Since 1969, The Open University has been a pioneer in making learning materials freely available through its successful partnership with the BBC. Many of the television and radio programmes are already supported by free internet activities and print materials. OpenLearn , which started in 2005 with a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, has continued and extended this vision.
"We wanted to use our knowledge of the latest technologies in education to extend our mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. The vision was free online education."
The following are the new study units for January:
- The Roman Empire: introducing some key terms
- Introducing consciousness
- Imagination: the missing mystery of philosophy
- Napoleonic paintings
- Telescopes and spectrographs
- Life in the Palaeozoic
- Life in the trees
- The problem with crime
- Does prison work?
- The technology of crime control
- Engendering citizenship
- Integrated safety, health and environmental management: an introduction
- Managing complexity: a systems approach
- Parents and toddlers: teaching and learning at home
- Involving the family in supporting pupils' literacy learning
- Changes in Science Education
- Addiction and neural ageing
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