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  • Decolonising computing?

    By Dr Mustafa Ali

    What might it mean to decolonise computing? Mustafa Ali explores in this article.

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    15 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Mar 2021

  • Decolonising computing?

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    Intermediate level Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Mar 2021
    What might it mean to decolonise computing? Mustafa Ali explores in this article.
  • How can we stop science, engineering and technology losing talented women?

    By Clem Herman

    There's still a massive gender imbalance in university STEM subjects. What can be done to address this? Clem Herman has some ideas...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Dec 2019

  • How can we stop science, engineering and technology losing talented women?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Dec 2019
    There's still a massive gender imbalance in university STEM subjects. What can be done to address this? Clem Herman has some ideas...
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    Five ways to... use free software

    By The OpenLearn team

    Is money tight? Save some cash by spending less on your computer: discover five ways to use free software

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Sep 2019

  • Five ways to... use free software

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2019
    Is money tight? Save some cash by spending less on your computer: discover five ways to use free software
  • Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

    By Dr Neil Smith, Dr Peter Bloom

    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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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    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...
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    The Jewels of Heuro

    By Dr Michel Wermelinger

    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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    30 Aug 2019

  • The Jewels of Heuro

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    Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Algorithms make the world go round. Can you master them to capture the fabled Jewels of Heuro and escape the Temple of Algoritmo alive?
  • In-car technology: are we being sold a false sense of security?

    By Dr Gemma Briggs

    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

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jul 2019

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

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jul 2019
    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,...
  • Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it?

    By Dr Gemma Briggs

    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

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jul 2019

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

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jul 2019
    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.
  • Stress and anxiety in the digital age: The dark side of technology

    By Dr Gini Harrison, Dr Mathijs Lucassen

    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

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2019

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

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2019
    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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    Cyber Security

    By The OpenLearn team

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

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2018

  • Cyber Security

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 01 Aug 2018
    What is cyber security? What do we need to know to keep us safe?
  • Are selfies a terrible thing?

    By Rose Capdevila, Dr Lisa Lazard

    Is the rise of the selfie a sign of a culture collapsing into narcissism - or is there something positive in the trend of arm's length self portraiture?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jun 2018

  • Are selfies a terrible thing?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jun 2018
    Is the rise of the selfie a sign of a culture collapsing into narcissism - or is there something positive in the trend of arm's length self portraiture?

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    MSc in Computing

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    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Software)

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    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Software)
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    MSc in Computing

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    MSc in Computing
    Updated 14 Jun 2021
    This qualification is relevant to the industry. It covers a range of topics,...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Computing

    Course Course
    Postgraduate Certificate in Computing
    Updated 14 Jun 2021
    The Postgraduate Certificate in Computing is an intensive programme of study...

    Postgraduate Diploma in Computing

    Course Course
    Postgraduate Diploma in Computing
    Updated 14 Jun 2021
    This flexible diploma enables computing practitioners to pursue their career goals...

    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM

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    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM
    Updated 14 Jun 2021
    This flexible degree combines science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

    BSc (Honours) Computing with Electronic Engineering

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    BSc (Honours) Computing with Electronic Engineering
    Updated 14 Jun 2021
    This combined degree develops your skills in and understanding of computing and...

    BSc (Honours) Cyber Security

    Course Course
    BSc (Honours) Cyber Security
    Updated 14 Jun 2021
    Our cyber security degree combines three sought after streams of computing:...

    BSc (Honours) Data Science

    Course Course
    BSc (Honours) Data Science
    Updated 14 Jun 2021
    Data plays a vital role in almost all private and public sector employment. The...

    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Psychology

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    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Psychology
    Updated 14 Jun 2021
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

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    Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 14 Jun 2021
    If you have a foundation degree or equal qualification, top up to an honours...

    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Software)

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    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Software)
    Updated 14 Jun 2021
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....