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October 2018
 
       
What's new from OpenLearn
 

Whether it's a five-minute exploration or a 50-hour expedition into learning,
you'll find it on OpenLearn from The Open University.
Articles, interactives, videos and courses at your fingertips, and best of all - they're all free.

     
   
   
 
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Since launching in 2006, OpenLearn has been the home of free learning from the Open University. This month OpenLearn achieved 60 million website visitors and continues to provide free content and courses.
 
 
 
     
     
   
   
 
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A series of groundbreaking documentary films uncovers the lives of men, women and children living as modern slaves in all corners of the world. From India, to the Middle East and America, millions of lives are being lived in the shadow of enslavement.
 
 
 
     
     
   
   
 
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Are you heading to Spain, France or Italy and want to know how you'd get on speaking the local language? Find out with our virtual, interactive adventures and test your language skills along the way.
 
 
 
     
     
   
   
 
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Do you enjoy watching Shakespeare's plays and like the idea of finding out more about them? This free course will guide you through some of the most important speeches and scenes from one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies.
 
 
 
     
     
   
   
 
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Have you ever wondered how Pi was calculated? Being an irrational number, it cannot be expressed as a common fraction, however factions such as 22/7 are commonly used to approximate Pi.
 
 
 
     
     
   
   
 
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This course explores whether gendered inequalities exist in sport by evaluating the media coverage. The media can shape perceptions through headlines, influencing how people are viewed by the public.
 
 
 
     
     
   
   
 
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The armistice marked the end of the First World War at 11am on 11th November 1918. A collection of resources to commemorate and remember these events are on the OpenLearn website.
 
 
 
     
         
 
We hope you found this newsletter useful, and we hope to see you on OpenLearn soon.
   
         

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