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  • Future of Empowerment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Future of Empowerment

    By Dr Peter Bloom, Dr Cinzia Priola, Dr Paul Walley, Dr Charles Barthold

    This documentary looks at the future of empowerment – specifically at the ways new technologies can be used to...

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    50 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2017

  • Future of Empowerment

    Future of Empowerment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 15 Nov 2017
    This documentary looks at the future of empowerment – specifically at the ways new technologies can be used to empower people to transform their lives, the...
  • All You Need to Know About Drugs Creative commons image Icon stevepb / 499 images under CC licence under Creative-Commons license

    All You Need to Know About Drugs

    Recreational drugs are on the rise and the harm and risk associated with drug-taking is much greater. Explore...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2017

  • All You Need to Know About Drugs

    All You Need to Know About Drugs Creative commons image Icon stevepb / 499 images under CC licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 15 Nov 2017
    Recreational drugs are on the rise and the harm and risk associated with drug-taking is much greater. Explore the OpenLearn video content, articles and...
  • Critical thinking – A skill and a process

    By Anne Wesemann

    To be successful at learning we need to do more than just remember information - critical thinking is essential. Anne...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Nov 2017

  • Critical thinking – A skill and a process

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Nov 2017
    To be successful at learning we need to do more than just remember information - critical thinking is essential. Anne Wesemann explains the benefits...
  • Wartime Farm: Can you Beat The Ministry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University / Lord Woolston by Getty Images

    Wartime Farm: Can you Beat The Ministry

    A nation at war has many demands on its machinery and manpower - can you share resources more effectively than Lord...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2017

  • Wartime Farm: Can you Beat The Ministry

    Wartime Farm: Can you Beat The Ministry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University / Lord Woolston by Getty Images
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Nov 2017
    A nation at war has many demands on its machinery and manpower - can you share resources more effectively than Lord Woolton and help the war effort?
  • Wartime Farm: Food In the World War Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Wartime Farm: Food In the World War

    Some nations suffered harshly during the shortages of wartime - others adapted and managed to keep their populace...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2017

  • Wartime Farm: Food In the World War

    Wartime Farm: Food In the World War Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Nov 2017
    Some nations suffered harshly during the shortages of wartime - others adapted and managed to keep their populace well-fed. Explore our map to hear some of...
  • Meet The Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Meet The Lords

    Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and...

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    08 Nov 2017

  • Meet The Lords

    Meet The Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 08 Nov 2017
    Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important...
  • How did a Scottish golf club shape how we remember the First World War? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Brideshead
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Nov 2017

  • How did a Scottish golf club shape how we remember the First World War?

    How did a Scottish golf club shape how we remember the First World War? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Brideshead
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Nov 2017
    A meeting at a convalescence hospital brought together three men whose war poetry shaped how we view the First World War.
  • Armistice Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Luckynick | Dreamstime.com

    Armistice Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Nov 2017

  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Luckynick | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Nov 2017
    The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For Remembrance Day, here's a collection of...
  • Why are public companies vanishing in America? Creative commons image Icon Anthony Quintano under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Nov 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 07 Nov 2017
    Since 1997, the number of public companies in the US has been in decline. Why - and does it matter?
  • Explore your world with free learning from The Open University Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tom Wang | Dreamstime.com

    Explore your world with free learning from The Open University

    We've thousand of free learning items across OpenLearn - from games to full free online courses. Need help with...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Nov 2017

  • Explore your world with free learning from The Open University

    Explore your world with free learning from The Open University Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tom Wang | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Nov 2017
    We've thousand of free learning items across OpenLearn - from games to full free online courses. Need help with where to start? We've a few ideas right...

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  • Childhood in the digital age

    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Oct 2017

  • Childhood in the digital age

    Childhood in the digital age Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © boggy22 (via iStockPhoto.com)
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Oct 2017
    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
  • Watching the weather

    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations are made looking upwards from the surface of the Earth, looking...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2017

  • Watching the weather

    Watching the weather Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission © NASA
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 19 Oct 2017
    This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations...
  • Diagrams, charts and graphs

    Diagrams, charts and graphs are used by all sorts of people to express information in a visual way, whether it's in a report by a colleague or a...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2017

  • Diagrams, charts and graphs

    Diagrams, charts and graphs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 19 Oct 2017
    Diagrams, charts and graphs are used by all sorts of people to express information...
  • Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period

    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one imminent) over European society during the 1920s and 1930s, this free...

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    14 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period

    Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period
    Advanced level Duration 14 hours Updated 17 Oct 2017
    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one...
  • The Scottish Parliament and law making

    This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making powers of the Scottish Parliament and examines its place in the...

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Oct 2017

  • The Scottish Parliament and law making

    The Scottish Parliament and law making
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making...
  • Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Beginners’ Spanish: food and...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2017

  • Beginners’ Spanish: food and drink

    Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Mike Truman
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 13 Oct 2017
    Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and...
  • 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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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2017

  • Dance skills

    Dance skills Creative commons image Icon Used with permission under Creative-Commons license
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 12 Oct 2017
    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students...
  • Play, learning and the brain

    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based learning, with a particular focus on the development of the young...

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2017

  • Play, learning and the brain

    Play, learning and the brain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 12 Oct 2017
    This free course, Play, learning and the brain, examines the area of brain-based...
  • Exercise and mental health

    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative...

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    Free course

    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2017

  • Exercise and mental health

    Exercise and mental health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 10 Oct 2017
    Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as...
  • Returning to STEM

    This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to help you get back into a career in science, technology,...

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2017

  • Returning to STEM

    Returning to STEM
    Advanced level Duration 24 hours Updated 10 Oct 2017
    This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to...

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    BA (Hons) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales)

    BA (Hons) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Foundation Degree in Early Years

    Foundation Degree in Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

    Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice

    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    From economic policy to scientific advancement, mathematics is indispensable to...

    Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies

    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    The Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely flexible...

    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    This foundation degree has been specially developed for staff working in a variety...

    Foundation Degree in Working with Young People

    Foundation Degree in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    If you work with young people as a volunteer or in a paid role, the Foundation...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

    Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...
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