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Project management

Whether you are a project manager, an aspiring project manager or a member of a project team, this online module will support you in improving your practice and making your contribution to the project even more effective. You will gain an understanding of the essential steps in the project life cycle and reflect on the techniques available to you and how they can be applied. You will have the opportunity to review, in the light of your new knowledge and experience, a project on which you have already worked. The topics covered include stakeholders, finance, risk, people, project administration and quality.

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Electromagnetism

This module is concerned with the electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation that pervade the world around you. It shows how the main ideas of electromagnetism can be encapsulated in the famous Maxwell's equations. These can be used to explain the properties of light and radio waves; the magnetic fields produced by brain activity; the way a television tube works; the transparency of the cornea in your eye; and many other phenomena. If you're interested in the ways that physics and mathematics are used to understand the world around you, then this would be an appropriate module to study.

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Lighting the Industrial Revolution

Dr Peter Lewis sheds light on some illuminating aspects of the industrial revolution - new developments in lighting that made mines safer and enabled Victorian factories to work round the clock.

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Measure the speed of light with your microwave

This video discovers an unconventional way to measure the speed of light using the microwave in your kitchen

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Do Christmas lights interfere with your wifi signal? article icon

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Do Christmas lights interfere with your wifi signal?

Beware: Britain's communication regulator warns that your twinkling festive lights might be blocking your wifi signal. Really? Andrew Smith explains why it shouldn't keep you awake worrying...

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How to build a real lightsaber

Creating a light yet powerful tool that uses a blade of energy to defeat the Dark Side and also act as an effective shield against laser blasts is tricky. Here's a start: 

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Light: Wave-particle duality article icon

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Light: Wave-particle duality

One of the most confusing concepts in physics, wave-particle duality is unlike anything we see in the ordinary world.

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It's 1892, and the future's bright for gas lighting article icon

Money & Business 

It's 1892, and the future's bright for gas lighting

The new electric lighting will never be more than a luxury product, stockholders in the Gas Light & Coke Company are reassured at the company's 1892 meeting.

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OpenLearn Live: 16th December 2016 video icon

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OpenLearn Live: 16th December 2016

The tiny bubbles of winter that started in Vienna; rubber eggs; Italian crises and a crack in space. Learning and research from across the day.

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Why were David Bowie's eyes two different colours? article icon

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Why were David Bowie's eyes two different colours?

The short answer is that they weren't - but there's a lot more to it than that. Kevin Hunt explains.

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OpenLearn Live: 27th October 2015 article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

OpenLearn Live: 27th October 2015

Mysterious lights in the sky; the risks of openwashing; Canada's migration mosaic...  and more free learning through the day.

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OpenLearn Live: 7th September 2015

A rock you can see through, and free learning to see you through the day.

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