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  • Diamond Saw Blade Information - Proper Usage of Saw Blades For Safety and Efficiency.

    Diamond Saw Blade Information - Proper Usage of Saw Blades For Safety and Efficiency.

    A diamond blade is a saw blade which has diamonds fixed on its edge for cutting abrasive or hard materials. There are numerous kinds of diamond blade, and they have numerous utilizations, including cutting stone, blocks, solid, black-top glass,coal balls and pottery in the construction business cutting semiconductor materials in the IT business; and cutting gemstones, including diamonds, in the diamond business.

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    24+ hrs

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  • The Living Beings

    The Living Beings

    A general introduction to the living being.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

  • The Earth

    The Earth

    Short introduction to the knowleague of the Earth: structure, dynamics and abiotic components of our planet. Breve introducción al conocimiento de la Tierra: estructura, dinámica y causas de la componente abiótica de nuestro planeta.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

  • The Universe

    The Universe

    This course introduces you into the science of the Cosmos, a general idea of physics which makes it works, the elements of the Cosmnos and a wide idea of the Solar System.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

  • OpenLearn Create Christmas 2018

    OpenLearn Create Christmas 2018

    NEWS: The Open University is closed from 24 December 2018 until 1 January 2019, support for OpenLearn Create limited.

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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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    15 hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

  • #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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    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • #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

    Level 1 Introductory

  • 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

    Level 1 Introductory

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Asset Based Collaborative Open Educational Resources

    Asset Based Collaborative Open Educational Resources

    Course Description This course consists of five Assets Based Collaborative Open Educational Resources (COERs) that have been developed through a research and design process to share innovative practice and further develop assets based approaches for interprofessional working across international community contexts. The course will provide you with the opportunity to further explore these community assets based interprofessional working resources and how they can be applied to your own working contexts. Identity and Interprofessional Working COER (Scotland) The COER Identity and Interprofessional Working was developed, in partnership with Centrestage Communities with the aim of developing interprofessional educational resources for the professional development of community workers and practitioners, to facilitate thinking about identity in relation to personal, family and community identity and how different aspects of identity relate to professional identity and professional practice. This COER is designed to share and promote innovative interprofessional practice and to support assets based approaches to working with communities by drawing on the experience and expertise of assets based organisations in Scotland i.e. Renfrewshire Social Services and Glasgow Wheatley group. Moreover, extracts drawn from case studies are considered about how community youth workers’ identity impacts on their practice in different European contexts through the use of critical questions designed to prompt ‘reflection on action’ and ‘reflection in action’ on identity and how that impacts on practice. The resource also provides space to consider how identity is multifaceted and how different socio-cultural processes shape identity and professional practice. The topics covered in the COER are: Reflective Thinking; Empowerment and Self-regulating Efficacy; Exploring Identity as a Strength through Art; Asset Based Approaches A-B-As; Motivational Interviewing; Critical Reflection and Dialogue; and Reflective Models. Leadership and Management COER (Slovenia) The COER Leadership and Management is designed to provide a brief familiarisation with the basic leadership and management topics, as well as the relationships among them. The main topics include group dynamics, multi-professional teams and motivation. The COER draws on the know-how that was generated through case studies involving the application of the assets based approach in Slovenia. Therefore, the COER is designed more practically and has a narrower focus when compared with more general courses on Leadership and Management. It also provides space for self-reflection on the topics and issues that one encounters when performing tasks falling under the Leadership and Management domain. These self-reflections can be compared to the answers of stakeholders included in the Slovenian case studies in order to provide participants with some guidelines and ideas to be used in their daily work. Partnership and Networking COER (Denmark) The COER Partnership and Networking was created as part of a larger international collaborative project aiming at developing interprofessional educational resources for training public sector practitioners. The topic Partnership and networking was identified as a common challenge in the cross-national and stakeholder-driven gap-analysis, which prompted the effort to develop a resource that addressed these topics. The resource has been developed in collaboration with the Danish project Building Bridges, which aims at harvesting the asset-based synergies promoted by mixing inside students (incarcerated people) with outside students (law students from University of Southern Denmark). Building Bridges works as the initial case that will encourage the learner to reflect in depth about partnership and networking in their own context. Furthermore, it involves an international perspective based on inputs from a Slovenian context. The theoretical foundation of the resource is based on literature concerning social network analysis and the promotion of human and social capital. The resource involves different practical and reflective activities that will provide you with the ability to reflect upon important aspects of partnership and networking in your organisation as well in general. This will help you identify existing strengths and challenges in your organisation and point to new beneficial partnerships and resources that can promote sustainable partnerships and community development. Abstract: Theory and Praxis COER (Finland)  The COER Theory and Praxis is best described as an umbrella of contexts. The COER’s theoretical groundings are in appreciative Inquiry (AI), assets-based approaches (A-B-A), community work and shared experience. Appreciative inquiry is a method useful for community development. This course will walk the learner through the first steps towards understanding AI and how to apply it to assets based approaches and experience.  AI shares its roots with solution-focused approaches. Common to both is a focus of vision, aiming towards the future and towards successful situations and outcomes (Hirvihuhta & Litovaara 2003). Word tool is a practical tool to help recognise the assets young people possess. It is useful for example in the beginning of an appreciative inquiry process as it defines assets and helps to form more concrete goals to community development processes. Categories of assets are mapped to internal as positive values, commitment to learning, social competencies, positive identity and to external as support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations. We also utilised different images with the students and young asylum seekers. Images are a useful tool when practitioners need to activate or empower clients to interact. Images can be used to capture the ineffable – what is difficult to put into words. Artistic images can help to access aspects of knowledge that would otherwise stay hidden. They provide us with a new perspective and help us to view things from a fresh perspective. The interaction with the help of images is more holistic. They help us to incorporate multiple layers and to evoke stories and questions (Weber, 2008). Abstract: Understanding Context COER (Italy) The COER Understanding Context was developed to support learners to address a key challenge in the work with adolescents, that is obtaining a comprehensive understanding of how aspects of the different contexts in which adolescents are embedded constrain or support their development, health and well-being, so as to offer them knowledge and skills to implement a process of learning in context based on an assets based approach. This COER, based on a theoretical background in community psychology, has been developed with the support of two Italian stakeholders, “Acchiappasogni” (Dreamcatcher) project and Come out project, identified as good practices in community based health promotion interventions with youth. Moreover, it includes an international perspective based on the input from the Scottish context. Learners will be presented with resources (e.g. “Mapping the Context” tool) that have been developed starting from the concrete experience of health workers in the analysis of their local contexts (and the opportunities and resources they offer) and jointly constructed with them to make them usable and transferable to other types of context, at an international level.

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    1 hr

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Challenge Leader Training

    Challenge Leader Training

    An overview of the Challenge Leader Training Day hosted by MRF

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    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Australian Citizenship Test

    Australian Citizenship Test

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

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    3 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Essential skills for online learning

    Essential skills for online learning

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    4 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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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    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • 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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    5 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    Level 1 Introductory

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    Level 1 Introductory

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

    Level 1 Introductory

  • 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

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

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