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    • Ageing Well Public Talks series

      Ageing Well Public Talks series

      In a series of online and face-to-face talks, known as the Ageing Well Public Talks, we have been exploring how important it is, over our lifespan, to maintain a well-balanced nutrition and hydration as well as regular physical and social activity in the older age. The principles discussed during these series of talks are known as the 'Five Pillars of Ageing Well'. These are: Nutrition, Hydration, Physical activity, Social and Cognitive stimulation.

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      10 hrs

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    • Teaching as a Profession

      Teaching as a Profession

      This course will orient you on Teaching as a profession, Role of a teacher, Academic freedom, Classroom management

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      12 hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • Teaching for Effective Learning

      Teaching for Effective Learning

      The participants will be made aware of reflective thinking, creative thinking, critical thinking, problem solving and meta-cognition.

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      12 hrs

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    • Creating an Inclusive School

      Creating an Inclusive School

      This course will be useful for students taking up inclusive education as their elective course. It focuses on inclusion, models of inclusions, policies on inclusion, strategies for teaching and assessment for children with special needs. 

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      24 hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care

      Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care

      This unit introduces you to equality, diversity and rights in the health and social care sector. You need to be aware of these issues because you will be faced with them on a daily basis. This is one of the most important units on the course and it is essential that you understand the regulations regarding equality, diversity and rights. You need to know how to help a person who is being victimised and how to help the person inflicting such discrimination so they do not do it again. By doing this, you will ensure that you and others deliver a respectful and dignified service to everybody using and working in health and social care. You have a huge responsibility to yourself and others to ensure that this happens. It is also very important to be aware of your own thoughts and prejudices. (Yes, everybody has them!) This will enable you to understand your own thought processes in a mature way, and not let them get in the way of your day-to-day tasks. It will also make you aware of your own rights and help to ensure that no one discriminates against you, which is also extremely important.

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      20 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Nutrition for health and social care

      Nutrition for health and social care

      This unit introduces you to nutrition issues in health and social care settings. It looks at nutrients from a scientific perspective, and also explains the role that food plays in social situations. You will investigate the importance of nutrition for different population groups, and relate this to health risks, as well as to factors that influence food intakes. Finally, you will carry out a study of the food intake of one individual, analyse it and prepare a plan to improve that person’s nutritional intake.

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      20 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Natural Wanders (River Earn Walk)

      Natural Wanders (River Earn Walk)

      This free course is a walk through nature. Using my photos as a basis I want to enable you to explore, experience and find out things about the natural world. The walks that I go on in beautiful Perthshire, Scotland, will be the basis for your adventure. I plan for this adventure to be a new way to learn, explore and expand your knowledge in an interesting, relaxing and free kind of way. Exploration rather than education.

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      3 hrs

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    • TM(XY)112 knowledge and skills test for RPEL

      TM(XY)112 knowledge and skills test for RPEL

      This online test allows pre-registered apprentices to assess whether they have sufficient learning to be awarded Prior Experiential Learning credits.

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      4 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Employability by design

      Employability by design

      This course is designed for teachers working with students in HE settings. It introduces a number of methods and approaches to engaging students creatively with employability through the use of real-world problems.

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      20 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Water and Human Health

      Water and Human Health

      The global water cycle, the route by which most water enters the atmosphere is evaporation from the sea. Much smaller amounts of water enter the atmosphere from the land and from rivers and lakes. Some of the water that falls on the land runs into streams and then into lakes, rivers and the sea; some of it evaporates back into the atmosphere and a lot of it percolates deep into the ground, where it becomes groundwater. An important component of the water cycle, is human intervention in the form of sanitation systems. Water-borne human waste is collected in sewers, treated in sewage plants and returned, as cleaner water, to the water cycle, into rivers or the sea. Toxic substances are a feature of the natural world, many plants contain chemical compounds that make them anything from mildly distasteful to lethally poisonous to animals that might eat them. Some animals are equipped to deal with dangerous plants in their environment and possess detoxification mechanisms that break down harmful compounds. Mercury is a naturally occurring metal which, in its pure form, is not particularly toxic. Mercury compounds have no effect on plants, but adverse effects have been demonstrated in a wide range of animals, including fish and amphibians. The most serious health consequences for humans from nitrogen pollution may well arise indirectly through its effects on the environment. Water is also a resource that is undergoing a major crisis; its capacity to support plant and animal life is rapidly being destroyed by human activities.

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      5 hrs

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    • Cultural Intelligence in Addictions Boot Camp 2020: Case Aide Training - CAACF Accredited

      Cultural Intelligence in Addictions Boot Camp 2020: Case Aide Training - CAACF Accredited

      PARfessionals and ForensicCI.com provides behavioral treatment education to the community with a focus on mental illness, substance use addiction, and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Both domains trains individuals to provide services to persons in acute crisis as well as integrated, person-centered, and recovery-oriented programming for persons needing assistance and support stabilizing in the community.This course is currently under construction. The expected start date is May 4, 2020.

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      13 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • BM161 : Applied Business Concepts

      BM161 : Applied Business Concepts

      Through lectures, discussions, and projects, students will be immersed in an array of models and theories that facilitate effective application of information technology to strategic planning, market analysis, promotional and sales operations. Emphasis is placed on search engine optimization and web site improvement. Students will gain perspective on ethics and best practices of marketing online, identifying compliance issues, and a review of security and protection of intellectual property.

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      6 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Being an OU Tutor in STEM: Computing and Communications

      Being an OU Tutor in STEM: Computing and Communications

      A short online course to support those looking to apply for the role of an OU Tutor.

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      6 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Support Through Court: Domestic Abuse

      Support Through Court: Domestic Abuse

      This suite of training contains a series of modules designed to support volunteers in their work with members of the public who are involved in court proceedings. There are three key domestic abuse training modules which provide advice and support on working with clients affected by domestic abuse, both survivors and alleged perpetrators. In addition, there are seven shorter training modules contain practical advice and assistance on various aspects of client support.

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      20 hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences 2.0

      ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences 2.0

      This MOOC gives you an introduction to open science principles, attitudes and workflows in biomedicine and life sciences. It was created as part of the EU-funded project ORION.

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      12 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • النظرية والتطبيق في معايير برامج ومقررات التعليم الإلكتروني

      النظرية والتطبيق في معايير برامج ومقررات التعليم الإلكتروني

      سوف يتم التركيز في هذه الحقيبة على أربعة موضوعات على النحو الآتي:1-     معايير برامج التعليم الإلكتروني: في 3 جلسات تدريبية "225 دقيقة"، وفيها يتم التعرف على بعضاً من هذه المعايير والتي تم توزيعها عالمياً برخصة المشاع الإبداعي.2-     أسس التصميم التعليمي: في جلسة تدريبية واحدة "75 دقيقة"، وفيها يتم التعرف على أسس التصميم التعليمي في بناء مقرر تعليمي على الإنترنت، وهنا نود الإشارة بأن الحقيبة التدريبية خاصة بمن لديه خلفية سابقة عن التصميم التعليمي، وما هذه الجلسة إلا تذكير له لتطبيق معرفته في التصميم التعليمي بشكل عملي تطبيقي.3-     معايير مقررات التعليم الإلكتروني: في 7 جلسات تدريبية "525 دقيقة"، وفيها يتم التعرف على بعضاً من هذه المعايير، مع التطرق لأهم هذه المعايير بشكل تفصيلي حول أفضل الممارسات لتطبيق المعيار، كما يتم في أنشطة الجلسات بناء مقرر تعليمي على أحد أنظمة إدارة التعلم وفق المعايير.4-     بناء وتصميم المحتوى التعليمي: في 8 جلسات تدريبية "600 دقيقة"، وفيها يتم التطبيق العملي لبناء وتصميم محتوى تعليمي لمقرر تعليمي باستخدام مجموعة من أنظمة إدارة التعلم وجمعها وتحزيمها وفق أشهر المعايير الفنية للمحتوى الرقمي التعليمي.وختاماً نسأل الله أن نكون قد وفقنا إلى تقديم ما ينفع الأستاذ في أداء رسالته داخل قاعته الدراسية وخارجها، ونود التذكير بأن استخدام التقنية من قبل الأستاذ ليس هدفاً بحد ذاته، وإنما الهدف أن يتم استخدامها عند الحاجة إليها في الوصول إلى أفضل الخبرات التعليمية التي نريد من الطلاب امتلاكها.

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      24+ hrs

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    • Better policy making through data and visualisations

      Better policy making through data and visualisations

      The course aims to promote the use of advanced visualisations in transport policy making.

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      5 hrs

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    • Inching Towards Genocide: Trump’s Persecution of Hispanic Immigration

      Inching Towards Genocide: Trump’s Persecution of Hispanic Immigration

      In this online course we will examine the Ten Stages of Genocide outlined by Gregory Stanton and evaluate how the Trump Administration's actions towards immigration at the Southern Border engages with these stages. Gregory Stanton is President of Genocide Watch, the first world wide coalition created to curb genocide. Each module represents a different stage of the process, and is contextualized with examples of genocides from recent history. In each section, we will discuss specific instances the Trump Administration has participated in actions relating to the Ten Stages of Genocide. In addition to evaluating the Ten Stages of Genocide, the course will conclude with a discussion and exercise on genocide prevention. Please be advised that due to the traumatic subject matter of this course the content may be upsetting to some users.  

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      12 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Water for Life Team C mawlamyine university

      Water for Life Team C mawlamyine university

      Water is one of the fundamental resources on the earth. Water is essential for all other life. It plays a major role in all aspects of human life. Water is one of the most precious resources we have on this earth and it is under increasing stress. Allied problems exist in estimating global population and total annual renewable freshwater availability internationally. Water problem assessment is a major subject of study. It comprises reliable assessment of water availability, water quality, water needs and water shortage. A thorough knowledge of the physical distribution of water is needed to solve many problems of the world in relation of water resource management. Chemical formulas describe the number of atoms present in elements, ions and compounds

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      5 hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • Just Graduated? What Next?

      Just Graduated? What Next?

      This course is aimed at early career graduates who left universities within the last few years. It is a forward-thinking, light-touch, resource which provides advice, activities, and peer support to help you to take valuable career planning steps and action by equipping you with knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to help you both now and in the future.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Nature Matters

      Nature Matters

      The course covers the introduction to studying Environment and Development. Through a series of implementations for developing your approach to study and learning at a distance, it could help you to improve your confidence as an independent learner.

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      5 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Postdigital or 4.0? Conceptualising education in the 21st century

      Postdigital or 4.0? Conceptualising education in the 21st century

      In this short course, we are going to explore two emergent and contrasting concepts which are beginning to feature more prominently in discussions around education and digital technology: postdigital education and Education 4.0. In the process of doing so, the course aims to demonstrate the value of adopting a holistic approach towards the analysis and critique of educational technologies and imaginaries, which encompasses not only technological but also socio-cultural and political perspectives.In Part 1, we will consider the connotations of the terms postdigital education and Education 4.0 and reflect on the importance of the terminology we use to frame our conceptions and discussions of education, technology and the relationship between them. In Parts 2 and 3, we will attempt to unpack the postdigital and consider how it might be applied to education. In Part 4, we will learn more about the emergence and characteristics of the Education 4.0 imaginary. In Part 5, we will adopt a more critical stance towards Education 4.0, devoting particular attention to two of its core technologies - virtual reality and learning analytics - in order to identify its potential strengths, limitations and ideological foundations.Now let's get started!

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      3 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • NEWS: OpenLearn Create upgrade Nov 2019

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    • Guide to Language Massive Open Online Courses (LMOOCs)

      Guide to Language Massive Open Online Courses (LMOOCs)

      The Course has been developed by Nadezhda Pirogova who teaches English to students in Foreign Language Training Center, Institute of International Development and Partnership, ITMO University, Russia.This course attempts to provide information to language teachers and students on how LMOOCs (Language Massive Open Online Courses) can help them achieve their learning goals. The course is divided into ten sections that start by covering the most central aspects of LMOOCs (e.g., pedagogical, linguistic) and move towards more peripheral ones (e.g., sociological, ethical). Section one is an introductory one. Section two reflects on the features that make an effective LMOOC. Section three proposes a methodological model for the creation of collaborative LMOOCs. Section four focuses on the importance of motivation in LMOOCs. Section five is devoted to the roles of an instructor in a LMOOC. Section six moves on to deal with architectural aspects of LMOOCs. Section seven focuses on the aspects within LMOOCs which benefit disabled people. 

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      15 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Smith Chart

      Smith Chart

      Explains Smith chart and usage in RF Engineering

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      2 hrs

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    • Highland Diagnostic Maths Assessments - Part 2

      Highland Diagnostic Maths Assessments - Part 2

      This course is primarily for teachers working in Highland although may also be useful for those working in other authorities in Scotland and beyond. Part 2 looks in more detail at the knowledge assessments available.  Subsequent courses will look at analysing the data you obtain in more detail as well as further strategy and knowledge assessments in other areas.

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      4 hrs

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    • Empowering methodologies in organisational research

      Empowering methodologies in organisational research

      Learn how to use creative, participatory, embodied methods to empower research participants and researchers in the study of organisations and management.

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      10 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Developing a Sense of Belonging in online distance learning

      Developing a Sense of Belonging in online distance learning

      QAA sense of belonging resources

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      5 hrs

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    • Teaching Spanish Pronunciation

      Teaching Spanish Pronunciation

      This short course is aimed at teachers of Spanish working mostly in the United Kingdom who wish to extend their theoretical knowledge on teaching Spanish pronunciation. It will also suggest ideas and practical skills that can be used in the classroom be it virtual or face-to-face. It is suitable for all levels of linguistic competence and all levels of education.These resources were created by Zsuzsanna Bárkányi and Antonio Infante edited by Inma Álvarez and Mara Fuertes Gutiérrez. This work was possible thanks to the funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for the Language Acts and Worldmaking project [Grant AH/N004655/1].

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      15 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • General Teaching Methods

      General Teaching Methods

      Welcome to this free course on 'General Teaching Methods' written by the Teacher Training Education Project, implemented by Enabel and the Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda. This course aims to get the best out of the teaching practices from pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and anyone who is eager to contribute to quality education.

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      11 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Commercial awareness

      Commercial awareness

      This leadership challenge is designed to help you navigate your way towards better commercial awareness.

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      5 hrs

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    • Organic Chemistry of Food

      Organic Chemistry of Food

      The course will explore the chemistry in the kitchen wth respect to food

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      12 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences

      ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences

      This MOOC gives you an introduction to open science principles, attitudes and workflows in biomedicine and life sciences. It was created as part of the EU-funded project ORION. The first live run of this course ended in December 2019. You can enrol for the second round starting February 10, 2020 soon!

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      12 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Highland Diagnostic Maths Assessments - Part 1

      Highland Diagnostic Maths Assessments - Part 1

      This course is primarily for teachers working in Highland although may also be useful for those working in other authorities in Scotland and beyond. Part 1 gives an overview of the diagnostic assessments for maths but looks specifically at using the addition and subtraction strategy assessment.Subsequent courses will look at other strategy assessments as well as the range of knowledge assessments available.

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      3 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Recording, Analysing and  Using Human Resources Information - Unit 3RAI

      Recording, Analysing and Using Human Resources Information - Unit 3RAI

      Understand what data needs to be collected to support HR practices Know how HR data should be recorded, managed and stored Be able to analyse HR information and present findings to inform decision-making

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      3 hrs

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    • Playwriting for children: A participative and creative approach

      Playwriting for children: A participative and creative approach

      When students willing to participate in a play and interested teachers and parents come together to construct a play this course will come into play. Teacher or an interested parent acts as a director and a writer. Everyone contributes to with his own experiences and views. The course is for discussing and practicing the creative ideas of playwriting, particularly plays for children. Here is an attempt to explore methods to create your own scripts and do a quality theatre of your own ideas. The discussion sessions will help teachers to know more about theatre and staging a play.Unless otherwise noted, all materials carry a CC-BY-SA license. Since many of the materials here feature chlidren, we have used passwords to protect access to videos and use a restrictive license for photos (CC-BY-NC-ND).

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      24+ hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Bringing Learning to Life – Marketing Resource Toolkit

      Bringing Learning to Life – Marketing Resource Toolkit

      A collection of documents, videos, imagery and source files for materials to support the Everyday Skills in Maths and English programme.

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    • Marketing Management

      Marketing Management

      In this module, you will learn about insurance industry, marketing and sales skills, insurance products, competition analysis, opening dialogue with a client, and closing deals.

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      Level 1 Introductory

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    • Demo Learning Designs

      Demo Learning Designs

      Various pages demonstrating educational resources which can be embedded in an LMS

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • The Living Beings

      The Living Beings

      A general introduction to the living being.

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    • The Earth

      The Earth

      Short introduction to the knowleague of the Earth: structure, dynamics and abiotic components of our planet. Breve introducción al conocimiento de la Tierra: estructura, dinámica y causas de la componente abiótica de nuestro planeta.

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    • The Universe

      The Universe

      This course introduces you into the science of the Cosmos, a general idea of physics which makes it works, the elements of the Cosmnos and a wide idea of the Solar System.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

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      OpenLearn Create Christmas 2018

      NEWS: The Open University is closed from 24 December 2018 until 1 January 2019, support for OpenLearn Create limited.

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    • CURSO DE CONTAMINACIÓN ATMOSFÉRICA, RUIDOS Y RADICIONES

      CURSO DE CONTAMINACIÓN ATMOSFÉRICA, RUIDOS Y RADICIONES

      "CURSO DE CONTAMINACIÓN ATMOSFÉRICA, RUIDOS Y RADIACIONES."   La problemática de la contaminación atmosférica en las ciudades va en aumento día a día, sumado a la presencia de otro tipo de contaminantes de diferentes orígenes, hace que este problema no pase desapercibido en la actualidad y haya que poner remedio cuanto antes. Con este curso aprenderás todos los conceptos básicos y herramientas actuales que te permitirán tener una visión objetiva de cómo tratar este problema en la actualidad y cómo afrontar sus problemas futuros.Información del curso : - Duración del Curso: 60h.- Material de libre acceso a través de la plataforma http://www.slidewiki.org

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