Browsing Technology & Applied Sciences by publisher "The Open University (OUUK)"

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  • Biofuels 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    This free course, Biofuels, investigates what is meant by a biofuel and covers the advantages of using biofuels compared with fossil fuels. The different types of biofuel are explored, with particular emphasis on transport ...

  • BSE and vCJD: Their biology and management 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    The furore surrounding Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), the so-called ‘mad cow’ diseases, is an important and controversial episode of recent years. Although it peaked ...

  • Can Renewable Energy Power the World? 

    Boyle, G. (Godfrey) (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-06)
    After studying this course, you should be able to understand at an introductory level the basic physical principles underlying the operation of renewable energy systems, understand the key role of the sun as the main source ...

  • Computers and computer systems 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Computers and processors are ubiquitous in everyday life, and they're not only found in your PC. This unit introduces the different parts of computer systems and their use of binary code. Using the examples of kitchen ...

  • Cory Doctorow: Computer and Internet Regulation 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    What is it about computers and computer networks that make them so much more powerful and flexible than most other technologies? And why do these qualities seem to drive regulators and vested interest groups to demand ...

  • Creating Musical Sounds 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something – a piano, a vacuum cleaner – is actually a musical instrument? In this unit we investigate the way vibrations and ...

  • Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This unit explores the way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving ...

  • Data and processes in computing 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    This unit will help you to understand the forms of data that are handled by software and look at the various processes that can be applied to the data. These ideas are demonstrated through the use of a supermarket till and ...

  • The database development life cycle 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    No idea how relational database systems are constructed? Did you know that they underpin the majority of the managed data storage in computer systems? This unit has been designed to give you an overview of the developmental ...

  • Designing the User Interface: Text, Colour, Images, Moving Images and Sound 

    Stone, D.; Jarrett, C.; Woodfoffe, M. (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    Why is the way something looks important? Text, colour, images, moving images and sound all interact to produce a user-friendly environment within a user interface. This free course, Designing the user interface, will help ...

  • Distributed Paradigms 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    This free course, Distributed paradigms, looks at some of the architectural and programming paradigms used in distributed system development. You will learn about synchronous and asynchronous message passing, distributed ...

  • Effective Ways of Displaying Information 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    his course covers two groups of devices. The first deals with graphs, charts and matrices; the second covers the kinds of diagrams that are useful for identifying and solving problems. The power of graphics should not be ...

  • Finding information in information technology and computing 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-12)
    The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate the material you come across. ...

  • ICTs: E-Government 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    www……..gov.uk You can now access government directly through the web. E-government in action. While studying this unit you look at the scope of e-government, the databases that are necessary, the use of biometrics in ...

  • ICTs: Information 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the technology used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine ...

  • ICTs: Technology news 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-07)
    To develop as an independent, confident learner you will need to learn the study skills involved in reading articles, taking notes and summarising the information that you have obtained from an article. The unit explores ...

  • The Incredible Shrinking Chip 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-01)
    One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest. The microchip was invented in Scotland in 1947 and is now at the heart of the electronics industry. This free course, The incredible shrinking ...

  • Information Security 

    Hall, J. (Jon) (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-06)
    Information security underpins the commercial viability and profitability of enterprises of all sizes and the effectiveness of public sector organisations. This free course begins by explaining why information security and ...

  • Innovation through Representation 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    Innovations are realised through design, and some of the most useful tools in the designer's toolbox are the representations that are used to move from a vague idea, to a concept, and then to a realised product, service ...

  • Internet of Everything 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-08)
    Welcome to the free course 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 ...