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  • Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: FranciscoFdez

    Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble?

    By Loizos Heracleous

    As it launches a new model, Apple is hoping that its brand will persuade enough people to dig deep into their pockets...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble?

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    Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: FranciscoFdez
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    As it launches a new model, Apple is hoping that its brand will persuade enough people to dig deep into their pockets. Loizos Heracleous explores Apple's...
  • Thoroughly Modern Millennials

    By Steve Woods

    How do Millennials want to learn? Does their use of new technologies require a more contemporary educational system?

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jul 2017

  • Thoroughly Modern Millennials

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 13 Jul 2017
    How do Millennials want to learn? Does their use of new technologies require a more contemporary educational system?
  • 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.
  • Exploring the digital world: a collection Creative commons image Icon JD Hancock under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Exploring the digital world: a collection

    From social media to the impact of screen time - academics from the OU and beyond explore the new worlds created by...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2017

  • Exploring the digital world: a collection

    Exploring the digital world: a collection Creative commons image Icon JD Hancock under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    From social media to the impact of screen time - academics from the OU and beyond explore the new worlds created by technology
  • Does nanotechnology offer a better way of dealing with electronic waste? Creative commons image Icon Ivan2010 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 May 2017

  • Does nanotechnology offer a better way of dealing with electronic waste?

    Does nanotechnology offer a better way of dealing with electronic waste? Creative commons image Icon Ivan2010 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 May 2017
    Obsolete computer equipment creates a waste headache. Smashing it up into tiny, tiny particles might be the best way of recycling, says new research.
  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

    By Rhys James Jones

    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2017

  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When "computing" was a thing you did, and doing it...
  • 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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    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.
  • Are robots about to take jobs from the poor? Creative commons image Icon Steve Jurvetson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are robots about to take jobs from the poor?

    By Aisling Irwin

    A new generation of robots could be expanding their career options - and that could be catastrophic news for the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Mar 2017

  • Are robots about to take jobs from the poor?

    Are robots about to take jobs from the poor? Creative commons image Icon Steve Jurvetson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2017
    A new generation of robots could be expanding their career options - and that could be catastrophic news for the poorest in the world, says Aisling Irwin.
  • How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: National Institutes of Health

    How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics?

    By Madhukara Putty

    Indian researchers have taken inspiration from nature to develop a way of protecting replacement hips and joints from...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2017

  • How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics?

    How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: National Institutes of Health
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Indian researchers have taken inspiration from nature to develop a way of protecting replacement hips and joints from infection - without the need for...
  • How are drones keeping track of songbirds? Creative commons image Icon Henry T. McLin under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    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?

    How are drones keeping track of songbirds? Creative commons image Icon Henry T. McLin under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    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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  • 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 Oct 2017

  • Childhood in the digital age

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    Childhood in the digital age Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © boggy22 (via iStockPhoto.com) Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Oct 2017
    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
  • Returning to STEM

    This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to help you get back into a career in science, technology,...

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    24 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2017

  • Returning to STEM

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    Returning to STEM Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 24 hours Updated 10 Oct 2017
    This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to...
  • 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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    18 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2017

  • Smart cities

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    Smart cities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © vladimir zakharov/Getty Images
    Introductory level Duration 18 hours Updated 16 Aug 2017
    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...
  • 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

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    04 Aug 2017

  • Technology, innovation and management

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    Technology, innovation and management Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: David Parker / Science Photo Library / Universal Images Group
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 Aug 2017
    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This...
  • Seeing the light

    This free course, Seeing the light, will teach you about how the Sun affects your home, both in terms of light and warmth and the energy it...

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2016

  • Seeing the light

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    Seeing the light Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © audioundwerbung/iStockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
    This free course, Seeing the light, will teach you about how the Sun affects your...

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    BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology

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    BSc (Honours) Environmental Management and Technology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    How can we best manage the environment, given the pressures that threaten its...

    Introduction to computing and information technology 1

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    Introduction to computing and information technology 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 15 Mar 2018
    This is the first of two OU level one modules that introduce you to key concepts...

    The critical researcher: educational technology in practice

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 22 Mar 2018
    Technology is dramatically changing educational research and practice, at a time...

    Science, technology and maths Access module

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    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    Are you new to higher education study or returning after a break? This Access...

    Introduction to computing and information technology 2

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    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 15 Mar 2018
    This module builds on Introduction to computing and information technology 1 ...

    Technology-enhanced learning: practices and debates

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 18 Jan 2018
    This module is designed for current or future professionals in digital or...
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