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Introduction to cyber security

This free course, Introduction to cyber security, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you.

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24 hrs
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Slip Slide Collide

Want to learn more about the Earth's tectonic plates? Start your journey into the surface of the Earth with these three quick-fire challenges

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An introduction to information security

Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence. This free course, An introduction to information security, discusses the importance of protecting information. Organisations are relying more and more heavily on computers to store sensitive corporate and customer information and this OpenLearn course gives an overview of information security management systems.

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55 hrs
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Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

Back at the start of the century, OpenLearn - or Open2.net as we were then known - investigated Dolly The Sheep and the implications of cloning animals. A lot has happened in the years since then. Time to catch up.

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How to treat non-healing wounds

Chronic wounds affect 200,000 patients in the UK alone and cost the NHS £3bn a year to treat. This article explains OU research into specialised scaffolds for wounds resistant to healing.

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Can renewable energy power the world?

Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies. In the next eight weeks well cover the physical principles underlying the various renewables, their economics, their environmental impact, their present status and future prospects. When youve completed this free course you should be able to give your own answer to the course question: Can renewable energy power the world?

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24 hrs
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Rare diseases are important too: Investigating Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)

Idiopatic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), is a rare disease prevalent in obese women of child-bearing age; this article explores The Open University's research into the disease.

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