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    13 Oct 2020

  • Make a changing world a better place

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    Educating the next generation of business talent with free online learning.
  • A scenario on e-professionalism for nurses

    By Dr Gemma Ryan

    Do you always make the correct descisions when it comes to using the Internet? Dr Gemma Ryan looks at online incidents and the behaviours which may require escalation.

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    06 Jul 2020

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    Do you always make the correct descisions when it comes to using the Internet? Dr Gemma Ryan looks at online incidents and the behaviours which may require...
  • How to make:

    Have you ever wondered how something works and how things are made? ...

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    31 Mar 2020

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    Have you ever wondered how something works and how things are made? ...
  • 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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    Article

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    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...
  • The Z Files: Chi Onwurah

    By Benjamin Zephaniah, Chi Onwurah

    Poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah interviews Chi Onwurah, an Engineer and MP with a deep love for the art and beauty of engineering

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    14 Oct 2019

  • The Z Files: Chi Onwurah

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    Poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah interviews Chi Onwurah, an Engineer and MP with a deep love for the art and beauty of engineering
  • The machine that is still changing the world

    By Dr Paul Walley

    The automotive sector is not only continuing to adapt and improve itself, but through the adaptation and spread of its techniques to manage operations more effectively in other sectors, it is also continuing to change the world. 

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    Article

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    23 Sep 2019

  • The machine that is still changing the world

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Sep 2019
    The automotive sector is not only continuing to adapt and improve itself, but through the adaptation and spread of its techniques to manage operations more...
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    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

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    02 Sep 2019

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    Is money tight? Save some cash by spending less on your computer: discover five ways to use free software
  • How London got its Victorian sewers

    By Bob Everett

    Recently, there has been a major upgrade to London’s sewer network. But how did the existing system come into existence?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Aug 2019

  • How London got its Victorian sewers

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Recently, there has been a major upgrade to London’s sewer network. But how did the existing system come into existence?
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    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make 40 years? Part 1: Eyebars in suspension

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    30 Aug 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
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    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make 40 years? Part 2: Stresses and strains

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    30 Aug 2019

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    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...

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    Electronic applications

    Electronics is fundamental to modern life Take for example this free course Electronic applications An interactive website with videos and interactive software will show how electronic systems pervade everything we do review some basic ideas of signal processing control and communications and allow you to use a digital filter to remove Gaussian noise from a signal Transcript

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    15 Jul 2020

  • Electronic applications

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    Electronics is fundamental to modern life. Take for example this free course,...
  • Can renewable energy sources power the world?

    We ask the question Can renewable energy sources power the world as a response to the growing awareness that increased use of renewable energy technologies is making a major contribution to global efforts to limit anthropogenic climate change The course begins by examining the environmental concerns that have caused a rise in interest in renewable energy introducing the main sources and technologies and describing global efforts to increase the share of renewables The course then looks at each of the principal renewable energy technologies and the contributions they might make to global energy demand Finally several future energy scenarios are analysed to show how combinations of renewable energy sources and technologies could provide a major share of global energy needs

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    06 Mar 2020

  • Can renewable energy sources power the world?

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    Can renewable energy sources power the world?
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    We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response...
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    Revolutions in sound recording

    Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877 the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world This free course Revolutions in sound recording traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edisons original phonograph to the formats we know today PLEASE NOTE This course will be removed from OpenLearn on 1st December 2019 Please make sure you have finished studying the course by then You may instead like to study Recording music and sound a newer course weve published on this subject area

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    07 Feb 2020

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    Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound...
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    Toys and engineering materials

    This free course Toys and engineering materials introduces engineering in context It explores the variation in materials and composite materials and provides reallife examples of material use in the manufacture of toys and how the development of materials over time has influenced design

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    03 Jan 2020

  • Toys and engineering materials

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 03 Jan 2020
    This free course, Toys and engineering materials, introduces engineering in...
  • An introduction to electronics

    Electronics is fundamental to modern life Using an interactive website videos and easytouse electronic circuit design and simulation software this free course An introduction to electronics will show how electronic devices and systems pervade everything we do and teach some of the basic ideas

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    05 Dec 2019

  • An introduction to electronics

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    An introduction to electronics
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 05 Dec 2019
    Electronics is fundamental to modern life. Using an interactive website, videos,...
  • 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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    Free course

    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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    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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    Introduction to finite element analysis

    What is finite element analysis what is it and why do we carry it out This free course Introduction to finite element analysis introduces the essence of finite element analysis As an example of its use you will look at the case of FEA of the tub of a racing car You will also have the opportunity to try out two exercises to carry out a simple analysis of a plate and a square beam

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    12 Sep 2019

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    What is finite element analysis (what is it and why do we carry it out? This free...
  • Additive manufacturing

    This free course Additive manufacturing introduces you to its key concepts It covers the fundamentals of the additive manufacturing AM process the steps involved in creating a model and building an artefact the materials and techniques used as well as the design implications and the factors which affect the functionality of the finished parts

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2019

  • Additive manufacturing

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    Additive manufacturing
    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 20 Aug 2019
    This free course, Additive manufacturing, introduces you to its key concepts. It...
  • Astronomy with an online telescope

    By Dr Jo Jarvis, Dr Alan Cayless

    This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky and introduces the wide variety of objects it contains You will develop a handson understanding of telescopic observationsusing the Open Universitys own robotic telescope facility COAST sited on the island of Tenerife Supported by your own measurements we illustrate how stars evolve and study variable stars For those new to astronomy andor the use of robotic telescopes this course provides a practical introduction and will prepare you for further OU study where remotely operable telescopes feature

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Aug 2019

  • Astronomy with an online telescope

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    Astronomy with an online telescope
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 07 Aug 2019
    This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky, and introduces the wide...
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    Learning, thinking and doing

    How do we learn Understanding how is the key to learning more effectively This free course Learning thinking and doing looks at the three main categories of theories the acquisitive constructivist and experiential models of learning There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas

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    16 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jul 2019

  • Learning, thinking and doing

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    How do we learn? Understanding how is the key to learning more effectively. This...