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. Plus, you’ll find information about our many broadcasts with the BBC and other partners and catch up with our latest projects on BBC iPlayer.
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?
Try something popular
Improve your digital skills, keep on top of ever-changing technology and prepare yourself to succeed in the digital world with our collection of free resources. Read now: Digital literacy: an OpenLearn collection
How much do you remember about 2006? We take a look back at ten of the biggest news stories from the year. Read now: 10 big news stories that happened in 2006 (when OpenLearn was born)
You've probably heard a lot about autism - but can you separate the myth from the reality? Try this interactive quiz to test your knowledge. Take part now: What do you really know about autism?
What effects did the slave trade have on Africa? How did it develop the Americas? Could Britain have industrialised without the slave trade? Dr Will Hardy assesses the consequences of the... Read now: Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade
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