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Adult Learners' Week

Updated Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Adult Learners’ Week (18 to 24 May 2013) is a national celebration of the benefits of lifelong learning. Find out how OpenLearn can help with your lifelong learning 

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Man doing maths Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime Succeed with maths is one of the new OpenLearn units that offer badging Adult Learners’ Week offers a great opportunity to explore the many types of learning available to adults from all walks of life. 

OpenLearn has been offering free access to learning materials since 2006, giving people lots of opportunities to do just that.

One of our latest developments includes giving you the chance to gain digital badges for a selection of units and courses.

Badges allow digital recognition of certain skills and achievements gained via your study on OpenLearn, and are entirely optional.

Though they don't carry any formal credit from The Open University, they're a useful way of demonstrating participation and recognising informal learning.

You can find out more in our FAQs (scroll down for the last question about badges under 'Using OpenLearn for the first time'). 

See the links below for the first courses we'll be rolling these badges out for.

The Open University library has also made a collection of short, interactive activities available, with a focus on skills for life and work as well as for study. Find out more about its Being Digital collection





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