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  • 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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    22 Aug 2019

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    This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line...
  • Take your teaching online

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

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    In this free course, Take your teaching online, you will gain  knowledge...
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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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    22 Aug 2019

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    Digital scholarship is a shorthand for the intersection of three technology...
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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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    14 hours

    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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    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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    Presenting information

    Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and concise form. This free course, Presenting information, explains...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Jun 2019

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    Tables and charts are a great way to present numerical information in a clear and...
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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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    20 Jun 2019

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    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you...
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    Web guide

    Frightened of the internet? This free course, Web guide, will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Jun 2019

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    Frightened of the internet? This free course, Web guide, will help you make...
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    Visualisation: Visual representations of data and information

    Modern society is often referred to as 'the information society' - but how can we make sense of all the information we are bombarded with? In this...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    11 Jun 2019

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    Modern society is often referred to as 'the information society' - but how can we...
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    Using numbers and handling data

    You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In fact, sloppy calculations can have fatal consequences. This free...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Jun 2019

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    You might not realise it, but maths is an essential component of healthcare. In...
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    Using a computer for study

    The internet is a fantastic source of information for any student, but how do you evaluate the information each site provides? This free course,...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Jun 2019

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    The internet is a fantastic source of information for any student, but how do you...
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    Successful IT systems

    Information technology (IT) systems are a critical part of our world, in business and the public and voluntary sectors. They are often highly...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    07 Jun 2019

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    Information technology (IT) systems are a critical part of our world, in business...
  • Digital forensics

    Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business lives. Legal and business decisions hinge on having timely data...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    06 Jun 2019

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    Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business...
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    Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams

    This free course, Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams, offers an introduction to working in virtual project teams. It explains...

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    30 May 2019

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    This free course, Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams, offers...
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    Technological innovation: a resource-based view

    This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide you with an overview and introduction to a range of related...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    21 May 2019

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    This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide...
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    Systems modelling

    Maps and plans, architects and engineers, drawings, graphs and tables: all are models we use in everyday life. This free course, Systems modelling,...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    17 May 2019

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    Maps and plans, architects and engineers, drawings, graphs and tables: all are...
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    Introducing ICT systems

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our everyday lives. This free course, Introducing ICT systems, will explain...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 May 2019

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    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our...
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    Software development for enterprise systems

    Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    03 May 2019

  • Software development for enterprise systems

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    Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many...
  • 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:

    15 Mar 2019

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    The internet of everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process,...
  • Am I ready to be a distance learner?

    Distance learning can open up opportunities for study. You might have not studied for a while, you might be returning to education, or you might...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Mar 2019

  • Am I ready to be a distance learner?

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    Am I ready to be a distance learner?
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Mar 2019
    Distance learning can open up opportunities for study. You might have not studied...
  • Exploring communications technology

    This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the principles underpinning communications technology. It looks at the...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    11 Mar 2019

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    This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the...
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    Sporting women in the media

    The mass media (e.g. radio, TV, internet) has become one of the most powerful institutional influences in society. This free course, Sporting women...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    28 Feb 2019

  • Sporting women in the media

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    The mass media (e.g. radio, TV, internet) has become one of the most powerful...
  • Simple coding

    By Dr Michel Wermelinger

    Have you ever wanted to try out simple coding? Want to understand the basics of what it entails? This course introduces you to the skills, concepts...

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Dec 2018

  • Simple coding

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    Have you ever wanted to try out simple coding? Want to understand the basics of...
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    Digital communications

    Optical-fibre communications became commercially viable in the 1970s and innovation continues today. This free course, Digital communications, will...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    13 Nov 2018

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    Optical-fibre communications became commercially viable in the 1970s and...
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    Diagramming for development 2 - Exploring interrelationships

    Diagramming for development 2 - Exploring interrelationships, is a free course that introduces you to the diagramming techniques of Influence...

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    13 Nov 2018

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    MSc in Computing

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    MSc in Computing
    Updated 19 Aug 2019
    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 19 Aug 2019
    The Postgraduate Certificate in Computing is an intensive programme of study...

    Postgraduate Diploma in Computing

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    Postgraduate Diploma in Computing
    Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This flexible diploma enables computing practitioners to pursue their career goals...

    BSc (Honours) Data Science

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    BSc (Honours) Data Science
    Updated 19 Aug 2019
    Data plays an important role in almost all private and public sector employment....

    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM

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    BSc (Honours) Combined STEM
    Updated 19 Aug 2019
    STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The flexibility...

    Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

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    Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    If you've already completed a foundation degree or equivalent, this course tops up...

    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Psychology

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    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Psychology
    Updated 19 Aug 2019
    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)
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    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

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

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    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (Communications and Software)
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    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 19 Aug 2019
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT

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    BSc (Honours) Computing and IT
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This degree will help you to become a confident user and manager of information...

    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and a second subject

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    BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and a second subject
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    Computing & IT studied together with a second complementary subject can open up...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing & IT and a second subject

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing & IT and a second subject
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This flexible diploma offers a broad introduction to computing & IT before...

    Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice

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    Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This foundation degree is about acquiring skills and learning how to deploy them...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Data Analysis

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Data Analysis
    Updated 19 Aug 2019
    Data plays an important role in almost all private and public sector employment....

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This certificate will help you to understand some of the fundamental principles,...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT Practice

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT Practice
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing & IT and a second subject

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing & IT and a second subject
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This flexible certificate combines a broad introduction to computing & IT with a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    Whether you want to gain confidence using and managing IT, grasp new opportunities...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Data Analysis

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Data Analysis
    Updated 19 Aug 2019
    Computing and data analysis play an important role in almost all private and...

    Making your learning count

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    Making your learning count
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This innovative and flexible OU level 1 module is a fantastic way for you to count...

    Introduction to computing and information technology 1

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    Introduction to computing and information technology 1
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This is the first of two OU level one modules that introduce you to key concepts...

    Managing IT: the why, the what and the how

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    Managing IT: the why, the what and the how
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    In this module, you'll explore principles, concepts and techniques of IT service...

    Introduction to computing and information technology 2

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    Introduction to computing and information technology 2
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This module builds on (TM111) and prepares you for further study of computing and...

    Technologies in practice

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    Technologies in practice
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 19 Aug 2019
    This module provides an opportunity to sample some of the key areas in computing...
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