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  • 9/11: Reflections on political leadership 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    On September 11 2001, hijackers took control of four aircraft and crashed into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, in events that changed the world forever.

  • Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage 

    Wilson, A. (Alan) (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    This unit looks at the Aberulais Falls in Wales, and considers the key issues affecting the decision-making of the bodies which are responsible for looking after our heritage. We examine the heritage debates: who decides ...

  • Accessibility of eLearning 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    It is part of a teaching professional’s skills to understand the needs of a diverse population of students. This unit introduces the challenges for disabled students who may use computers in different ways when taking part ...

  • Achieving Public Dialogue 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    There are a wide range of interactions between ‘science’ and ‘the public’. Examples range from visiting a museum, or indulging in a science-related hobby, to reading a newspaper article about a breakthrough in the techniques ...

  • Active, healthy lifestyles 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    In this unit, aimed at teachers of Physical Education, we begin by looking at some of the common misconceptions relating to fitness and activity levels together with accepted definitions of these concepts. We consider how ...

  • Addiction and Neural Ageing 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance – ‘addiction’ and ‘neural ageing’. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues ...

  • The African Diaspora: An Archaeological Perspective 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-01)
    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This free course, The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective, explores why this area of research has been traditionally ...

  • Ageing and Disability: Transitions into Residential Care 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Moving into a care home can have a profound emotional impact on an individual – just the anticipation of residential care is one of the biggest sources of fear for the elderly. This unit discusses the role of social workers ...

  • Alan Turing: Life and Legacy 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    To what extent did Alan Turing influence the evolution of modern computing? Considered by many to be the father of computer science - many would argue that largely due to his research that we are able to read this text on ...

  • Alcohol and Human Health 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a ‘hangover’ to cirrhosis this unit looks at the harmful effects of alcohol both in the short and long term. Publication date is unknown.

  • Am I ready to study in English? 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-04)
    Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in English at higher education level might present extra challenges. This unit provides an opportunity for you to reflect on your English language ...

  • Analysing Skid Marks 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    This unit is the second in the series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you are asked to relate the stages of the mathematical modelling process to a previously formulated mathematical model. This ...

  • Analytical Science: Secrets of the Mary Rose 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-07)
    This unit teaches you about the analytical techniques that are used in the research and investigation of historical objects using the case study of the Mary Rose. It covers the use of sonar to locate shipwrecks, and the ...

  • The Ancient Olympics: Bridging past and present 

    Romero, A. A. (Aarón A.) (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-08)
    This unit highlights the similarities and differences between our modern Games and the Ancient Olympics and explores why today, as we prepare for London's 2012 Olympics, we still look back at the Classical world for meaning ...

  • Andante Beginners' Italian 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    Do you want to learn the basics in Italian? The audio tracks in this collection are devised for learning simple Italian, including expressions for greetings, ordering food and drinks, booking into a hotel and talking about ...

  • Animals at the Extremes: Hibernation and Torpor 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of ...

  • Animals at the Extremes: Polar Biology 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea ...

  • Animals at the Extremes: The Desert Environment 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Animal life has adapted to survive in the most unlikely and inhospitable habitats. This unit looks at the surprisingly diverse desert climates throughout the world and mammals, birds, lizards and amphibians that survive ...

  • Approaching literature: Reading Great Expectations 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    This unit considers some of the different ways of reading Great Expectations, based on the type of genre the book belongs to. This is one of the most familiar and fundamental ways of approaching literary texts. The novel ...

  • Approaching plays 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Do you want to get more out of drama? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary plays. You will learn about dialogue, stage directions, blank verse, dramatic ...