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It doesn’t matter if you’re into art or zoology, or whether you have five minutes or 50 hours. We’ve got a huge range of free online learning to help you explore your passion. We publish courses, games, videos, podcasts, ebooks and much more on OpenLearn and other sites around the web. 

OpenLearn Scotland hub

OpenLearn is a site of free online learning from The Open University. It gives you access to Open University course materials and expert opinion on topical issues. You'll find over 900 free courses, totalling over 10,000 hours of learning.

Resources developed for Scotland include OpenLearn Scotland - a hub of free resources on the nation's history, society and culture. 

Other Scottish or related resources on OpenLearn and OpenLearn Create: 

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OpenLearn Create

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