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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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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

    Updated on:

    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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    20 mins

    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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    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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    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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    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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  • Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

    This free courseDigital skills succeeding in a digital world will develop your confidence and skills for life online whether study work or everyday life It explores a range of digital skills and practices including digital identity digital wellbeing staying safe and legal finding and using information and online tools and dealing with information overload The importance of developing a critical approach to life online is emphasised throughout whether consuming or creating information Youll be encouraged to reflect on your own situation and to apply what you learn to reallife scenarios using a digital skills plan to keep a record of progress

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Jul 2020

  • Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

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    Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Jul 2020
    This free course, Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world, will develop...
  • Introducing computing and IT

    This free course Introducing computing and IT provides a general overview of how digital technologies have come to dominate virtually every aspect of the modern world and some guidance on how to prepare for this digital life It raises awareness of the importance of data security and online safety It also provides an explanation of the internal structure and workings of a typical computer and describes hard and solid state drives in some detail

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Jun 2020

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    This free course, Introducing computing and IT, provides a general overview of how...
  • 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 about the experiences of real educators be introduced to cutting edge research and understand the ideas and tools that shape how we teach and learn online You will also learn useful methods that will guide you to test out these new ideas in your own practice

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    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    25 Mar 2020

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    Intermediate level Duration 24 hours Updated 25 Mar 2020
    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 Youll learn how to access open data clean and analyse it and produce visualisations You will also learn how to write up and share your analyses privately or publicly

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

  • Learn to code for data analysis

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    Learn to code for data analysis
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Jan 2020
    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line...
  • 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 develop processes to harness the vast amounts of information being generated by all these connected people and things The goal of this free course is to introduce you to fundamental concepts and technologies that enable the IoE and the internet of things

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Nov 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 13 Nov 2019
    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 practices It is when digital networked and open intersect that transformational practice occurs In this free course The digital scholar you will explore the impact of digital technologies on scholarly practice

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    24 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    31 Oct 2019

  • The digital scholar

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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 other devices connect and work together In this free course Discovering computer networks hands on in the Open Networking Lab you can explore how computer networks operate discover how data is sent around the internet put your understanding into practice using an inbuilt network simulator to create your own simulated computer networks

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2019

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

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    Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab
    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 information will help you to assess which style of graphic to use in different situations PLEASE NOTE as part of OpenLearns ongoing review of content this course will be deleted onFriday 28th February 2020

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Oct 2019

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    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 life whether at home or work You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Oct 2019

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    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 about The techniques discussed here are applicable to a wide range of systems and have one thing in common they are all commonly used diagramming techniques The five techniques are data flow diagrams use case modelling activity diagrams entityrelationship diagrams and state machines

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    14 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Jul 2019

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

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    MSc in Computing

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    MSc in Computing
    Updated 30 Nov 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 Nov 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 Nov 2020
    This flexible diploma enables computing practitioners to pursue their career goals...

    BSc (Honours) Computing with Electronic Engineering

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    BSc (Honours) Computing with Electronic Engineering
    Updated 30 Nov 2020
    This combined degree develops your skills in and understanding of computing and...

    BSc (Honours) Cyber Security

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    BSc (Honours) Cyber Security
    Updated 30 Nov 2020
    Our cyber security degree combines three sought after streams of computing:...

    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM

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

    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Psychology

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

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

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