• Vanilla Orchid Plants

      Vanilla Orchid Plants

      Vanilla is among the most popular scents for everything from candles to perfume to bath salts. The image of a bloom is on the packaging of many of vanilla scented products and is well recognized. Vanilla is a familiar flavor that is used to add flavor to many sweets and baked goods like shakes, pudding, and cakes. What is not well known is that the vanilla plant is actually an orchid plant.

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    • China in Africa

      China in Africa

      This free course, built around the findings of a DFID-ESRC funded project led by The Open University, considers the impact of the rise of China on Africa’s development through the lens of oil production.

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    • #defyhatenow Social Media Fact Checking Strategies

      #defyhatenow Social Media Fact Checking Strategies

      #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide offers resources and strategies for peacebuilding to education, civil society, NGO and community organisations raising awareness of dangerous speech online and mitigating incitement to violence. The Field Guide uses self-paced learning with grassroots tools that can be used by anyone wishing to mitigate and combat hate speech and the incitement to violence, online and offline. The Social Media Fact Checking Strategies course enables learners to build awareness & skills through the responsible use of social media. Gain understanding of the differences between fake news, rumour, misinformation and propaganda, along with tools to verify images and stories, how to report false stories and misinformation, and further resources.#defyhatenow Social Media Mitigation Field Guide is a long term product of the #defyhatenow initiative for combating hate speech. The guide contains an overview of selected grassroots projects, initiatives and strategies designed for use in the field with training materials, workshops resources and toolkits for raising awareness, developing counter narratives and mitigating violence related to online hate speech.Course Activities Required for Successful CompletionRead through the articles, guidelines and definitionsWatch all video content Contribute to the online discussion with fellow studentsRead closely and in detail all the lesson informationFinish and submit all exercises, quizzes and testsTo complete the course successfully, plan to spend around 2 hours on each lessonPrerequisite Knowledge & SkillsComputer LiteracyBasic knowledge of Social MediaCommunity engagement, leadership and capacity to moderate discussions#defyhatenowdefyhatenowhttps://www.facebook.com/defyhatenow/https://twitter.com/defyhatenow

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    • Water Pollution

      Water Pollution

      Water Pollution

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      24 hrs

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    • #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech Online

      #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech Online

      #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech OnlineThe #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation course on How to Identify & Report Hate Speech Online is aimed at people who want to have a positive impact on their communities through developing social media skills to become a positive influencer. The #defyhatenow course series supports those working as individuals or in collaboration with youth, civil society, peace-builder and media organizations, international agencies, churches and schools. The course offers practical hands-on information to understand, identify, counter and report hate speech and dangerous speech online.The Field Guide focuses on the following areas to build awareness & skills through the responsible use of social media: Identify & Report Hate Speech Online (Current Course)Social Media Fact Checking StrategiesResponsible Use of Social Media and Positive CampaignsHow to Counter Dangerous SpeechGender Equality: Safety of Women & Girls and mitigation of gender-based violence

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      10 hrs

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    • Flexible Essential Skills Practitioner Forum / Fforwm Ymarferwyr Sgiliau Hanfodol Hyblyg

      Flexible Essential Skills Practitioner Forum / Fforwm Ymarferwyr Sgiliau Hanfodol Hyblyg

      Community of Practice Forum for Wales Flexible Essential Skills Project

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      1 hr

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    • Linux for Beginners

      Linux for Beginners

      Linux is the most popular server OS. Linux is a clone of UNIX. Knowing one is as good as knowing the other. In this tutorial series, we will be using Linux as it's freely available. The training will require you to execute certain commands. Make sure to practice them! This tutorial is for absolute beginner's guide to Linux. You don't even have to buy a new PC to learn Linux. You can run Linux, right within your existing Windows or Mac OS systems!

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      3 hrs

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    • Arduino for Beginners

      Arduino for Beginners

      Arduino is a prototype platform (open-source) based on an easy-to-use hardware and software. It consists of a circuit board, which can be programed (referred to as a microcontroller) and a ready-made software called Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment), which is used to write and upload the computer code to the physical board. Arduino provides a standard form factor that breaks the functions of the micro-controller into a more accessible package. This course is intended for enthusiastic students or hobbyists. With Arduino, one can get to know the basics of micro-controllers and sensors very quickly and can start building prototype with very little investment. This course is intended to make you comfortable in getting started with Arduino and its various functions.

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      4 hrs

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    • Challenge Leader Training

      Challenge Leader Training

      An overview of the Challenge Leader Training Day hosted by MRF

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      2 hrs

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    • Big Bag Ban

      Big Bag Ban

      The EU has recently approved tough new measures to slash the use of plastic bags. New targets will force each country to reduce plastic bag use by 80% before 2019. In this activity students examine degradable plastic bags as a possible alternative to ordinary plastic bags. They choose questions to ask experts, and come to a reasoned decision in answer to the dilemma question: will degradable plastic bags solve the problems caused by ordinary plastic bags?

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      1 hr

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    • Australian Citizenship Test

      Australian Citizenship Test

      Information and practice tests to prepare you for the Australian citizenship test

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      3 hrs

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    • Essential skills for online learning

      Essential skills for online learning

      This resource is designed to fit around your schedule; you can work through it in short bursts of 15 minutes, or longer sessions if you prefer. You can complete it in any order, and you can choose to complete only the topics which are relevant to you. ga('create', 'UA-55064688-3', 'auto', 'umlTracker') ga('umlTracker.send', 'pageview')

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      4 hrs

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    • Scholarly Career Development Resource Hub

      Scholarly Career Development Resource Hub

      Welcome! This is where you will find resources to support the Open University's Scholarly Career Development programme.

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      2 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • NEWS: OpenLearn Create upgrade

      NEWS: OpenLearn Create upgrade

      Scheduled OpenLearn Create upgrade

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    • Escrita e Autoria na Era Digital

      Escrita e Autoria na Era Digital

      Esta atividade discute a importância da autoria na era digital e abre um espaço de reflexão sobre o futuro da tecnologia para apoiar e avaliar habilidades de escrita

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      1 hr

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    • Introdução ao Judaísmo - Módulo 1

      Introdução ao Judaísmo - Módulo 1

      O curso tem o objetivo de fornecer aos participantes um panorama sobre os principais aspectos que caracterizam o judaísmo do ponto de vista religioso, cultural, histórico, filosófico e ético.

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    • Exam Preparation Tips

      Exam Preparation Tips

      Are you feeling a little bit anxious about the upcoming exams? The longer you wait for an exam, the more stressful you become. This is exactly what makes exams so intimidating. If it’s your first time preparing for a test, you may have more difficulties due to the lack of experience and practical skills. To fully understand how to study for a test, read these tips and do it like a pro.

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    • Creating an open and accepting elementary education environment

      Creating an open and accepting elementary education environment

      Creating an engaging atmosphere where students feel confident in asking questions and expressing their thoughts and feelings is more conducive to learning, retaining information and academic success in the long run.

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    • A practical guide to UK human rights and discrimination law

      A practical guide to UK human rights and discrimination law

      This course has been designed to give a practical introduction to UK human rights and discrimination law.

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    • Arabic For Foreigners (Beginners)

      Arabic For Foreigners (Beginners)

      The project will produce a new teaching material and methodology for teaching Arabic for non-Arabic speaker especially with latent language mother tongue.

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      14 hrs

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    • Making Sense of Open Education

      Making Sense of Open Education

      This course is designed as an Introductory-level course for participants to learn more about open education, open educational resources (OER), and open educational practices (OEP) in a post-secondary context. Any interested global participant is invited to join. The course is also part of a doctoral research study by the lead facilitator Jenni Hayman.The first live version of the course will run from June 1 - 15, 2018. Preliminary course content will become available on May 27 and sections of the course will be released on a daily basis from June 1. We can't wait to meet you!

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      8 hrs

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    • Open Networking Lab (pilot)

      Open Networking Lab (pilot)

      In this course you will learn about the technologies and techniques that allow computers, tablets, smartphones and other devices to communicate with each other over networks (including the internet).

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      4 hrs

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    • Open Networking Lab (pilot 2)

      Open Networking Lab (pilot 2)

      In this course you will learn about the technologies and techniques that allow computers, tablets, smartphones and other devices to communicate with each other over networks (including the internet).

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      4 hrs

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    • Essential skills to succeed in the multicultural workplace

      Essential skills to succeed in the multicultural workplace

      Essential skills to succeed in the multicultural workplace

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      20 hrs

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    • Chinese Cultural Competency: Engaging in successful business

      Chinese Cultural Competency: Engaging in successful business

      This pilot short course introduces you to key components of Chinese culture and provides you with valuable insight to establish and maintain successful business relationships with the Chinese.

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      12 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Astronomy for Development

      Astronomy for Development

      This course is designed to provide a helping hand to anyone who intends to submit an application to the OAD Call for Proposals. It provides a brief introduction to Astronomy for Development and introduces the participant to the OAD project cycle, from needs analysis to monitoring and evaluation.

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      2 hrs

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    • Como construir um Estado da Arte?

      Como construir um Estado da Arte?

      Este curso tem por objetivo apresentar dicas de como construir o seu 1° Estado da Arte.O curso tem duração de 9 horas, distribuídas em 3 módulos:1 - Introdução;2 - Atividade 13 - Atividade 2

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      9 hrs

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    • Lingo Flamingo tutor training programme- Pilot

      Lingo Flamingo tutor training programme- Pilot

      Tutor training course for volunteers teaching older people languages in community centres, care homes and other community spaces Teaching Languages with Older People is a free online module developed to complement the Lingo Flamingo tutor training programme for dementia and inclusive practice. This free module aims to provide tutors with an awareness of what dementia is, how it may impact on individual learners and how it can be supported within inclusive Language learning sessions. A specific focus will lie on the planning, delivery and evaluation of suitable Language learning sessions for older people. Current research as well as regional and national dementia initiatives will also feature in this module. The module may also be of interest if you work in the voluntary sector or simply have an interest in teaching Languages with older people.   Introduction: Teaching Languages with Older People If you complete the module, you will receive a digital badge

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Translation (Arabic-English)

      Translation (Arabic-English)

      This course aims at teaching students some techniques for translating texts between Arabic and English. It also provides some translated texts, detecting translation errors, translating some culture-specific idioms, expressions.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • Listening and Presenting - Assignment submission

      Listening and Presenting - Assignment submission

      This is to allow learners on the FutureLearn course 'Listening and presenting: Learning English for Academic Purposes' submit draft and final assignments.

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      1 hr

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    • Leadership & Management, Theory and Practice

      Leadership & Management, Theory and Practice

      To develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the dynamics involved in leading people within an organisational context for the success of a business.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Grow your own loaf

      Grow your own loaf

      This course for primary teachers looks at the importance of soil, some things to think about around planting and how easy it is to grow your own grain in school or at home.

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      1 hr

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    • Mentoring Matters

      Mentoring Matters

      This is an on-line course which is part of the University’s support to the apprentice programme.

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      3 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Girls' Access to Education (GATE) Sierra Leone

      Girls' Access to Education (GATE) Sierra Leone

      GATE seeks to support marginalized girls and children with disabilities to reach their learning potential and transition from primary to secondary education and beyond. The Open University is helping young women who have dropped out of school pass their secondary exam and become primary school teachers and role models for school girls.

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      24+ hrs

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    • KGIS Scholarship Programme in Malawi

      KGIS Scholarship Programme in Malawi

      An 18 month study programme to prepare for Malawi national senior secondary exams (MSCE) in English, Maths, Physical Science and Biology, alongside a formative school experience placement as a Teaching Assistant.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Learning to (Re)Use Open Educational Resources

      Learning to (Re)Use Open Educational Resources

      This open course will guide participants through the discovery, use and reuse of open educational resources (OER) for teaching purposes in all sectors of education. Together we will explore approaches to selecting and using materials that have been created by others, unpack the process of adaptation and discuss sharing and networking. This course will be highly attractive to both those who want to start using OER in their teaching and those who are already users but who are looking for an opportunity to create and share their own teaching resources for teaching.

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      12 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Getting ready to study Design and Innovation

      Getting ready to study Design and Innovation

      This unit is aimed at people who are thinking about studying or enrolled to study Design and Innovation at the Open University.

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      1 hr

      Level 0 Beginner

    • How to become an online facilitator

      How to become an online facilitator

      This course is for anybody who would like to become a facilitator on an open online course. You'll be introduced to concepts and ideas as how best to engage with learners, encourage conversation, and identify good practice for responding to learners online.

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      5 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Collaborative Leadership Forum

      Collaborative Leadership Forum

      Forum for Collaborative Leadership BOC

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    • Design and Build Digital Assessments

      Design and Build Digital Assessments

      Systematic Approaches to Digital Assessment in Further and Higher Education. A practical course focusing on 'soft' issues not covered in most research studies or sources of guidance. Steps through the process of converting an assessment from paper to digital.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Are you ready for S309?

      Are you ready for S309?

      Are you ready for S309? Self-assessment quiz for prospective students of S309 to test their level of skills prior to registering for the module.

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      2 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Are you ready to study S111?

      Are you ready to study S111?

      Introducing Open University module S111, with a simple set of self-assessment questions to find out whether potential students have the right background to study S111 successfully. Feedback will be given separately on science knowledge and understanding, maths skills, computing skills, English language skills, and time management.

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      1 hr

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    • Learning to code (course files)

      Learning to code (course files)

      This page holds the files for use with the FutureLearn course Learning to code.

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      1 hr

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Natural and Social Sciences

      Natural and Social Sciences

      This project aims to support and provide practice in Natural and Social Sciences for primary school children. For now, it is composed of two sections: one for G4 (Y5) pupils and another for G6 (Y7) pupils. These blocks are designed to complement the pupils' homework.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Teaching University Chemistry in an International Context

      Teaching University Chemistry in an International Context

      A project of the European Chemistry Thematic Network.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Learning through reflective practice

      Learning through reflective practice

      This course is for students who are about to start on the first module of the Professional Certificate in Management: B628/BZX628 Managing and Managing People. This short course is an introduction to reflection for learning in professional settings.

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      6 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Prépa Mises au Point 2015

      Prépa Mises au Point 2015

      A short programme of activities that would help French Level 2 students practise their language skills and prepare for Level 3 study.

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      3 hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • Handbook for Validated Awards 2015-2016

      Handbook for Validated Awards 2015-2016

      Handbook for Validated Awards

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      2 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • How to use OpenLearn Create

      How to use OpenLearn Create

      How to create Open Educational Resources in OpenLearn Create

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      2 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Graded Online Maths

      Graded Online Maths

      This project aims to provide practice in basic arithmetic for primary school children, while making it easy for teachers to track their progress. It is composed of the following blocks: Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Mixed operations Fractions Geometry Unit conversion These blocks are designed to complement the pupils' homework. All drills are graded according to difficulty and can be done as many times as wished. The letters in their names are self-explanatory.

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      1 hr

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