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  • DRM explained Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    DRM explained

    By Ray Corrigan, John Perry Barlow

    The EFF's John Perry Barlow and Ray Corrigan of The Open University decry attempts to provide digital locks on...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2018

  • DRM explained

    DRM explained Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2018
    The EFF's John Perry Barlow and Ray Corrigan of The Open University decry attempts to provide digital locks on content.
  • Social media - fake news, filter bubbles and sharing wisely! Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2018

  • Social media - fake news, filter bubbles and sharing wisely!

    Social media - fake news, filter bubbles and sharing wisely! Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Feb 2018
    Meet Frank and travel with him on his adventures through the (sometimes foggy) realms of social media. Explore sharing, filter bubbles and fake news- maybe...
  • Has Twitter's role as a political influence been overstated? Creative commons image Icon Quinn Dombrowski under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Has Twitter's role as a political influence been overstated?

    By Naomi Barnes, Huw Davies

    We are told that Twitter is the new public sphere, the place where we hold government accountable, encourage diverse...

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2018

  • Has Twitter's role as a political influence been overstated?

    Has Twitter's role as a political influence been overstated? Creative commons image Icon Quinn Dombrowski under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jan 2018
    We are told that Twitter is the new public sphere, the place where we hold government accountable, encourage diverse voices, and provide resources for public...
  • Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

    This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'

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    TV Programme

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2018

  • Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

    Introductory level Updated 29 Jan 2018
    This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'
  • Is Bitcoin a bubble - and why must it burst? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: rihaij

    Is Bitcoin a bubble - and why must it burst?

    By Brian Lucey, Larisa Yarovaya

    One view of the rising cryptocurrency Bitcoin: The numbers suggest it is over-valued and due a correction.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2018

  • Is Bitcoin a bubble - and why must it burst?

    Is Bitcoin a bubble - and why must it burst? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: rihaij
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2018
    One view of the rising cryptocurrency Bitcoin: The numbers suggest it is over-valued and due a correction.
  • How can we say Bitcoin is overvalued when we don't know how to value it? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: manfredrichter
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 Jan 2018

  • How can we say Bitcoin is overvalued when we don't know how to value it?

    How can we say Bitcoin is overvalued when we don't know how to value it? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: manfredrichter
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jan 2018
    One view of the rising cryptocurrency: We can't say it's a bubble when we don't really understand the value of the currency.
  • Spectre and Meltdown: What do you need to know about the chip security flaws? Creative commons image Icon Scott W Vincent under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jan 2018

  • Spectre and Meltdown: What do you need to know about the chip security flaws?

    Spectre and Meltdown: What do you need to know about the chip security flaws? Creative commons image Icon Scott W Vincent under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2018
    The discovery of a security problem with chips in desktops, laptops, phones and tablets is a major headache for IT security, says Siraj Ahmed Shaikh.
  • How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box? Creative commons image Icon Facebook images copyright respective parties under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box?

    By Matt Walsh

    The 2017 election saw a stronger than foreseen performance by the Labour Party. Matt Walsh explains how Labour’s...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2017

  • How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box?

    How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box? Creative commons image Icon Facebook images copyright respective parties under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    The 2017 election saw a stronger than foreseen performance by the Labour Party. Matt Walsh explains how Labour’s Facebook success played out, heralding the...
  • The power of learning analytics to give students (and teachers) what they want! Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2017

  • The power of learning analytics to give students (and teachers) what they want!

    The power of learning analytics to give students (and teachers) what they want! Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Dec 2017
    Join us at the Berrill Theatre and online on Tuesday 30 January 2018, 6-7pm for the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Bart Rienties, in which he will talk...
  • How is identity data creating headaches for large companies? Creative commons image Icon Fredrik Linger under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Dec 2017

  • How is identity data creating headaches for large companies?

    How is identity data creating headaches for large companies? Creative commons image Icon Fredrik Linger under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Dec 2017
    Increasingly the costs and risks of holding data are turning toxic for businesses. Bhargav Mitra and Robert McCausland explain why.

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  • The database development life cycle

    No idea how relational database systems are constructed? Did you know that they underpin the majority of the managed data storage in computer...

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    30 Jan 2018

  • The database development life cycle

    The database development life cycle Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 30 Jan 2018
    No idea how relational database systems are constructed? Did you know that they...
  • Modelling object-oriented software – an introduction

    How do you model a software system? This free course, Modelling object-oriented software an introduction, will help you to work through the...

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Dec 2017

  • Modelling object-oriented software – an introduction

    Modelling object-oriented software – an introduction Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 06 Dec 2017
    How do you model a software system? This free course, Modelling object-oriented...
  • Machines, minds and computers

    Computers are becoming smarter and may soon become intelligent. This free course, Machines, minds and computers, looks at what intelligence is, how...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    06 Dec 2017

  • Machines, minds and computers

    Machines, minds and computers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 06 Dec 2017
    Computers are becoming smarter and may soon become intelligent. This free course,...
  • Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction

    Life is full of risk. In this free course, Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction, 'risk' describes the...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    09 Oct 2017

  • Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction

    Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 09 Oct 2017
    Life is full of risk. In this free course, Integrated safety, health and...
  • Presenting information

    Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and concise form. This free course, Presenting information, explains...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Jul 2017

  • Presenting information

    Presenting information Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 28 Jul 2017
    Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and...
  • Natural intelligence

    One goal of artificial intelligence is to build machines that can operate in the real world, with all its noise and uncertainty. Much of what we...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    09 Jun 2017

  • Natural intelligence

    Natural intelligence Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 09 Jun 2017
    One goal of artificial intelligence is to build machines that can operate in the...
  • Computers and computer systems

    Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life, and they're not only found in your PC. This free course, Computers and computer systems,...

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    25 May 2017

  • Computers and computer systems

    Computers and computer systems Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 25 May 2017
    Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life, and they're not only...
  • 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...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

  • Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds

    Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 20 Apr 2017
    How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our...
  • Software and the law

    In this free course, Software and the law, you'll look at the laws relevant to software and its use, taking a global perspective. A major part of...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    12 Jan 2017

  • Software and the law

    Software and the law Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ollo / E+ / Getty Images
    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 12 Jan 2017
    In this free course, Software and the law, you'll look at the laws relevant to...
  • Protocols in multi-service networks

    The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its existence on communications networks. This free course, Protocols in...

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    30 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    30 Sep 2016

  • Protocols in multi-service networks

    Protocols in multi-service networks Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 30 hours Updated 30 Sep 2016
    The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its...