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TopicResourceURLPlatformInstitutionLicencePurposeFormatLevelDurationStudy timeRecognitionLanguage (if not English)Notes
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ESOLParaphrasing texthttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/english-language/paraphrasing-text/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SATurn what you are reading into 'your own words'.CourseIntermediate1 hour1 hourStatement of participation
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Study skillsDeveloping reading skills in relation to the Social Scienceshttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/sociology/developing-reading-skills-relation-the-social-sciences/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALook at how reading skills are developed and consider questions when working through Social Science texts.CourseIntermediate1 hour1 hourStatement of participation
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Study skillsNote taking in relation to the Social Scienceshttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/sociology/note-taking-relation-the-social-sciences/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SADecide the value of taking notes and improve the understanding of the methods that can be used.CourseIntermediate1 hour1 hourStatement of participation
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Study skillsHow arguments are constructed and used in the Social Scienceshttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/sociology/how-arguments-are-constructed-and-used-the-social-sciences/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAUnderstand how arguments are constructed and used in the Social Sciences.CourseIntermediate1 hour1 hourStatement of participation
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Basic Maths and NumeracyNumbers: an introduction to subtractionhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/mathematics-and-statistics/mathematics-education/numbers-introduction-subtraction/content-section-0OpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAImprove abilities to subtract one number from another, especially with decimals.CourseIntroductory1 hour1 hourStatement of participationText with diagrams. Some parts require Java and/or Flash. Links to external sites for further practice. Available for download to use offline in several formats.
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Basic Maths and NumeracyNumbers: getting to grips with divisionhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/mathematics-and-statistics/mathematics/numbers-getting-grips-division/content-section-0OpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAUnderstand division and practice doing it, especially with decimals.CourseIntroductory1 hour1 hourStatement of participationText, quizzes. Links to math.com for extra practice. Available for download to use offline in several formats.
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ESOLSpeeches and speech-makinghttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/speeches-and-speech-making/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAExplore an aspect of language use where 'voices' and 'texts' converge: the art of speech-making.CourseIntroductory1 hour1 hourStatement of participation
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ESOLSummarising texthttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/english-language/summarising-text/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALearn how to summarise. CourseIntroductory1 hour1 hourStatement of participation
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Digital literacyLiving with the internet: Keeping it safehttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/computing-and-ict/information-and-communication-technologies/living-the-internet-keeping-it-safe/content-section-0OpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALearn how to deal with security issues like spyware and adware, and protecting children online.CourseIntroductory10 hours10 hoursStatement of participationAvailable for download to use offline in several formats.
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Digital literacyPreparing for your digital life in the 21st centuryhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/preparing-your-digital-life-the-21st-century/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALearn about the historical development of computers and their role in today’s society, consider examples of digital technologies in the world around you and their influence on your life. Gain a better understanding of what makes a computer work by exploring what’s inside a typical personal computer.CourseIntroductory10 hours10 hoursStatement of participationAvailable for download to use offline in several formats.
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Citizenship, culture and societyWhat is Europe?http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/geography/what-europe/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALook at different views of Europeanness and outline competing visions for the future of the EU.CourseIntroductory10 hours10 hoursStatement of participation
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Digital literacySocial networkinghttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/computing-and-ict/information-and-communication-technologies/social-networkingOpenLearnOpen UniversityCopyrightExplore how social networking is changing all communications.VideosIntroductory10 minutes10 minutesNoIncludes audios and transcripts from the videos. Needs javascript to play videos.
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Digital literacyCommunicating onlinehttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/54/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn the basics of good communication online.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoAvailable in PDF version for download.
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Digital literacyWriting onlinehttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/57/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightDevelop awareness of the general principles for writing online.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoAvailable in PDF version for download.
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Digital literacyKeeping up-to-date using online networkinghttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/43/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn how online networks can help you keep up-to-date and how to choose an appropriate network for your needs.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoAvailable in PDF version for download.
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Digital literacySocial networking: is it for me?http://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/89/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightDecide if social networking is for you, and select the most approriate networking site.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoAvailable in PDF version for download.
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Digital literacyWriting a good tweethttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/77/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn how to write a good tweet and make a good impression on Twitter.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoAvailable in PDF version for download.
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Digital literacySelf-assesment: Understanding digital practiceshttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/120/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightIdentify which skills you need to become more confident with digital practices.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoAvailable in PDFversion for download.
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Digital literacySelf-assesment: Finding informationhttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/122/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightIdentify which skills you need to become more confident with finding information online.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoAvailable in PDFversion for download.
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Digital literacySelf-assesment: Using informationhttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/123/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightIdentify which skills you need to become more confident with using information.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoAvailable in PDFversion for download.
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Digital literacySelf-assesment: Creating informationhttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/124/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightIdentify which skills you need to become more confident with creating information.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoAvailable in PDFversion for download.
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ESOLEnglish and OU study: What is academic English like?http://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=17OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightFind out how you can best express ideas in academic English.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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Digital literacyTarget your Google searchhttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/90/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightExplore some of Google's advanced search features.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNo
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Digital literacySearch slips and tipshttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/108/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightAvoid the pitfalls of searching for information online and conduct more efficient searches.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNo
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Digital literacyFiltering information quicklyhttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/63/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightDevelop strategies for filtering your results when searching the web.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNo
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Digital literacyFinding hidden information onlinehttp://www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/beingdigital/objects/105/index.htmOU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightUnderstand how to access online information that may not be listed with search engines.ActivityUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNo
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Study skillsRevising and examinations: Managing stresshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/managing-stress.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightListen to some useful relaxation techniques and find out what positive self-talk is.SiteUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos and podcasts.
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Study skillsCore skills: Giving presentationshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/giving-presentations.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn some useful techniques for writing and delivering more successful presentations.SiteUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes podcasts.
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Digital literacyComputing skills: Computer securityhttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/computer-security.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightKeep yourself, your computer data and personal information secure while you are online.SiteUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan.
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Digital literacyComputing skills: Computing onlinehttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/computing-online.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightUnderstand different internet connection types, setting up a connection and service provider, and how to search for information.SiteUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan.
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Digital literacyComputing skills: Making audio recordingshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/making-audio-recordings.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightFind out how to use audio equipment and make good quality sound recordings.SiteUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan.
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Digital literacyComputing skills: Acquiring a computer for studyhttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/acquiring-a-computer-for-study.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightFind out about financial support and how to go about choosing a computer that's right for you.SiteUnspecified10 minutes10 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan.
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Learning onlineGo the distancehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/gothedistanceBBC Learning EnglishBBC and Open UniversityCopyrightExplore what distance learning is really like.CourseUnspecified10 weeks10 weeksNoThe series breaks into 5 categories, one a day. Monday: student life, Tuesday: academic insights, Wednesday: study and exam skills, Thursday: academic writing, and Friday: digital literacy.
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WalesDiscovering Wales and Welshhttp://www.open.ac.uk/courses/short-courses/lg001?OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn the basics of the Welsh language and key knowledge about Wales as a nation today.CourseUnspecified100 hours100 hoursNoThere is a fee of £199.00 to register.
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Financial literacyYou and your moneyhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-business/personal-finance/you-and-your-money/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAUnderstand the way in which individuals and households manage their debt, how much it costs and the different types of credit they can or cannot access.CourseIntroductory12 hours12 hoursStatement of participationAvailable for download to use offline in several formats.
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Skills for workUsing voluntary work to get ahead in the job markethttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-business/human-resources/using-voluntary-work-get-ahead-the-job-market/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAExplore how engaging in voluntary work can enhance employment opportunities.CourseIntroductory12 hours12 hoursStatement of participationAvailable for download to use offline in several formats.
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ESOLWhat is good writing?http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/literature-and-creative-writing/what-good-writing/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SADiscuss why writing is important; make the style of writing as communicative as possible.CourseIntroductory12 hours12 hoursStatement of participation
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Skills for workExploring languages and cultureshttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/exploring-languages-and-cultures/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALearn about the benefits and challenges of meeting people from different cultures and the ways in which language and human communities shape each other.CourseIntroductory14 hours14 hoursStatement of participationCovers the role of intercultural competence in a business environment.
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ESOLEnglish grammar in contexthttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/education/english-grammar-context/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALook at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting wirtten and spoken communications. CourseAdvanced15 hours15 hoursStatement of participation
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ScotlandCànan nan Gàidhealhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/more-languages/canan-nan-gaidheal/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALearn about the history and impact of Gaelic and the culture of Scotland on Scotland.CourseIntroductory15 hours15 hoursStatement of participationGaelic
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ScotlandGaelic in modern Scotlandhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/gaelic-modern-scotland/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALearn about the history and impact of Gaelic and the culture of Scotland on Scotland.CourseIntroductory15 hours15 hoursStatement of participationThis is the English version of the course Cànan nan Gàidheal.
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WalesContemporary Waleshttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/sociology/contemporary-wales/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALearn about what is distinctive about Wales and Welsh identity; both the differences and the connections that are forged across these differences.CourseIntroductory15 hours15 hoursStatement of participationAvailable for download to use offline in several formats.
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Skills for workEnglish at Work: Job Applicationshttps://www.edx.org/course/english-at-work-job-applications-0edXHong Kong Polytechnic UniversityCopyrightCreate captivating CVs and résumés, engaging cover letters, and compelling online presence.CourseIntroductory5 weeks15 hoursStatement of participation The statement of participation is available for a fee.
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ESOLHaving a gohttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/having-go?in_menu=20725OpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SA; video copyrightedCommunicate in different ways other than language daring to use whatever means available.VideoIntroductory15 minutes15 minutesNo
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ESOLWhen words do not matterhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/when-words-do-not-matter?in_menu=20725OpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SA; video copyrightedDiscover how effective gestures and body language can be in achieving true communication between human beings.VideoIntroductory15 minutes15 minutesNo
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ESOLWhen words do matterhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/when-words-do-matter?in_menu=20725OpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SA; video copyrightedFind about certain situations in which verbal language is essential.VideoIntroductory15 minutes15 minutesNo
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ESOLCompetent speakershttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/competent-speakers?in_menu=20725OpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SA; video copyrightedListen to competent English speakers and discover their communication strategies in a foreign language.VideoIntroductory15 minutes15 minutesNo
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ESOLThe language of sharinghttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/the-language-sharing?in_menu=20725OpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SA; video copyrightedDiscover how communication brings people together.VideoIntroductory15 minutes15 minutesNo
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WalesHafan: What do you know about Wales language and culture?http://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/welsh/hafan-what-do-you-know-about-welsh-language-and-culture?OpenLearnOpen UniversityUnspecifiedExplore Welsh language and cultureActivityIntroductory15 minutes15 minutesNo
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Study skillsAssignments: Types of assignmenthttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/types-of-assignment.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn the differences between essays, reports, oral languages assignments and short-answer questions.SiteUnspecified15 minutes15 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos and podcasts.
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Study skillsRevising and examinations: Revisionhttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/revision.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn how to timetable and practice exam answers and find useful checklists in this section.SiteUnspecified15 minutes15 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos, podcasts and activities.
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Study skillsOngoing skills: Making the most of your learning stylehttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/making-the-most-of-your-learning-style.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightTry to reflect on your study mindset and be aware of how you might improve your study habits.SiteUnspecified15 minutes15 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos and activities.
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ESOLBasic English 1: Elementaryhttps://www.futurelearn.com/courses/basic-english-elementaryFutureLearnKing's College LondonUnspecifiedLearn basic English skills.CourseIntroductory 4 weeks16 hoursStatement of participationThis course is designed for refugees, displaced people and the communities supporting them in the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region. Recommended for people with a CEFR A1 level.
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ESOLBasic English 2: Pre-Intermediatehttps://www.futurelearn.com/courses/basic-english-pre-intermediateFutureLearnKing's College LondonUnspecifiedDevelop your English for use in different everyday situations and build more confidence in your listening skills.CourseIntroductory 4 weeks16 hoursStatement of participationThis course is designed for refugees, displaced people and the communities supporting them in the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region. Recommended for people with a CEFR A2 level.
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Study skillsPreparing for Universityhttps://www.futurelearn.com/courses/preparing-for-uniFutureLearnUniversity of East AngliaCopyrightExplore and develop key analytical skills to succeed at university learning environment.CourseUnspecified6 weeks18 hoursStatement of participation The statement of participation is available for a fee.
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Study skillsOngoing skills: Computing help and supporthttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/computing-help-and-support.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightFind out where to find information and support from the Open University about using your computer to study.SiteUnspecified2 minutes2 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan.
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Digital literacyAn introduction to data and informationhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/computing-and-ict/introduction-data-and-information/content-section-0OpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAUnderstand the distinction between data and information, and examine how a computer-based society impacts on daily life. CourseIntroductory20 hours20 hoursStatement of participationAvailable for download to use offline in several formats.
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Digital literacyIT: Informationhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/it-information/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALook at how news is gathered and disseminated; examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability.CourseIntroductory20 hours20 hoursStatement of participation
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ESOLYour starting point: Your language and learning storyhttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=12OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightListen to students talking about their language backgrounds and OU study, and reflect on your own learning interests and language story.ActivityUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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OU StudyEnglish and OU study: First reactions to OU studyhttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=14OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightStudents share the language demands of their courses.ActivityUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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ESOLEnglish and OU study: Exploring the language of studyhttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=15OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightUse sample extracts to explore purpose and style in language.ActivityUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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ESOLAssess your language skills: How good is your English?http://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=19OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightAssess your level of English language ability in the four main skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.ActivityUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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ESOLCoping with language challenges: Readinghttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=21OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightFind out about students’ experiences of reading OU course materials and identify any suggestions that may be of particular use for you.ActivityUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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ESOLCoping with language challenges: Writinghttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=22OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn about other students’ experiences of writing for their OU study and identify what may be of particular use for you.ActivityUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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ESOLCoping with language challenges: Listening and speakinghttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=23OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn about students’ experiences of listening and speaking for their courses and select any suggestions that may be of particular use for you.ActivityUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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OU StudySupport for OU study: Your tutorhttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=26OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightDiscover how your tutor can support you.ActivityUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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OU StudySupport for OU study: Tutorialshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=27OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightMake the most of face-to-face or phone tutorials.ActivityUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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OU StudySupport for OU study: Other studentshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=28OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightWork effectively with others to enhance your success.ActivityUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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OU StudyNext steps: Over to youhttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=36OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightListen to students give their final pieces of advice.ActivityUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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ESOLEnglish in a minutehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/eiamBBC Learning EnglishBBCCopyrightLearn tips about English vocabulary and grammar.CourseUnspecified20 days20 minutesNoShort videos with tips on everyday English. Subtitles (English) and transcripts for every video plus quizzes and links to further practice.
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Study skillsAssignments: Writing in your own wordshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/writing-in-your-own-words.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightFind out how to paraphrase, an essential part of writing university assignments.SiteUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos and activities.
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Study skillsRevising and examinations: Revision techniqueshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/revision-techniques.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightTry some different revision techniques and see which suit you.SiteUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos and podcasts.
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Study skillsCore skills: Reading and writing mathshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/reading-and-writing-maths.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightDiscover some basic guidance on entry-level maths skills for Open University study.SiteUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan.
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Digital literacyCore skills: Forumshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/forums.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightFind out what makes a successful forum and how to use your online forums to their best advantage.SiteUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan.
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Digital literacyComputing skills: Using your computerhttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/using-your-computer.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightDiscover the basic computing skills you will need to study with us and find some useful resources.SiteUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan.
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Study skillsOngoing skills: Strategic study techniqueshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/strategic-study-techniques.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightIntroduce some ways of making your time as a student as successful as possible.SiteUnspecified20 minutes20 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos.
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Basic Maths and NumeracySucceed with maths – Part 1http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/succeed-maths-part-1/content-section-overviewOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAUnderstand how to use percentages, fractions and negative numbers in everyday situations, begin to develop different problem solving skills, and use a calculator effectively.CourseIntroductory8 weeks24 hoursStatement of participation; badgeMostly text, diagrams. Quizzes and some links to other OU sites for further practice. Also Khan Academy videos.
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Basic Maths and NumeracySucceed with maths – Part 2http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/succeed-maths-part-2/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAContinue to develop mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday examples.CourseIntroductory8 weeks24 hoursStatement of participation; badgeMostly text, diagrams. Quizzes and some links to other OU sites for further practice. Also Khan Academy videos.
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Financial literacyManaging my moneyhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/managing-my-money/content-section-overviewOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAGain the skills to manage personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.CourseIntroductory8 weeks24 hoursStatement of participation
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Digital literacySucceeding in a digital worldhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/digital-literacy-succeeding-digital-world/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SADevelop skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life.CourseIntroductory8 weeks24 hoursStatement of participation; badge
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Skills for workSucceed in the workplacehttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/succeed-the-workplace/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAExplore career opportunities by starting from you, not the job. Gain the skills to write strong CVs and application forms, and to handle different types of interviews.CourseIntroductory8 weeks24 hoursStatement of participation; badgeAvailable for download to use offline in several formats.
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Study skillsEnglish: skills for learninghttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/english-skills-learning/content-section-overviewOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SADevelop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed in studying for a university degree.CourseIntroductory8 weeks24 hoursStatement of participation; badge
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Study skillsSucceed with learninghttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/education/succeed-learning/content-section-overviewOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SADevelop your awareness of how much you have already learned and what you are capable of, and some of the key skills and tools to make your learning a success.CourseIntroductory8 weeks24 hoursStatement of participation; badge
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Study skillsTaking your first steps into higher educationhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/education/taking-your-first-steps-higher-education/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SADecide what you might want to study by gaining insight into how subjects are studied at university. CourseIntroductory8 weeks24 hoursStatement of participation; badge
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ESOLEnglish: skills for learninghttps://oeru.org/oeru-partners/the-open-university/english-skills-for-learning/OERuOpen UniversityCC-BYDevelop English reading and writing skills to succeed at university.CourseUnspecified8 weeks25 hoursStatement of participation; badgeClosed since 2015.
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Study skillsAssignments: Preparing for assignmentshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/stages-in-preparing-assignments.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightA methodical approach to assignments, from understanding the question to editing and getting your assignment in.SiteUnspecified25 minutes25 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos, podcasts and activities.
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Study skillsAssignments: Writing for Universityhttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/writing-for-university.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn how to present complex arguments and how to divide up your work into paragraphs.SiteUnspecified25 minutes25 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes activities.
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Study skillsRevising and examinations: Examinationshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/examinations.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightDiscover everything you need to prepare for a successful exam and what to expect once in the examination room.SiteUnspecified25 minutes25 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos and podcasts.
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Study skillsCore skills: Time management skillshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/time-management-skills.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightGet useful tips for managing time effectively and keeping track of what you're trying to achieve.SiteUnspecified25 minutes25 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos.
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Study skillsCore skills: Critical reading techniqueshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/critical-reading-techniques.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn more about critical thinking and reading which are essential skills at university.SiteUnspecified25 minutes25 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos and podcasts
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Digital literacyComputing skills: Web browser basicshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/web-browser-basics.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightLearn how to identify and understand common elements found on the web such as links and pop-up windows.SiteUnspecified25 minutes25 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan.
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ScotlandOpenLearn Scotlandhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/openlearn-scotland/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALearn about Scottish society and culture: education, environment, technology, history, law, literature, politics, social care and social sciences.CourseIntroductory3 hours3 hoursStatement of participation
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ESOLTalking languages podcasthttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/french/talking-languages-podcastOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAListen to experts, teachers and students about languages and language learning. PodcastIntroductory30 minutes30 minutesNo3 podcasts of about 10 minutes each
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ESOLAssess your language skills: Sample course materialshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/english/index.php?pid=20OU siteOpen UniversityCopyrightTest your ability to understand sample extracts from a range of subjects.ActivityUnspecified30 minutes30 minutesNoPart of "English for OU study: gain confidence in academic English"
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Study skillsOngoing skills: Notetaking techniqueshttp://www2.open.ac.uk/students/skillsforstudy/notetaking-techniques.phpOU resourseOpen UniversityCopyrightExplore different ways of taking notes and then try out a new style to see how it can help you learn.SiteUnspecified35 minutes35 minutesNoPart of "Skills for OU study". Skills check survey available to get a personal learning plan. Includes videos and podcasts.
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ESOLPronunciationhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/pronunciationBBC Learning EnglishBBCCopyrightImprove English pronunciation.VideosAdvanced36 weeks4 hoursNo"Tim's Pronunciation Guide": 75 videos with transcripts. "The Sounds of English": video guide to all the consonants and vowels in the English Language.
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Digital literacyIT in everyday lifehttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/it-everyday-life/content-section-0OpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAUnderstand the information and communication technologies that drive our networked world and how they now permeate our everyday lives.CourseIntroductory4 hours4 hoursStatement of participationAvailable for download to use offline in several formats.
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Learning onlineLiving with the internet: learning onlinehttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/computing-and-ict/information-and-communication-technologies/living-the-internet-learning-online/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SAEstablish a safe and comfortable working environment to ensure that your study time at the computer screen does not impact on your health.CourseIntroductory4 hours4 hoursStatement of participationAvailable for download to use offline in several formats.
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WalesCroeso: Beginners' Welshhttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/languages/welsh/croeso-beginners-welsh/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tabOpenLearnOpen UniversityCC-BY-NC-SALearn basic greetings and introductions, numbers and days of the week in Welsh.CourseIntroductory4 hours4 hoursStatement of participationWelsh & English