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Updated Thursday, 17th September 2015

For nearly half a century, The Open University has been developing distance learning. Here’s just a taste of what we have to offer …

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Free learning for you and your staff - there's over 800 free courses...

Here's just a sample. You can study them when and how you choose:

Track your learning, earn a badge...

We've just introduced new "badged" courses which track your learning and, when you complete the course and quizzes, issues a certificate to demonstrate your achievements:

Make learning fun...

High quality learning - but with a twist.

Only got a minute? Learn something new...

Join us for a sixty second adventure. Or maybe a couple, if you've another minute to spare.

Settle down and enjoy a podcast...

Video and audio features exploring everything from management to moons. Watch online, or download to your phone or device.

Because these examples - picked to showcase some of the best free learning The Open University has to offer - are online you can enjoy them anywhere, any time (alright, anywhere with an internet connection...) - vist to bring up this menu.

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