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    The science of nuclear energy

    This free course The science of nuclear energy will delve into the science behind nuclear power and explain what happens inside a nuclear reactor and what it means for an element to be radioactive It will explore some of the risks of producing nuclear power and examine the arguments for and against including it in future energy planning as well as looking at other potential future solutions

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Dec 2019
    This free course, The science of nuclear energy, will delve into the science...
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    The First World War: trauma and memory

    In this free course The First World War trauma and memory you will study the subject of physical and mental trauma its treatments and its representation You will focus not only on the trauma experienced by combatants but also the effects of the First World War on civilian populations

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    Free course

    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 20 Dec 2019
    In this free course, The First World War: trauma and memory, you will study the...
  • Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them

    Panic attacks what they are and what to do about themis a free course that should be helpful to anyone who experiences panic or panic attacks for their family and friends and anyone more generally interested in mental health and mental health treatment The course starts by exploring formal definitions of panic and panic attack These are then contrasted with personal accounts of the experience of panic It also presents some of the key understandings of why panic attacks happen and provides an overview of the main ways people can get help and help themselves

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    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2019

  • Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them

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    Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them
    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 20 Dec 2019
    Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them is a free course that...
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    Talk the talk

    This free course introduces the mechanics of effective persuasive oral presentations by giving you the opportunity to analyse examples and then create your own Using resources such as TED Talk videos you will see how experts deliver professional talks and famous speeches observe what works and identify how language connects ideas and keeps a listener engaged

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2019

  • Talk the talk

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 19 Dec 2019
    This free course introduces the mechanics of effective, persuasive oral...
  • Introduction to ecosystems

    If we dont grasp why ecosystems function it becomes harder to determine possible reasons for when they dont and makes it difficult to identify possible environmental threats to humans In this free course Introduction to ecosystems you will discover how organisms are linked together by complex interrelationships how such links are studied and how the physical properties of a particular habitat interact with the organisms that inhabit it Using case studies you will come to learn how knowledge of ecosystems leads to understanding of their individual importance and how they can be preserved

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Dec 2019

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    Introduction to ecosystems
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 18 Dec 2019
    If we don't grasp why ecosystems function, it becomes harder to determine possible...
  • Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice

    Strategic planning systems thinking in practice is a free course introducing core ideas of systems thinking in practice for managing and improving complex situations The ideas correspond with three core activities of firstly understanding interrelationships secondly engaging with multiple perspectives and thirdly reflecting on boundary judgements

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Dec 2019

  • Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice

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    Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Dec 2019
    Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice is a free course introducing core...
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    Managing my investments

    Gain the skills to manage your investments analyse portfolio risk and plan your pension with this free online course

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Dec 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 17 Dec 2019
    Gain the skills to manage your investments: analyse portfolio risk and plan your...
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    Beginners’ German: Food and drink

    This free course Beginners German Food and drink provides materials that support the development of listening reading writing and speaking skills The content focuses on food restaurants and eating habits The course also gives examples of how grammar vocabulary cultural aspects and study skills are taught by the OU in the Beginners German module

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Dec 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 13 Dec 2019
    This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials that...
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity

    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to that of the majority This explores how legal and socialcultural attitudes have changed significantly over time and demonstrates how much they have changed in recent years Legal approaches to sexual orientation and gender identity cover a range of different areas of law including criminal employment and family law The focus will be on the approach of English law which generally covers the law applying in both England and Wales but reference will also be made to the approach in other countries

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    10 Dec 2019

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    Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 10 Dec 2019
    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or...
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    Population ageing: a global health crisis?

    This free course Population ageing a global health crisis focuses on two major issues of our time ageing societies and global health It provides you with an introduction to ageing societies and their implications for global health implications which are only just beginning to be fully understood The course will help you to deepen your understanding of ageing societies across the globe and the different components of the concept of global health You will also explore the ways in which population ageing is often framed as a crisis and begin to develop your own ideas about the implications of population ageing

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Dec 2019

  • A brief history of communication: hieroglyphics to emojis

    This free course A brief history of communication hieroglyphics to emojis is an introduction to the history of writing and the key role it plays in human communication It tracks this history from the invention of writing around 5500 years ago to the mass popularity of emojis today

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2019

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    A brief history of communication: hieroglyphics to emojis
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 05 Dec 2019
    This free course, A brief history of communication: hieroglyphics to emojis, is an...
  • 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

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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,...
  • What is a metal?

    This free course What is a metal explores the main characteristic properties of metals and their varied use in our everyday lives Each metal has its own personal signature and you will undertake an online experiment to identify individual metals

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    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Dec 2019

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    What is a metal?
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 04 Dec 2019
    This free course, What is a metal? explores the main characteristic properties of...
  • Introduction to operations management

    This free course Introduction to operations management will introduce you to the role of operations management in organisations and gives you the opportunity to understand what an operations manager does It looks at how the role might influence the short and longterm success of the organisation It is important to develop a clear understanding of the impact of good and bad operations management practice on the performance of an organisation as a whole

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    04 Dec 2019

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    Introduction to operations management
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 04 Dec 2019
    This free course, Introduction to operations management, will introduce you to the...
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    Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

    This free badged open course Microgravity living on the International Space Station will help you to consider microgravity environments in more detail than before You will make direct comparisons of some important physical values between the International Space Station ISS the Earth and the Moon

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Dec 2019

  • Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 04 Dec 2019
    This free badged open course, Microgravity: living on the International Space...
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    Young lives: is now a good time to be young?

    This free course Young lives is now a good time to be young looks at young lives in the UK today asking the question is this a good time to be young It focuses on some of the factors that influence the divergent lives and complex experiences of children and young people today taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the lives of children and young people It focuses on some of the key issues in young lives such as continuing inequality and why some children and young people are more the focus of policy and intervention than others It is written for both people working with or intending to work with children and young people and for those who have a more general interest in issues and debates related to children and young people

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Dec 2019

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 03 Dec 2019
    This free course, Young lives: is now a good time to be young?, looks at young...
  • Are you ready for postgraduate study?

    This free course Are you ready for postgraduate study will help you to become familiar with the requirements and demands of postgraduate study and ensure you are ready to develop the skills and confidence to pursue your learning further

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    20 Nov 2019

  • Are you ready for postgraduate study?

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 20 Nov 2019
    This free course, Are you ready for postgraduate study, will help you to become...
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    Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward

    This free course Learning to learn Reflecting backward reflecting forward gives you an opportunity to review what you have learned and allow you to think about how you will take forward what you have learned perhaps building and developing an Action Plan in order to support other aspects of changePLEASE NOTE as part of OpenLearns ongoing review of content this course will be deleted onFriday 28th February 2020 An updated and improved version of the course can be found herehttpswwwopeneduopenlearneducationdevelopmentsucceedlearningcontentsectionoverview

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Nov 2019

  • Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Nov 2019
    This free course, Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward,...
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    Learning to learn: You and your learning

    In this free course Learning to learn You and your learning the focus is on the perspective that you have on your own learning However as you gather evidence about this perspective we hope that you will begin to reevaluate it and to think about the possibility of changePLEASE NOTE as part of OpenLearns ongoing review of content this course will be deleted onFriday 28th February 2020 An updated and improved version of the course can be found herehttpswwwopeneduopenlearneducationdevelopmentsucceedlearningcontentsectionoverview

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Nov 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Nov 2019
    In this free course, Learning to learn: You and your learning, the focus is on the...
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    Learning to learn: Planning for personal change

    This free course Learning to learn Planning for personal change explores academic theories and acts as a guide to help you establish where you want to go and what you want to achieve You are encouraged to develop a personal Action Plan The focus returns to your own viewpoint and you are encouraged to change or modify how you think about using Learning to learn The course also looks at how online learning communities can be used as part of the process of learning and personal changePLEASE NOTE as part of OpenLearns ongoing review of content this course will be deleted onFriday 28th February 2020 An updated and improved version of the course can be found herehttpswwwopeneduopenlearneducationdevelopmentsucceedlearningcontentsectionoverview

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Nov 2019

  • Learning to learn: Planning for personal change

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Nov 2019
    This free course, Learning to learn: Planning for personal change, explores...
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    Learning to learn: Exploring learning

    In this free course Learning to learn Exploring learning we encourage you to consider two additional perspectives that can illuminate your learning The first is the perspective that other people you know can provide the second is the perspective that can be provided by academic theories about learning We think that these two perspectives can help you prepare for personal changePLEASE NOTE as part of OpenLearns ongoing review of content this course will be deleted onFriday 28th February 2020 An updated and improved version of the course can be found herehttpswwwopeneduopenlearneducationdevelopmentsucceedlearningcontentsectionoverview

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2019

  • Learning to learn: Exploring learning

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 14 Nov 2019
    In this free course, Learning to learn: Exploring learning, we encourage you to...
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    Marketing communications as a strategic function

    Marketing communications help to define an organisations relationship with its customers This free course Marketing communications as a strategic function emphasises the strategic importance of such communication and its longterm effect on consumers Communication models can act as a predictive guide but in the end it is important to recognise the autonomy and unpredictability of consumers

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2019

  • Marketing communications as a strategic function

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    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 14 Nov 2019
    Marketing communications help to define an organisation's relationship with its...
  • Being an OU student

    In the course youll get a flavour of what OU study is actually like learn about how youll be supported the technologies youll use and start to develop the skills youll need to succeed

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2019

  • Being an OU student

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    Being an OU student
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 14 Nov 2019
    In the course, you’ll get a flavour of what OU study is actually like, learn about...
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    Managing relationships

    Do you find fundraising difficult Are others around you making your role as a fundraiser more difficult than it need be This free course Managing relationships will help you to understand your role by analysing a variety of issues about fundraising and the dilemmas and problems that organisations involved in winning resources and support are likely to face

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2019

  • Managing relationships

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    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 14 Nov 2019
    Do you find fundraising difficult? Are others around you making your role as a...
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    Managing and managing people

    This free course Managing and managing people will introduce you to the world of management We will be looking at a range of topics including what managers do what skills they require and how you can develop as a manager

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2019

  • Managing and managing people

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    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 14 Nov 2019
    This free course, Managing and managing people, will introduce you to the world of...
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