My digital life (TU100)

Open University course

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Rebecca Galley
20 January 2010

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Imagine...

  • ...if novice programmers could develop rich multimedia programs within minutes, confident that they would work first time. We can do that.
  • ...if a novice computer programmer could send data to, and receive data from, anywhere in the World. Well now they can.
  • ...if you had a simple toolkit for building the smart devices and toys of your imagination. And it fitted in the palm of your hand.
  • ...you had access to the most exciting software, people and companies in the World. And they told you what the future’s going to be like.

It's real, and will be coming soon ...

'My Digital Life' (TU100) is a new couse from the Open University that will use the latest technologies developed by the Open University and other companies.

This is a course about ubiquitous technology so we’ll be working with external companies and the Open University developers to make sure you can access your data in as many places, at as many times and on as many devices as possible. No matter where you are or what you’re using, you should be able to carry on with your studies.
We’ll also be interviewing some of the leading researchers and company directors behind the new world of computing.We’ll be going into some of the most prestigious universities and laboratories and finding out what’s coming soon.The Open University can go places most of us can only dream about and tell you about projects that might only see the light of day in five, ten or even twenty years time.Your course materials will include video and audio material recorded specifically for this course and which will not be made available elsewhere. We won’t only be talking to computer programmers and the designers of computer hardware.This is a course for everyone, so we want you to know how information technology is used by artists, authors, musicians, historians, politicians and each and every one of us. See how virtual environments can be used to teach and provide therapy; learn about virtual economies and the imaginary universes inhabited by tens of thousands of users; discover how historical data can be re-examined with computer technology to provide new insights into our ancestors, our health and the World about us...
Computers make it possible to change the world - for good or for bad.They can transform our economies, our environment and most importantly - our societies. Some of these changes are those that we choose to make, some are forced on us, by the rate of technological progress or by legislation.We want everyone who studies this course to become an informed active citizen who is able and willing to engage in the debate we must have if computer technology is to be our servant and not our master.Whether it is a debate on the role of legislation in regulating the content we see on the Internet to laying down the boundaries beyond which computers should not interfere with our lives, each of us has an opinion that matters - and should be heard.
By the end of the course, we want thousands of people from all over the UK and Europe to be able to say ‘This is my digital life.’This is a course about ubiquitous technology so we’ll be working with external companies and the Open University developers to make sure you can access your data in as many places, at as many times and on as many devices as possible. No matter where you are or what you’re using, you should be able to carry on with your studies.

This is a course about ubiquitous technology so we’ll be working with external companies and the Open University developers to make sure you can access your data in as many places, at as many times and on as many devices as possible. No matter where you are or what you’re using, you should be able to carry on with your studies.

We’ll also be interviewing some of the leading researchers and company directors behind the new world of computing.We’ll be going into some of the most prestigious universities and laboratories and finding out what’s coming soon.The Open University can go places most of us can only dream about and tell you about projects that might only see the light of day in five, ten or even twenty years time.Your course materials will include video and audio material recorded specifically for this course and which will not be made available elsewhere. We won’t only be talking to computer programmers and the designers of computer hardware.This is a course for everyone, so we want you to know how information technology is used by artists, authors, musicians, historians, politicians and each and every one of us. See how virtual environments can be used to teach and provide therapy; learn about virtual economies and the imaginary universes inhabited by tens of thousands of users; discover how historical data can be re-examined with computer technology to provide new insights into our ancestors, our health and the World about us...

Computers make it possible to change the world - for good or for bad.They can transform our economies, our environment and most importantly - our societies. Some of these changes are those that we choose to make, some are forced on us, by the rate of technological progress or by legislation.We want everyone who studies this course to become an informed active citizen who is able and willing to engage in the debate we must have if computer technology is to be our servant and not our master.Whether it is a debate on the role of legislation in regulating the content we see on the Internet to laying down the boundaries beyond which computers should not interfere with our lives, each of us has an opinion that matters - and should be heard.

By the end of the course, we want thousands of people from all over the UK and Europe to be able to say ‘This is my digital life.’

TU100: due to be presented in Autumn 2011

Arosha K Bandara
16:47 on 9 February 2010 (Edited 16:04 on 26 February 2010)

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