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  • Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online? Creative commons image Icon marwho under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online?

    By Dr Richard Forno

    Richard Forno says focusing on short-term fixes might make us too exhausted to shape a long term solution to the...

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    24 Jan 2017

  • Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online?

    Can we overcome cyber-fatigue to secure ourselves online? Creative commons image Icon marwho under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Richard Forno says focusing on short-term fixes might make us too exhausted to shape a long term solution to the challenges of cybersecurity.
  • How do planes survive lightning strikes? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    How do planes survive lightning strikes?

    As planes carry us through the sky, they can - and do - come under attack from lightning strikes. Good design keeps...

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    18 Jan 2017

  • How do planes survive lightning strikes?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    As planes carry us through the sky, they can - and do - come under attack from lightning strikes. Good design keeps us safe, though, in the City In The Sky.
  • Why do planes get dumped in the desert? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Why do planes get dumped in the desert?

    Our series City In The Sky travelled to Arizona to see a plane come to its final destination.

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    16 Jan 2017

  • Why do planes get dumped in the desert?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jan 2017
    Our series City In The Sky travelled to Arizona to see a plane come to its final destination.
  • City in The Sky Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    City in The Sky

    This three-part OU/BBC co-production on BBC Two investigates the 'City in the Sky'. You will never look at your time aloft in the same...

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    13 Jan 2017

  • City in The Sky

    City in The Sky Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC Updated content
    Updated 13 Jan 2017
    This three-part OU/BBC co-production on BBC Two investigates the 'City in the Sky'. You will never look at your time aloft in the same way again…
  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Kaboompics

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to...

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    11 Jan 2017

  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Kaboompics New content
    Updated 11 Jan 2017
    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to publish it... but how do you persuade the...
  • OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Robin Vanags under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Where Doctors once acted, now real doctors perform - a trip to Pebble Mill. Do apps update too often? And post-truth:...

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    16 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Robin Vanags under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Nov 2016
    Where Doctors once acted, now real doctors perform - a trip to Pebble Mill. Do apps update too often? And post-truth: word of the year. Learning and...
  • Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election? Creative commons image Icon US Embassy The Hague under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election?

    By Dr Richard Forno

    Fears that hackers might try and alter figures at the ballot boxes were unfounded - but that doesn't mean the US...

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    14 Nov 2016

  • Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election?

    Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election? Creative commons image Icon US Embassy The Hague under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Nov 2016
    Fears that hackers might try and alter figures at the ballot boxes were unfounded - but that doesn't mean the US democratic process didn't come under exteme...
  • Ada Lovelace Day Creative commons image Icon Wikimedia under Creative-Commons license

    Ada Lovelace Day

    By Mike Richards

    An intriguing story of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and their role in the 19th century development of the...

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    11 Oct 2016

  • Ada Lovelace Day

    Ada Lovelace Day Creative commons image Icon Wikimedia under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 11 Oct 2016
    An intriguing story of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and their role in the 19th century development of the computer.
  • Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list Creative commons image Icon Quagmire's Photos under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    Tax judgements, privacy concerns, wonky algorithms, Labour's digital plans and antitrust worries. OpenLearn brings...

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    30 Aug 2016

  • Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list

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    Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list Creative commons image Icon Quagmire's Photos under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
    Tax judgements, privacy concerns, wonky algorithms, Labour's digital plans and antitrust worries. OpenLearn brings you a quick guide to a busy day of...
  • Studying Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Studying Engineering

    Interested in studying engineering? Find out how with The Open University. 

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    30 Aug 2016

  • Studying Engineering

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
    Interested in studying engineering? Find out how with The Open University. 

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  • Technological innovation: a resource-based view

    This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide you with an overview and introduction to a range of related...

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    10 hours

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    17 Nov 2016

  • Technological innovation: a resource-based view

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    Technological innovation: a resource-based view Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ANDRZEJ DUDZINSKI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Universal Images Group
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 17 Nov 2016
    This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide...
  • Introduction to structural integrity

    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13 deaths, illustrates the importance of structural integrity. This...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 31 Aug 2016
    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13...
  • Technology Evaluation

    The aim of this free course, Technology Evaluation, is to provide you with the knowledge you need to develop and work with forms of evaluation that...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    24 Aug 2016

  • Technology Evaluation

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Aug 2016
    The aim of this free course, Technology Evaluation, is to provide you with the...
  • Creating musical sounds

    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something whether a piano or a vacuum cleaner is...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Aug 2016

  • Creating musical sounds

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Aug 2016
    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we...
  • Sound for music technology: An introduction

    Whether you're a professional musician, play music with your friends on the weekends or just like to listen to CDs, music technology affects your...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Aug 2016

  • Sound for music technology: An introduction

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Aug 2016
    Whether you're a professional musician, play music with your friends on the...
  • Theories in Technology Evaluation

    This free course, Theories in Technology Evaluation, is devoted to exploring and analysing the theoretical and political nature of evaluation and...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    24 Aug 2016

  • Theories in Technology Evaluation

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Aug 2016
    This free course, Theories in Technology Evaluation, is devoted to exploring and...
  • Finding information in technology

    The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This free course, Finding information in technology,...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2016

  • Finding information in technology

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 15 Aug 2016
    The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are...
  • Tay Bridge disaster

    The sudden collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge in 1879 killed more than 70 rail passengers and shocked the population. An extensive inquiry was...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    06 May 2016

  • Tay Bridge disaster

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    The sudden collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge in 1879 killed more than 70 rail...
  • Technology, innovation and management

    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This free course, Technology, innovation and management, will provide...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    29 Apr 2016

  • Technology, innovation and management

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 29 Apr 2016
    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This...
  • Structural devices

    Microelectronics has enabled designers of integrated circuits to exercise complete control over the electrical characteristics of each component...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    29 Mar 2016

  • Structural devices

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    Microelectronics has enabled designers of integrated circuits to exercise complete...