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    19 Sep 2017

  • The man behind Matilda – what Roald Dahl was really like

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Roald Dahl: the incredible storyteller loved by millions or a belittling bully? Find out what his character was like in this article.
  • Researching cycling in the US & the UK Creative commons image Icon New York CDOT under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Researching cycling in the US & the UK

    By Dr Peter Wood

    Peter Wood shares his experiences researching cyclists - on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    Researching cycling in the US & the UK Creative commons image Icon New York CDOT under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Peter Wood shares his experiences researching cyclists - on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time Creative commons image Icon Kyoshi Masamune under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Despite voters in 2014 choosing to stay in the United Kingdom, Gerry Mooney believes that in the long run, an...

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    19 Sep 2017

  • Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time

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    Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time Creative commons image Icon Kyoshi Masamune under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Despite voters in 2014 choosing to stay in the United Kingdom, Gerry Mooney believes that in the long run, an Independent Scotland is inevitable. He explains...
  • Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

    By Dr Zoe Walkington

    Some money has been stolen - everyone denies taking it but some people are lying. Can you work out who is telling the...

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    19 Sep 2017

  • Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

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    Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Some money has been stolen - everyone denies taking it but some people are lying. Can you work out who is telling the truth and who is being dishonest? Find...
  • As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho
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    18 Sep 2017

  • As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission

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    As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    What Cassini taught us about Saturn's moons is a start. We look back at its amazing journey, and Monica Grady argues we should now be thinking about sending...
  • Methods in Motion: Is Q still the answer? Creative commons image Icon Annette Dubois under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Is Q still the answer?

    By Professor Paul Stenner

    Paul Stenner considers social constructionism - and wonders if it ever-changing times means research methods also...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    18 Sep 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Is Q still the answer?

    Methods in Motion: Is Q still the answer? Creative commons image Icon Annette Dubois under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    Paul Stenner considers social constructionism - and wonders if it ever-changing times means research methods also need to change.
  • Methods in Motion: The middle children Creative commons image Icon PersonalCreations.com under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: The middle children

    By Dr Sarah Crafter

    Dr Sarah Crafter explores how child language brokers act as cultural mediators of identity and belonging.

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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    18 Sep 2017

  • Methods in Motion: The middle children

    Methods in Motion: The middle children Creative commons image Icon PersonalCreations.com under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    Dr Sarah Crafter explores how child language brokers act as cultural mediators of identity and belonging.
  • Light And Dark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Light And Dark

    In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the...

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    18 Sep 2017

  • Light And Dark

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    Light And Dark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 18 Sep 2017
    In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.
  • The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA / NASA / JPL / University of Arizona
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Sep 2017

  • The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan)

    The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA / NASA / JPL / University of Arizona
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    The OU's planetary scientists spend time on Chesil Beach, simulating the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

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  • Water use and the water cycle

    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

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    14 Aug 2017

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    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is...
  • Environmental management and organisations

    It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels and by organisations of all types and sizes. However it is not always...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    09 Aug 2017

  • Environmental management and organisations

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    It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels and by...
  • Machines, minds and computers

    Computers are becoming smarter and may soon become intelligent. This free course, Machines, minds and computers, looks at what intelligence is, how...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Computers are becoming smarter and may soon become intelligent. This free course,...
  • Icarus: entering the world of myth

    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of the best-known myths from classical antiquity and its various re...

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    07 Aug 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 07 Aug 2017
    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of...
  • Starting with psychology

    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle, one that is complex, subtle and...

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    07 Aug 2017

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    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring,...
  • Information technology: A new era?

    Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution? The advances made by IBM, Dell and many other manufacturers have...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

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    Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution?...
  • Geometry

    Geometry is concerned with the various aspects of size, shape and space. In this free course you will explore the concepts of angles, shapes,...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Aug 2017

  • Geometry

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    Geometry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 04 Aug 2017
    Geometry is concerned with the various aspects of size, shape and space. In this...
  • Technology, innovation and management

    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This free course, Technology, innovation and management, will provide...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    04 Aug 2017

  • Technology, innovation and management

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 Aug 2017
    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This...
  • Nuclear power: Friend or foe?

    Are you for or against nuclear energy? The necessity to respond to climate change has put nuclear energy back on the political agenda as an...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    02 Aug 2017

  • Nuclear power: Friend or foe?

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    Are you for or against nuclear energy? The necessity to respond to climate change...
  • Introduction to histology

    This free course provides an introduction to histology, the study of tissues. It also describes how histology can aid in the diagnosis of disease...

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    02 Aug 2017

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    This free course provides an introduction to histology, the study of tissues. It...

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

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    BA (Hons) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Foundation Degree in Early Years

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    Foundation Degree in Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics

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    BSc (Honours) Mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    From economic policy to scientific advancement, mathematics is indispensable to...

    Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills...

    Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    The Foundation Degree in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely flexible...

    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    This foundation degree has been specially developed for staff working in a variety...

    Foundation Degree in Working with Young People

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    If you work with young people as a volunteer or in a paid role, the Foundation...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...
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