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  • Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Oct 2021

  • Not intervening as a form of care

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Oct 2021
    Learning from palliative and end of life care.
  • Is ‘fake news’ still a problem for society?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Disinformation is a defining feature of our time. Why has it become such a problem, and what can we do about it?

    Watch now: Is ‘fake news’ still a problem for society? about Managing projects through people

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Oct 2021

  • Is ‘fake news’ still a problem for society?

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Oct 2021
    Disinformation is a defining feature of our time. Why has it become such a problem, and what can we do about it?
  • Asexuality 101: Isn’t that for plants?

    By Hannah King

    I like to nip that one in the bud as soon as possible. Yes, Asexuality can refer to a form of plant procreation, no, we do not bud, yes, we have heard this joke a billion times, and yes, we are kinda bored of it at this point.

    Read now: Asexuality 101: Isn’t that for plants? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2021

  • Asexuality 101: Isn’t that for plants?

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Mar 2021
    I like to nip that one in the bud as soon as possible. Yes, Asexuality can refer to a form of plant procreation, no, we do not bud, yes, we have heard this...
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    Sex and the Natsal surveys – how do you compare?

    By Professor Jacqui Gabb, Dr Mathijs Lucassen

    During 2021, as part of a research enrichment public engagement grant from the Wellcome Trust, we are developing several Open Educational Resources (OERs). Specifically OERs derived from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles ...

    Watch now: Sex and the Natsal surveys – how do you compare? about Managing projects through people

    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2021

  • Sex and the Natsal surveys – how do you compare?

    Featuring: Video Video
    Sex and the Natsal surveys – how do you compare? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Feb 2021
    During 2021, as part of a research enrichment public engagement grant from the Wellcome Trust, we are developing several Open Educational Resources (OERs)....
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    No sex please, we're British!

    By Professor Jacqui Gabb, Dr Mathijs Lucassen

    There have been major changes in sexual attitudes over the years, but what are the views of the ‘average’ British person in terms of sex? Try our sexual attitudes interactive 'No sex please, we’re British!' to see how your views compare to...

    Take part now: No sex please, we're British! about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2021

  • No sex please, we're British!

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    No sex please, we're British! Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: OpenLearn - The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jan 2021
    There have been major changes in sexual attitudes over the years, but what are the views of the ‘average’ British person in terms of sex? Try our sexual...
  • Advance Care Planning (ACP ) - Discuss, Decide, Document and Share

    By Dr Jitka Vseteckova, Dr Erica Borgstrom, Amanda Whitehouse, Anna Kent, Miles Umney

    Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, documenting and sharing one’s wishes, beliefs, values and preferences for one’s future care. This process is often captured in a document called an advance care plan. The plan and the...

    Read now: Advance Care Planning (ACP ) - Discuss, Decide, Document and Share about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jan 2021

  • Advance Care Planning (ACP ) - Discuss, Decide, Document and Share

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Jan 2021
    Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, documenting and sharing one’s wishes, beliefs, values and preferences for one’s future care....
  • Should we educate prisoners?

    By Stephen Akpabio Klementowski

    ‘Should we educate prisoners?’ is a question that is always implicit in UK penal policy but, rarely ever explicitly addressed. This article addresses this question head-on.

    Read now: Should we educate prisoners? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    04 Aug 2020

  • Should we educate prisoners?

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Aug 2020
    ‘Should we educate prisoners?’ is a question that is always implicit in UK penal policy but, rarely ever explicitly addressed. This article addresses...
  • A scenario on e-professionalism for nurses

    By Dr Gemma Ryan

    Do you always make the correct descisions when it comes to using the Internet? Dr Gemma Ryan looks at online incidents and the behaviours which may require escalation.

    Take part now: A scenario on e-professionalism for nurses about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jul 2020

  • A scenario on e-professionalism for nurses

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 06 Jul 2020
    Do you always make the correct descisions when it comes to using the Internet? Dr Gemma Ryan looks at online incidents and the behaviours which may require...
  • Prison Abolition in Question(s): Part Two

    By Dr David Scott, Dr Deborah Drake

    Prison abolitionists question the moral and political justifications of imprisonment and call for the radical reduction or elimination of the use of prisons as they are currently constituted. Abolitionists are concerned about the harmfulness that...

    Read now: Prison Abolition in Question(s): Part Two about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2019

  • Prison Abolition in Question(s): Part Two

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Oct 2019
    Prison abolitionists question the moral and political justifications of imprisonment and call for the radical reduction or elimination of the use of prisons...
  • Prison Abolition in Question(s): Part One

    By Dr David Scott, Dr Deborah Drake

    Prison abolitionists question the moral and political justifications of imprisonment and call for the radical reduction or elimination of the use of prisons as they are currently constituted.  Abolitionists are concerned about the harmfulness...

    Read now: Prison Abolition in Question(s): Part One about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2019

  • Prison Abolition in Question(s): Part One

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Oct 2019
    Prison abolitionists question the moral and political justifications of imprisonment and call for the radical reduction or elimination of the use of prisons...

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  • The age of offence

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    From ‘cancel culture’ to ‘wokeness’ to the ‘culture wars’, many of the terms that define our age are related to the idea of ‘offence’. Watch this documentary series to explore the role which offensive language plays in our language ...

    Watch now: The age of offence about Managing projects through people

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Nov 2021

  • The age of offence

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 09 Nov 2021
    From ‘cancel culture’ to ‘wokeness’ to the ‘culture wars’, many of the terms that define our age are related to the idea of ‘offence’. Watch this ...
  • Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Oct 2021

  • Not intervening as a form of care

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Oct 2021
    Learning from palliative and end of life care.
  • Is ‘fake news’ still a problem for society?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Disinformation is a defining feature of our time. Why has it become such a problem, and what can we do about it?

    Watch now: Is ‘fake news’ still a problem for society? about Managing projects through people

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Oct 2021

  • Is ‘fake news’ still a problem for society?

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Oct 2021
    Disinformation is a defining feature of our time. Why has it become such a problem, and what can we do about it?
  • Asexuality 101: Isn’t that for plants?

    By Hannah King

    I like to nip that one in the bud as soon as possible. Yes, Asexuality can refer to a form of plant procreation, no, we do not bud, yes, we have heard this joke a billion times, and yes, we are kinda bored of it at this point.

    Read now: Asexuality 101: Isn’t that for plants? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2021

  • Asexuality 101: Isn’t that for plants?

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Mar 2021
    I like to nip that one in the bud as soon as possible. Yes, Asexuality can refer to a form of plant procreation, no, we do not bud, yes, we have heard this...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Sex and the Natsal surveys – how do you compare?

    By Professor Jacqui Gabb, Dr Mathijs Lucassen

    During 2021, as part of a research enrichment public engagement grant from the Wellcome Trust, we are developing several Open Educational Resources (OERs). Specifically OERs derived from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles ...

    Watch now: Sex and the Natsal surveys – how do you compare? about Managing projects through people

    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2021

  • Sex and the Natsal surveys – how do you compare?

    Featuring: Video Video
    Sex and the Natsal surveys – how do you compare? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Feb 2021
    During 2021, as part of a research enrichment public engagement grant from the Wellcome Trust, we are developing several Open Educational Resources (OERs)....
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: OpenLearn - The Open University

    No sex please, we're British!

    By Professor Jacqui Gabb, Dr Mathijs Lucassen

    There have been major changes in sexual attitudes over the years, but what are the views of the ‘average’ British person in terms of sex? Try our sexual attitudes interactive 'No sex please, we’re British!' to see how your views compare to...

    Take part now: No sex please, we're British! about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2021

  • No sex please, we're British!

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    No sex please, we're British! Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: OpenLearn - The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jan 2021
    There have been major changes in sexual attitudes over the years, but what are the views of the ‘average’ British person in terms of sex? Try our sexual...
  • Advance Care Planning (ACP ) - Discuss, Decide, Document and Share

    By Dr Jitka Vseteckova, Dr Erica Borgstrom, Amanda Whitehouse, Anna Kent, Miles Umney

    Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, documenting and sharing one’s wishes, beliefs, values and preferences for one’s future care. This process is often captured in a document called an advance care plan. The plan and the...

    Read now: Advance Care Planning (ACP ) - Discuss, Decide, Document and Share about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jan 2021

  • Advance Care Planning (ACP ) - Discuss, Decide, Document and Share

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Jan 2021
    Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, documenting and sharing one’s wishes, beliefs, values and preferences for one’s future care....
  • Can you prepare for Brexit?

    By Dr Peter Wood

    With the right knowledge you can prepare for anything. Are you up to scratch on Brexit? Take our fiendish quiz to find out.

    Take part now: Can you prepare for Brexit? about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Dec 2020

  • Can you prepare for Brexit?

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Dec 2020
    With the right knowledge you can prepare for anything. Are you up to scratch on Brexit? Take our fiendish quiz to find out.
  • Should we educate prisoners?

    By Stephen Akpabio Klementowski

    ‘Should we educate prisoners?’ is a question that is always implicit in UK penal policy but, rarely ever explicitly addressed. This article addresses this question head-on.

    Read now: Should we educate prisoners? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    04 Aug 2020

  • Should we educate prisoners?

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Aug 2020
    ‘Should we educate prisoners?’ is a question that is always implicit in UK penal policy but, rarely ever explicitly addressed. This article addresses...
  • A scenario on e-professionalism for nurses

    By Dr Gemma Ryan

    Do you always make the correct descisions when it comes to using the Internet? Dr Gemma Ryan looks at online incidents and the behaviours which may require escalation.

    Take part now: A scenario on e-professionalism for nurses about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jul 2020

  • A scenario on e-professionalism for nurses

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 06 Jul 2020
    Do you always make the correct descisions when it comes to using the Internet? Dr Gemma Ryan looks at online incidents and the behaviours which may require...