OpenLearn is the home of free learning at the OU.
The site includes:
These are specifically written for OpenLearn or are based on existing OU courses which have been created for Futurelearn. These courses can be studied in your own time, at your own pace.
There are more than 800 study units on OpenLearn to choose from. They are smaller courses and are adapted from past and present OU courses. They provide a taste of what OU course material is like.
Some courses on OpenLearn allow learners to gain a free digital badge on completion. As well as earning their digital badge, learners can also download and print a free Statement of Participation. See www.open.edu/openlearn/get-started/badges-come-openlearn
Badged Open Courses include:
Visit the OpenLearn BOCs website at: www.open.edu/openlearn/get-started/badges-come-openlearn to learn more.
The OU have developed a suite of 6 free online courses which are aimed at improving the study confidence of specific learner groups. Other organisations in the Social Partnership Network (including UNISON) have been involved. The courses are:
Learners can collect badges for each section within a course and for those that complete a full course they can download a free Statement of Participation.
The courses can be found here.