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was a website
A website, also written as Web site, web site, or simply site, is a collection of related web pages containing images, videos or other digital assets. A website is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network through an Internet...
run by the The Open University
The Open University is a distance learning and research university founded by Royal Charter in the United Kingdom...
in support of collaborations with the BBC
The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters is at Broadcasting House in the City of Westminster, London. It is the largest broadcaster in the world, with about 23,000 staff...
and described as an "online learning portal". The site contained a listings guide for TV and radio programmes that aired across the BBC broadcast network, articles by OU academics, interactive learning modules, and forums and discussions covering the issues and topics mentioned in the programmes.
The site had five main sub-sections: Health & Education; History & The Arts; Money & Management; Science, Technology & Nature; and Society.
Notable programmes aired over the past few years include:
Child of Our Time
Child of Our Time is a documentary commissioned by the BBC co-produced with The Open University and presented by Professor The Lord Winston which follows up on the lives of 25 babies who were born around the turn of the year 2000 as they grow from infancy, through childhood and on to becoming young...
, Rough Science
Rough Science is a British documentary reality television series made by the BBC in collaboration with the Open University. Six series were made between 2000 and 2005. It was broadcast in prime time on BBC Two and is considered something of a "break-out hit" for the Open University...
Coast is a BBC documentary series first broadcast on BBC Two television in 2005. A second series started on 26 October 2006, a third in early 2007 and a fourth in mid-2009...
, British Isles – A Natural History
In July 2011 the closure of Open2.net was announced, with content transferred to the OpenLearn
OpenLearn is the UK Open University's contribution to the Open Educational Resources project. It is part-funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.OpenLearn is a member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium .-History:...