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    Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart

    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2021

  • Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart

    Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2021
    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 
  • Life through a lens

    By Dr Susie West

    Humans have changed their view of the world through lenses, we see further and closer thanks to the power of this wonderful invention, could you imagine life without lenses?

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2020

  • Life through a lens

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Mar 2020
    Humans have changed their view of the world through lenses, we see further and closer thanks to the power of this wonderful invention, could you imagine ...
  • Weather derivatives - the financialization of weather

    By Professor John Allen, Michael Pryke

    Is it possible to manage the risks presented by nature, such as too much rain at the wrong time of the year and very harsh frosts?

    Listen now: Weather derivatives - the financialization of weather about Managing projects through people

    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2019

  • Weather derivatives - the financialization of weather

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Dec 2019
    Is it possible to manage the risks presented by nature, such as too much rain at the wrong time of the year and very harsh frosts?
  • The European Union and the impact on mixed nationality relationships in northern Finland

    By Dr Carol Brown-Leonardi

    Carol Brown-Leonardi investigates how Britain’s exit from the European Union has affected the perceptions and decision-making of mixed nationality couples to stay and live permanently in Finland or the United Kingdom.

    Listen now: The European Union and the impact on mixed nationality relationships in northern Finland about Managing projects through people

    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2019

  • The European Union and the impact on mixed nationality relationships in northern Finland

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Dec 2019
    Carol Brown-Leonardi investigates how Britain’s exit from the European Union has affected the perceptions and decision-making of mixed nationality couples...
  • The Z Files: Tony Waithe

    By Benjamin Zephaniah

    British inventor Tony Waithe shares his passion for design and innovation with the poet Benjamin Zephaniah

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Oct 2019

  • The Z Files: Tony Waithe

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Oct 2019
    British inventor Tony Waithe shares his passion for design and innovation with the poet Benjamin Zephaniah
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    Design a school

    As a new academic year gets under way, some schools are settling in to new premises. But what sort of choices and trade-offs are made during the design process?

    Take part now: Design a school about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Design a school

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Design a school Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    As a new academic year gets under way, some schools are settling in to new premises. But what sort of choices and trade-offs are made during the design...
  • Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Artificial intelligence - chatting with bots

    By Dr Jessamy Perriam, Dr Simon Carter

    As technology advances, machines are becoming more advanced at interacting with humans, but what does this mean for the future?

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    21 Aug 2019

  • Artificial intelligence - chatting with bots

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Artificial intelligence - chatting with bots Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Aug 2019
    As technology advances, machines are becoming more advanced at interacting with humans, but what does this mean for the future?
  • In-car technology: are we being sold a false sense of security?

    By Dr Gemma Briggs

    Our new cars come equipped with technology to read out text messages and let us use voice commands to make phone calls. Allocating attention to other tasks, can lead to our driving performance suffering and putting lives at risk.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jul 2019

  • In-car technology: are we being sold a false sense of security?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jul 2019
    Our new cars come equipped with technology to read out text messages and let us use voice commands to make phone calls. Allocating attention to other tasks,...
  • Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it?

    By Dr Gemma Briggs

    Using a hands free phone while driving is as dangerous as holding a phone - and yet they're marketed as a desirable extra. Dr Gemma Briggs wonders why.

    Read now: Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jul 2019

  • Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jul 2019
    Using a hands free phone while driving is as dangerous as holding a phone - and yet they're marketed as a desirable extra. Dr Gemma Briggs wonders why.
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    Seven myths of being a female engineer

    By The OpenLearn team

    There is a mountain of myths surrounding the engineering profession – particularly the role of women within the industry.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Mar 2019

  • Seven myths of being a female engineer

    Seven myths of being a female engineer Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: 123rf
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Mar 2019
    There is a mountain of myths surrounding the engineering profession – particularly the role of women within the industry.

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  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold

    Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart

    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 

    Read now: Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2021

  • Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart

    Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2021
    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 
  • Life through a lens

    By Dr Susie West

    Humans have changed their view of the world through lenses, we see further and closer thanks to the power of this wonderful invention, could you imagine life without lenses?

    Take part now: Life through a lens about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2020

  • Life through a lens

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Mar 2020
    Humans have changed their view of the world through lenses, we see further and closer thanks to the power of this wonderful invention, could you imagine ...
  • Weather derivatives - the financialization of weather

    By Professor John Allen, Michael Pryke

    Is it possible to manage the risks presented by nature, such as too much rain at the wrong time of the year and very harsh frosts?

    Listen now: Weather derivatives - the financialization of weather about Managing projects through people

    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2019

  • Weather derivatives - the financialization of weather

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Dec 2019
    Is it possible to manage the risks presented by nature, such as too much rain at the wrong time of the year and very harsh frosts?
  • The European Union and the impact on mixed nationality relationships in northern Finland

    By Dr Carol Brown-Leonardi

    Carol Brown-Leonardi investigates how Britain’s exit from the European Union has affected the perceptions and decision-making of mixed nationality couples to stay and live permanently in Finland or the United Kingdom.

    Listen now: The European Union and the impact on mixed nationality relationships in northern Finland about Managing projects through people

    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2019

  • The European Union and the impact on mixed nationality relationships in northern Finland

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Dec 2019
    Carol Brown-Leonardi investigates how Britain’s exit from the European Union has affected the perceptions and decision-making of mixed nationality couples...
  • The Z Files: Tony Waithe

    By Benjamin Zephaniah

    British inventor Tony Waithe shares his passion for design and innovation with the poet Benjamin Zephaniah

    Watch now: The Z Files: Tony Waithe about Managing projects through people

    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Oct 2019

  • The Z Files: Tony Waithe

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Oct 2019
    British inventor Tony Waithe shares his passion for design and innovation with the poet Benjamin Zephaniah
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    Introduction to finite element analysis

    What is finite element analysis what is it and why do we carry it out This free course Introduction to finite element analysis introduces the essence of finite element analysis As an example of its use you will look at the case of FEA of the tub of a racing car You will also have the opportunity to try out two exercises to carry out a simple analysis of a plate and a square beam

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    Free course

    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 Sep 2019

  • Introduction to finite element analysis

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    Introduction to finite element analysis Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Red Bull Racing
    Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 12 Sep 2019
    What is finite element analysis (what is it and why do we carry it out? This free...
  • Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Design a school

    As a new academic year gets under way, some schools are settling in to new premises. But what sort of choices and trade-offs are made during the design process?

    Take part now: Design a school about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Design a school

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Design a school Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    As a new academic year gets under way, some schools are settling in to new premises. But what sort of choices and trade-offs are made during the design...
  • Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Artificial intelligence - chatting with bots

    By Dr Jessamy Perriam, Dr Simon Carter

    As technology advances, machines are becoming more advanced at interacting with humans, but what does this mean for the future?

    Take part now: Artificial intelligence - chatting with bots about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    21 Aug 2019

  • Artificial intelligence - chatting with bots

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Artificial intelligence - chatting with bots Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Aug 2019
    As technology advances, machines are becoming more advanced at interacting with humans, but what does this mean for the future?
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    When two worlds collide: Achieving wisdom in online groups

    By Professor Simon Bell, Dr Kevin Collins

    The comic S World - M World, is a story showing the different behaviours between our solitary (M World) and our shared lives (S World). 

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    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jul 2019

  • When two worlds collide: Achieving wisdom in online groups

    Featuring: Video Video
    When two worlds collide: Achieving wisdom in online groups Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Charles Cutting and Simon Bell
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 26 Jul 2019
    The comic S World - M World, is a story showing the different behaviours between our solitary (M World) and our shared lives (S World). 
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    Manufacturing

    How are designs turned into products What resources materials and methods are used and what set of activities goes under the heading of manufacturing This free course will introduce manufacturing as a system and will describe some of the many different ways of making products We will illustrate how the required properties of the materials in a product influence the choice of manufacturing process used

    Learn: Manufacturing more

    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Jul 2019

  • Manufacturing

    Free Course Free Course
    Manufacturing Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Jul 2019
    How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods are...