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    52 things you never knew about OpenLearn

    The Open University was 52 on 23rd April 2021, to coincide with the celebrations we put together 52 surprising things about the OU's FREE online learning resources...​

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  • 52 things you never knew about OpenLearn

    52 things you never knew about OpenLearn Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © Elena Schweitzer | Dreamstime.com - Ten birthday candles Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 05 Jan 2022
    The Open University was 52 on 23rd April 2021, to coincide with the celebrations we put together 52 surprising things about the OU's FREE...
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    14 Dec 2021

  • Extending your learning with postgraduate skills

    Updated 14 Dec 2021
    What more is there to learn than the content of your module? Postgraduate skills!
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    Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP

    By Dawn Gillies

    The Open University held a Mock COP26 event, inspiring future climate leaders from across Scotland in the Highlands and Moray.

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    29 Nov 2021

  • Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP

    Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Dawn Gillies
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Nov 2021
    The Open University held a Mock COP26 event, inspiring future climate leaders from across Scotland in the Highlands and Moray.
  • About The Open Centre for Languages and Cultures

    Welcome to the OpenLearn Hub of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures, a collection of free taster courses in a range of languages and communication-related subjects.

    Watch now: About The Open Centre for Languages and Cultures about Managing projects through people

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  • About The Open Centre for Languages and Cultures

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    Beginner level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Oct 2021
    Welcome to the OpenLearn Hub of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures, a collection of free taster courses in a range of languages and communication...
  • What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study?

    By Martin Weller, Michelle Appleby

    It seems to be a buzzword in education and one that gets thrown around quite a lot these days. But what does 'interdisciplinary' study really mean? And why is it so desirable?

    Read now: What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study? about Managing projects through people

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    14 Oct 2021

  • What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study?

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Oct 2021
    It seems to be a buzzword in education and one that gets thrown around quite a lot these days. But what does 'interdisciplinary' study really mean? And why...
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    How do we move towards racial equality?

    By Dr Anthony Gunter, Eric Addae-Kyeremeh, Tessy Mbofung, Dr Joan Simons

    Open University colleagues discuss their experiences of working at the OU as well as the changes they would like to see to move towards racial equality in this collection of videos.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Sep 2021

  • How do we move towards racial equality?

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    How do we move towards racial equality? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 22 Sep 2021
    Open University colleagues discuss their experiences of working at the OU as well as the changes they would like to see to move towards racial equality in...
  • 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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    08 Sep 2021

  • Essential skills for OU study

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Sep 2021
    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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    Dominic Ball testimonial

    Professional footballer Dominic Ball has completed a Business Management Degree with The Open University. He explains why it’s important other current players start planning for the future, plus how the support of the ...

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    10 mins

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    05 Aug 2021

  • Dominic Ball testimonial

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Aug 2021
    Professional footballer Dominic Ball has completed a Business Management Degree with The Open University. He explains why it’s important other...
  • Explore flexible online learning

    The Open University offers flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications. OpenLearn is the home of free online learning offered by the OU. There are hundreds...

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    20 Jul 2021

  • Explore flexible online learning

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2021
    The Open University offers flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and...

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  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © Elena Schweitzer | Dreamstime.com - Ten birthday candles

    52 things you never knew about OpenLearn

    The Open University was 52 on 23rd April 2021, to coincide with the celebrations we put together 52 surprising things about the OU's FREE online learning resources...​

    Updated content

    Read now: 52 things you never knew about OpenLearn about Managing projects through people

    Article

    20 mins

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    Updated on:

    05 Jan 2022

  • 52 things you never knew about OpenLearn

    52 things you never knew about OpenLearn Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © Elena Schweitzer | Dreamstime.com - Ten birthday candles Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 05 Jan 2022
    The Open University was 52 on 23rd April 2021, to coincide with the celebrations we put together 52 surprising things about the OU's FREE...
  • Article

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2021

  • Extending your learning with postgraduate skills

    Updated 14 Dec 2021
    What more is there to learn than the content of your module? Postgraduate skills!
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Dawn Gillies

    Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP

    By Dawn Gillies

    The Open University held a Mock COP26 event, inspiring future climate leaders from across Scotland in the Highlands and Moray.

    Read now: Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2021

  • Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP

    Good Mock COP, Bad Mock COP Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Dawn Gillies
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Nov 2021
    The Open University held a Mock COP26 event, inspiring future climate leaders from across Scotland in the Highlands and Moray.
  • About The Open Centre for Languages and Cultures

    Welcome to the OpenLearn Hub of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures, a collection of free taster courses in a range of languages and communication-related subjects.

    Watch now: About The Open Centre for Languages and Cultures about Managing projects through people

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    27 Oct 2021

  • About The Open Centre for Languages and Cultures

    Featuring: Video Video
    Beginner level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Oct 2021
    Welcome to the OpenLearn Hub of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures, a collection of free taster courses in a range of languages and communication...
  • What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study?

    By Martin Weller, Michelle Appleby

    It seems to be a buzzword in education and one that gets thrown around quite a lot these days. But what does 'interdisciplinary' study really mean? And why is it so desirable?

    Read now: What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Oct 2021

  • What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study?

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Oct 2021
    It seems to be a buzzword in education and one that gets thrown around quite a lot these days. But what does 'interdisciplinary' study really mean? And why...
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    Engaging with postgraduate research: education, childhood & youth

    In this free course Engaging with postgraduate research education childhood amp youth you will build on your understanding of how to evaluate research by thinking about a fundamental part of the research process research perspectives and approaches Some of the different ways of researching situations that can arise when working in education and working with children and young people will be examined You will explore distinct and influential ways in which people think about and study the complexities around working with children and young people the practices involved in learning and teaching and the structures that support and impact on them You will become familiar with the different theoretical tools used in research which will enable you to begin to interrogate research literature and the research process itself

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2021

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    How do we move towards racial equality?

    By Dr Anthony Gunter, Eric Addae-Kyeremeh, Tessy Mbofung, Dr Joan Simons

    Open University colleagues discuss their experiences of working at the OU as well as the changes they would like to see to move towards racial equality in this collection of videos.

    Watch now: How do we move towards racial equality? about Managing projects through people

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Sep 2021

  • How do we move towards racial equality?

    Featuring: Video Video
    How do we move towards racial equality? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 22 Sep 2021
    Open University colleagues discuss their experiences of working at the OU as well as the changes they would like to see to move towards racial equality in...
  • 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.

    Read now: Essential skills for OU study about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Sep 2021

  • Essential skills for OU study

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Sep 2021
    Feeling prepared for your module? Our short collection of free courses covers the essential skills to get the most from your studies.
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Dominic Ball/PFA

    Dominic Ball testimonial

    Professional footballer Dominic Ball has completed a Business Management Degree with The Open University. He explains why it’s important other current players start planning for the future, plus how the support of the ...

    Read now: Dominic Ball testimonial about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Aug 2021

  • Dominic Ball testimonial

    Dominic Ball testimonial Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Dominic Ball/PFA
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Aug 2021
    Professional footballer Dominic Ball has completed a Business Management Degree with The Open University. He explains why it’s important other...

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

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    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the...

    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning

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    Foundation Degree in Primary Teaching and Learning
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the fastest...

    BA (Honours) Early Years

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    BA (Honours) Early Years
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Do you work with young children? Do you want to boost your career and develop your...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Primary Teaching and Learning

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Primary Teaching and Learning
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Classroom and teaching assistants and classroom support staff represent one of the...