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Family vs technology

Family vs technology Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Sep 2009
Have advances in technology ruined family life? Elizabeth Silva, Professor in Sociology at The Open University, discusses in this interview for...

Techno-flops

Techno-flops Copyrighted image Credit: Jmb, some rights reserved.
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2009
As technology continues to progress at speed, Ian Johnston reminds us of some of the techno-flops of the past

OU on the BBC: Electric Dreams - About the series

OU on the BBC: Electric Dreams - About the series Creative commons image Credit: Grant Mitchell under CC-BY licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Sep 2009
BBC Four gives viewers a unique insight into how developments in technology have shaped our lives over the past 40 years, in Electric Dreams, a new...

Languages falling silent: Diversity in biological and cultural context

Languages falling silent: Diversity in biological and cultural context Copyrighted image Credit: Marek Uliasz | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Aug 2009
Yoseph Araya takes a look at what we mean by biocultural diversity, and what we can do to preserve it

How to succeed at negotiations

How to succeed at negotiations Copyrighted image Credit: Andrzej Tokarski | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2009
Jane Henry has some suggestions for successful negotiation techniques.

Cultural studies and what to do now

Cultural studies and what to do now Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jan 2009
Jason Toynbee takes us into the world of cultural studies

The information economy

The information economy Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Aug 2008
The Open Minds programme explores the information economy.

A poster boy for academic research

A poster boy for academic research Copyrighted image Credit: NASA
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jul 2008
When it comes to academic posters a snappy title and some eye catching images help in getting a complex message across

The beleaguered Olympic torch

The beleaguered Olympic torch Copyrighted image Credit: Francesco Carucci | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 May 2008
With the Olympic torch attracting protests around the globe, Giles Mohan asks what an Olympic boycott would achieve.

E-mail: a blessing and a curse

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E-mail: a blessing and a curse Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 07 Mar 2008
While producing 'E-Mail is Ruining My Life', The Money Programme talked to a number of experts. Here you can watch extended versions of several of...