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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Calculating my Carbon Footprint?

    Calculating my Carbon Footprint?

    This unit seeks to explain what makes up a personal carbon footprint, and to identify alternative options in calculating one. For example, should footprints include emissions associated with goods and services purchased, or should they be restricted to directly attributable emissions, mainly from the use of energy and transport? There are many websites offering carbon footprint calculators, but the answers are almost always different. This unit will explain why this is the case, and allow you select the ones that you feel are most appropriate. Finally, a carbon footprint by itself achieves little; users need to be able to compare their carbon footprint with other people's, and to identify actions that might reduce the footprint to a desired level in the battle against global climate change.

  • Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Rural Areas

    Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Rural Areas

    This unit has been designed around Open Educational Resources (OER) with open content and open access whenever possible. Due to the ‘open’ nature of the resources there will be many differences in the style, appearance, and reliability of the resources, but these resources have been carefully selected to provide a useful educational starting-block for the study of this topic.

  • My Seaweed Looks Weird: An Introduction to Seaweed Parasites

    My Seaweed Looks Weird: An Introduction to Seaweed Parasites

    This short course is part of a suite of short courses on seaweed aquaculture developed by the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) to explore best practice in seaweed cultivation. It draws on existing and emerging understanding of seaweed cultivation based on research and practice as part of a wider programme based at SAMS to build capacity in seaweed cultivation across Europe. This module focuses on parasites, the amusing title is based on the opening lines of conversations we have had with people involved in seaweed cultivation – my seaweed looks weird.

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