OpenLearn is the Open University’s way of making a selection of its learning materials available free of charge on the internet to learners and educators around the world. It offers online free learning material taken from Open University UK courses but it does not require visitor to become an Open University student.The OpenLearn story started in 2005 with a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Website development began in May 2006 and the site was launched in October 2006. It offers a range of subject areas from access to postgraduate level. By April 2008, 5,400 learning hours of content will be available online.