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Open Courseware OpenLearn

The Open University's access point for its open and free online resources

General Information

Best for
Higher education Students, General Interest
Subjects
Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Technology, Social Sciences, Business & Finance, Languages, Education, Sport
Type of learning
Academic
Course type
Mostly Self-paced free courses
Languages
English
Certification
Statement of Participation
Learning pathways
No
Mobile Apps
No
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OpenLearn is the Open University's access point for its open and free online resources, with the aim of providing free online education, open to anyone, anywhere in the world. The courses operate on four levels - introductory, intermediate, advanced and masters – and include interactive tools, video, games, podcasts, articles and quizzes.

N.B. The Open University offers flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications.


Tools & Features

  • 800+ free courses
  • Interactives, games, video, podcasts, articles, quizzes
  • Downloadable audio and video files on some courses
  • User profiles
  • Activity records
  • Progress tracking & reward badges
  • Discussion forums
  • Free registration gives access to the OpenLearn community and other features

Certification


Some courses allow you to gain a digital badge for recognition of successfully completing the course, referred to as Badged Open Courses. These courses also allow you to gain a certificate – The Statement of Participation – on successful completion of the course.

Course Info

Course Cost
Free Courses
Skill Type
  1. Academic
Course Type
  1. Short Online Courses
  2. Open Courseware
Course Format
  1. On-Demand
Course Language
  1. English
Credentials
  1. Free Course Certificates

Latest reviews

Number of courses
5.00 star(s)
Partner Institutions
4.00 star(s)
Course format
4.00 star(s)
Materials
5.00 star(s)
Instruction
4.00 star(s)
Assessment
3.00 star(s)
Accreditation
3.00 star(s)
Social tools & features
4.00 star(s)
Interface usability
4.00 star(s)
Pros: Large number of resources
Variety in type of resource
High quality content
User-friendly interface
Cons: Some courses are simply extracts from the Open University course
With over 800 free courses on a range of subjects, OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from university study.

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