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Museum of the Dead: How We Use Your Data

Museum of the Dead: How We Use Your Data Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Oct 2010
In the Museum of the Dead we ask for your email address at certain points. Here we explain why we need that information.

COP 15: The hum of expectation

COP 15: The hum of expectation Copyrighted image Credit: Stephen Peake
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Dec 2009
Climate change conferences sound as though they’re going to be really boring, stuffy affairs. The first of our series of blogs from COP 15...

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.

Forewarned is Forearmed

Forewarned is Forearmed Creative commons image Credit: Thomas Hawk under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2008
Can market analysis and good planning help companies through tough times?

Cybertalk: Transcript

Cybertalk: Transcript Copyrighted image Credit: Thinkstock
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 08 May 2007
New technology is changing the way we communicate. Digital Planet found out how.

OU on the BBC: Breaking the Seal - Programme Six - Land records

OU on the BBC: Breaking the Seal - Programme Six - Land records Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Apr 2007
Introducing an episode of the 'Breaking the Seal' series which looks at the value of land records and the difficulty of knowing who owns Britain.

OU on the BBC: Breaking the Seal - Programme One - Domesday Book

OU on the BBC: Breaking the Seal - Programme One - Domesday Book Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Mar 2007
Introducing an episode in the series 'Breaking the Seal', which traces the growth of public information from the Domesday book to our present day...

How private is private?

How private is private? Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 May 2006
In modern Western cultures, the notion of privacy is central to our way of thinking. However, the potential that present-day communications and...

Connecting: Connecting with drama

Connecting: Connecting with drama Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Apr 2006
We explore how Radio 4's Connecting series dramatises the opportunities and risks of modern communication technologies

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Finding information in science and nature

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Finding information in science and nature Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Science and Nature, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with...

Finding information in Arts and History

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Finding information in Arts and History Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Arts and History, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with...

Finding information in Society

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Finding information in Society Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Society, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the...

Finding Information in Modern Languages

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Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Modern Languages, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with...

Finding information in mathematics and statistics

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Finding information in mathematics and statistics Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with...

Finding information in technology

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Finding information in technology Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 26 Nov 2013
The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the meaning of...

Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century

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Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 21 Aug 2013
This unit provides a general overview of how digital technology has come to dominate virtually every aspect of the modern world and some guidance...

ICTs: Information

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ICTs: Information Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the...

ICTs: Technology news

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study skills involved in reading articles, taking notes and summarising...

Introducing ICT systems

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Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our everyday lives. This unit will explain what constitutes such a system...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
Do you work with young people in the youth justice system? Would you like to study for a qualification that will have a real impact on your...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate course is the ideal way to find out if it’s the right career for you...

Certificate in Health Sciences

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Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some of the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability....

Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

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Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or equivalent, this degree course enables you to top up your...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate course is the ideal way to find out if it’s the right career for you...

Professional Certificate in Effective Practice (Youth Justice)

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Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
This qualification is for you if you work in the area of youth justice. It will deepen your knowledge and critical understanding of the youth...

Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise and play – and computing and IT skills are increasingly essential...

Professional Certificate in Accounting

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Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the accountancy profession, or if you need fundamental accounting...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Wales)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Wales) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate course is the ideal way to find out if it’s the right career for you...

Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice

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Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills to work with them, and you’ll open up a huge variety of careers...