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  • John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation Creative commons image Icon Joi under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation

    By Cory Doctorow, Mike Richards

    John Perry Barlow, who died on February 7th, helped shape how we think about digital rights. Here, the OU's Mike...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Feb 2018

  • John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation

    John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation Creative commons image Icon Joi under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Feb 2018
    John Perry Barlow, who died on February 7th, helped shape how we think about digital rights. Here, the OU's Mike Richards introduces a short obituary by John...
  • Timeline: The history of the real cyborgs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Jon Bodsworth [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons

    Timeline: The history of the real cyborgs

    By Donald Edwards

    Do you know engineers have been improving lives of people who have disabilities since Ancient Egyptian...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Feb 2018

  • Timeline: The history of the real cyborgs

    Timeline: The history of the real cyborgs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Jon Bodsworth [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Do you know engineers have been improving lives of people who have disabilities since Ancient Egyptian times? See how prosthesis and aids for...
  • How much electronic waste do we generate as a species? Creative commons image Icon sinkdd under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How much electronic waste do we generate as a species?

    By Madhukara Putty

    Old computers, knackered telly sets and phones that are so last year: How much of this discarded stuff is piling up?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2018

  • How much electronic waste do we generate as a species?

    How much electronic waste do we generate as a species? Creative commons image Icon sinkdd under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2018
    Old computers, knackered telly sets and phones that are so last year: How much of this discarded stuff is piling up?
  • Spectre and Meltdown: What do you need to know about the chip security flaws? Creative commons image Icon Scott W Vincent under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Jan 2018

  • Spectre and Meltdown: What do you need to know about the chip security flaws?

    Spectre and Meltdown: What do you need to know about the chip security flaws? Creative commons image Icon Scott W Vincent under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2018
    The discovery of a security problem with chips in desktops, laptops, phones and tablets is a major headache for IT security, says Siraj Ahmed Shaikh.
  • The power of learning analytics to give students (and teachers) what they want! Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Dec 2017

  • The power of learning analytics to give students (and teachers) what they want!

    The power of learning analytics to give students (and teachers) what they want! Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Dec 2017
    Join us at the Berrill Theatre and online on Tuesday 30 January 2018, 6-7pm for the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Bart Rienties, in which he will talk...
  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Dec 2017

  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a...

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    15 Dec 2017

  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a...

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    15 Dec 2017

  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
  • How is identity data creating headaches for large companies? Creative commons image Icon Fredrik Linger under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Dec 2017

  • How is identity data creating headaches for large companies?

    How is identity data creating headaches for large companies? Creative commons image Icon Fredrik Linger under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Dec 2017
    Increasingly the costs and risks of holding data are turning toxic for businesses. Bhargav Mitra and Robert McCausland explain why.
  • Explore systems thinking with OpenLearn Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: TheDigitalArtist

    Explore systems thinking with OpenLearn

    Get to grips with systems thinking - dip into our wide range of resources here on OpenLearn

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    23 Nov 2017

  • Explore systems thinking with OpenLearn

    Explore systems thinking with OpenLearn Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: TheDigitalArtist
    Updated 23 Nov 2017
    Get to grips with systems thinking - dip into our wide range of resources here on OpenLearn

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  • Learning, thinking and doing

    How do we learn? Understanding how is the key to learning more effectively. This free course, Learning, thinking and doing, looks at the three main...

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    16 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Oct 2017

  • Learning, thinking and doing

    Learning, thinking and doing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 04 Oct 2017
    How do we learn? Understanding how is the key to learning more effectively. This...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    12 Sep 2017

  • Creating musical sounds

    Creating musical sounds Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 12 Sep 2017
    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we...
  • 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:

    04 Aug 2017

  • Technology, innovation and management

    Technology, innovation and management Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: David Parker / Science Photo Library / Universal Images Group
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 Aug 2017
    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This...
  • 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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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2017

  • Introduction to structural integrity

    Introduction to structural integrity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13...
  • 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

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Nov 2016

  • Technological innovation: a resource-based view

    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...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    24 Aug 2016

  • Technology Evaluation

    Technology Evaluation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Aug 2016
    The aim of this free course, Technology Evaluation, is to provide you with the...
  • 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

    Sound for music technology: An introduction Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    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

    Updated on:

    24 Aug 2016

  • Theories in Technology Evaluation

    Theories in Technology Evaluation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Aug 2016
    This free course, Theories in Technology Evaluation, is devoted to exploring and...
  • 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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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    06 May 2016

  • Tay Bridge disaster

    Tay Bridge disaster Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 06 May 2016
    The sudden collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge in 1879 killed more than 70 rail...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

  • Structural devices

    Structural devices Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    Microelectronics has enabled designers of integrated circuits to exercise complete...