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  • Developing yourself
    0LEVEL
    Communications and media 

    Developing yourself

    This unit is aimed at helping people new to studying. It covers some key skills and draws on other OpenLearn resources by linking to the appropriate elements. It's meant as a place to "dip in" and find the skills needed and has been created as part of a collaboration between Plymouth Services for Children and Young People, Marjon (University College Plymouth St Mark & St John) and The Open University in the South West

  • How to make an open online course
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    How to make an open online course

    A short guide to how to create a good open online course.

  • Identify network hardware and protocols
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    Identify network hardware and protocols

    Introduction to the TCP/IP protocol suite, identifying the protocols used to support IP network communication, and briefly discussing their purpose.  Network hardware devices are introduced, and their relationship with TCP/IP protocols is discussed. The www transfer between web browser/server is revisited, introducing the basic concepts of network address translation (NAT) in small home networks. Internet security is further developed, with an emphasis on protecting network devices from external threats.

  • Introduction to Data networks and IP addresses
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    Introduction to Data networks and IP addresses

    An introduction to the requirement for IP addresses in order to deliver Internet services. Investigate the structure of the IPv4 address, and learn how to assign addresses to devices that are found in a home network. Follow the progress of a www transfer between a web browser and a web server, discovering why DNS helps make the WWW an easier place to visit.

  • Market Research Methods
    0LEVEL
    Communications and media 

    Market Research Methods

    Conducting market research can involve employing both quantitative and qualitative research models. This unit gives an overview of both and how they can be used effectively to investigate your customer service levels.

  • Multimedia Advocacy: Making plans with people with learning disabilities
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    Multimedia Advocacy: Making plans with people with learning disabilities

    Introducing Multimedia Advocacy support for people with learning disabilities. You are provided with a background to the approach and software to develop multimedia materials. Three case studies are presented. These look at the use of multimedia advocacy in: • Education, Health and Care Plans • Telling personal histories • Everyday classroom practice

  • Navigating and searching the web
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    Navigating and searching the web

    An introduction to the operation of the WWW, and how to improve your web searches to find the exact information you require.

  • Sharing ideas: developing wikis
    0LEVEL
    Communications and media 

    Sharing ideas: developing wikis

    This space contains only the 'Library copy' of materials for the Course. The materials have been created or endorsed by the Vital Core Team and/or by the community. When you sign up for a Vital Course, you will have more than the materials … you will join a cohort of fellow students with online support from a Vital Facilitator over a period of time. On many of our courses, there is also a two-hour face-to-face session to get everyone started.

  • The importance of interpersonal skills
    0LEVEL
    Communications and media 

    The importance of interpersonal skills

    To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This unit will help you gain an awareness of your skills and understand that an awareness of the interpersonal skills of others can help us enormously in dealing with the work tasks we are responsible for.

  • The World Wide Web and Internet safety
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    The World Wide Web and Internet safety

    The World Wide Web is a fantastic resource, providing answers to any question imaginable.  Learn how search the web for useful information, whilst staying safe from online threats.

  • Urban WASH: Working with People
    0LEVEL
    Health, nursing and medicine 

    Urban WASH: Working with People

    Urban WASH: Working with People is one of five modules in the OpenWASH learning resources.

  • Website development skills and application
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    Website development skills and application

    This course explores the stages in the development of websites from client brief to final delivery. It is relevant to all IT and ICT courses at Key Stages 4 and 5 that include website and web page creation, and use of multimedia.

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