OER

OER
  • How to make an open online course

    How to make an open online course

    A short guide to how to create a good open online course.

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    15 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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    Free course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Introduction to animal physiology

    Introduction to animal physiology

    Physiology is the study of how organisms function. The emphasis in this unit is on the functioning of vertebrate animals, including humans, and a variety of solutions to the problems posed by different habitats and ways of life are illustrated. This unit will be of particular interest to those who have a general concern for biology and those engaged in teaching and research.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Introduction to Business and Sustainability

    Introduction to Business and Sustainability

    Concern for the environment is playing a major role in society nationally and internationally. Transboundary issues such as acid rain, ozone layer depletion and global warming have assisted in placing environmental issues firmly in our consciousness.

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    5 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Introduction to International Economic Law

    Introduction to International Economic Law

    This unit is an introduction to the subject of International Economic Law. It includes a historical development of the subject and refers to the principal organisations related to International Economic Law.

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    8 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Issues in deafness

    Issues in deafness

    Undergraduate level 2 course from the Faculty of Social Sciences presented between 1991 and 1996. The materials accessible here are from 1995.

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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

  • Language and literacy in a changing world

    Language and literacy in a changing world

    This unit explores the rapidly changing field of language and literacy studies and its relevance to teaching and learning. It’ll help you gain a deeper understanding of the nature of language and literacy, and to learn a range of ways of analysing different kinds of language in context.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Law, the internet and society

    Law, the internet and society

    The Internet has changed our lives. This unit will help you to understand how the development of the internet led to an explosion of innovation and creativity, the creation of a ‘commons’ envornment and how reactions to these developments could affect opportunities to use and share ideas in the future.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Learning how to learn

    Learning how to learn

    This toolkit was created for tutors of courses from any discipline. Its focus is on the process of reflection and encourages tutors to help their students to become reflective learners by developing a process of feedback and dialogue with them.

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    15 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Learning schools programme

    Learning schools programme

    The programme was built around the concept of networks of Local Advisers consulting and negotiating a training package tailored to the needs of all or part of a school staff. These LEA Adviser teams provide support for schools and teachers and are equipped with a range of text and audio-visual resources to assist them. Teachers on the Programme undertook their own needs assessment and prioritise various professional tasks and activities to help meet them. The programme materials and support structures facilitated the completion of their selected tasks. The materials consisted of booklets, textbooks, a resource-led web site and subject/phase-based CD-ROMs of examples of good classroom practices using ICT. The support structures include contact with LEA Advisors, face-to-face and by e-mail, and access to a series of moderated local and national electronic conferences. The materials comprise both generic and subject specific content covering Primary and 16 Secondary subjects and country versions where required, including teacher packs in Welsh.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • 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

  • 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

  • Learning to teach reading

    Learning to teach reading

    This material is taken from a discontinued Open University course. It is intended for re-purposing and re-use by educators rather than for use directly by learners. Learning outcomes appropriate to the original course may be provided within the material, but it is intended that educators will construct new learning outcomes appropriate to the re-use they make of this material.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Liverpool slave city first

    Liverpool slave city first

    This is an undergraduate level 2 course from the Faculty of Social Sciences presented between 1995 and 2005. The materials accessible here were recorded in 1994.

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    1 hr

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Living arts

    Living arts

    The Living Arts series of study modules introduced pre-degree students to the key ideas and skills involved in studying humanities. The complete series included study modules on: Words, Sounds, Images, Places, Ideas, A Living Culture. Here we present Words and Sounds. The Living Arts course has now been replaced by Y160 Making Sense of the Arts.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • London Centre for Languages and Cultures (LCLC)

    London Centre for Languages and Cultures (LCLC)

    LCLC is intended to encourage and promote the study of languages which are traditionally less popular choices for university applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds. The languages included in the programme for the new centre are Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as a focus on applied linguistics.

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    5 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Managing Organisational Knowledge for Sustainability and Competitive Advantage

    Managing Organisational Knowledge for Sustainability and Competitive Advantage

    This unit examines the number of challenges associated with personal and organisational learning.

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    4 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Market Research Methods

    Market Research Methods

    Conducting market research can involve employing both quantitative and qualitative research models. This unit gives an overview of both and how they can be used effectively to investigate your customer service levels.

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    8 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Masters Programme in Education

    Masters Programme in Education

    This compilation of materials is a valuable resource for postgraduation students involved in educational research, either from a professional or an academic standpoint.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • Mentoring in Primary Schools

    Mentoring in Primary Schools

    This material is taken from a discontinued Open University course. It is intended for re-purposing and re-use by educators rather than for use directly by learners. Learning outcomes appropriate to the original course may be provided within the material, but it is intended that educators will construct new learning outcomes appropriate to the re-use they make of this material.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Multimedia Advocacy: Making plans with people with learning disabilities

    Multimedia Advocacy: Making plans with people with learning disabilities

    Introducing Multimedia Advocacy support for people with learning disabilities. You are provided with a background to the approach and software to develop multimedia materials. Three case studies are presented. These look at the use of multimedia advocacy in: • Education, Health and Care Plans • Telling personal histories • Everyday classroom practice

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    2 hrs

    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

  • Observing the Night Sky: What next?

    Observing the Night Sky: What next?

    This short course is designed as a follow on to observing evenings, planetarium shows or astronomy events run by the South East Physics Network (SEPnet). However, it can also be used as a stand-alone course. The course is designed to take your knowledge further and enhance your experience about the night sky and explore other places where you can find out more.

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    10 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • OER Academic Practice

    OER Academic Practice

    This study unit will contain a collection of materials from the OU, and beyond, that reflects the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Post Graduate Certificates of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education i.e. OERs and Academic Practice.

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    5 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • OER projects on Higher Education Academic Practice and Accredited Programmes

    OER projects on Higher Education Academic Practice and Accredited Programmes

    This is a community space for OER projects working on HE academic practice and accredited programmes: HEFCE/JISC phase 2, A(ii) strand Open Materials for Accredited Courses (OMAC) projects, and SCORE fellows' projects.

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    1 hr

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Open Educational Research Assets

    Open Educational Research Assets

    The proposed OER will pull together existing internal and external resources under five themes to act as a collection of Master’s level training resources that focus on educational research methodology and techniques.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Open to change

    Open to change

    This unit is comprised of three booklets designed for people who are facing change, or who are thinking about making changes in their lives. The booklets originally formed part of the Y004 Open to Change course, aimed at pre-degree level student, but this has now been replaced by Y154 Open to Change.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • OpenLearn Learner Guide for Social Partnerships Network

    OpenLearn Learner Guide for Social Partnerships Network

    This course will introduce you to the Open University’s OpenLearn platform, how you can use OpenLearn to support learning and how to identify resources of particular relevance to your students. This OpenLearn Learner Guide has been developed as part of the OU Social Partnerships Network.

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  • OT12: An Open Translation MOOC

    OT12: An Open Translation MOOC

    OT12, a Massive Open Online Course on Open Translation tools and practices.

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    Free course

    24 hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

  • Partner scholarship network

    Partner scholarship network

    This site is for partner institutions wishing to share ideas related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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    Free course

    1 hr

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Performance measurement and evaluation

    Performance measurement and evaluation

    This course was last presented in 1999, it was designed for senior managers in all types of organisations who wanted to understand how performance measurement can contribute to effective management and decision-making.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

  • Political Ordering

    Political Ordering

    This unit discusses ways in which our lives are ordered by the state.  The focus is largely on the question ‘How is society made and repaired?’ But you will also be looking at questions of differences and inequalities. You may find you need to work harder to see the significance of this second key question, but the effort will be worthwhile.

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    1 hr

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Practitioner Research

    Practitioner Research

    This module is designed to help anyone interested in researching their own practice and who are looking for practical guidance on how to conduct a practitioner research project. You will find information and guidance on the practitioner research process from the initial stages of identifying an issue to research through to disseminating your work at conferences, reports and journal articles. Examples of practitioner research are constantly being sought so if you have or know of any practitioner research, particularly where different research methods have been used and are clearly described, please get in touch.

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    1 hr

    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

  • Preparing for development

    Preparing for development

    These materials comprise a preparatory pack for the courses U213 International Development: Challenges for a World in Transition and TU871 Development Context and Practice.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Professional development with ICT

    Professional development with ICT

    This course was originally part of the MA Programme in Education but could also be studied on its own. The last presentation of this course was February 2004. The course aimed to develop a teacher’s understanding of issues fundamental to the analysis of change in the school. Both professional and school development were considered, linking teaching using ICT (information and communication technology) to theoretical concepts. Methods such as ‘evidence-based’ practice and crticial evaluation were explored in relation to personal and school priorities.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Project mathematics update

    Project mathematics update

    Project Mathematics Update was a collection of materials produced by the Open University’s Centre for Mathematics Education (CME) for use in Local Education Authority courses for retraining teachers as mathematics teachers in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The materials are typical of CME in that they consist largely of tasks with limited commentary.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

  • Reading and note taking

    Reading and note taking

    This toolkit was created for tutors of courses from any discipline. Its aim is to enable tutors to help their students to develop reading and note taking skills.

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    6 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Reflecting on Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts

    Reflecting on Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts

    The project draws upon the innovative learning and teaching resources developed for the delivery of the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theatre and Performing Arts at Rose Bruford College which enable students to study, watch, reflect and interact through the College VLE. It aims to enhance and develop these materials drawing upon the College’s strengths and current research in the area in order to provide a support and enhancement of professional practice to those involved in teaching and supporting learning in the performing arts who will be able to access the material as an Open Educational Resource.

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    1 hr

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Representing and Misrepresenting Poverty: Is Scotland a 'Broken' Society?

    Representing and Misrepresenting Poverty: Is Scotland a 'Broken' Society?

    Welcome to Representing and Misrepresenting Poverty: Is Scotland a 'Broken Society? This learning resource has been created to support and stimulate further discussion arising from a public lecture of the same title held at Reid Keir College in May 2011

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    1 hr

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Research methods in Education and the Social Sciences

    Research methods in Education and the Social Sciences

    Undergraduate level 3 course from the Faculty of Social Sciences presented between 1993 and 1998. The materials accessible here are from 1998.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

  • Researching student learning

    Researching student learning

    This book Researching Student Learning: Approaches to Studying in Campus-based and Distance Education by John T.E. Richardson, first published in 2000, is an important resource for all those concerned with leaning and teaching in universities and colleges, whether in campus-based or distance learning institutions.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • Responding to Customer Needs

    Responding to Customer Needs

    This unit uses SWOT and PEST analysis and SMART targets models to help you to identify your current market position, identify your customer’s needs and plan for future changes.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Responsive Open Learning Environments

    Responsive Open Learning Environments

    This course introduces the concepts and technologies behind Responsive Open Learning Environments (ROLE). The ROLE project provides tools and services that enable learners to build their own technology-enhanced learning environment based on their needs and preferences.

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    1 hr

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Save the Children - Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

    Save the Children - Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

    This course will introduce you to the main monitoring, evaluation, accountability and Learning (MEAL) concepts and practices within Save the Children.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Save the Children – Advocacy and Campaigning

    Save the Children – Advocacy and Campaigning

    This course provides a series of 15 training units to be used by charity workers.

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    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Science for primary teachers

    Science for primary teachers

    PS458 Science for Primary Teachers was a course designed to help promote knowledge and understanding of science. This unit also contains some relevant material form the course S624 Primary Teachers Learning Science.

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    24+ hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • SCIENCE-PG Science Postgraduate Programme at the Open University

    SCIENCE-PG Science Postgraduate Programme at the Open University

    Online resources showcasing current taught postgraduate qualifications in Science at the Open University, with Open Online Events ('Open Days') to be held 2-3 times each year, where enquirers can interact with academics and team members on the Science Postgraduate Programme ~ 3 Hours per 'session'

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    Free course

    3 hrs

    Level 3 Advanced

  • Self Regulated Learning

    Self Regulated Learning

    This course provides an introduction to the new learning technologies that empower self-regulated learning and personal learning environments.

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    Free course

    Level 0 Beginner

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