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  • Seeing the internet Creative commons image Icon Barrett Lyon / The Opte Project under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Seeing the internet

    By Professor Gillian Rose

    How do we see the internet? Gillian Rose explores why some artists and campaigners think it's important that the...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2017

  • Seeing the internet

    Seeing the internet Creative commons image Icon Barrett Lyon / The Opte Project under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    How do we see the internet? Gillian Rose explores why some artists and campaigners think it's important that the internet is made more visible.
  • Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Edward Viles / British Library

    Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen?

    By Conor Deane-McKenna

    The Wannacry malware attack which locked down vital systems throughout much of the NHS on Friday was preventable,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 May 2017

  • Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen?

    Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Edward Viles / British Library
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2017
    The Wannacry malware attack which locked down vital systems throughout much of the NHS on Friday was preventable, explains Conor Deane-McKenna.
  • Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Icon hansol under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Porn licensing isn't the answer

    By Andrew Smith

    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says...

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    Updated on:

    30 Mar 2017

  • Porn licensing isn't the answer

    Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Icon hansol under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 30 Mar 2017
    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says Andrew Smith.
  • What is a password manager - and should I be using one? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: stevepb

    What is a password manager - and should I be using one?

    Password managers can make keeping track of your online security a little easier. But are the downsides to using them?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Nov 2016

  • What is a password manager - and should I be using one?

    What is a password manager - and should I be using one? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: stevepb
    Introductory level Updated 30 Nov 2016
    Password managers can make keeping track of your online security a little easier. But are the downsides to using them?
  • Why is the UK government proposing to bring 1950s values to online pornography? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: alex grichenko

    Why is the UK government proposing to bring 1950s values to online pornography?

    By Dr Samantha Pegg

    New proposals to outlaw material on the internet mean 1950s standards are going to be applied in 2016, explains Dr...

    Includes explicit content

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    24 Nov 2016

  • Why is the UK government proposing to bring 1950s values to online pornography? Includes explicit content

    Why is the UK government proposing to bring 1950s values to online pornography? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: alex grichenko
    Updated 24 Nov 2016
    New proposals to outlaw material on the internet mean 1950s standards are going to be applied in 2016, explains Dr Samantha Pegg. Note that this article...
  • OpenLearn Live: 25th July 2016 Creative commons image Icon Roderick Eime under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 25th July 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    A bus ride that took a country in a new direction and Yahoo gets sold. Free learning from across the day.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jul 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 25th July 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 25th July 2016 Creative commons image Icon Roderick Eime under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
    A bus ride that took a country in a new direction and Yahoo gets sold. Free learning from across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 11th January 2016 Creative commons image Icon Stephencdickson under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 11th January 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Reaction and context following the death of David Bowie - including his influence on the net and financial markets;...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 11th January 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 11th January 2016 Creative commons image Icon Stephencdickson under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2016
    Reaction and context following the death of David Bowie - including his influence on the net and financial markets; plus who is entering the public domain in...
  • OpenLearn Live: 19th November 2015 Creative commons image Icon Michael Mandiberg under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    OpenLearn Live: 19th November 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    The Monday which understands the internet, and the coral that glows. Then more free learning through the day.

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    19 Nov 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 19th November 2015

    OpenLearn Live: 19th November 2015 Creative commons image Icon Michael Mandiberg under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Nov 2015
    The Monday which understands the internet, and the coral that glows. Then more free learning through the day.
  • Explore your world with free learning from The Open University Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tom Wang | Dreamstime.com

    Explore your world with free learning from The Open University

    We've thousand of free learning items across OpenLearn - from games to full free online courses. Need help with...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2014

  • Explore your world with free learning from The Open University

    Explore your world with free learning from The Open University Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tom Wang | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2014
    We've thousand of free learning items across OpenLearn - from games to full free online courses. Need help with where to start? We've a few ideas right...
  • Are today's students too hooked up on shortcuts to internet knowledge that they no longer read original materials? Creative commons image Icon Gary Edwards under Creative-Commons license
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    Updated on:

    10 Jul 2014

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  • Childhood in the digital age

    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 May 2017

  • Childhood in the digital age

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    Childhood in the digital age Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © boggy22 (via iStockPhoto.com)
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 May 2017
    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
  • Protocols in multi-service networks

    The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its existence on communications networks. This free course, Protocols in...

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    30 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    30 Sep 2016

  • Protocols in multi-service networks

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    Protocols in multi-service networks Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 30 hours Updated 30 Sep 2016
    The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its...
  • Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century

    This free course, Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century, provides a general overview of how digital technology has come to dominate...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • 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 17 Mar 2016
    This free course, Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century, provides a...
  • Living with the internet: learning online

    Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This free course, Living with the internet: learning online, will help...

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • Living with the internet: learning online

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    Living with the internet: learning online Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This...
  • Living with the internet: Keeping it safe

    Computer crashes are often the result of viruses, worms or trojans as unfortunately some internet users want to cause havoc or vandalise your...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • Living with the internet: Keeping it safe

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Activity Activity
    Living with the internet: Keeping it safe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    Computer crashes are often the result of viruses, worms or trojans as...
  • Living with the Internet: Online shopping

    Online shopping think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online auctions as the car-boot sale in the car park. This free course,...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • Living with the Internet: Online shopping

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    Living with the Internet: Online shopping Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    Online shopping think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online...
  • Web guide

    Frightened of the internet? This free course, Web guide, will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • Web guide

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    Web guide Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
    Frightened of the internet? This free course, Web guide, will help you make...
  • Using a computer for study

    The internet is a fantastic source of information for any student, but how do you evaluate the information each site provides? This free course,...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • Using a computer for study

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    Using a computer for study Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
    The internet is a fantastic source of information for any student, but how do you...
  • Living and working in the new economy

    The new 'service economy': is it a direct result of globalisation? This free course, Living and working in the new economy, examines the switch...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2016

  • Living and working in the new economy

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    Living and working in the new economy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 04 Mar 2016
    The new 'service economy': is it a direct result of globalisation? This free...
  • An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications

    What is e-commerce? This free course, An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications, will look at typical application areas including...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2016

  • An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications

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    An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 22 Feb 2016
    What is e-commerce? This free course, An introduction to e-commerce and...

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    Business organisations and their environments

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    Business organisations and their environments Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Business organisations come in all shapes and sizes, and form a central feature of...

    Interaction design and the user experience

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    New content
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    From apps, phones and business systems to wearables, the web and the Internet of...

    Cisco networking (CCNA)

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    Cisco networking (CCNA) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Cisco Systems are market leaders in supplying networking equipment for the...

    MA Music part 1

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    MA Music part 1
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This module is the first part of the MA in Music, which is taught and assessed...

    Astrophysics

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    Astrophysics
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    If you are interested in using quantitative physical methods to understand the...
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