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  • What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief? Creative commons image Icon DFID under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2017

  • What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief?

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    What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief? Creative commons image Icon DFID under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Oct 2017
    The Caribbean was hit by two powerful hurricanes in quick succession - Irma and Maria. Citizen scientists were amongst those who swung into action to help,...
  • Is a technological solution always the best? The politics of toilets Creative commons image Icon hasib under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Mar 2016

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

    Is a technological solution always the best? The politics of toilets Creative commons image Icon hasib under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2016
    The Nano Membrane Toilet is great news - but are we producing over-engineered solution?
  • Half man, half circuit: Who are the people who are choosing to become cyborgs? Creative commons image Icon Portismedia under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Half man, half circuit: Who are the people who are choosing to become cyborgs?

    Half man, half circuit: Who are the people who are choosing to become cyborgs? Creative commons image Icon Portismedia under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Mar 2016
    Do the people who claim to be the first of a new human/machine hybrid genuinely represent a new way of living - or are they wrong? Frieda Klotz went to the...
  • What is openwashing - and how can you avoid it? Creative commons image Icon ShashiBellamkonda under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What is openwashing - and how can you avoid it?

    By Patrick Masson

    Claiming to be open - whether in software, education resources, data, or government - but only for the kudos...

    Read now: What is openwashing - and how can you avoid it? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    27 Oct 2015

  • What is openwashing - and how can you avoid it?

    What is openwashing - and how can you avoid it? Creative commons image Icon ShashiBellamkonda under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Oct 2015
    Claiming to be open - whether in software, education resources, data, or government - but only for the kudos without making good on the open promise can...
  • Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: tommumf
    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2015

  • Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design

    Can design by committee work? Making a case for open source design Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: tommumf
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Aug 2015
    We know what's wrong with design committees: too many cooks; too much spoiled broth; bitter recriminations over who spoiled the broth; broth being launched...
  • Happy birthday Linux! Creative commons image Icon By keela84 via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license

    Happy birthday Linux!

    By Andrew Smith

    As the 20th anniversary of the Linux approaches, the OU's Andrew Smith looks at how the operating system has very...

    Read now: Happy birthday Linux! about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2011

  • Happy birthday Linux!

    Happy birthday Linux! Creative commons image Icon By keela84 via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Aug 2011
    As the 20th anniversary of the Linux approaches, the OU's Andrew Smith looks at how the operating system has very much come of age.
  • Open platforms make things simple Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jinglenodes

    Open platforms make things simple

    By Gareth Mitchell, Thiago Rocha Camargo

    Although Skype might look like an open platform, there's still much to be done before a truly open communications...

    Listen now: Open platforms make things simple about Managing projects through people

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

  • Open platforms make things simple

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    Open platforms make things simple Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jinglenodes
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    Although Skype might look like an open platform, there's still much to be done before a truly open communications system can link us all together.Thiago is...
  • Tim Berners-Lee on... opening up data Creative commons image Icon Cristiano Sant´Anna/indicefoto.com / campuspartybrasil under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    Tim Berners-Lee on... opening up data

    By Tim Berners-Lee

    It might be hard to quantify the cash value of opening data - but the same was true of the early days of the world...

    Listen now: Tim Berners-Lee on... opening up data about Managing projects through people

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

  • Tim Berners-Lee on... opening up data

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    Tim Berners-Lee on... opening up data Creative commons image Icon Cristiano Sant´Anna/indicefoto.com / campuspartybrasil under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    It might be hard to quantify the cash value of opening data - but the same was true of the early days of the world-wide web.
  • Tim Berners-Lee on... why open data is important Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Pixel y Dixel under CC-BY-NC-ND licence

    Tim Berners-Lee on... why open data is important

    By Tim Berners-Lee

    At the moment, the opening of data might seem like a nice gesture. Tim Berners-Lee explains why it's much more...

    Listen now: Tim Berners-Lee on... why open data is important about Managing projects through people

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

  • Tim Berners-Lee on... why open data is important

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    Tim Berners-Lee on... why open data is important Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Pixel y Dixel under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    At the moment, the opening of data might seem like a nice gesture. Tim Berners-Lee explains why it's much more significant than that.
  • Free as in freedom, not as in price Creative commons image Icon Fernando Cavalcanti / Campus Party under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    Free as in freedom, not as in price

    By Jon "Maddog" Hall, Gareth Mitchell

    Linux champion Jon "Maddog" Hall loves the exchange of ideas - and the pace - of Campus Party. He tells...

    Listen now: Free as in freedom, not as in price about Managing projects through people

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

  • Free as in freedom, not as in price

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    Free as in freedom, not as in price Creative commons image Icon Fernando Cavalcanti / Campus Party under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    Linux champion Jon "Maddog" Hall loves the exchange of ideas - and the pace - of Campus Party. He tells Gareth Mitchell why 'free' is so important.
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