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History & The Arts 

Life through a lens

Humans have changed their view of the world through lenses, we see further and closer thanks to the power of this wonderful invention, could you imagine life without lenses?

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Science, Maths & Technology 

An introduction to electronics

Electronics is fundamental to modern life. Using an interactive website, videos, and easy-to-use electronic circuit design and simulation software, this free course, An introduction to electronics, will show how electronic devices and systems pervade everything we do, and teach some of the basic ideas.

Free course
10 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

Who created the computer? What was the first video game? When did Apple first make $1bn? When was Facebook founded? Get the answers in our interactive timeline.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The Jewels of Heuro

Algorithms make the world go round. Can you master them to capture the fabled Jewels of Heuro and escape the Temple of Algoritmo alive?

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Society, Politics & Law 

Artificial intelligence - chatting with bots

As technology advances, machines are becoming more advanced at interacting with humans, but what does this mean for the future?

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Cyber Security

What is cyber security? What do we need to know to keep us safe?

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Society, Politics & Law 

How data is making our cities smarter

Data research may lead to more efficient, sustainable and democratic societies says Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford.

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5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Approaches to software development

This free course, Approaches to software development, presents an engineering approach to the development of software systems – a software engineering approach. The course pays particular attention to issues of software quality, in terms of both product (what is built) and process (how we build it).

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9 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Sound for music technology: An introduction

Whether you're a professional musician, play music with your friends on the weekends or just like to listen to CDs, music technology affects your life. In this free course, Sound for music technology: An introduction, you will learn some of the basics of music technology, starting with what sound is, how it is created and how it travels.

Free course
20 hrs
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Theories in Technology Evaluation free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Theories in Technology Evaluation

This free course, Theories in Technology Evaluation, is devoted to exploring and analysing the theoretical and political nature of evaluation and assessment. It introduces theories and paradigms that play important roles in how we design, conduct and use evaluations and assessments, and deals with the thorny issue of participation in evaluation.

Free course
20 hrs