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Exploring the icy moons

Mark Fox-Powell is a Research Fellow in AstrobiologyOU. His research focuses on the potential habitability of the deep oceans of the ice-covered moons of the outer solar system. He discussed his career path and work with Ann Grand, Lecturer in Astrobiology Education.

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The first 25 years: OU Renewable Energy Education

Derek Taylor reflects on the 25 years since launching the innovative Open University T521 Renewable Energy Pack for Tertiary Education. This was a revolutionary development for the OU.

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Live long and prosper?

How can the crew of the Enterprise walk around and breathe on any planet they encounter?  

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The benefits of a longer product life

A savvy shift in industrial resourcefulness is reflected in products that last longer, are adaptable, maintainable, and repairable. Such products optimise material value through preventing waste. These design strategies challenge the ways we create, use, and dispose of our everyday stuff. By extending the utility of our products, we reduce wastes, such as carbon emissions, across the whole product lifecycle.

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Systems Innovation - An interview with Professor Ray Ison

This short video interview taken at Systems Innovation Conference, London with Ray Ison Professor of Systems at The Open University, delves into the world of systems thinking.

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Choosing a Cosmic Name

Asteroid number 69423 was named ‘Openuni’ last month, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Open University's creation. But how do objects in space get their names?

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Biology Week

Celebrate all the biosciences during the Royal Society Biology Week 2021, running over nine days from 2nd - 10th October. 

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Climate change and the importance of COP26

Learn about climate change from different disciplinary perspectives and how that knowledge and experience may explain and inform the outcomes of COP26.

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The search for water on Mars

The possibility of water on Mars has captured human imagination for over a century. In this free course, The Search for Water on Mars, find out more about how scientists have found evidence for water in the red planet’s past and present, and what this might mean for the possibility of life beyond Earth.

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5 hrs
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Revealing the surface of an asteroid using robotic telescopes

How can studying asteroids allow us to have a better understanding of the formation of our solar system? Samuel Jackson, PhD student in The School of Physical Sciences digs into the research...

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM

This free course, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM, provides a toolkit for conducting Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). SoTL involves educators using their disciplinary knowledge to investigate a question about learning and teaching, gather evidence in a systematic way, submit their findings for peer review and make the findings public for others to build upon. The course will help you plan, conduct, and evaluate a SoTL inquiry. In this video Diane Butler, Associate Dean (Academic Excellence), Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, The Open University, welcomes you to the course. 

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24 hrs
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Surviving as communities

Ann Grand, Lecturer in Astrobiology Education, interviews Dr Sevasti Filippidou, a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with AstrobiologyOU, on her research looking at microbial life and ecologies in extreme environments and how microbes adapt and survive. 

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