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    Psychological research, obedience and ethics

    In this free course Psychological research obedience and ethics you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists You will read about the famous study on obedience conducted by Stanley Milgram and watch two psychologists talk about their research with meerkats and chimpanzees

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Apr 2019

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    In this free course, Psychological research, obedience and ethics, you will learn...
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    Companies and financial accounting

    This free course Companies and financial accounting introduces you to the legal characteristics of limited companies and how limited companies raise finance through ordinary shares and loan capital It also introduces the interests of company stakeholders and looks at three different perspectives on companies and their role in society Finally it introduces the formats of company financial statements in comparison with those of sole traders This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course B293 Financial accounting in contextTranscript

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Oct 2020

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    Technology, innovation and management

    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management This free course Technology innovation and management will provide you with an overview and introduction to a range of related concepts ideas and debates It adopts a broad definition of innovation and subscribes to the view that a fundamental feature of any innovation process is that it results in gaining value

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    21 May 2019

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    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This...
  • Personal branding for career success

    This free coursePersonal branding for career successconsiders what a personal brand is and whether you currently have one Youll look in detail at theories and examples of personal branding and relevant marketing processes and practices Youll identify the values skills knowledge and expertise that you want to promote to employers and consider different ways to build and present your own brand

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

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    Personal branding for career success
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, Personal branding for career success, considers what a...
  • Social care in the community

    Social care involves the challenge of supporting people who for a variety of reasons are unable to function without assistance or supervision This free course Social care in the community focuses on one important area of social care home care for older people

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jun 2019

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    Social care in the community
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 25 Jun 2019
    Social care involves the challenge of supporting people who, for a variety of...
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    Childhood in the digital age

    This free course Childhood in the digital age delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology in their lives

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2020

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    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
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    Becoming a critical social work practitioner

    What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work This free course Becoming a critical social work practitioner will guide you through some important concepts An understanding of critical perspectives will help you take a positive and constructive approach to problems that arise in social work practice

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    10 Jun 2019

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    What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free...
  • Understanding your sector

    This free course Understanding your sector will help you to understand the difference between sectors industries and professions It will also help you to gain the inside knowledge to impress in applications and at interviews and to put together an action plan that is tailored to you

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    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, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the...
  • Medical statistics

    This free course is concerned with some of the statistical methods used in epidemiology and more widely in medical statistics Section 1 introduces cohort studies in which individuals are classified according to their exposure and followed forward in time to evaluate disease outcomes Section 2 looks at models for cohort studies Section 3 introduces casecontrol studies in which individuals are selected according to their disease status and past exposures are then ascertained Section 4 covers testing for no association in cohort studies and casecontrol studies

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Jul 2019

  • Medical statistics

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    Medical statistics
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 Jul 2019
    This free course is concerned with some of the statistical methods used in...
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    English grammar in context

    What are the differences between spoken and written English Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears This free course English grammar in context looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications both written and spoken This OpenLearn course will help you to see how language is intertwined with both describing a view of the world and interacting with others in that world

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    25 May 2017

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    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar...
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    What is heritage?

    What is heritage This free course will introduce you to the concept of heritage and its critical study exploring the role of heritage in both past and contemporary societies

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jun 2019

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    What is heritage? This free course will introduce you to the concept of heritage...
  • Migration

    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals with special reference to birds and also introducing the themes of movement selection and homeostasis

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Sep 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Sep 2017
    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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    Understanding depression and anxiety

    This free course Understanding depression and anxiety explores the causes of these mental health issues with a particular focus on stress You will consider some risk and causal factors for some depression and anxiety disorders and learn about the biology and psychology behind them

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    08 Nov 2019

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    This free course, Understanding depression and anxiety, explores the causes of...
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    Getting started with French 1

    Whether you want to visit work or live in a Frenchspeaking environment you will get more out of the experience if you can communicate effectively with people In this short course you will begin to develop your reading and listening skills in French and learn to speak and write the language to communicate in everyday situations You will acquire a knowledge of the basic structures of French along with key vocabulary to meet and greet people and to talk about yourself and others This OpenLearn course is an extract from the beginning of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures short courseLXF001 Beginners French 1 eh ouiAfter completing this free course you may wish to register for the full course to continue your learning

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jan 2021

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 04 Jan 2021
    Whether you want to visit, work or live in a French-speaking environment, you will...
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    The meaning of home

    This free course The meaning of home looks at the way people identify with and become attached to places buildings and objects It also analyses how this attachment can impact on personal wellbeing Understanding this is important in assessing the care people of all ages need and how this care should be delivered

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2016

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    This free course, The meaning of home, looks at the way people identify with and...
  • Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

    The free course Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin gives a taste of what it is like to learn two ancient languages It is for those who have encountered the classical world through translations of Greek and Latin texts and wish to know more about the languages in which these works were composed

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Jun 2018

  • Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

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    Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 07 Jun 2018
    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is...
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    The Enlightenment

    The free course will examine the Enlightenment To help understand the nature and scale of the cultural changes of the time we offer a map of the conceptual territory and the intellectual and cultural climate We will examine the impact of Enlightenment on a variety of areas including science religion the classics art and nature Finally we will examine the forces of change which led from Enlightenment to Romanticism

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 May 2019

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    The free course will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and...
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    Approaches to software development

    This free course Approaches to software development presents an engineering approach to the development of software systems a software engineering approach The course pays particular attention to issues of software quality in terms of both product what is built and process how we build it

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    18 Jun 2018

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    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018
    This free course, Approaches to software development, presents an engineering...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    02 Jul 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 02 Jul 2020
    In this free course, Internships and other work experiences, you’ll begin by...
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    Work and mental health

    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems most people with these difficulties could take paid employment if it were not for numerous barriers in the workplace and the wider community Centre for Mental Health 2013 In this free course Work and mental health you will look at some of the ways in which employment affects mental health and what can be done to support people in finding and keeping work

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Jun 2019

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    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those...
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    Art and life in ancient Egypt

    Around 1350 BC the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of his tombchapel to be painted with scenes depicting his afterlife and the world in which he lived Nebamun worked in the temple of Amun at Karnak during the reign of Amenhotep III c 13901352 BC Amenhotep was one of the most important kings of the 18th Dynasty one of the high points of Egyptian wealth but his reign preceded a period of dramatic upheaval in Egyptian society In 1820 eleven pieces were removed from the walls of the tombchapel location now unknown and were acquired by the British Museum where they are now iconic masterpieces of the collection This free course explores the history and meaning of these paintings

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    30 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2020

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    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of...
  • Simple coding

    By Dr Michel Wermelinger

    Have you ever wanted to try out simple coding Want to understand the basics of what it entails This course introduces you to the skills concepts and jargon of coding

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2018

  • Simple coding

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    Simple coding
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 05 Dec 2018
    Have you ever wanted to try out simple coding? Want to understand the basics of...
  • An introduction to death, dying and grief

    Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death dying and grief This free course An introduction to death dying and grief invites you to think more deeply about death and dying and encourages you to think about it in different ways This course will introduce you to different perspectives on death ethical issues related to dying and endoflife care as well as expressions of grief Please note that this course includes video about people talking personally about their experiences in relation to death and dying If you have been affected by the issues in these videos there are resources included in the course for further information and support

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    7 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2018

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    An introduction to death, dying and grief
    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 19 Oct 2018
    Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death, dying and grief. This free...
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