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Three ways your personal photos are vulnerable to hackers

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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 Credit: Giulia Forsythe under CC-BY licence
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 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?

Why wearable tech is more than just Google Glass

Why wearable tech is more than just Google Glass Creative commons image Credit: Max Braun under CC-BY-SA licence
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.

A domain of one's own: Will non-Latin web addresses make the internet less Western facing?

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A domain of one's own: Will non-Latin web addresses make the internet less Western facing? Creative commons image Credit: John Kannenberg under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Feb 2014
Egypt was one of the first countries to roll out web URLs which used local characters - an online revolution which coincided with a social one....

Meat here? Hunting for data about the food supply chain

Meat here? Hunting for data about the food supply chain Creative commons image Credit: Gene Huntlicensedfor reuse under CC BY 2.0
Introductory level Updated 19 Feb 2013
What does that food supply chain look like? And what sorts of data are available that allow us to explore the operation of that supply chain?

Happy birthday Linux!

Happy birthday Linux! Creative commons image Credit: By keela84 via Flickr under Creative Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Aug 2011
As the 20th anniversary of the Linux approaches, the OU's Andrew Smith looks at how the operating system has very much come of age.

Mike Lynch on spotting transformative technology

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Mike Lynch on spotting transformative technology Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jul 2011
Mike Lynch uses an example from the legal system to explain how to spot the technology that can change your business.

Source of denial

Source of denial Creative commons image Credit: By Kryptyk via Flickr under Creative Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2010
Following the recent spates of denial of service attacks by hackers supporting Wikileaks, Tony Hirst offers some insight into what's involved

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Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
In the increasingly complex world of change and uncertainty, particularly in the context of climate change, the notion of sustainability is often...

Diagramming for development 1 - Bounding realities

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Masters level Duration 4 hours Updated 22 Aug 2012
This unit introduces you to the following systems diagramming techniques - Rich pictures, Spray diagrams and Systems maps. Using a case study...

Systems engineering: Challenging complexity

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Masters level Duration 25 hours Updated 28 Jul 2011
This unit examines system engineering and why it is important. You will learn to identify and evaluate the importance of relationships within the...

Managing complexity: A systems approach – introduction

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Advanced level Duration 75 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? This unit examines how systemic thinking and practice enables you to...

Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach

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Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 26 Jul 2011
Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? This unit examines how systemic thinking and practice enables you to...

Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction

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Masters level Duration 15 hours Updated 26 Jul 2011
Life is full of risk. In this unit ‘risk’ describes the probability and consequences of harm or, at worst, disaster. Risk management involves many...

Systems modelling

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 25 Jul 2011
Maps and plans, architects and engineers, drawings, graphs and tables: all are models we use in everyday life. This unit will introduce you to the...

Systems thinking and practice

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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 diagramming

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 25 Jul 2011
Pictures speak louder than words. But how can you use diagrams to help you? This unit looks at how diagrams can be used to represent information...