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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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OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS New content
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

OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016 Creative commons image Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Updated 23 Nov 2016
What's the Autumn Statement? Apollo 11's coder honoured. Plus learning & research from around the web across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 12th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 12th July 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Abram-Louis Buvelot
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jul 2016
A Scillian princess who became Empress consort of Brazil and everything you need to know about Pokemon Go Then more free learning through...

OpenLearn Live: 4th March 2016

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Updated 04 Mar 2016
Supercomputing never went away - it just got more and more super; and 100 years of Dada. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 5th November 2015

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OpenLearn Live: 5th November 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Nov 2015
The dog who uncovered an amazing cave, and a very short introduction to Boolean logic. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 28th October 2015

OpenLearn Live: 28th October 2015 Creative commons image Matt Trostle under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Oct 2015
A house leaking doom; the real characteristics of coders and the upside of parasites. Then more free learning through the day.

How can Facebook decide who you really are?

How can Facebook decide who you really are? Copyright free image Copyright free: Denvit
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Oct 2015
Facebook's policy of insisting on real names is causing problems for people who value their privacy. For Ellery Roberts Biddle, the social network...

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Information security

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Information security Creative commons image © ISAF Public Affairs under Creative-Commons license
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...

Software and the law

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Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 15 Apr 2016
In this free course, Software and the law, you'll look at the laws relevant to software and its use, taking a global perspective. ...

Representing and manipulating data in computers

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
Computers are all around us: in cars, kitchen scales, digital cameras, etc. But how do they store the data they hold? This free course,...

Computers and computer systems

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life, and they're not only found in your PC. This free course, Computers and computer systems,...

An introduction to software development

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Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
Software development is the practice of organising the design and construction of software, the beating heart of much technology fundamental to our...

Machines, minds and computers

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
Computers are becoming smarter and may soon become intelligent. This free course, Machines, minds and computers, looks at what intelligence is, how...

Natural intelligence

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Feb 2016
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...

Visualisation: Visual representations of data and information

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Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Aug 2015
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 Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
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...