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History & The Arts 

Historical perspectives on race

Race is not biological. It is a social construction. Yet we know that in our contemporary world and in history, this construction has real consequences. From enslavement and colonisation to resistance and revolution, the stories of people of colour are often left untold in accounts of the past. This free course, Historical perspectives on race, will introduce you to ideas and scholarship dealing with the construction of race, and help you to start exploring people’s lived experiences of race through a set of case studies from the late eighteenth century onwards.      

Free course
12 hrs
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Education & Development 

About Transition to Higher Education in Northern Ireland

Free resources from The Open University to help you take your first steps into higher education in Northern Ireland.

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Basic science: understanding experiments free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Basic science: understanding experiments

This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments.

Free course
12 hrs
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Education & Development 

All my own work

Plagiarism comes in all shapes and forms. Step into the shoes of a university student to learn the challenges and temptations facing her during her assignment, and help make it all her own work.

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Education & Development 

Are you ready for postgraduate study?

This free course, Are you ready for postgraduate study, will help you to become familiar with the requirements and demands of postgraduate study and ensure you are ready to develop the skills and confidence to pursue your learning further.

Free course
20 hrs
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Education & Development 

Succeeding in postgraduate study

This free course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, will help you to become familiar with the requirements and demands of postgraduate study and to develop the skills and confidence to pursue your learning further.

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24 hrs
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History & The Arts 

Reading

Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This free course is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. The course also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.PLEASE NOTE: as part of OpenLearn's ongoing review of content, this course will be deleted on Friday 28th February 2020.

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8 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

Reading and note taking – preparation for study

Reading and note taking are two essential study skills. How do you read? This free course, Reading and note taking preparation for study, will introduce you to different techniques to help you to alter the way you read according to the type of material you are studying. You will also learn the techniques behind successful note taking and how to apply them to your own notes.

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12 hrs
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How to be a critical reader free course icon Level

Languages 

How to be a critical reader

In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading critically is an essential skill at university. It means being aware of your own purposes and opinions as you read and being able to recognise the writer's purposes and opinions in their writing.

Free course
7 hrs
Am I ready to be a distance learner? free course icon Level

Education & Development 

Am I ready to be a distance learner?

Distance learning can open up opportunities for study. You might have not studied for a while, you might be returning to education, or you might not have had the chance to study at a higher level before. This free course, Am I ready to be a distance learner?, will help to boost your confidence. You'll explore useful skills so you can discover how ready you are to study and how to develop your study skills in six steps to become a successful distance learner.

Free course
3 hrs
Basic science: understanding numbers free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Basic science: understanding numbers

This free course, Basic science: understanding numbers, explains how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything from atoms to oceans.

Free course
12 hrs
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Money & Business 

Understanding different research perspectives

This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different perspectives from which an issue or phenomenon can be investigated; and highlights the main methodologies that can be used to investigate a business issue. By looking at different perspectives/approaches to issues and phenomena, different research methodologies and ethical considerations this course will sustain the development of a research study, from the initial idea of what to investigate; to the elaboration of specific research questions; the research design, strategy and methodology.

Free course
9 hrs
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