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  • 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...
  • Gateway to coding: Python essentials

    Discover programming and possibly gain a professional certification, via an online interactive experience – where you are not required to install software.

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    14 Nov 2019

  • Gateway to coding: Python essentials

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Nov 2019
    Discover programming and possibly gain a professional certification, via an online interactive experience – where you are not required to install software.
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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

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    02 Sep 2019

  • Five ways to... use free software

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    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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    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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    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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    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

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    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

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    01 Aug 2018

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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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    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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  • Take your teaching online

    In this free course, Take your teaching online, you will gain  knowledge fundamental to delivering effective teaching online. You will hear...

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    In this free course, Take your teaching online, you will gain  knowledge...
  • Learn to code for data analysis

    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You'll learn how to access open data, clean...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Jan 2020

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    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line...
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    Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

    This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    09 Jan 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop...
  • Internet of everything

    The internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process, data and things. As more people, data and things come online, we...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Nov 2019

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    The internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process,...
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    The digital scholar

    Digital scholarship is a shorthand for the intersection of three technology related developments: digital content, networked distribution and open...

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    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    31 Oct 2019

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    Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 31 Oct 2019
    Digital scholarship is a shorthand for the intersection of three technology...
  • Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

    Have you ever wondered how the internet gets into your home, school, college or workplace? How do all the computers, phones, tablets, printers and...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Oct 2019

  • Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 30 Oct 2019
    Have you ever wondered how the internet gets into your home, school, college or...
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    Effective ways of displaying information

    The power of graphics should not be underestimated. They can express information clearly and simply. This free course, Effective ways of displaying...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Oct 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 21 Oct 2019
    The power of graphics should not be underestimated. They can express information...
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    Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Oct 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Oct 2019
    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you...
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    Models and modelling

    Models are mechanisms for communication. This free course, Models and modelling, looks at what a model is and what the process of modelling is...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Jul 2019

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    Models are mechanisms for communication. This free course, Models and modelling,...
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    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 ...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    27 Jun 2019

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    What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and...

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    MSc in Computing

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    Updated 30 Mar 2020
    This industry-relevant qualification provides a rigorous approach to the study and...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Computing

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    Postgraduate Certificate in Computing
    Updated 30 Mar 2020
    The Postgraduate Certificate in Computing is an intensive programme of study...

    Postgraduate Diploma in Computing

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    Postgraduate Diploma in Computing
    Updated 30 Mar 2020
    This flexible diploma enables computing practitioners to pursue their career goals...

    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM

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    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM
    Updated 30 Mar 2020
    STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The flexibility...

    BSc (Honours) Data Science

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    BSc (Honours) Data Science
    Updated 30 Mar 2020
    Data plays an important role in almost all private and public sector employment....

    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Communications and Software)

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    Updated 30 Mar 2020
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Communications and Networking)

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    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Communications and Networking)
    Updated 30 Mar 2020
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Psychology

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    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Psychology
    Updated 30 Mar 2020
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Software)

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    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Software)
    Updated 30 Mar 2020
    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 30 Mar 2020
    If you've already completed a foundation degree or equivalent, this course tops up...