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Welcome to the future

Welcome to the future Copyrighted image Credit: Crackerclips | Dreamstime.com
Updated 03 Jun 2014
How The Open University is leading a project that is transforming Milton Keynes into one of the world’s first ‘smart cities’.

What do I need to know about Heartbleed?

What do I need to know about Heartbleed? Creative commons image Credit: The Open University; original logo copyright Heartbleed.com
Updated 11 Apr 2014
There's a lot of advice and confusion about the Heartbleed security flaw - what do you need to know? And what do you need to do?

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Computers and computer systems

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Computers and computer systems Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
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...

Representing and manipulating data in computers

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Representing and manipulating data in computers Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 30 Jun 2011
Computers are all around us: in cars, kitchen scales, digital cameras, etc. But how do they store the data they hold? This unit will help you to...

Visualisation: Visual representations of data and information

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Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 15 Jun 2011
Modern society is often referred to as 'the information society' - but how can we make sense of all the information we are bombarded with? In this...

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Software engineering

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Software engineering Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker New content
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014 Register by 30 Sep 2014
Explore the advanced concepts and techniques used throughout the software life cycle, for the effective production and management of large, complex...