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Critically exploring psychology free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Critically exploring psychology

This free course introduces you to critical thinking as a tool for psychology. As you work your way through the course you will learn what critical thinking is, and why it is important to use in the study of psychology. In particular, it will help you to think about how to use it when doing independent research. This OpenLearn course is an...

Free course
3 hrs
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Education & Development

AI matters

Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents great opportunity, but also significant disruption for modern societies and cultures. This free online short course investigates the historical, ethical and social issues surrounding this technology. It is aimed at people interested in understanding where this technology has come from, the kinds of ...

Free course
6 hrs
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So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

So, you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing

This free course, So you want to be a nurse? A brief introduction to nursing, provides an overview of what nursing entails. Focusing on nursing in the UK specifically, but also looking at its place globally, you will learn about the four fields of nursing in the UK, what nurse training involves, as well as what makes a great nurse. This ...

Free course
6 hrs
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Languages

Describing language

This free course introduces you to the basics of describing language. Using examples from English, you’ll learn how words are built, how they fit together to make sentences, and what labels like noun, verb and adjective mean. You’ll see how language patterns in regular ways and how the meaning of a sentence is more than the sum of its parts. ...

Free course
24 hrs
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What do scientists really do? My experience interviewing researchers video icon

Science, Maths & Technology

What do scientists really do? My experience interviewing researchers

Inka Maskiewicz, a Year 11 student, interviews scientists at AstrobiologyOU and the School of Physical Sciences at The Open University. These videos explain what they research and do at the university...

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10 hrs 1 min
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What do we need to know about our memory? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

What do we need to know about our memory?

Our brain changes as we age, but are there any ways we can improve our memory and thinking skills? This article explores...

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Education & Development

Essential skills for OU study

Feeling prepared for your module? Our short collection of free courses covers the essential skills to get the most from your studies.

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About Transition to Higher Education in Northern Ireland article icon

OpenLearn Ireland

About Transition to Higher Education in Northern Ireland

Free resources from The Open University to help you take your first steps into higher education in Northern Ireland.

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An introduction to computers and computer systems free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology

An introduction to computers and computer systems

This free course, An introduction to computers and computer systems, challenges how we view computers through the examples of processors in kitchen scales and digital cameras, as well as examining the work of art that, at heart, is a computer. You will also explore how computers are connected together to achieve even more than when working alone.

Free course
16 hrs
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Education & Development

How can I cope with exam stress

The exam period brings with it extra challenges - but if you manage your stress, you can make it through. Teena Clouston has some tips, and you may turn your papers over now.

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Innovation in health and social care practice free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology

Innovation in health and social care practice

This free course, Innovation in health and social care practice, focuses on how digital technology and innovation changes the expectations and job roles for health and social care practitioners. You will learn about what these expectations might be on practitioners and also about common responses and criticisms that may arise from transforming ...

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4 hrs
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History & The Arts

Sharpening Your Critical Thinking

What can you do to sharpen up your critical thinking? Mark Pinder and Paul-François Tremlett explain a few things to keep in mind when assessing other people’s arguments, and also when offering your own.

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