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  • Open Education Week 2017 Creative commons image Icon Open Education Consortium under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Open Education Week 2017

    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.

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    31 Mar 2017

  • Open Education Week 2017

    Open Education Week 2017 Creative commons image Icon Open Education Consortium under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2017
    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.
  • 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 most important...

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  • Meet The Lords

    Meet The Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important...
  • What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself? Creative commons image Icon bitchcakesny under cc-by-nc licence under Creative-Commons license

    What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

    By Martin Upton

    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas...

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    30 Mar 2017

  • What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself?

    What is a boiler room scam, and how can I protect myself? Creative commons image Icon bitchcakesny under cc-by-nc licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Boiler rooms involve the aggressive selling of worthless investments to private investors by unauthorised overseas firms.
  • Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Icon hansol under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Porn licensing isn't the answer

    By Andrew Smith

    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says...

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  • Porn licensing isn't the answer

    Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Icon hansol under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
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    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says Andrew Smith.
  • Brexit: A collection Creative commons image Icon Diamond Geezer under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Brexit: A collection

    On June 23rd, 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. On March 29th, 2017, Theresa...

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  • Brexit: A collection

    Brexit: A collection Creative commons image Icon Diamond Geezer under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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    On June 23rd, 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. On March 29th, 2017, Theresa May sent the letter triggering Article...
  • The struggle to save the seabirds after the Torrey Canyon disaster Creative commons image Icon BBC World Service under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    The struggle to save the seabirds after the Torrey Canyon disaster

    By Dr J V Beer

    Fifty years ago [March 1967] the Torrey Canyon ran aground between Cornwall and the Isles Of Scilly, splilling over...

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  • The struggle to save the seabirds after the Torrey Canyon disaster

    The struggle to save the seabirds after the Torrey Canyon disaster Creative commons image Icon BBC World Service under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Mar 2017
    Fifty years ago [March 1967] the Torrey Canyon ran aground between Cornwall and the Isles Of Scilly, splilling over 100 million litres of crude oil into the...
  • How can your accent put your life at risk? Creative commons image Icon Greens MPs under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How can your accent put your life at risk?

    By Dr Ingrid Piller

    Stories from Australia and the US reveal how dangerous it can be when listeners fail to take people seriously because...

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    29 Mar 2017

  • How can your accent put your life at risk?

    How can your accent put your life at risk? Creative commons image Icon Greens MPs under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Mar 2017
    Stories from Australia and the US reveal how dangerous it can be when listeners fail to take people seriously because of their accented English.
  • Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK? Creative commons image Icon Eirik Newth under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK?

    By Janet Morphet

    In a personal view, Janet Morphet warns that the recoil from triggering Article 50 could weaken the bonds of the UK...

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    29 Mar 2017

  • Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK?

    Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK? Creative commons image Icon Eirik Newth under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Mar 2017
    In a personal view, Janet Morphet warns that the recoil from triggering Article 50 could weaken the bonds of the UK nations.
  • Ads of our time – are teens susceptible to food ads in digital media? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martin O'Brien, O'Brien Creative

    Ads of our time – are teens susceptible to food ads in digital media?

    By Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden

    The OU's Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden discusses what psychology can tell us about teens’ susceptibility to food ads in...

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  • Ads of our time – are teens susceptible to food ads in digital media?

    Ads of our time – are teens susceptible to food ads in digital media? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martin O'Brien, O'Brien Creative
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Mar 2017
    The OU's Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden discusses what psychology can tell us about teens’ susceptibility to food ads in digital media. 
  • Reporting in the fog of an attack Creative commons image Icon Jay Bergesen under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Reporting in the fog of an attack

    By Richard Sambrook

    As Channel 4 News showed following the Westminster attacks, it can be easy for even the best journalists to slip up...

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    28 Mar 2017

  • Reporting in the fog of an attack

    Reporting in the fog of an attack Creative commons image Icon Jay Bergesen under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    As Channel 4 News showed following the Westminster attacks, it can be easy for even the best journalists to slip up covering a fast-moving story. 

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  • An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

    Many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those of England and Wales. Centuries of development and growth have been influenced by...

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    Many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those of England and Wales....
  • Improving aerobic fitness

    Aerobic fitness is integral to successful sports performance and to maintaining good health. But what sort of exercise should you be doing to...

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    Aerobic fitness is integral to successful sports performance and to maintaining...
  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

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  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win:...
  • Involving the family in supporting pupils' literacy learning

    Teaching children to read is one area where collaboration between teachers and parents/carers is of vital importance. In this free course,...

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    Teaching children to read is one area where collaboration between teachers and...
  • Learning a second language

    In this free course, Learning a second language, we will consider how students learn how to make meaning through learning additional languages...

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    27 Feb 2017

  • Learning a second language

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    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    In this free course, Learning a second language, we will consider how students...
  • What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective

    This free course, What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective, serves as an introduction to the discipline of applied linguistics. It...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    27 Feb 2017

  • What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective

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    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    This free course, What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective, serves as...
  • Leadership and context

    This free course, Leadership and context, introduces you to the potential impact of context and culture, both internal and external, on educational...

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    This free course, Leadership and context, introduces you to the potential impact...
  • Engaging with educational research

    This free course, Engaging with educational research, introduces you to the theoretical toolkit that is an essential part of engaging in...

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    27 Feb 2017

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    This free course, Engaging with educational research, introduces you to the...
  • French: Le quatorze juillet

    This free course, French: Le quatorze juillet, is taken from Ouverture, a language module that concentrates on French as a tool for communication,...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    27 Feb 2017

  • French: Le quatorze juillet

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    This free course, French: Le quatorze juillet, is taken from Ouverture, a language...
  • French: Ouverture

    This free course, French: Ouverture, is taken from Ouverture, a language module that concentrates on French as a tool for communication, but it...

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    27 Feb 2017

  • French: Ouverture

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    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 27 Feb 2017
    This free course, French: Ouverture, is taken from Ouverture, a language module...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    Mathematics and statistics are vital in modern society, and indispensable to...

    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies

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    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    Philosophy and psychology seek to answer profound questions about us, our minds,...

    Foundation Degree in Retail Management

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    Foundation Degree in Retail Management
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly...

    BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching

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    BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    If you are an aspiring or practising leader of sport or fitness activities, our...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning

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    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree...

    Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering

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    Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
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    This Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering brings together...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    This diploma course will help put you on track for a career in fitness training,...

    BA (Honours) Humanities

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    BA (Honours) Humanities
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

    Foundation Degree in Sport and Fitness

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    Foundation Degree in Sport and Fitness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    This foundation degree course will help you get in good shape for a career in...
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