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Maintenance: OpenLearn Create will be unavailable from 8:00-11:00am on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

    • Self-Directed Support- Making the Law Work for You SDS, Human Rights and Equalities

      Self-Directed Support- Making the Law Work for You SDS, Human Rights and Equalities

      The aim of the course is to equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge to effectively scrutinise and challenge local authority decision making on the allocation of resources to individuals who have an assessed entitlement to Self-directed Support. It is aimed at practitioners in the Third Sector who have a significant role in advising and advocating for, or with, individuals on their rights and entitlements under Self-directed Support.

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      6 hrs

    • Promoting sustainability in business: a values-based toolkit

      Promoting sustainability in business: a values-based toolkit

      This course is primarily aimed at small business advisers and practitioners providing a checklist about how to engage with businesses about climate change.

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      5 hrs

    • Taking a pleasure-based approach to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

      Taking a pleasure-based approach to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

      This course is designed for educators who are running Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) sessions for young people.

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      6 hrs

    • #defyhatenow Social Media Fact Checking Strategies

      #defyhatenow Social Media Fact Checking Strategies

      #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide offers resources and strategies for peacebuilding to education, civil society, NGO and community organisations raising awareness of dangerous speech online and mitigating incitement to violence. The Field Guide uses self-paced learning with grassroots tools that can be used by anyone wishing to mitigate and combat hate speech and the incitement to violence, online and offline. The Social Media Fact Checking Strategies course enables learners to build awareness & skills through the responsible use of social media. Gain understanding of the differences between fake news, rumour, misinformation and propaganda, along with tools to verify images and stories, how to report false stories and misinformation, and further resources.#defyhatenow Social Media Mitigation Field Guide is a long term product of the #defyhatenow initiative for combating hate speech. The guide contains an overview of selected grassroots projects, initiatives and strategies designed for use in the field with training materials, workshops resources and toolkits for raising awareness, developing counter narratives and mitigating violence related to online hate speech.Course Activities Required for Successful CompletionRead through the articles, guidelines and definitionsWatch all video content Contribute to the online discussion with fellow studentsRead closely and in detail all the lesson informationFinish and submit all exercises, quizzes and testsTo complete the course successfully, plan to spend around 2 hours on each lessonPrerequisite Knowledge & SkillsComputer LiteracyBasic knowledge of Social MediaCommunity engagement, leadership and capacity to moderate discussions#defyhatenowdefyhatenowhttps://www.facebook.com/defyhatenow/https://twitter.com/defyhatenow

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      12 hrs

    • #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech Online

      #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech Online

      #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech OnlineThe #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation course on How to Identify & Report Hate Speech Online is aimed at people who want to have a positive impact on their communities through developing social media skills to become a positive influencer. The #defyhatenow course series supports those working as individuals or in collaboration with youth, civil society, peace-builder and media organizations, international agencies, churches and schools. The course offers practical hands-on information to understand, identify, counter and report hate speech and dangerous speech online.The Field Guide focuses on the following areas to build awareness & skills through the responsible use of social media: Identify & Report Hate Speech Online (Current Course)Social Media Fact Checking StrategiesResponsible Use of Social Media and Positive CampaignsHow to Counter Dangerous SpeechGender Equality: Safety of Women & Girls and mitigation of gender-based violence

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      10 hrs

    • Assets Based Working with Communities

      Assets Based Working with Communities

      This course consists of five Assets Based Collaborative Open Educational Resources (COERs) that have been developed through a research and design process to share innovative practice and further develop assets based approaches for interprofessional working across international community contexts. The course will provide you with the opportunity to further explore these community assets based interprofessional working resources and how they can be applied to your own working contexts. 

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      10 hrs

    • Challenge Leader Training

      Challenge Leader Training

      An overview of the Challenge Leader Training Day hosted by MRF

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      2 hrs

    • Big Bag Ban

      Big Bag Ban

      The EU has recently approved tough new measures to slash the use of plastic bags. New targets will force each country to reduce plastic bag use by 80% before 2019. In this activity students examine degradable plastic bags as a possible alternative to ordinary plastic bags. They choose questions to ask experts, and come to a reasoned decision in answer to the dilemma question: will degradable plastic bags solve the problems caused by ordinary plastic bags?

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      1 hr

    • Australian Citizenship Test

      Australian Citizenship Test

      Information and practice tests to prepare you for the Australian citizenship test

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      3 hrs

    • Essential skills for online learning

      Essential skills for online learning

      This resource, developed by The University of Manchester Library, will help you to develop skills to get the most out of being an online learner. ESOL is self-paced and designed to fit around your schedule; you can work through it in short bursts of 15 minutes, or longer sessions if you prefer. You can complete it in any order, and you can choose to complete only the topics which are relevant to you. ga('create', 'UA-55064688-3', 'auto', 'umlTracker') ga('umlTracker.send', 'pageview')

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      4 hrs

    • Escrita e Autoria na Era Digital

      Escrita e Autoria na Era Digital

      Esta atividade discute a importância da autoria na era digital e abre um espaço de reflexão sobre o futuro da tecnologia para apoiar e avaliar habilidades de escrita

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      1 hr

    • A practical guide to UK human rights and discrimination law

      A practical guide to UK human rights and discrimination law

      This course has been designed to give a practical introduction to UK human rights and discrimination law.

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      5 hrs

    • Making Sense of Open Education

      Making Sense of Open Education

      This course is designed as an Introductory-level course for participants to learn more about open education, open educational resources (OER), and open educational practices (OEP) in a post-secondary context. Any interested global participant is invited to join. The course is also part of a doctoral research study by the lead facilitator Jenni Hayman.The first live version of the course will run from June 1 - 15, 2018. Preliminary course content will become available on May 27 and sections of the course will be released on a daily basis from June 1. We can't wait to meet you!

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      8 hrs

    • Astronomy for Development

      Astronomy for Development

      This course is designed to provide a helping hand to anyone who intends to submit an application to the OAD Call for Proposals. It provides a brief introduction to Astronomy for Development and introduces the participant to the OAD project cycle, from needs analysis to monitoring and evaluation.

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      2 hrs

    • Translation (Arabic-English)

      Translation (Arabic-English)

      This course aims at teaching students some techniques for translating texts between Arabic and English. It also provides some translated texts, detecting translation errors, translating some culture-specific idioms, expressions.

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      24+ hrs

    • Grow your own loaf

      Grow your own loaf

      This course for primary teachers looks at the importance of soil, some things to think about around planting and how easy it is to grow your own grain in school or at home.

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      1 hr

    • Mentoring Matters

      Mentoring Matters

      This is an on-line course which is part of the University’s support to the apprentice programme.

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      3 hrs

    • KGIS Scholarship Programme in Malawi

      KGIS Scholarship Programme in Malawi

      An 18 month study programme to prepare for Malawi national senior secondary exams (MSCE) in English, Maths, Physical Science and Biology, alongside a formative school experience placement as a Teaching Assistant.

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      24+ hrs

    • Learning to (Re)Use Open Educational Resources

      Learning to (Re)Use Open Educational Resources

      This open course will guide participants through the discovery, use and reuse of open educational resources (OER) for teaching purposes in all sectors of education. Together we will explore approaches to selecting and using materials that have been created by others, unpack the process of adaptation and discuss sharing and networking. This course will be highly attractive to both those who want to start using OER in their teaching and those who are already users but who are looking for an opportunity to create and share their own teaching resources for teaching.

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      12 hrs

    • Getting ready to study Design and Innovation

      Getting ready to study Design and Innovation

      This unit is aimed at people who are thinking about studying or enrolled to study Design and Innovation at the Open University.

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      1 hr

    • How to become an online facilitator

      How to become an online facilitator

      This course is for anybody who would like to become a facilitator on an open online course. You'll be introduced to concepts and ideas as how best to engage with learners, encourage conversation, and identify good practice for responding to learners online.

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      5 hrs

    • Design and Build Digital Assessments

      Design and Build Digital Assessments

      Systematic Approaches to Digital Assessment in Further and Higher Education. A practical course focusing on 'soft' issues not covered in most research studies or sources of guidance. Steps through the process of converting an assessment from paper to digital.

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      24+ hrs

    • Are you ready for S309?

      Are you ready for S309?

      Are you ready for S309? Self-assessment quiz for prospective students of S309 to test their level of skills prior to registering for the module.

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      2 hrs

    • Are you ready to study S111?

      Are you ready to study S111?

      Introducing Open University module S111, with a simple set of self-assessment questions to find out whether potential students have the right background to study S111 successfully. Feedback will be given separately on science knowledge and understanding, maths skills, computing skills, English language skills, and time management.

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      1 hr

    • Natural and Social Sciences

      Natural and Social Sciences

      This project aims to support and provide practice in Natural and Social Sciences for primary school children. For now, it is composed of two sections: one for G4 (Y5) pupils and another for G6 (Y7) pupils. These blocks are designed to complement the pupils' homework.

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      24+ hrs

    • How to use OpenLearn Create

      How to use OpenLearn Create

      How to create Open Educational Resources in OpenLearn Create

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      3 hrs

    • Graded Online Maths

      Graded Online Maths

      This project aims to provide practice in basic arithmetic for primary school children, while making it easy for teachers to track their progress. It is composed of the following blocks: Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Mixed operations Fractions Geometry Unit conversion These blocks are designed to complement the pupils' homework. All drills are graded according to difficulty and can be done as many times as wished. The letters in their names are self-explanatory.

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      1 hr

    • Multimedia Advocacy: Making plans with people with learning disabilities

      Multimedia Advocacy: Making plans with people with learning disabilities

      Introducing Multimedia Advocacy support for people with learning disabilities. You are provided with a background to the approach and software to develop multimedia materials. Three case studies are presented. These look at the use of multimedia advocacy in: • Education, Health and Care Plans • Telling personal histories • Everyday classroom practice

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      2 hrs

    • Save the Children – Advocacy and Campaigning

      Save the Children – Advocacy and Campaigning

      This course provides a series of 15 training units to be used by charity workers.

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      10 hrs

    • CREATE – Child Rights Education in East Africa

      CREATE – Child Rights Education in East Africa

      This course explores Children’s rights for health workers to inform their practice in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda

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      10 hrs

    • London Centre for Languages and Cultures (LCLC)

      London Centre for Languages and Cultures (LCLC)

      LCLC is intended to encourage and promote the study of languages which are traditionally less popular choices for university applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds. The languages included in the programme for the new centre are Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as a focus on applied linguistics.

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      5 hrs

    • Observing the Night Sky: What next?

      Observing the Night Sky: What next?

      This short course is designed as a follow on to observing evenings, planetarium shows or astronomy events run by the South East Physics Network (SEPnet). However, it can also be used as a stand-alone course. The course is designed to take your knowledge further and enhance your experience about the night sky and explore other places where you can find out more.

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      10 hrs

    • Hands–on Moodle Quiz

      Hands–on Moodle Quiz

      A short course on the Moodle Quiz.

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      20 hrs

    • Save the Children - Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

      Save the Children - Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

      This course will introduce you to the main monitoring, evaluation, accountability and Learning (MEAL) concepts and practices within Save the Children.

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      24+ hrs

    • eAssessment with Moodle

      eAssessment with Moodle

      This unit describes the Open University's contribution to the Moodle Quiz module from 2006 through to 2014 and continuing.

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      10 hrs

    • The lived experience of climate change: e-learning and virtual mobility (LECHe)

      The lived experience of climate change: e-learning and virtual mobility (LECHe)

      These resources on climate change are for any individual or higher education institute to use, adopt or adapt to their own needs. They have been funded with support from the European Commission Lifelong Learning Erasmus programme and are at post graduate level.

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      5 hrs

    • Case studies of sustainable design and eco efficiency

      Case studies of sustainable design and eco efficiency

      This unit examines how companies and individual designers have established a distinctive profile and have invested much of their creativity towards Sustainable Product Design (SPD).

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      4 hrs

    • Number skills

      Number skills

      This module was developed to facilitate the acquisition of number skills for prospective candidates wishing to enter Health and Social Care Programmes.

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      24+ hrs

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