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Science, Maths & Technology 

Succeed with maths – Part 1

If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put together, give you confidence with using percentages, fractions and negative numbers and provide you with problem solving skills for your everyday life and the wider world.

Free course
24 hrs
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Education & Development 

The digital scholar

Digital scholarship is a shorthand for the intersection of three technology related developments: digital content, networked distribution and open practices. It is when digital, networked and open intersect that transformational practice occurs. In this free course, The digital scholar, you will explore the impact of digital technologies on scholarly practice.

Free course
24 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila

What happens when DNA becomes damaged? One OU PhD student explains how studying interstrand crosslinks in fruit flies has exploited similar human disorders.

Article
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out?

The Cassini spacecraft has had a look at Saturn's moon, and it could be perfect for life to form there. Dave Rothery reckons we need a closer look.

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5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

An introduction to information security

As part of a review of content, this course will be deleted from OpenLearn on 18 May 2017. It has been replaced by the new course 'Information security'.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.

Free course
55 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

An introduction to information security

As part of a review of content, this course will be deleted from OpenLearn on 18 May 2017. It has been replaced by the new course 'Information security'.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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An introduction to information security

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Hidden Maths

Join us in breaking down the myths and mystery surrounding the world of Mathematics and Statistics with our FREE learning content. 

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health

What are the links between mood disorders and a type of pesticide called Organophosphates? One OU PhD student explains their research... 

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds

How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This free course, Crossing the boundary analogue universe, digital worlds, explores the way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world.

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20 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds

How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This free course, Crossing the boundary analogue universe, digital worlds, explores the way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world.

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Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds

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History & The Arts 

How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When "computing" was a thing you did, and doing it at home was especially noteworthy.)

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5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

The Beginning and End of the Universe

In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.

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