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City in The Sky

This three-part OU/BBC co-production on BBC Two investigates the 'City in the Sky'. You will never look at your time aloft in the same way again…

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Succeed with maths – Part 1

If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put together, give you confidence with using percentages, fractions and negative numbers and provide you with problem solving skills for your everyday life and the wider world.

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24 hrs

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Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities. Learn about the two main vitamin groups and the major mineral elements. This free course, Nutrition: vitamins and minerals, looks at the two main groups of vitamins: the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K; and the water-soluble vitamins, the B group and vitamin C. It also examines the major mineral elements, and the importance of fluid balance in the body.

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10 hrs
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The Brits Who Built The Modern World

Join us for the series that tells the story of how an exceptional generation of British architects conquered the globe with their high-tech vision

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Exploring communications technology

This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the principles underpinning communications technology. It looks at the properties of signals and media (such as optical fibre and radio waves), error control, data compression, and the principles of 4G mobile communications, wi-fi and DSL broadband.

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10 hrs
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How can scientists fight the tide of "fake news"?

"Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed up in lab coats.

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Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you.

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24 hrs