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In-car technology: are we being sold a false sense of security? article icon

Digital & Computing

In-car technology: are we being sold a false sense of security?

Our new cars come equipped with technology to read out text messages and let us use voice commands to make phone calls. Allocating attention to other tasks, can lead to our driving performance suffering and putting lives at risk.

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5 mins
Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it? article icon

Digital & Computing

Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it?

Using a hands free phone while driving is as dangerous as holding a phone - and yet they're marketed as a desirable extra. Dr Gemma Briggs wonders why.

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5 mins
Systems thinking and practice free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Digital & Computing

Systems thinking and practice

What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in 'seeing' the world in a particular way, because how you 'see' things affects the way you approach situations or undertake specific tasks. This free course will help you to learn about the problems of defining a system and meet some of the key concepts used ...

Free course
8 hrs
Presenting information free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Digital & Computing

Presenting information

Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and concise form. This free course, Presenting information, explains how to use the Windows calculator to carry out basic operations and calculate percentages. You will then learn how to use charts and tables to represent and interpret information.

Free course
3 hrs
Visualisation: visual representations of data and information free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Visualisation: visual representations of data and information

Modern society is often referred to as 'the information society' - but how can we make sense of all the information we are bombarded with? In this free course, Visualisation: visual representations of data and information, you will learn how to interpret, and in some cases create, visual representations of data and information that help us to ...

Free course
8 hrs
Successful IT systems free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Digital & Computing

Successful IT systems

Information technology (IT) systems are a critical part of our world, in business and the public and voluntary sectors. They are often highly complex and interconnected combinations of technology, organisations and people. Success and failure of IT systems can be seen in many different settings. Many are highly successful; others fail, sometimes...

Free course
9 hrs
Digital forensics free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Digital forensics

Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business lives. Legal and business decisions hinge on having timely data about what people have actually done. This free course, Digital forensics, is an introduction to computer forensics and investigation, and provides a taster in understanding how to conduct investigations...

Free course
8 hrs
Introducing ICT systems free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Digital & Computing

Introducing ICT systems

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our everyday lives. This free course, Introducing ICT systems, will explain what constitutes such a system and how ICT systems work. You will also look at how ICT systems convey, store and manipulate data, and how they process data. Finally you will learn how these systems ...

Free course
9 hrs
Software development for enterprise systems free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Digital & Computing

Software development for enterprise systems

Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some understanding of software development, in this free course, Software development for enterprise systems, you will learn about current development practices for this type of system and develop relevant ...

Free course
8 hrs
Exploring communications technology free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Digital & Computing

Exploring communications technology

This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the principles underpinning communications technology. It looks at the properties of signals and media (such as optical fibre and radio waves), error control, data compression, and the principles of 4G mobile communications, wi-fi and DSL broadband.

Free course
10 hrs
Simple Coding - Summary activity icon

Digital & Computing

Simple Coding - Summary

A summary of everything you have learned in the 'Simple Coding' collection. 

Activity
5 mins
Stress and anxiety in the digital age: the dark side of technology article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Stress and anxiety in the digital age: the dark side of technology

What is it about new technology that is making many of us anxious and stressed? Dr Gini Harrison and Dr Mathijs Lucassen explore the top five stressors:

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10 mins