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Explore your world with free learning from The Open University

Updated Wednesday, 1st December 2021
We've thousands of free learning items across OpenLearn - from games to full free online courses. Need help with where to start? We've a few ideas right here...

Since 1999, The Open University has been making free learning available to everyone online. From 2008, all that learning has been in one place - OpenLearn. The site you're looking at now.


What is OpenLearn?

Narrator: Curiosity, you never lose it. OpenLearn provides free educational resources for the insatiably curious all around the world; and not just courses – there’s articles, videos, features, games and more, created by academic experts and guest contributors. Explore new topics and refresh your skills - whether for further study or the sheer pleasure of learning. You'll find hundreds of free courses on everything from arts to forensics, to project planning and earn free digital badges to show employers everything you've learned. 

So, to truly satisfy your curiosity, visit OpenLearn – the home of free learning from The Open University.

We've got thousands of ways to learn - short articles by academic experts from the OU and beyond; videos; podcasts - even, if you're really keen, free courses. You can find your own way through our content - navigate by subject at the top of the page; choose by type of experience at the top right of most pages - or look to the bottom, where subjects and experience are listed again. Or, to get started - why not see what's popular right now?

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