The Open University

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning.
Since it began in 1969, the OU has taught more than 1.8 million students and has almost 250,000 current students, including more than 15,000 overseas. The OU is rated in the top five of UK universities for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, since the survey began in 2005. In 2012/13 it had a 92% satisfaction rating. Over 70% of students are in full-time or part-time employment, and four out of five FTSE 100 companies have sponsored staff to take OU courses.
In the UK’s latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) the Open University was ranked in the top third of UK higher education institutions. More than 50% of OU research was assessed in the RAE as internationally excellent, with 14% as world leading.
Regarded as Britain’s major e-learning institution, the OU is a world leader in developing technology to increase access to education on a global scale. Its vast ‘open content portfolio’ includes free study units on OpenLearn, which has had more than 26.7 million visits, and materials on iTunes U, which has recorded more than 60 million downloads. The OU has a 41 year partnership with the BBC which has moved from late-night lectures in the 1970s to prime-time programmes such as Frozen Planet, Bang Goes the Theory, James May’s Big Ideas and The Money Programme.
More info: http://www.open.ac.uk/

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Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation (FutureLearn)

Oct 4th 2021
Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation (FutureLearn)
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How important are eyewitness testimonies in police investigations? Discover how forensic psychology prevents criminal injustice. Become a forensic psychologist and help solve crimes using eyewitness evidence. Have you ever questioned how reliable your own mind is? In this 8-week forensic psychology course, you’ll learn how the mind plays tricks [...]
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Start Writing Fiction (FutureLearn)

Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters, with this hands-on course. Discover the rituals and approaches that successful fiction writers use. On this online course, established writers – including Louis de Bernières, Patricia Duncker, Alex Garland, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tim Pears, Michèle [...]
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Introduction to Safeguarding in the International Aid Sector (FutureLearn)

Sep 3th 2021
Introduction to Safeguarding in the International Aid Sector (FutureLearn)
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Become a safeguarding specialist and learn how to lead, develop, and implement a strong safeguarding policy in your organisation. Learn about safeguarding policies and procedures in the aid sector. This course will help those working in NGOs and development and humanitarian agencies to better understand the causes of harm, [...]
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Understanding Development Management (FutureLearn)

Jul 26th 2021
Understanding Development Management (FutureLearn)
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Build your knowledge of the development sector and discover how development can be managed with this online course. Get a taste of the Open University's Development Management degree. Development can mean different things to different people. For development managers around the world, it’s about the process of bringing about [...]
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Project Management: Beyond the Basics (FutureLearn)

Jun 28th 2021
Project Management: Beyond the Basics (FutureLearn)
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Build your existing project management knowledge and develop the skills to manage teams and deliver effective projects. Learn how to lead project teams with success. Digital transformation and the rise of large scale infrastructure projects has created a growing demand for more project-oriented jobs worldwide. On this course, you [...]
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Introduction to Phenomenology and its Application in Qualitative Research (FutureLearn)

Jun 28th 2021
Introduction to Phenomenology and its Application in Qualitative Research (FutureLearn)
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Find out about the philosophical fundamentals of phenomenology and how it can be integrated in qualitative research. Build strong qualitative research methods and learn how to use phenomenology. Phenomenology is one of the most influential philosophy schools. It focuses on exploring in-depth aspects of lived experience in a variety [...]
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Low-Budget Video Production: Visual Communication for Small Charities (FutureLearn)

Jun 7th 2021
Low-Budget Video Production: Visual Communication for Small Charities (FutureLearn)
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Understand how video can expand and enhance your organisation’s communications and develop practical skills for your productions. Learn how to produce your own low-budget video to convey your charity’s message. Small charities understand that to compete in a tough economic climate they should engage with digital media and video [...]
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The Online Educator: People and Pedagogy (FutureLearn)

May 17th 2021
The Online Educator: People and Pedagogy (FutureLearn)
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Design engaging courses, make your teaching more inclusive, navigate online research ethics and shape your digital identity. Enhance your online teaching with strategies from educational technology experts. As e-learning becomes ever-more widespread, online educators are being required to design learning experiences that engage and meet the needs of very [...]
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Introduction to Cyber Security (FutureLearn)

Mar 22nd 2021
Introduction to Cyber Security (FutureLearn)
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Discover essential cyber security knowledge and skills, and learn how you can better protect your digital life. Explore the world of cyber security and develop the skills needed to stay safe. Modern life depends on online services, so having a better understanding of cyber security threats is vital. On [...]
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World War 1: Trauma, Memory, Controversy (FutureLearn)

Mar 16th 2021
World War 1: Trauma, Memory, Controversy (FutureLearn)
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Explore the traumatic effects of WW1 on soldiers and civilians. Discover how we remember and debate the history of this war. In this free online course, you will study the social, cultural, medical and diplomatic history of the First World War. Topics range from physical and mental trauma suffered [...]
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