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My career goal: digital article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

My career goal: digital

Your technical expertise and analytical precision could propel a cutting-edge digital career. You'll find a variety of relevant training resources as well as first-hand experiences of programmers and web developers on this page.

Article
20 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Design Hub

Welcome to the Design Hub. Enjoy exploring tasters of OU design teaching materials as well as a wide range of design related articles.

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Astrobiology on OpenLearn article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Astrobiology on OpenLearn

Astrobiology explores whether there might be life elsewhere in the Universe. We've got a fantastic range of FREE resources on OpenLearn so that you can learn more about this fascinating area.

Article
2 hrs
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Education & Development

The importance of education for students in secure environments

Marina Postlethwaite Bowler looks at the benefits of education for students in secure environments (SiSE) and the challenges faced by SiSE learners.

Article
5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

A new mission to the icy moons of Jupiter

In April 2023, the European Space Agency launched the JUICE (JUpiter ICy Moons Explorer) mission. JUICE will explore the environment around Jupiter and study its three icy moons (Ganymede, Europa and Callisto). Could moons like these, orbiting giant gas planets, be habitable?

Article
5 mins
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History & The Arts

Star Wars: May the Course be with you

You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let the force awaken your curiosity and explore now...

Article
5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Introduction to complex analysis

This free course, Introduction to complex analysis, is an extract from the third level Open University course M337 Complex Analysis, which develops the theory of functions of a complex variable, emphasising their geometric properties and indicating some applications.

Free course
12 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology

Between humanity and space

Dr Natalie Trevino recently joined AstrobiologyOU at the Open University as a post-doctoral researcher in space ethics. Her research considers the future of space exploration and the relationship of humans and space. She reflected on how she came to AstrobiologyOU and her plans for future work, in conversation with Ann Grand, a fellow member of ...

Article
5 mins
Why is snow so hard to predict? article icon

Nature & Environment

Why is snow so hard to predict?

New York famously faced a snowmageddon in 2015 which didn't appear. Just why do forecasters struggle to predict snow?

Article
5 mins
How our brain changes as we grow old: the Blood Brain Barrier breakdown article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

How our brain changes as we grow old: the Blood Brain Barrier breakdown

What's the Blood Brain Barrier and how does studying this help us to find out more about diseases associated with ageing such as Alzheimer’s? OU research student, Eduardo Frias-Anaya explains:

Article
10 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Mythbusting moons

Would we have tides if we had no Moon? Is a ‘supermoon’ an important event? Can moons have moons? Enjoy this short animation.

Video
5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

A school reaches for the stars with an online astronomy course

Pupils from a Scottish school use a remote telescope to take images of distant galaxies.

Article
10 mins