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  • Are old voting machines a threat to democracy?

    By Christopher Famighetti, Lawrence Norden

    Although e-voting might seem like a modern way of running an election, in the US the current infrastructure is...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 May 2016

  • Are old voting machines a threat to democracy?

    Are old voting machines a threat to democracy? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Joebeone under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 May 2016
    Although e-voting might seem like a modern way of running an election, in the US the current infrastructure is already sliding into obsolesence - and...
  • How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong?

    By Professor Brian Nussbaum

    The state government of Michigan has adopted a response to potential digital attacks that provide a useful model,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jan 2016

  • How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong?

    How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Tom Gill under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jan 2016
    The state government of Michigan has adopted a response to potential digital attacks that provide a useful model, explains Brian Nussbaum.
  • Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design

    By Mushon Zer-Aviv

    We know what's wrong with design committees: too many cooks; too much spoiled broth; bitter recriminations over who...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2015

  • Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design

    Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design Copyright free image Icon Copyright free image Copyright free: tommumf
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Aug 2015
    We know what's wrong with design committees: too many cooks; too much spoiled broth; bitter recriminations over who spoiled the broth; broth being launched...
  • You can revise, but you can't hide: Why Wikipedia edits leave a trail

    The civil servants who allegedly changed Wikipedia entries about Hillsborough might not be as lost in the group as...

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    07 May 2014

  • You can revise, but you can't hide: Why Wikipedia edits leave a trail

    You can revise, but you can't hide: Why Wikipedia edits leave a trail Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Giulia Forsythe under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 07 May 2014
    The civil servants who allegedly changed Wikipedia entries about Hillsborough might not be as lost in the group as they think, explains Andrew Smith.
  • A domain of one's own: Will non-Latin web addresses make the internet less Western facing?

    By Gareth Mitchell, George Victor

    Egypt was one of the first countries to roll out web URLs which used local characters - an online revolution which...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Feb 2014

  • Rewarding failure

    By Professor Janette Rutterford

    When bankers get a hundred times more than the average private sector worker’s pension, what kind of signal...

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    Updated on:

    29 Apr 2013

  • Rewarding failure

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    Introductory level Updated 29 Apr 2013
    When bankers get a hundred times more than the average private sector worker’s pension, what kind of signal does that send? 
  • Innovation in the UK: Good, but not enough?

    By Sir George Buckley, Dr Leslie Budd

    Is invention enough without commercialisation? Former 3M CEO Sir George Buckley questions the UK's approach to...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Sep 2012

  • Innovation in the UK: Good, but not enough?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Sep 2012
    Is invention enough without commercialisation? Former 3M CEO Sir George Buckley questions the UK's approach to innovation
  • Snowpocalypse now?

    Hoorah, it’s snowing in the UK again! Time to have a snowball fight, build a snowman and have a few unplanned...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2011

  • Snowpocalypse now?

    Snowpocalypse now? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image By Jon Curnow via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Dec 2011
    Hoorah, it’s snowing in the UK again! Time to have a snowball fight, build a snowman and have a few unplanned days off school and work. But what about...
  • Nick Wheeler discusses online retail

    By Nick Wheeler, Dr Fiona Ellis-Chadwick

    Charles Tyrwhitt chairman Nick Wheeler argues that retailers should focus on customers and products, and not get...

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    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2011

  • Nick Wheeler discusses online retail

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Oct 2011
    Charles Tyrwhitt chairman Nick Wheeler argues that retailers should focus on customers and products, and not get carried away with the latest and greatest...
  • Mike Lynch on spotting transformative technology

    By Mike Lynch, Dr Matthew Hinton

    Mike Lynch uses an example from the legal system to explain how to spot the technology that can change your business.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jul 2011

  • Mike Lynch on spotting transformative technology

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    Mike Lynch on spotting transformative technology Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jul 2011
    Mike Lynch uses an example from the legal system to explain how to spot the technology that can change your business.

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  • Technology, innovation and management

    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This free course, Technology, innovation and management, will provide...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    29 Apr 2016

  • Technology, innovation and management

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    Technology, innovation and management Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: David Parker / Science Photo Library / Universal Images Group
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 29 Apr 2016
    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This...
  • Knowledge technologies in context

    This free course, Knowledge technologies in context, explores knowledge technologies; that is, software systems that can represent, interpret,...

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    22 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    23 Mar 2016

  • Knowledge technologies in context

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    Advanced level Duration 22 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
    This free course, Knowledge technologies in context, explores knowledge...
  • Storing and processing information

    The purpose of this free course, Storing and processing information, is to discuss the main ways in which organisational data is managed, prior to...

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • Storing and processing information

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    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    The purpose of this free course, Storing and processing information, is to discuss...
  • The concept of innovation

    Just what is innovation? This free course examines the issues surrounding the concept of innovation. What is the difference between innovation and...

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • The concept of innovation

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    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    Just what is innovation? This free course examines the issues surrounding the...