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  • An introduction to technology and innovation policy research
    3LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    An introduction to technology and innovation policy research

    This is an interdisciplinary module that provides an introduction to technology and innovation policy and research in this field. The emphasis is on examining issues of interdisciplinary research embracing economic, sociological and managerial orientations. The approach is to build understanding of technology policy and technology innovations processes thereby providing a robust grounding, before exploring research methods employed to investigate technology and innovation policy. It is important to appreciate that this is not a research methods course as research techniques are not actively taught. Instead, a selection of research tools are introduced and applied to technology policy and innovation. Thus, it focuses on methods and skills best suited for technology policy and innovation rather than being comprehensive.

  • Arduino for Beginners
    0LEVEL
    Engineering 

    Arduino for Beginners

    Arduino is a prototype platform (open-source) based on an easy-to-use hardware and software. It consists of a circuit board, which can be programed (referred to as a microcontroller) and a ready-made software called Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment), which is used to write and upload the computer code to the physical board. Arduino provides a standard form factor that breaks the functions of the micro-controller into a more accessible package. This course is intended for enthusiastic students or hobbyists. With Arduino, one can get to know the basics of micro-controllers and sensors very quickly and can start building prototype with very little investment. This course is intended to make you comfortable in getting started with Arduino and its various functions.

  • #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech Online
    1LEVEL
    Communications and media 

    #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech Online

    #defyhatenow Identify & Report Hate Speech OnlineThe #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation course on How to Identify & Report Hate Speech Online is aimed at people who want to have a positive impact on their communities through developing social media skills to become a positive influencer. The #defyhatenow course series supports those working as individuals or in collaboration with youth, civil society, peace-builder and media organizations, international agencies, churches and schools. The course offers practical hands-on information to understand, identify, counter and report hate speech and dangerous speech online.The Field Guide focuses on the following areas to build awareness & skills through the responsible use of social media: Identify & Report Hate Speech Online (Current Course)Social Media Fact Checking StrategiesResponsible Use of Social Media and Positive CampaignsHow to Counter Dangerous SpeechGender Equality: Safety of Women & Girls and mitigation of gender-based violence

  • #defyhatenow Social Media Fact Checking Strategies
    1LEVEL
    Communications and media 

    #defyhatenow Social Media Fact Checking Strategies

    #defyhatenow Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide offers resources and strategies for peacebuilding to education, civil society, NGO and community organisations raising awareness of dangerous speech online and mitigating incitement to violence. The Field Guide uses self-paced learning with grassroots tools that can be used by anyone wishing to mitigate and combat hate speech and the incitement to violence, online and offline. The Social Media Fact Checking Strategies course enables learners to build awareness & skills through the responsible use of social media. Gain understanding of the differences between fake news, rumour, misinformation and propaganda, along with tools to verify images and stories, how to report false stories and misinformation, and further resources.#defyhatenow Social Media Mitigation Field Guide is a long term product of the #defyhatenow initiative for combating hate speech. The guide contains an overview of selected grassroots projects, initiatives and strategies designed for use in the field with training materials, workshops resources and toolkits for raising awareness, developing counter narratives and mitigating violence related to online hate speech.Course Activities Required for Successful CompletionRead through the articles, guidelines and definitionsWatch all video content Contribute to the online discussion with fellow studentsRead closely and in detail all the lesson informationFinish and submit all exercises, quizzes and testsTo complete the course successfully, plan to spend around 2 hours on each lessonPrerequisite Knowledge & SkillsComputer LiteracyBasic knowledge of Social MediaCommunity engagement, leadership and capacity to moderate discussions#defyhatenowdefyhatenowhttps://www.facebook.com/defyhatenow/https://twitter.com/defyhatenow

  • Gender equality in STEM
    1LEVEL
    Education 

    Gender equality in STEM

    Gender Equality in STEM is designed for teachers of late primary and early secondary pupils. There is no requirement to have a background or role related to STEM. The course aims to reduce barriers for participation in STEM subjects by female students through challenging gender stereotyping and building STEM capital in the classroom, using an inquiry-based approach. This free online course is designed not only to deliver information but to contribute towards transformational change in schools.

  • 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.

  • Introduction to games
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    Introduction to games

    This courses provides an introduction to games in the classroom. The course will focus on freely available online games, which can provide a starting point for exploring their use in the classroom without investment in hardware and software. At the conclusion of this course you will have developed a lesson plan ready for implementation in your classroom.

  • Learning to code (course files)
    0LEVEL
    Technology/computing 

    Learning to code (course files)

    This page holds the files for use with the FutureLearn course Learning to code.

  • Linux for Beginners
    0LEVEL
    Engineering 

    Linux for Beginners

    Linux is the most popular server OS. Linux is a clone of UNIX. Knowing one is as good as knowing the other. In this tutorial series, we will be using Linux as it's freely available. The training will require you to execute certain commands. Make sure to practice them! This tutorial is for absolute beginner's guide to Linux. You don't even have to buy a new PC to learn Linux. You can run Linux, right within your existing Windows or Mac OS systems!

  • Mentoring Matters
    0LEVEL
    Education 

    Mentoring Matters

    This is an on-line course which is part of the University’s support to the apprentice programme.

  • 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

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