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Social media - fake news, filter bubbles and sharing wisely! video icon

Education & Development

Social media - fake news, filter bubbles and sharing wisely!

Meet Frank and travel with him on his adventures through the (sometimes foggy) realms of social media. Explore sharing, filter bubbles and fake news- maybe you can learn from Frank's mistakes with the help of Josie Long.

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10 mins
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Education & Development

Teachers’ knowledge of children’s literature and other texts

In this short film researcher Professor Teresa Cremin and teacher Claire Williams explore whether an up-to-date knowledge of children's books is crucial in teaching practice.

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10 mins
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History & The Arts

The man behind Matilda – what Roald Dahl was really like

Roald Dahl: the incredible storyteller loved by millions or a belittling bully? Find out what his character was like in this article.

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Education & Development

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 ...

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15 hrs
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Understanding language and learning

Learning is understood broadly as any kind of activity, whether in a formal or informal context, that enhances an individual’s knowledge or skills in one way or another. The relationship between language and learning is approached in three ways: learning a language, learning about language and learning through language. This free course, ...

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10 hrs
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Education & Development

Word and image

Please note: this course will close on 16th June 2022. You can continue to study this course up until this date. Why does the way a page looks influence how we interpret the information it contains? This free course, Word and image, will examine how typography and images can be combined to improve literary creativity and allow a document to ...

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15 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology

Fake news, filter bubbles and Facebook

Who's to blame for the rapid spread of fake news in social media site Facebook?

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Education & Development

Literacy, social justice and inclusive practice

This free course, Literacy, social justice and inclusive practice, explores some of the tensions and debates linked to the aim of achieving literacy for all, using specific examples. It focuses on current significant debates related to the teaching of the technical aspects of literacy to a ‘sufficient standard’ and debates related to becoming a ...

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10 hrs
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History & The Arts

History of reading: An introduction to reading in the past

This free course, History of reading: An introduction to reading in the past, consists of a series of essays, drawn from material contained in the Reading Experience Database, that illustrate different aspects of reading in Britain during the period from 1450 to 1945. These essays are designed for you as the reader to dip in and dip out, ...

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1 hr
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History & The Arts

Exploring the English language

How has the English language changed over the course of the last 500 years? What are the social and political contexts that have affected how these changes have come about? This free course, Exploring the English language, will consider the development of the English language from the 15th to the 19th century.

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9 hrs
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Evaluating school classroom discussion

It is important to learn from classroom discussions, both for pupils and teachers. This free course, Evaluating school classroom discussion, will help you, as a teacher, to evaluate such discussions in order to help students develop their understanding and use of spoken language. The ability to use language as a tool for constructing and sharing...

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9 hrs
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History of reading tutorial 2: The reading and reception of literary texts – a case study of Robinson Crusoe free course icon Level

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History of reading tutorial 2: The reading and reception of literary texts – a case study of Robinson Crusoe

How have famous books been read and received by audiences in the past? This free course, History of reading tutorial 2: The reading and reception of literary texts a case study of Robinson Crusoe, is the second tutorial in a series designed to help users of the UK Reading Experience Database (UK RED) search, browse and use this resource, and ...

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1 hr