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  • 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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    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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    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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  • 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.
  • Protecting Landscapes and Creating the Right Tools for the Job Creative commons image Icon duncan c under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    15 Sep 2017

  • Protecting Landscapes and Creating the Right Tools for the Job

    Protecting Landscapes and Creating the Right Tools for the Job Creative commons image Icon duncan c under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Sep 2017
    How do national parks manage the demands of different users, whilst still conserving natural beauty?
  • Family photos and what they mean Creative commons image Icon Eli Braud - Flickr under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Family photos and what they mean

    By Professor Gillian Rose

    What can family photos tell us about households, gender roles and emerging technology? Professor Gillian Rose...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Sep 2017

  • Family photos and what they mean

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    Family photos and what they mean Creative commons image Icon Eli Braud - Flickr under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Sep 2017
    What can family photos tell us about households, gender roles and emerging technology? Professor Gillian Rose explores her research on family...
  • Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: FranciscoFdez

    Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble?

    By Loizos Heracleous

    As it launches a new model, Apple is hoping that its brand will persuade enough people to dig deep into their pockets...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble?

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    Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: FranciscoFdez
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    As it launches a new model, Apple is hoping that its brand will persuade enough people to dig deep into their pockets. Loizos Heracleous explores Apple's...
  • Are movies really getting longer? Creative commons image Icon rpb1001 under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Are movies really getting longer?

    By Evan Stewart

    You might think movies are getting longer and longer - but the data tells a more interesting story. Evan Stewart...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Are movies really getting longer?

    Are movies really getting longer? Creative commons image Icon rpb1001 under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    You might think movies are getting longer and longer - but the data tells a more interesting story. Evan Stewart orders a large popcorn.
  • Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish Creative commons image Icon leesean under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish

    By Madhavi Kapur

    The head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy finds the multilingualism of Indian society has positive advantages, even...

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish

    Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish Creative commons image Icon leesean under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    The head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy finds the multilingualism of Indian society has positive advantages, even though it makes it harder to maintain...
  • Can talking two languages keep your brain healthy? Creative commons image Icon Roland Tanglao under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can talking two languages keep your brain healthy?

    By Gaia Vince

    Around the world, the ability to switch between languages is common - and possibly innate. Gaia Vance asks if...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Can talking two languages keep your brain healthy?

    Can talking two languages keep your brain healthy? Creative commons image Icon Roland Tanglao under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    Around the world, the ability to switch between languages is common - and possibly innate. Gaia Vance asks if monoglots are missing out on something...

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

    There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know how to look for it. Wherever you live, be it in a city or the...

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    There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know...
  • What is strategy?

    Thinking about strategy generates many controversial questions. This free course, What is strategy?, focuses on practitioner views of strategy. You...

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    Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 02 Aug 2017
    Thinking about strategy generates many controversial questions. This free course,...
  • What do genes do?

    This free course, What do genes do? explores how information contained in DNA is used, explaining the flow of information from DNA to RNA to...

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    This free course, What do genes do? explores how information contained in DNA is...
  • Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

    This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an Italian café, as well as on greeting and...

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    4 hours

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  • Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

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    Beginners’ Italian: food and drink Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Alamy
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 01 Aug 2017
    This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and...
  • Becoming a critical social work practitioner

    What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free course, Becoming a critical social work practitioner, will guide you...

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    15 hours

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    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 31 Jul 2017
    What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free...
  • Understanding your sector

    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the difference between sectors, industries and professions. It will also...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Jul 2017

  • Understanding your sector

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 31 Jul 2017
    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the...
  • Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

    This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Jul 2017

  • Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

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    Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Sakonboon Sansri/Shuttterstock.com
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 31 Jul 2017
    This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop...
  • Presenting information

    Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and concise form. This free course, Presenting information, explains...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    28 Jul 2017

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    Presenting information Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and...
  • Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to develop your writing skills for business. You will be taken step...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jul 2017

  • Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

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    Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © designer491/Alamy Stock Photo
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 27 Jul 2017
    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to...

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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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 2017
    Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree...

    Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017
    This Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering brings together...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 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 Creative commons image Icon By Cayusa via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Oct 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 23 Oct 2017
    This foundation degree course will help you get in good shape for a career in...
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