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Why would you want your own web domain?

Why would you want your own web domain? Creative commons image Warrenski under CC-BY-SA under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2015
New services are making it easier to have your own home, under its own address, on the internet. But why would you want to do that? Tony Hirst...

Make it Digital

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Introductory level Updated 07 Aug 2015
To celebrate the BBC's Make It Digital season, which includes three co-productions with The Open University, we have collated together a wide array...

Can animals predict earthquakes - and how could they alert us?

Can animals predict earthquakes - and how could they alert us? Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain image
Updated 06 May 2015
It might sound like something out of a Lassie film - animals warning of imminent disasters. But connecting animals to the cloud could give early...

What do I need to know about the SIM hack?

What do I need to know about the SIM hack? Creative commons image yum9me under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2015
Revelations that security forces have broken the protection of mobile phone technology are a real concern. Mike Richards explains why - and how the...

Embarking on a career in cyber security

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Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2014
Are you interested in a career in cyber security? Find out what career paths you can take here. 

Three ways your personal photos are vulnerable to hackers

Three ways your personal photos are vulnerable to hackers Creative commons image Mingle MediaTV under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Sep 2014
Leaked nude snaps from the likes of Jennifer Lawrence's iCloud stresses how vulnerable our personal photos are to hacking. In light of this, how...

You can revise, but you can't hide: Why Wikipedia edits leave a trail

You can revise, but you can't hide: Why Wikipedia edits leave a trail Creative commons image Giulia Forsythe under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 07 May 2014
The civil servants who allegedly changed Wikipedia entries about Hillsborough might not be as lost in the group as they think, explains Andrew...

What do I need to know about Heartbleed?

What do I need to know about Heartbleed? Creative commons image The Open University; original logo copyright Heartbleed.com under Creative-Commons license
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?

Why wearable tech is more than just Google Glass

Why wearable tech is more than just Google Glass Creative commons image Max Braun under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 12 Mar 2014
The future of wearable tech offers a lot more than slapping a computer onto the side of your head. Nick Dalton explains.

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Diagramming for development 1 - Bounding realities

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 20 Aug 2014
Diagramming for development 1 - Bounding realities, is a free course that introduces you to the systems diagramming techniques of Rich pictures,...

Network security

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Advanced level Duration 25 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
Encryption of files and firewalls are just some of the security measures that can be used in security. This free course, Network security, which...

Systems thinking and practice

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Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in 'seeing' the world in a particular way, because how you ...

Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 03 Dec 2012
This free course, Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability, introduces ways in which systems thinking can help support processes of decision...

Protocols in multi-service networks

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Advanced level Duration 30 hours Updated 16 Oct 2012
The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its existence on communications networks. This free course, Protocols in...

Distributed paradigms

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This free course, Distributed paradigms, looks at some of the architectural and programming paradigms used in distributed system development. You...

Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach

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Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 04 Sep 2012
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...

Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction

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

Managing complexity: A systems approach – introduction

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Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? This free course, Managing complexity: A systems approach ...