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  • How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation?

    By Verenardo Meeme

    Planting trees seems to be a good thing, ecologically. But... what if the saplings come wrapped in plastic bags?...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2018

  • How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2018
    Planting trees seems to be a good thing, ecologically. But... what if the saplings come wrapped in plastic bags? Kenyan Teddy Kinyanjui has come up with an...
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    Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

    ...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Jun 2017

  • Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

    Introductory level Updated 20 Jun 2017
    ...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 
  • How are drones keeping track of songbirds?

    By Mary Bates

    Keeping track on bird populations? It's the perfect task for a drone. Mary Bates reports.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2017

  • How are drones keeping track of songbirds?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Keeping track on bird populations? It's the perfect task for a drone. Mary Bates reports.
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    OpenLearn Live: 21st November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Are we enjoying a wet autumn, or a soggy fall? Plus, NASA's new weather satelitte, patent boxes and champagne science...

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    5 mins

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    21 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 21st November 2016

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    Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2016
    Are we enjoying a wet autumn, or a soggy fall? Plus, NASA's new weather satelitte, patent boxes and champagne science. Learning and research from across the...
  • Can engineering help improve patient safety?

    New research from Cambridge suggests that better, clearer, consistent design of tubes and liquids could save...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2016

  • Can engineering help improve patient safety?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
    New research from Cambridge suggests that better, clearer, consistent design of tubes and liquids could save lives.
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Mar 2016

  • Is a technological solution always the best? The politics of toilets

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2016
    The Nano Membrane Toilet is great news - but are we producing over-engineered solution?
  • We've gone Back to the Future

    By The OpenLearn team

    If Marty McFly travelled to our 2015, what would he think? Is time travel even possible?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2015

  • We've gone Back to the Future

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Oct 2015
    If Marty McFly travelled to our 2015, what would he think? Is time travel even possible?
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    14 Oct 2015

  • Smarty pants: wearable electronics will recharge your life

    Smarty pants: wearable electronics will recharge your life Creative commons image Icon Ged Carroll under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 14 Oct 2015
    Electrifying stuff: your clothes could power your gadgets - and soon. 
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    How is a scorpion going to help fight brain cancers?

    Telling cancer from non-cancer is tough for brain surgeons. Scorpions, Amazon.com and the legacy of a dying girl...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    21 Sep 2015

  • How is a scorpion going to help fight brain cancers?

    How is a scorpion going to help fight brain cancers? Creative commons image Icon Alastair Rae under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Intermediate level Updated 21 Sep 2015
    Telling cancer from non-cancer is tough for brain surgeons. Scorpions, Amazon.com and the legacy of a dying girl might change that, writes Alex O'Brien.
  • The Bottom Line - Inventors

    In this episode of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss the process of designing a product and getting it...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2015

  • The Bottom Line - Inventors

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Feb 2015
    In this episode of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss the process of designing a product and getting it onto the market. 

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  • Organisations, environmental management and innovation

    Do you want to discover more about how organisations innovate for environmental management? This free course, Organisations, environmental...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Sep 2018

  • Organisations, environmental management and innovation

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    Organisations, environmental management and innovation
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018
    Do you want to discover more about how organisations innovate for environmental...
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    Smart cities

    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex landscape of smart cities. You’ll hear from smart city innovators and...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jul 2018

  • Smart cities

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 27 Jul 2018
    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...
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    The concept of innovation

    Just what is innovation? This free course examines the issues surrounding the concept of innovation. What is the difference between innovation and...

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    09 Apr 2018

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    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 09 Apr 2018
    Just what is innovation? This free course examines the issues surrounding the...
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    Design

    This free course looks at the process of design, from assessing the complexity of design as an activity to exposing the difficulty in making...

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    28 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2018

  • Design

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    Design Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 28 hours Updated 22 Feb 2018
    This free course looks at the process of design, from assessing the complexity of...
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    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

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 Aug 2017
    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This...
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    Creativity and innovation

    This free course offers an introduction to factors that are important in creativity and innovation at work. It addresses different ideas about the...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    26 Jun 2017

  • Creativity and innovation

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    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    This free course offers an introduction to factors that are important in...
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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

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    18 Nov 2016

  • Technological innovation: a resource-based view

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 18 Nov 2016
    This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide...
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    First steps in innovation and entrepreneurship

    This free course provides you with a short introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship, clarifying some key themes and terminology and helping...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2016

  • Innovation through representation

    Innovations are realised through design, and some of the most useful tools in the designer's toolbox are the representations that are used to move...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    23 Mar 2016

  • Innovation through representation

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    Innovation through representation
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
    Innovations are realised through design, and some of the most useful tools in the...
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    Invention and innovation: An introduction

    This free course, Invention and innovation: An introduction, is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and...

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    55 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    23 Mar 2016

  • Invention and innovation: An introduction

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    Advanced level Duration 55 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
    This free course, Invention and innovation: An introduction, is for designers,...

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    BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation

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    BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Oct 2018
    Design and innovation play a central role in society, finding solutions to...

    Engineering: frameworks, analysis, production

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    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Oct 2018 Register by 14 Mar 2019
    This module builds on the concepts and techniques inEngineering: origins, methods,...

    Managing technological innovation

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    Managing technological innovation
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Oct 2018 Register by 11 Apr 2019
    The history of technological innovation has been nothing short of remarkable,...

    Introducing English language studies

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    Introducing English language studies
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Oct 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    Language is an essential part of being human. It's something we rely on in almost...

    Strategic capabilities for technological innovation

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    Strategic capabilities for technological innovation
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Oct 2018 Register by 11 Oct 2018
    The need for ongoing technological innovation has become a strategic necessity for...

    Openness and innovation in elearning

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Oct 2018 Register by 17 Jan 2019
    Innovations in elearning continue apace, especially with the use of social...
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