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    Understanding dyslexia

    Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills This free course Understanding dyslexia analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such conditions You will learn how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia in order to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation Please note that this course was written around 10 years ago and so reflects best practice in this area at that time We are currently looking to update the course to include some more recent theories and examples

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Jun 2019

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    Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This free course, Understanding...
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    Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    By Ben Oakley

    This free course Exploring sport coaching and psychology investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking you on a journey through unique sporting case studies and insights that will change how you view and study sport You will consider how the mind the body the environment and training techniques all contribute to optimum fitness

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Aug 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Aug 2019
    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • Understanding ADHD

    This free course Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD explores the experience of ADHD from the perspective of those who are diagnosed with the condition and those who care for them It covers the contribution of scientific research to understanding ADHD with a focus on assessing the effectiveness and mechanism of action of treatments and therapies

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2021

  • Understanding ADHD

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    Understanding ADHD
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 02 Mar 2021
    This free course, Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),...
  • An introduction to electronics

    Electronics is fundamental to modern life Using an interactive website videos and easytouse electronic circuit design and simulation software this free course An introduction to electronics will show how electronic devices and systems pervade everything we do and teach some of the basic ideas

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2019

  • An introduction to electronics

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    An introduction to electronics
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 05 Dec 2019
    Electronics is fundamental to modern life. Using an interactive website, videos,...
  • Teaching and learning tricky topics

    This free course is designed to provide a background and understanding of tricky topics the practical application of threshold concepts and their connection with learning design digital innovation and learning analytics The course and the innovative teaching tricky topic process which it explores will be useful for trainee or experienced teachers in schools colleges and universities who need to develop their skills in teaching difficult knowledge It will also be useful for career development of academics who wish to upskill in learning design digital innovation and analytics

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Sep 2019

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    Teaching and learning tricky topics
    Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Sep 2019
    This free course is designed to provide a background and understanding of tricky...
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    Galaxies, stars and planets

    This free courseGalaxies stars and planets is a general introduction including scale of the universe from the very large to the very small orbits and gravity the Solar System the Sun and other stars galaxies and the composition of astronomical objects

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Dec 2018

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  • Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

    Have you ever wondered how the internet gets into your home school college or workplace How do all the computers phones tablets printers and other devices connect and work together In this free course Discovering computer networks hands on in the Open Networking Lab you can explore how computer networks operate discover how data is sent around the internet put your understanding into practice using an inbuilt network simulator to create your own simulated computer networks

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2019

  • Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

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    Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 30 Oct 2019
    Have you ever wondered how the internet gets into your home, school, college or...
  • An introduction to exoplanets

    By Dr Carole Haswell, Dr Jo Barstow Eberhardt

    This free course An introduction to exoplanets introduces our galaxys population of planets and some of their many surprises It explains the methods used by astronomers to study exoplanets and provides a general introduction to the methods of scientific inquiry The course culminates in discussion of life elsewhere in our Galaxy

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jan 2020

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    An introduction to exoplanets
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 08 Jan 2020
    This free course, An introduction to exoplanets, introduces our galaxy's...
  • Making decisions

    Do you hate making decisions Does the ability of others to make snap decisions really frustrate you This free course will help you understand some of the processes involved in decision making Attention to the psychology of decision making and the social context in which decisions are made can improve your understanding of others and yourself

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    05 Jun 2019

  • Making decisions

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    Making decisions
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Jun 2019
    Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions...
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    Different types of business

    A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with operations in many different countries This free course introduces different types of business depending on industry sector size and type of ownership and discusses some of the ways in which businesses differ from each other

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    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Jun 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 07 Jun 2018
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    Exploring career mentoring and coaching

    This free course Exploring career mentoring and coaching will explain what mentors and career coaches do and how a colleague or expert who can ask the right questions challenge assumptions and help an individual to find the best solutions for themselves can make a significant difference in a wide range of situations and contexts

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 11 Dec 2019
    This free course, Exploring career mentoring and coaching, will explain what...
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    Forensic science and fingerprints

    This free course Forensic science and fingerprints covers how science can make fingerprints easier to study how they are used in court and some of the questions about the extent to which fingerprint identification is sound and scientific Students will learn the principles used in classifying and matching fingerprints often called marks

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2019

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    This free course, Forensic science and fingerprints, covers how science can make...
  • Risk management

    Recent decades have seen an array of news stories where risk management failings have undermined an organisation and dented the credibility of its management These failings have led to the demise of some companies for example Lehman Brothers WorldCom and Enron Worse than this in many instances the failings have resulted in deaths and injuries as with the Piper Alpha oil platform disaster in the North Sea in 1988 or the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010Successful organisations embed a culture of risk management in all areas of their activities To achieve this requires effective and practical risk management education The course particularly benefits all those engaged as risk managers those seeking to develop their risk management capabilities and those like board members who have ultimate responsibility for risks within their organisations Additionally all those with or seeking a career in management in any organisation will benefit from the understanding of risks and how to manage them

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jan 2020

  • Risk management

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    Risk management
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 02 Jan 2020
    Recent decades have seen an array of news stories where risk management failings...
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    Attachment in the early years

    This free course Attachment in the early years covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood In the 1950s John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare This OpenLearn course describes Bowlbys theory and the work that has built on it illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2019

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 20 Aug 2019
    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the...
  • Everyday English 2

    This free course Everyday English 2 will inspire you to improve your current English skills and help you to communicate more effectively in everyday work and life

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    48 hours

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

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    Everyday English 2
    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This free course, Everyday English 2, will inspire you to improve your current...
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    Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

    This free course Beginners French A trip to Avignon helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town You will learn how to understand and give directions ask about accommodation book a hotel room at the tourist information office and get information about what to see and do in the local area You will visit some museums in Avignon and buy a film for your camera The course also deals with telling the time and making liaisons in speech By the end of the course you will feel more confident understanding and giving information about towns seeking clarification and dealing with numbers You will also have developed your oral fluency and your reading skills

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Sep 2018

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    This free course, Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon, helps you to acquire the...
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    Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

    This free course Business communication writing a SWOT analysis is designed to develop your writing skills for business You will be taken step by step through the process of writing a SWOT analysis with clear advice on selecting key information from a case study text making concise notes choosing an appropriate structure and using language effectively You will learn how to write a formal report including recommendations based on a case study analysis of the British company Brompton Bicycle

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Jun 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Jun 2018
    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to...
  • Exploring learning disabilities: supporting belonging

    This free course Exploring learning disabilities supporting belonging takes the reallife cases of a number of different people to explore what it is like to have the label learning disability The course also considers how it feels to support someone with a learning disability as a family member a friend an advocate or a paid worker Through these human stories the course considers the complex moral ethical and practical debates learning disability gives rise to

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2020

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    Epidemiology: An introduction

    Public health interventions need to be built on an evidence base and part of this evidence comes from epidemiology the study of how and why diseases occur Epidemiology is a bit like a game of detection It involves identifying diseases finding out which groups of people are at risk tracking down causes and so on This free course Epidemiology An introduction looks at some key types of data used in epidemiology such as statistics on death and ill health and introduces some techniques used in analysing data

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    Free course

    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Nov 2018

  • Epidemiology: An introduction

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    Public health interventions need to be built on an evidence base and part of this...
  • Citizen science and global biodiversity

    This free course Citizen science and global biodiversity deals with the importance of biodiversity and explores how anyone can contribute to and be involved in identifying and recording wildlife as a citizen scientist It looks at what citizen science is and how citizen science facilitates public involvement in scientific research activities as individuals learn and build skills Traditional biological keys are introduced and online recording is demonstrated using citizen science techniques and practical activities using the wwwiSpotnatureorg platform The course goes on to demonstrate how once a species is identified web resources can be used to research its ecology The role of citizen science is illustrated through a number of case studies from across the world Finally the course concludes by exploring the impact citizen scientists are having on recording biodiversity around the globe

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Feb 2020

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    Citizen science and global biodiversity
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 03 Feb 2020
    This free course, Citizen science and global biodiversity, deals with the...
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    Starting with law: An overview of the law

    The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of everyday life But how are laws in the UK made and who makes them This free course Starting with law An overview of the law will introduce you to the key players in law making in the UK and provide some helpful tips on study techniques

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jun 2018

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    The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of...
  • Managing my money

    This free course Managing my money allows you to gain the skills to manage your personal finances managing budgets debts investments property purchase pensions and insurance

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2020

  • Managing my money

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    Managing my money
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Feb 2020
    This free course, Managing my money, allows you to gain the skills to manage your...
  • Exploring anxiety

    This free advanced level course Exploring anxiety serves as an introduction to masters level study in neurosciences and mental health Focusing on anxiety you will consider key issues concerning diagnosis causes and interventions You will also learn how to evaluate news items and to go behind the headlines and begin to explore some of the more contemporary and controversial findings within the field

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    Free course

    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    05 Sep 2019

  • Exploring anxiety

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    Exploring anxiety
    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 05 Sep 2019
    This free advanced level course, Exploring anxiety, serves as an introduction to...
  • 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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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jul 2020

  • Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

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    Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Jul 2020
    This free course, Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world, will develop...
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    Critical criminology and the social sciences

    This free course Critical criminology and the social sciences will provide you with an insight into some of the main disciplines within the social sciences focusing in particular on critical criminology It will begin by outlining some of the defining characteristics of the social science disciplines of psychology law sociology and critical criminology Using the global financial crisis of 20078 as a case study the course will then provide you with an insight into how academics working in some of these different disciplinary backgrounds make sense of a similar topic in different ways The course will conclude by considering the place of critical criminology within the social sciences

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2020

  • Critical criminology and the social sciences

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 03 Apr 2020
    This free course, Critical criminology and the social sciences, will provide you...
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