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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?

    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

    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

    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

    Audio

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

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

    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

    Audio

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

  • Free as in freedom, not as in price

    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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