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  • How can you take your teaching online?

    A number of schools and universities have closed to most pupils due to COVID-19, but how can you quickly move your teaching online? Check out our FREE remote learning resources.

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    04 Jan 2021

  • How can you take your teaching online?

    How can you take your teaching online? Updated content
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    A number of schools and universities have closed to most pupils due to COVID-19, but how can you quickly move your teaching online? Check out our FREE remote...
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    Read this before you fall for a personalised book

    By Professor Natalia Kucirkova

    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sales of personalised books go up, but are they as beneficial as other children's books? Professor Natalia Kucirkova explores...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Nov 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Nov 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sales of personalised books go up, but are they as beneficial as other children's books? Professor Natalia Kucirkova...
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    Are you driven to distraction?

    By Dr Gemma Briggs, Dr Jim Turner

    Can you drive safely and work effectively at the same time? If you ever need to make your vehicle a mobile office, by having hands free phone conversations, how confident are you that neither your work, nor your driving suffers? 

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    10 Nov 2020

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    Can you drive safely and work effectively at the same time? If you ever need to make your vehicle a mobile office, by having hands free phone conversations,...
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    15 minutes on Mars

    By Dr Vic Pearson, Dr Stuart Turner, Dr Julia Semprich, Dr Susanne Schwenzer

    Have you ever looked up into the night sky at the red planet and wanted to know more? Now here’s your chance to explore Mars.

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    26 Oct 2020

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    Have you ever looked up into the night sky at the red planet and wanted to know more? Now here’s your chance to explore Mars.
  • What is a literary festival?

    Literary festivals have gained traction in recent years, and perhaps one of the better-known literary festivals in the UK is ‘The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts’. 

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    20 Jul 2020

  • What is a literary festival?

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    Literary festivals have gained traction in recent years, and perhaps one of the better-known literary festivals in the UK is ‘The Hay Festival of Literature ...
  • The importance of planning a musical performance

    Many of us have had the festival experience as a spectator, but what’s it like to actually perform at a festival in front of hundreds of thousands of people? Dr Sean Williams, Lecturer in Music Technology, shares his experience DJing at Burning...

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    20 Jul 2020

  • The importance of planning a musical performance

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    Many of us have had the festival experience as a spectator, but what’s it like to actually perform at a festival in front of hundreds of thousands of people?...
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    Classical Studies: festivals

    ‘Festival’ at its very essence, is a collective event where people come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – music, dancing, food and drink. But it isn’t a modern concept. Academics within our Classical Studies discipline share their...

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    20 Jul 2020

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    ‘Festival’ at its very essence, is a collective event where people come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – music, dancing, food and drink. But it...
  • Celebrating festivals from the past and present

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the past and present. Explore festivals dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome, discover ...

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    20 Jul 2020

  • Celebrating festivals from the past and present

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the...
  • Glastonbury and the festival

    Glastonbury, a town nestled in southwest England, is one of the most popular and sacred pilgrimage sites, and it also happens to host one of the world’s most famous music festivals!

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    20 Jul 2020

  • Glastonbury and the festival

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    Glastonbury, a town nestled in southwest England, is one of the most popular and sacred pilgrimage sites, and it also happens to host one of the world’s most...
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    Asteroids

    By Samuel L. Jackson, Ross Findlay, Zoe Morland, Dr Ashley James King

    From robotic telescopes to an asteroid pretending to be a moon on Mars, here are four articles about asteroids.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Jun 2020

  • Asteroids

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 25 Jun 2020
    From robotic telescopes to an asteroid pretending to be a moon on Mars, here are four articles about asteroids.

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    Building confidence in using online learning forums

    This free course Building confidence in using online learning forums identifies the value and benefits of posting to online learning forums The course provides strategies to help you participate more fully in online learning forums and looks at how to make forums into a playful space which forum writing is more suited to

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  • Building confidence in using online learning forums

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    This free course, Building confidence in using online learning forums, identifies...
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    Discovering music through listening

    This free course Discovering music through listening will introduce you to the musical elements used by musicians to create a piece of music pulse tempo metre harmony structure texture timbre and dynamics Youll learn how to identify the different musical elements by taking a particular approach to listening to the music known as close listening Alongside developing your listening skills you will learn how to explain what you hear using technical language

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    9 hours

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    22 Jul 2020

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    This free course, Discovering music through listening, will introduce you to the...
  • Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

    This free courseDigital skills succeeding in a digital world will develop your confidence and skills for life online whether study work or everyday life It explores a range of digital skills and practices including digital identity digital wellbeing staying safe and legal finding and using information and online tools and dealing with information overload The importance of developing a critical approach to life online is emphasised throughout whether consuming or creating information Youll be encouraged to reflect on your own situation and to apply what you learn to reallife scenarios using a digital skills plan to keep a record of progress

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Jul 2020

  • Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Jul 2020
    This free course, Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world, will develop...
  • Internships and other work experiences

    In this free courseInternships and other work experiences youll begin by learning more about what an internship is and how it might differ from other forms of work experience Youll find out what you can gain personally and professionally and consider the practicalities of obtaining work experience from how to choose whats right for you to making strong applications Youll explore the virtual internship and why more employers are starting to use them and finish by looking at how to maximise your experience and make it work for you as your career progresses considering your next steps and setting yourself SMART goals

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    02 Jul 2020

  • Step up to leadership

    This free course is one in a series focusing on leadership decisionmaking and communication in the context of policing with the community This particular course focuses on the challenge of leadership and leading change in an everchanging policing context It provides insights to help individuals become more effective leaders of teams and organisations and to engage more effectively with key community stakeholders

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 May 2020

  • Step up to leadership

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 21 May 2020
    This free course is one in a series focusing on leadership, decision-making and...
  • The importance of interpersonal skills

    To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills you need to understand how to deal with other people This free course The importance of interpersonal skills will help you gain an awareness of your own skills and understand that an awareness of the interpersonal skills of others can help us enormously in dealing with the work tasks we are responsible for

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 May 2020

  • The importance of interpersonal skills

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    To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to...
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    MSE’s Academy of Money

    The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert MSE to produce this new free course to give you the skills and knowledge to master your finances Packed with videos audios quizzes and activities the course covers all the key aspects of personal finance in six sessions of study that each take around two hours to complete

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 May 2020

  • MSE’s Academy of Money

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    The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to produce this...
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    History as commemoration

    Commemoration remembering and marking your past makes an important contribution to our sense of community This free course History as commemoration considers ways in which written texts memorials letters and photographs can all serve to commemorate events people and values we wish to remember from our past

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 May 2020

  • History as commemoration

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    Commemoration – remembering and marking your past – makes an important...
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    You and your money

    An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and households manage their debt how much it costs and the different types of credit they can or cannot access This free course You and your money explores these issues with respect to the wider changing social and economic context

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 May 2020

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    An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and...
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    Supporting children's development

    Supporting childrens development is an introductory course for anyone who is interested in childrens development especially support staff in schools such as teaching assistantsIt builds on your knowledge and skills to develop a deeper understanding of children from the early years to school leavers You will be introduced to some core ideas surrounding development and learning behaviour special needs and disabilities

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    15 hours

    Updated on:

    16 Apr 2020

  • Supporting children's development

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    Beginner level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Apr 2020
    Supporting children’s development is an introductory course for anyone who is...