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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.

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  1. Carolyn
    4/5,
    "Quality course extracts from the Open University"
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    Pros - Large number of resources
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    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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