Physics Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 900 hours Updated 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 2018
    Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly...

    BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing

    BSc (Honours) Adult Nursing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Monkey Business Images | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    The BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree is a unique practice-based learning route for...

    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice

    Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 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 23 Apr 2018
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...
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