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  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates

    By Andrew V Papachristos, Chris M Smith

    In new research which studies the social relationships of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s, Chris M. Smith and...

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    16 Aug 2017

  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates

    How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    In new research which studies the social relationships of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s, Chris M. Smith and Andrew V. Papachristos were able to...
  • Secrets of Silicon Valley Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tristan Quinn for the BBC

    Secrets of Silicon Valley

    Jamie Bartlett uncovers the dark reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world.

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    13 Aug 2017

  • Secrets of Silicon Valley

    Secrets of Silicon Valley Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tristan Quinn for the BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 13 Aug 2017
    Jamie Bartlett uncovers the dark reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world.
  • Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Ed Cave - Windfall Films

    Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots

    Could machines built to enhance our lives one day become our greatest rivals?

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    03 Aug 2017

  • Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots

    Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Ed Cave - Windfall Films
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Aug 2017
    Could machines built to enhance our lives one day become our greatest rivals?
  • Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley Creative commons image Icon Matthew Yohe [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

    By Dr Neil Smith, Dr Peter Bloom

    Who created the computer? What was the first video game? When did Apple first make $1bn? When was Facebook...

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    03 Aug 2017

  • Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

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    Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley Creative commons image Icon Matthew Yohe [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 03 Aug 2017
    Who created the computer? What was the first video game? When did Apple first make $1bn? When was Facebook founded? Get the answers in our...
  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    By Dana Kornberg

    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg

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    02 Aug 2017

  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2017
    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg
  • What can emoji teach us about human civilization?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Is emoji another example of the dumbing-down of our language and culture or is there a more educational purpose to...

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    18 Jul 2017

  • What can emoji teach us about human civilization?

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Jul 2017
    Is emoji another example of the dumbing-down of our language and culture or is there a more educational purpose to the little pictures used to communicate?
  • Thoroughly Modern Millennials

    By Steve Woods

    How do Millennials want to learn? Does their use of new technologies require a more contemporary educational system?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Jul 2017

  • Thoroughly Modern Millennials

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 13 Jul 2017
    How do Millennials want to learn? Does their use of new technologies require a more contemporary educational system?
  • After Manchester: The strength of the city Creative commons image Icon twitter.com/pdjohnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    After Manchester: The strength of the city

    By Caroline Cheetham

    Even as it coped with the shock, Manchester and its people displayed their strength of character. Caroline Cheetham...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 May 2017

  • After Manchester: The strength of the city

    After Manchester: The strength of the city Creative commons image Icon twitter.com/pdjohnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    Even as it coped with the shock, Manchester and its people displayed their strength of character. Caroline Cheetham tells how a Northern city rallied in the...
  • If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money? Creative commons image Icon Christiaan Colen under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money?

    By Bill Buchanan

    Hundreds of thousands of computers locked across the globe - but Wannacry raised less than other ransomware attacks....

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    23 May 2017

  • If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money?

    If Wannacry caused so much disruption, how come it raised so little money? Creative commons image Icon Christiaan Colen under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 May 2017
    Hundreds of thousands of computers locked across the globe - but Wannacry raised less than other ransomware attacks. Bill Buchanan explains why.
  • Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: rawpixel

    Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media

    By Dr Volker Patent

    Learn psychological self-defence and start resisting the dark arts of political communication, in Volker Patent’s...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    19 May 2017

  • Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media

    Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: rawpixel
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 May 2017
    Learn psychological self-defence and start resisting the dark arts of political communication, in Volker Patent’s second article on Brexit and the General...

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  • 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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    Computers are becoming smarter and may soon become intelligent. This free course,...
  • 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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    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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    09 Jun 2017

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    One goal of artificial intelligence is to build machines that can operate in the...
  • 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 Apr 2017

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    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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    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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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    30 Sep 2016

  • Protocols in multi-service networks

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    The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its...
  • Internet of everything

    The internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process, data and things. As more people, data and things come online, we...

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 30 Aug 2016
    The internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process,...
  • Managing virtual project teams

    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...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Aug 2016

  • Managing virtual project teams

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    Many projects are now ‘virtual’, i.e. some or all of the team are located remotely...
  • Project governance and Project Management Office (PMO)

    Whether a project is large or small, innovative or similar to other projects, governance and administrative support will be needed. The type of...

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Aug 2016

  • 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,...
  • Information security

    Information security underpins the commercial viability and profitability of enterprises of all sizes and the effectiveness of public sector...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Aug 2016

  • Information security

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
    Information security underpins the commercial viability and profitability of...