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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Moons (FutureLearn)

Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special and ask whether we send humans to our Moon again. Discover the amazing diversity of moons in our Solar System. There are lots of moons in our Solar System. The Earth is the only planet [...]
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Italian for Beginners 1: Meeting, Greeting and Eating (FutureLearn)

Jan 4th 2021
Italian for Beginners 1: Meeting, Greeting and Eating (FutureLearn)
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Learn how to order food and drink, greet people, and introduce yourself, in this first Italian for Beginners course. During the four weeks of the course, you will learn some of the vocabulary and phrases you need to help you interact with people at a basic level.
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Spanish for Beginners 1: Meeting and Greeting (FutureLearn)

Jan 4th 2021
Spanish for Beginners 1: Meeting and Greeting (FutureLearn)
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Learn how to greet people, and talk about where you live and what you do in the first of six Spanish for Beginners courses. This free online course is the first of six in the Spanish for Beginners program.
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Supporting Physical Development in Early Childhood (FutureLearn)

Learn how to ensure young children do enough physical activity and how it improves child mental and physical health development. Discover the benefits of physical activity for children and babies. On this course, you’ll discover the importance of physical activity for young children’s overall [...]
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Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity (FutureLearn)

Nov 2nd 2020
Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity (FutureLearn)
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Discover why religion is important for understanding and engaging with global challenges. Consider the ways religion affects personal and political decision-making. Religion not only influences personal behaviours and ethics, but it’s also relevant to international conflicts and domestic policy decisions. On this course, you will gain a broader understanding [...]
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Business Fundamentals: Project Management (FutureLearn)

Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycle effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools. Whatever the type or scale of your project, delivering great results, on time and within budget, is always a challenge. This online course introduces you to the essential skills and [...]
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Management and Leadership: Well-being and Welfare at Work (FutureLearn)

Oct 12th 2020
Management and Leadership: Well-being and Welfare at Work (FutureLearn)
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Learn to support the development and well-being of the people you manage with this online course from The Open University and CMI. Support the professional development and well-being needs of your staff. This online course will help you assess the needs of your people; plan, implement and evaluate their [...]
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Management and Leadership: Planning Your Personal Development (FutureLearn)

Oct 12th 2020
Management and Leadership: Planning Your Personal Development (FutureLearn)
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Focus on and plan your personal development as a manager with this online course from The Open University and CMI. Personal development is an essential management skill. This online course will help you define your development needs and recognise opportunities for development.
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Global Ethics: An Introduction (FutureLearn)

Oct 5th 2020
Global Ethics: An Introduction (FutureLearn)
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Explore the key ethical theories surrounding global challenges and learn how philosophy can be used to address these problems. Widespread poverty, closed borders and catastrophic climate change. In our interconnected world, we face challenges that demand global solutions. But how do you find the right [...]
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Make Change Happen (FutureLearn)

Oct 5th 2020
Make Change Happen (FutureLearn)
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Understand how power dynamics, collaboration, opportunity and action can tackle injustice and bring positive change. Learn what drives positive social change in your role as a changemaker. If we want to make effective and lasting social change, we must understand power dynamics, social systems and how change really [...]
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