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What is a password manager - and should I be using one?

What is a password manager - and should I be using one? Copyright free image Copyright free: stevepb New content
Introductory level Updated 30 Nov 2016
Password managers can make keeping track of your online security a little easier. But are the downsides to using them?

OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016

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Updated 25 Nov 2016
Autumn on Mars; quantum computing; children caring for parents with Parkinsons. Learning and research from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016

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Updated 23 Nov 2016
What's the Autumn Statement? Apollo 11's coder honoured. Plus learning & research from around the web across the day.

Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election?

Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election? Creative commons image US Embassy The Hague under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Nov 2016
Fears that hackers might try and alter figures at the ballot boxes were unfounded - but that doesn't mean the US democratic process didn't come...

OpenLearn Live: 2nd November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 2nd November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: RafaelTalkar
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Nov 2016
Did a soldier in France shoot a ghost dead? No. Plus: National Stress Day; firstcarquote and can poor sleep make you fatter? Learning and...

Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
Tax judgements, privacy concerns, wonky algorithms, Labour's digital plans and antitrust worries. OpenLearn brings you a quick guide to a busy day...

How are Snapchat filters allowing survivors of sexual assault tell their stories?

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How are Snapchat filters allowing survivors of sexual assault tell their stories? Creative commons image Maurizio Pesce under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
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The ability to disguise yourself is allowing Indians to talk openly about the crimes they've been victims of - without having to reveal their...

How can mobile technology help underpin reproductive rights?

How can mobile technology help underpin reproductive rights? Copyright free image Copyright free: RobertoVi
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Aug 2016
The spread of mobile phone access is helping revolutionise the way data on family planning is being used and shared, reports Christabel Ligami

OpenLearn Live: 20th July 2016

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Updated 20 Jul 2016
The sociologist who suggested gender is a social structure; what DNS is when it's working; then more free learning across the day.

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Protocols in multi-service networks

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Advanced level Duration 30 hours Updated 30 Sep 2016
The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its existence on communications networks. This free course, Protocols in...

Internet of everything

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Internet of everything
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 30 Aug 2016
The internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process, data and things. As more people, data and things come online, we...

Managing virtual project teams

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Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
Many projects are now ‘virtual’, i.e. some or all of the team are located remotely and may be working in different time zones. The project manager...

Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO)

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Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
Whether a project is large or small, innovative or similar to other projects, governance and administrative support will be needed. The type of...

Information security

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
Information security underpins the commercial viability and profitability of enterprises of all sizes and the effectiveness of public sector...

An introduction to information security

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Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence. This free course, An introduction to information security,...

Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach

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Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 16 May 2016
Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach, is a free course that...

Systems diagramming

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Pictures speak louder than words. But how can you use diagrams to help you? This free course, Systems diagramming, looks at how diagrams can be...

Systems practice: Managing sustainability

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This free course, Systems practice: Managing sustainability, introduces ways in which systems thinking can help support processes of decision...

Successful IT systems

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Information technology (IT) systems are a critical part of our world, in business and the public and voluntary sectors. They are often highly...

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Software engineering

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Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 02 Dec 2016 Register by 12 Oct 2017
Explore the advanced concepts and techniques used throughout the software life cycle, for the effective production and management of large, complex...