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Why would you want your own web domain?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2015
New services are making it easier to have your own home, under its own address, on the internet. But why would you want to do that? Tony Hirst...

Virtual murder: Just a game?

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Aug 2015
Can playing violent video games be perceived as a bad thing even if the game player does not show aggressive behaviour in reality?

My digital life

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 07 Aug 2015
Everything is becoming digital - what does this mean for your life? 

Digital skills

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 07 Aug 2015
Are you looking to expand your digital skills?

Coding and Algorithms

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 07 Aug 2015
Ever wanted to code your very own programme? What is Python? Do algorithms boggle you? Look no further!

Cyber Security

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 07 Aug 2015
What is cyber security? What do we need to know to keep us safe? 

Digital data

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Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 07 Aug 2015
What is digital data? Should we be interested in information security and what are the laws for the internet age?

Make it Digital

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Introductory level Updated 07 Aug 2015
To celebrate the BBC's Make It Digital season, which includes three co-productions with The Open University, we have collated together a wide array...

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ICTs in everyday life

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 29 Apr 2015
We now live in a global village where distance in no longer a barrier to commercial or social contact. This free course, ICTs in everyday life,...

Introduction to computer forensics and investigations

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
With a few easily available tools people can reveal the stored passwords on their computer and access previously deleted data. Learn about some of...

An introduction to information security

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Masters level Duration 55 hours Updated 28 Apr 2015
Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence. This free course, An introduction to information security,...

An introduction to software development

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Masters level Duration 6 hours Updated 16 Oct 2014
Software development is the practice of organising the design and construction of software, the beating heart of much technology fundamental to our...

Introduction to computational thinking

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Introduction to computational thinking
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 10 Jun 2014
You will learn about algorithms and abstraction, and encounter some applications of computational thinking in various disciplines, ranging from...

Data and processes in computing

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Data and processes in computing Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 05 Mar 2014
This unit will help you to understand the forms of data that are handled by software and look at the various processes that can be applied to the...

Computers and computer systems

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life, and they're not only found in your PC. This unit introduces the different parts of...

Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
In the increasingly complex world of change and uncertainty, particularly in the context of climate change, the notion of sustainability is often...

Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century

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Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 21 Aug 2013
This unit provides a general overview of how digital technology has come to dominate virtually every aspect of the modern world and some guidance...

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Software engineering

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Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 Sep 2015 Register by 30 Sep 2015
Explore the advanced concepts and techniques used throughout the software life cycle, for the effective production and management of large, complex...