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    • #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

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    • #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

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    • Flexible Essential Skills Practitioner Forum / Fforwm Ymarferwyr Sgiliau Hanfodol Hyblyg

      Flexible Essential Skills Practitioner Forum / Fforwm Ymarferwyr Sgiliau Hanfodol Hyblyg

      Community of Practice Forum for Wales Flexible Essential Skills Project

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    • Linux for Beginners

      Linux for Beginners

      Linux is the most popular server OS. Linux is a clone of UNIX. Knowing one is as good as knowing the other. In this tutorial series, we will be using Linux as it's freely available. The training will require you to execute certain commands. Make sure to practice them! This tutorial is for absolute beginner's guide to Linux. You don't even have to buy a new PC to learn Linux. You can run Linux, right within your existing Windows or Mac OS systems!

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      3 hrs

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    • Arduino for Beginners

      Arduino for Beginners

      Arduino is a prototype platform (open-source) based on an easy-to-use hardware and software. It consists of a circuit board, which can be programed (referred to as a microcontroller) and a ready-made software called Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment), which is used to write and upload the computer code to the physical board. Arduino provides a standard form factor that breaks the functions of the micro-controller into a more accessible package. This course is intended for enthusiastic students or hobbyists. With Arduino, one can get to know the basics of micro-controllers and sensors very quickly and can start building prototype with very little investment. This course is intended to make you comfortable in getting started with Arduino and its various functions.

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      4 hrs

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    • 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

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    • In-the-Picture

      In-the-Picture

      This course introduces you to In-the-Picture. This is an observational approach designed to be used with very young disabled children. This course is of particular use to early years practitioners, parents, researchers and anyone interested in exploring other people's perspectives. 

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      8 hrs

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    • Challenge Leader Training

      Challenge Leader Training

      An overview of the Challenge Leader Training Day hosted by MRF

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      2 hrs

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    • 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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    • Australian Citizenship Test

      Australian Citizenship Test

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

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      3 hrs

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    • 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

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    • NEWS: OpenLearn Create upgrade

      NEWS: OpenLearn Create upgrade

      Scheduled OpenLearn Create upgrade

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    • 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

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    • 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

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Arabic For Foreigners (Beginners)

      Arabic For Foreigners (Beginners)

      The project will produce a new teaching material and methodology for teaching Arabic for non-Arabic speaker especially with latent language mother tongue.

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      14 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • 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

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    • 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

      Level 1 Introductory

    • 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

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

      Level 1 Introductory

    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

      Level 1 Introductory

    • 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

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    • 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

      Level 0 Beginner

    • 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

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Learning through reflective practice

      Learning through reflective practice

      This course is for students who are about to start on the first module of the Professional Certificate in Management: B628/BZX628 Managing and Managing People. This short course is an introduction to reflection for learning in professional settings.

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      6 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Prépa Mises au Point 2015

      Prépa Mises au Point 2015

      A short programme of activities that would help French Level 2 students practise their language skills and prepare for Level 3 study.

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      3 hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • How to use OpenLearn Create

      How to use OpenLearn Create

      How to create Open Educational Resources in OpenLearn Create

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      2 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • 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

      Level 0 Beginner

    • 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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    • SCIENCE-PG Science Postgraduate Programme at the Open University

      SCIENCE-PG Science Postgraduate Programme at the Open University

      Online resources showcasing current taught postgraduate qualifications in Science at the Open University, with Open Online Events ('Open Days') to be held 2-3 times each year, where enquirers can interact with academics and team members on the Science Postgraduate Programme ~ 3 Hours per 'session'

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      3 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • French Boot Camp 2014

      French Boot Camp 2014

      This space is for the French Boot Camp 2014 (Intermediate Learners)

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      1 hr

      Level 1 Introductory

    • French Boot Camp 2015

      French Boot Camp 2015

      This space is for the French Boot Camp 2015 (Intermediate Learners)

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      1 hr

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Devro Leadership Framework

      Devro Leadership Framework

      This programme provides participants with an orientation of the integrated Leadership Framework, through a series of recorded presentations and individual exercises aimed at practising key techniques and consolidating knowledge.

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      5 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • 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

      Level 1 Introductory

    • 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

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Practitioner Research

      Practitioner Research

      This module is designed to help anyone interested in researching their own practice and who are looking for practical guidance on how to conduct a practitioner research project. You will find information and guidance on the practitioner research process from the initial stages of identifying an issue to research through to disseminating your work at conferences, reports and journal articles. Examples of practitioner research are constantly being sought so if you have or know of any practitioner research, particularly where different research methods have been used and are clearly described, please get in touch.

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      1 hr

      Level 0 Beginner

    • 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

      Level 0 Beginner

    • How Global are you?

      How Global are you?

      How global are you? This MOOC enables participants to understand intercultural competence in the workplace. Participants will audit their intercultural skills and personal qualities, and plan how to develop them further.

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      20 hrs

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    • 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

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Hands–on Moodle Quiz

      Hands–on Moodle Quiz

      A short course on the Moodle Quiz.

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      20 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • 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

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Open Educational Research Assets

      Open Educational Research Assets

      The proposed OER will pull together existing internal and external resources under five themes to act as a collection of Master’s level training resources that focus on educational research methodology and techniques.

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      24+ hrs

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    • 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

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    • 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

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Self Regulated Learning

      Self Regulated Learning

      This course provides an introduction to the new learning technologies that empower self-regulated learning and personal learning environments.

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      3 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Political Ordering

      Political Ordering

      This unit discusses ways in which our lives are ordered by the state.  The focus is largely on the question ‘How is society made and repaired?’ But you will also be looking at questions of differences and inequalities. You may find you need to work harder to see the significance of this second key question, but the effort will be worthwhile.

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      1 hr

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