• 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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    • OLSITEMAP

      OLSITEMAP

      This is the old openlearn sitemap

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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booklets originally formed part of the Y004 Open to Change course, aimed at pre-degree level student, but this has now been replaced by Y154 Open to Change.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 Learning

      OpenLearn Learner Guide for Social Learning

      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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      Level 1 Introductory

    • 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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      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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      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

    • Personal Action and Climate Change

      Personal Action and Climate Change

      This unit looks at how what we eat has a direct effect on climate change. It also considers the importance of how our food reaches our plates, who controls that process and why this makes a difference to climate change. The unit also explores the positive action that individuals and communities can take to act for change.

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      5 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • 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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    • 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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      Level 0 Beginner

    • Pre-June 2015 TESSA share

      Pre-June 2015 TESSA share

      TESSA v1 Earlier contributions

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      1 hr

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Pre-June 2015 TESSA share

      Pre-June 2015 TESSA share

      TESSA v1 Earlier contributions http://qwikfix.co.uk/sky-customer-services/

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      1 hr

      Level 1 Introductory

    • 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 0 Beginner

    • 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

    • Re-using, Remixing and Creating Content

      Re-using, Remixing and Creating Content

      This guide provides an overview of the ways you can re-use and remix our content, and how to contribute back to OpenLearn.

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      5 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • 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

    • Reading and note taking - preparation for study

      Reading and note taking - preparation for study

      Reading and note taking are two essential study skills. How do you read? This unit will introduce you to different techniques to help you to alter the way you read according to the type of material you are studying. You will also learn the techniques behind successful note taking and how to apply them to your own notes.

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      12 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Reducing the carbon footprint of the place where I work

      Reducing the carbon footprint of the place where I work

      This unit seeks to identify a workplace’s impact on global climate change through its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), notably carbon dioxide (CO₂), the most common such gas. It will then provide some guidance on how best to reduce that footprint, looking in turn at behavioural and management issues, relatively straightforward physical measures and transport.

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      3 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Reducing the carbon footprint of the place where I work

      Reducing the carbon footprint of the place where I work

      This unit seeks to identify a workplace’s impact on global climate change through its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), notably carbon dioxide (CO₂), the most common such gas. It will then provide some guidance on how best to reduce that footprint, looking in turn at behavioural and management issues, relatively straightforward physical measures and transport.

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      3 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • 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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    • 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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    • Research for Widening Participation

      Research for Widening Participation

      This module looks at why we undertake research. You will consider some of the methods available and explore how some people have approached the area of research in widening participation. This lesson should take about 60 minutes to complete.

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      5 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Research for Widening Participation

      Research for Widening Participation

      This module looks at why we undertake research. You will consider some of the methods available and explore how some people have approached the area of research in widening participation. This lesson should take about 60 minutes to complete.

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      1 hr

      Level 1 Introductory

    • 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

      Responding to Customer

      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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      5 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • 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

      introduction

    • 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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    • Reusing educational eContent

      Reusing educational eContent

      This course focuses on the existing standards and specifications for educational eContent reuse currently used in a variety of European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). There are a number of different specifications to consider; as yet no standards have emerged. The EU funded ICOPER best practice network developed this course to help disseminate and encourage implementation of educational eContent standards in HEIs across Europe. This is the ICOPER course 4 of 10

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      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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      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

    • Self-Test for Language Coordinators

      Self-Test for Language Coordinators

      This test is designed to help the Language Coordinators of Open Translation Project to get to know more information about their roles.

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      Level 0 Beginner

    • Social problems and social welfare

      Social problems and social welfare

      Undergraduate level 2 course from the Faculty of Social Sciences presented between 1988 and 1997. The materials accessible here are from 1997

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      24+ hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • Spanish: La historia piedra a piedra

      Spanish: La historia piedra a piedra

      If you already have a working knowledge of the Spanish language this unit will help to improve you ability to describe places, events and routines in the past. By using Medieval Spain as the setting you will learn crucial grammatical points regarding the preterite and imperfect tenses.

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      12 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Statistics in society

      Statistics in society

      This course was presented for the last time in February 2006. The course materials covers statistical information and the ways of dealing with it, playing an increasingly important part in our lives. This course offers an uncomplicated yet critical introduction to current (2006) statistical ideas and practice, and demonstrates a variety of applications of statistics in everyday life. Statistical concepts are introducted to help make sense of practical problems and to help answer such questions as: ‘Are we becoming better off?’ and ‘Is my child developing normally?’

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Supporting Women into the Teaching Profession in Sierra Leone

      Supporting Women into the Teaching Profession in Sierra Leone

      An 18 month pathway into teacher training through a study programme to prepare for the Sierra Leone Teacher Training College entrance exams in English and Maths, alongside an induction into the teaching profession through a formative placement as a Learning Assistant.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Sussex Learning Network

      Sussex Learning Network

      This area hosts the Sussex Learning Network on OpenLearn.

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      Free course

    • Sustainable product innovation

      Sustainable product innovation

      This unit will outline the concept of sustainable product innovation, explore the benefits of ‘green’ designs and examine the social-take up of such approaches.

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      4 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Sustainable Scotland

      Sustainable Scotland

      This broad-based unit will introduce you to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world. It wil appeal to anyone with an interest in a sustainable future in the context of contemporary Scottish society.

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      5 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Teachers: What do you need to know about Web 2.0 and how might you use it

      Teachers: What do you need to know about Web 2.0 and how might you use it

      Originally commissioned as a piece of work to help teachers to engage with and start using web 2.0 technologies. It includes examples and links to the work of key UK practitioners; teachers who are using web 2.0 in their work.  

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      1 hr

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Teaching and course design in higher education

      Teaching and course design in higher education

      This course was designed for people teaching or supporting teaching at higher education level, such as teachers, tutors, lecturers, supervisors and student support staff (such as librarians, educational technology and e-learning managers or academic supervisors). The course was originally accredited by the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE, currently part of the Higher Education Academy) as a route towards membership. The work of a teacher clearly involves much more than classroom performance and the traditional activities that have always aimed to engage students in learning. Teaching embraces planning and running sessions, designing learning environments, supervising and mentoring students in practice situations, marking and giving feedback on student work, undertaking the associated administration, coping with a multifaceted workload and managing complex relationships with colleagues. Successful teachers will also be reflecting across the range of their experiences and planning for continuing development.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

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