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Astronomy: images of the Universe free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Astronomy: images of the Universe

Modern astronomy utilises a range of techniques across the electromagnetic spectrum that allow astronomers to measure the brightness, size and shape of astronomical objects, as well as their structure in many cases. This free course enables you to explore multiwavelength images of the Universe and make your own measurements of stars, nebulae and...

Free course
6 hrs
Interested in a STEM career? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Interested in a STEM career?

Browse our collection of FREE resources offering useful skills and solutions to help you get into a STEM career or return to one.

Article
30 mins
The Open University and SWAP Learning Hub article icon

Education & Development

The Open University and SWAP Learning Hub

The site, a partnership between The Open University in Scotland and the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP), brings together introductory level OpenLearn courses relevant to students studying SWAP courses. SWAP students can find courses that offer new topics to explore, build on their study with SWAP, and help prepare for further study at ...

Article
5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Academic versus AI

We wondered how easy it was to tell the difference between the work of a real-life human, and a machine… so you tell us!

Article
5 mins
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Digital & Computing

Tips for using a large language model

How should you use Chat GPT and other language models for work, study and life? This article gives you eight top tips for using this sort of artificial intelligence.

Article
5 mins
Large language models - the chatty computer article icon

Digital & Computing

Large language models - the chatty computer

Chat GPT is a large language-model based chatbot but is the information it gives accurate? This article looks at the limitations of this advanced open artificial intelligence.

Article
5 mins
From boom to bust: the AI winter article icon

Digital & Computing

From boom to bust: the AI winter

This article explains perceptrons and what this had to do with an AI hiatus from the late 1960s.

Article
5 mins
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Digital & Computing

A very brief history of AI

When was artificial intelligence (AI) first developed? This article looks at the first wave of AI - in particular ELIZA, one of the very first chatbots.

Article
5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Design ecologies animation

This animation explores why a whole systems approach to design is important. It uses the example of a smartphone to illustrate the need to shift from linear to regenerative resource flows.

Video
5 mins
Moons of our Solar System free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Moons of our Solar System

In this free course, Moons of our Solar System, explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

Free course
24 hrs
Are you a design creative? video icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Are you a design creative?

As a professional discipline, design is very diverse. It is made up of a wide range of sub-disciplines or design domains that are constantly changing. If you are interested in becoming a designer, you may want to reflect on what kind of designer you want to be.

Video
5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Further uses of genetic testing

Genetic testing is a valuable tool for understanding many important things about ourselves, from our characteristics to our heritage and identity.

Video
6 mins