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  • BBC Ideas

    Short films for curious minds. 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Feb 2019

  • BBC Ideas

    BBC Ideas Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Feb 2019
    Short films for curious minds. 
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Feb 2019

  • The animals are rebelling because they are dying. And we should too. Lessons from a modern-day Fable

    The animals are rebelling because they are dying. And we should too. Lessons from a modern-day Fable Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pixabay New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Feb 2019
    Reading news about animals as modern-day fables alerts us to Human beings’ vulnerability to climate change. What moral lesson about sustainable futures are...
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    The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

    Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete the Elizabeth line.

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    06 Feb 2019

  • The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

    The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway Updated content
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    Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete the Elizabeth line.
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    Golden Globe Ocean Race: Global Biodiversity

    By Dr Luke Mander

    What is biodiversity? When was it discovered? How does it vary across the globe? Luke Mander explains...

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    20 mins

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    05 Feb 2019

  • Golden Globe Ocean Race: Global Biodiversity

    Golden Globe Ocean Race: Global Biodiversity Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Miranda Sehl
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 05 Feb 2019
    What is biodiversity? When was it discovered? How does it vary across the globe? Luke Mander explains...
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    Welcome to OpenLearn: free learning from The Open University

    Our vision is to break down barriers to education by reaching millions of learners each year, through free...

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    05 Feb 2019

  • Welcome to OpenLearn: free learning from The Open University

    Welcome to OpenLearn: free learning from The Open University Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Feb 2019
    Our vision is to break down barriers to education by reaching millions of learners each year, through free educational resources.
  • The Children's Research Centre Hub

    The Open University's Children's Research Centre enables participation by children and young people - this...

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    01 Feb 2019

  • The Children's Research Centre Hub

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    The Open University's Children's Research Centre enables participation by children and young people - this collection of FREE resources explores some of...
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    What is the Children’s Research Centre?

    The Open University Children’s Research Centre (CRC) trains and supports children and young people to undertake...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Jan 2019

  • What is the Children’s Research Centre?

    What is the Children’s Research Centre? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Katrina Brown | Dreamstime.com - School Age Child Painting With Her Hands in Class
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2019
    The Open University Children’s Research Centre (CRC) trains and supports children and young people to undertake their own research. This article...
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    What do you know about S World - M World?

    By Professor Simon Bell

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

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Jan 2019

  • What do you know about S World - M World?

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    The comic S World - M World, is a story showing the behaviours between our solitary (M World) and our shared lives (S World). Try this...
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    What is crime?

    By Dr David Scott

    The Open University's senior lecturer in Criminology, Dr David Scott discusses the concept and aspects of crime.

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    24 Jan 2019

  • What is crime?

    What is crime? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
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    The Open University's senior lecturer in Criminology, Dr David Scott discusses the concept and aspects of crime.
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    23 Jan 2019

  • International Playwriting Competition 2019

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Jan 2019
    The only global competition for radio playwrights. 

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  • Learn to code for data analysis

    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You'll learn how to access open data, clean...

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    19 Feb 2019

  • Learn to code for data analysis

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    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line...
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    Get started with online learning

    This free course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of your life on hold.

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    19 Feb 2019

  • Get started with online learning

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 19 Feb 2019
    This free course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of...
  • From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?

    This free course, From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?, sets the experience of Brexit in the context of the UK. It first analyses Brexit as a...

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    15 Feb 2019

  • From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?

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    From Brexit to the break-up of Britain? Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 15 Feb 2019
    This free course, From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?, sets the experience of...
  • Everyday maths 1

    This free course, Everyday maths 1, is designed to bring your learning to life, inspiring you to improve your current maths skills or helping you...

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    48 hours

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    14 Feb 2019

  • Everyday maths 1

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    Everyday maths 1 Updated content
    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 14 Feb 2019
    This free course, Everyday maths 1, is designed to bring your learning to life,...
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    Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

    Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. This free course, Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting,...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2019

  • Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting

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    Introduction to bookkeeping and accounting Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © 2009 Image Source/Jupiterimages Corporation Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 12 Feb 2019
    Learn about the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping...
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    Particle physics

    This free course, Particle physics, will give you an overview of current concepts and theories in the field. You will learn about the fundamental...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2019

  • Particle physics

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 12 Feb 2019
    This free course, Particle physics, will give you an overview of current concepts...
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    Introducing Homer's Iliad

    This free course, Introducing Homer's Iliad, focuses on the epic poem telling the story of the Trojan War. It begins with the wider cycle of myths...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    12 Feb 2019

  • Introducing Homer's Iliad

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    Introducing Homer's Iliad Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Photograph © The State Hermitage Museum. Photo by Vladimir Terebenin. Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 12 Feb 2019
    This free course, Introducing Homer's Iliad, focuses on the epic poem telling the...
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    Understanding autism

    Learn about autism, one of the most challenging long-term conditions of the century. This free course, Understanding autism, introduces the autism...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Feb 2019

  • Understanding autism

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    Understanding autism Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Iris Grace - irisgracepainting.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 12 Feb 2019
    Learn about autism, one of the most challenging long-term conditions of the...
  • Everyday English 1

    This free course, Everyday English 1, will develop and improve your essential speaking and listening, reading and writing skills for work, study...

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    48 hours

    Level: 0 Beginner

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2019

  • Everyday English 1

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    Everyday English 1 Updated content
    Beginner level Duration 48 hours Updated 12 Feb 2019
    This free course, Everyday English 1, will develop and improve your essential...
  • Veiling

    This free course explores controversies associated with the practice of 'veiling' within Islam. The Islamic 'veil', be it in the form of the hijab,...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    12 Feb 2019

  • Veiling

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    Veiling Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Feb 2019
    This free course explores controversies associated with the practice of 'veiling'...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health
    Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Professional Certificate in Accounting
    Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Feb 2019
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...
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