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The Market-Led Organisation

This feedcycle is divided into two sections: 'Understanding market orientation' and 'Managing a market-led organisation'. The first half, 'Understanding market orientation' sets out different approaches to marketing. Marketing should not be the property of just the marketing department but an organisation-wide philosophy that centres on satisfying customers. The way in which marketing ideas can be applied to non-profit organisations is also discussed. Section 2 'Managing a market-led organisation', looks at the importance of managing key internal and external relationships.

Duration: 21 days

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[Based on an Open University OpenLearn unit B700 The Market-Led Organisation]

An Introduction to Business Cultures

Culture is just one perspective that can help us to understand more about a business. 'Business culture' is not just about how others see a business, but also about how the individuals within an organisation understand it. In this Unit we explore how the concept of culture developed from research into differences between cultures at a national level. It is possible to see, or 'feel', that one business is different from another, and that this involves more than just how it presents itself to the outside world.

Duration: 6 days

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[Based on an Open University OpenLearn unit B120 An Introduction to Business Cultures]

An Introduction to Sustainable Energy

One of the greatest challenges facing humanity during the twenty-first century must surely be that of giving everyone on the planet access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies.This introductory overview aims to survey, in very general terms, the world's present energy systems and their sustainability problems, together with some of the possible solutions to those problems and how these might emerge in practice during the twenty-first century.

Duration: 5 days

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[Based on an Open University OpenLearn unit T206 - Energy for a Sustainable Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy]

This unit follows on from Why sustainable energy matters

Evolution Through Natural Selection

In this unit, we describe the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin in his book, first published in 1859, On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. We will look at natural selection as Darwin did, taking inheritance for granted, but ignoring the mechanisms underlying it.

Duration: 4 days

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[Based on an Open University OpenLearn unit S103 - Discovering Science: Evolution Through Natural Selection]

Living With the Internet: Keeping It Safe

This OpenLearn unit provides a guide to the downsides of living with the Net. Various types of malware, like viruses, worms and Trojans are introduced and explained, as well as other security issues like spyware and adware. Advice on how to deal with these dangers is also provided. The unit also deals with protecting children online, and provides links to various helpful websites which deal with the problems raised.

Duration: 14 days

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[Based on an Open University OpenLearn unit T180 - Living With the Internet: Keeping It Safe]

Why sustainable energy matters

This Unit provides a very general survey of the world's present energy systems and their sustainability problems. You will also look into some of the possible solutions to these problems and how these may emerge in practice throughout the twenty-first century.

Duration: 9 days

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[Based on an Open University OpenLearn unit T206 - Energy for a Sustainable Future: Why sustainable energy matters]

This unit may be followed by An Introduction to Sustainable Energy

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