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  • China and the internet

    By John Perry Barlow

    John Perry Barlow's experiences suggest some in China are wary of the rapid change promised by the internet - but...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2018

  • China and the internet

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    John Perry Barlow's experiences suggest some in China are wary of the rapid change promised by the internet - but that doesn't mean it's a nation closed to...
  • John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation

    By Cory Doctorow, Mike Richards

    John Perry Barlow, who died on February 7th, helped shape how we think about digital rights. Here, the OU's Mike...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2018

  • John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    John Perry Barlow, who died on February 7th, helped shape how we think about digital rights. Here, the OU's Mike Richards introduces a short obituary by John...
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    DRM explained

    By Ray Corrigan, John Perry Barlow

    The EFF's John Perry Barlow and Ray Corrigan of The Open University decry attempts to provide digital locks on...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2018

  • DRM explained

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2018
    The EFF's John Perry Barlow and Ray Corrigan of The Open University decry attempts to provide digital locks on content.
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    Explore your world with free learning from The Open University

    We've thousand of free learning items across OpenLearn - from games to full free online courses. Need help with...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Nov 2017

  • Explore your world with free learning from The Open University

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Nov 2017
    We've thousand of free learning items across OpenLearn - from games to full free online courses. Need help with where to start? We've a few ideas right...
  • Seeing the internet

    By Professor Gillian Rose

    How do we see the internet? Gillian Rose explores why some artists and campaigners think it's important that the...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2017

  • Seeing the internet

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    How do we see the internet? Gillian Rose explores why some artists and campaigners think it's important that the internet is made more visible.
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 May 2017

  • Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2017
    The Wannacry malware attack which locked down vital systems throughout much of the NHS on Friday was preventable, explains Conor Deane-McKenna.
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    Porn licensing isn't the answer

    By Andrew Smith

    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says...

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    Updated on:

    30 Mar 2017

  • Porn licensing isn't the answer

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    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says Andrew Smith.
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    What is a password manager - and should I be using one?

    Password managers can make keeping track of your online security a little easier. But are the downsides to using them?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Nov 2016

  • What is a password manager - and should I be using one?

    What is a password manager - and should I be using one? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: stevepb
    Introductory level Updated 30 Nov 2016
    Password managers can make keeping track of your online security a little easier. But are the downsides to using them?
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    Why is the UK government proposing to bring 1950s values to online pornography?

    By Dr Samantha Pegg

    New proposals to outlaw material on the internet mean 1950s standards are going to be applied in 2016, explains Dr...

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    24 Nov 2016

  • Why is the UK government proposing to bring 1950s values to online pornography? Includes explicit content

    Why is the UK government proposing to bring 1950s values to online pornography? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: alex grichenko
    Updated 24 Nov 2016
    New proposals to outlaw material on the internet mean 1950s standards are going to be applied in 2016, explains Dr Samantha Pegg. Note that this article...
  • OpenLearn Live: 25th July 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    A bus ride that took a country in a new direction and Yahoo gets sold. Free learning from across the day.

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    25 Jul 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 25th July 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
    A bus ride that took a country in a new direction and Yahoo gets sold. Free learning from across the day.

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    Protocols in multi-service networks

    The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its existence on communications networks. This free course, Protocols in...

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    30 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    16 May 2018

  • Protocols in multi-service networks

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    Advanced level Duration 30 hours Updated 16 May 2018
    The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its...
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    An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications

    What is e-commerce? This free course, An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications, will look at typical application areas including...

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2018

  • An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications

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    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 14 Mar 2018
    What is e-commerce? This free course, An introduction to e-commerce and...
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    Childhood in the digital age

    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jan 2018

  • Childhood in the digital age

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
  • Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century

    This free course, Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century, provides a general overview of how digital technology has come to dominate...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century

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    Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    This free course, Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century, provides a...
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    Living with the internet: learning online

    Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This free course, Living with the internet: learning online, will help...

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • Living with the internet: learning online

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This...
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    Living with the internet: Keeping it safe

    Computer crashes are often the result of viruses, worms or trojans as unfortunately some internet users want to cause havoc or vandalise your...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • Living with the internet: Keeping it safe

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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    Computer crashes are often the result of viruses, worms or trojans as...
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    Living with the Internet: Online shopping

    Online shopping think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online auctions as the car-boot sale in the car park. This free course,...

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • Living with the Internet: Online shopping

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    Online shopping think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online...
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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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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • Web guide

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
    Frightened of the internet? This free course, Web guide, will help you make...
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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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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2016

  • Using a computer for study

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    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
    The internet is a fantastic source of information for any student, but how do you...
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    Living and working in the new economy

    The new 'service economy': is it a direct result of globalisation? This free course, Living and working in the new economy, examines the switch...

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    04 Mar 2016

  • Living and working in the new economy

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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 04 Mar 2016
    The new 'service economy': is it a direct result of globalisation? This free...
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