Podcasts

Podcasts

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We include video and audio links to the University's own Podcast service, YouTube, iTunes, Vimeo, audio and other sources which represent the work stored in the multi-media environments our researchers work with.



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  • 16 January 2013 SusTEACH The SusTEACH Project was shortlisted in the Green Gown Awards 2012. Its focus is to develop Sustainability Tools for the Environmental Appraisal of the Carbon impacts of Higher Education (HE) Teaching Models using ICTs.The 'Download' link is to a YouTube video which describes the methodology used. The 'Website' link lists the other shortlisted projects.
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  • 31 August 2011 The Linux Effect: 20th Anniversary The Linux Operating System is 20 years old. This podcast series, presented by the Senior Lecturer in Computing at the Open University, Blaine Price, tells the story of an extraordinary operating system that in two short decades has grown from a students’ project to the foundation of the internet. Linux runs on everything from your wireless router and Android Smartphone to CERN's most powerful computer. It has championed a whole new philosophy of collaboration and freedom in the software development community. We will hear from its users, its innovators and its originators. This is the story of Linux. For an entry level approach to learning Linux, try The Open University course T155 Linux: an introduction.
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  • 23 June 2011 Trojan Defence - Malware Forensics Often Trojans are cited as the cause in what’s become known in legal circles as "The Trojan Defence". Ian Kennedy whose OU research forms the basis for this programme uncovers some of the artefacts examined and techniques to support or refute claims of innocence. Somehow losing your privacy doesn't seem so bad at all.
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  • 16 June 2011 Community Composting People involved in community composting in the UK talk about what they do and the impact it has had on their lives. From the Integrated Waste Systems Research Group.
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  • 3 June 2011 Systems and the Environment Kevin Collins works with stakeholders in different policy and practitioner situations in the UK, EU and internationally to integrate science and policy for managing our environment. He is currently UK lead for a NERC funded project on building institutional and social capability for water managing in China and South Africa.
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  • 3 June 2011 Second Life Dr Shailey Minocha talks about research into the value of using Second Life in teaching - a 3D Virtual World where people can interact virtually with others across the Internet.
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  • 3 June 2011 Life Logging Blaine Price talks about Communications and recording every detail in life using Life Logging techniques
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  • 3 June 2011 Natural Language Processing Paul Piwek talks about the CODA programme. How does communication work? and, more specifically, How do people communicate information through language and gesture?
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  • 3 June 2011 Learning and Communication in Sustainable Development Chris High is a Lecturer in Communication and Systems. His teaching and research centers on learning and communication in sustainable development and he is particularly interested in participatory video, rural governance and adaptation to climate change.
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  • 16 February 2011 Deep|Think The Virtual MPhil is a Computing Department project aimed at a new Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme designed to provide a supportive, professional-oriented structure within which advanced IT knowledge and related research skills and methods can be acquired. The ultimate aim of the project is the creation of a vibrant online research community for Computing, supported by a rich and flexible Virtual Learning Environment (VLE): rich to encompass the many processes of research; flexible to meet different user needs, preferences and attitudes to technology.
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  • 16 February 2011 Interacting With Ambient Displays Will an 'ambient information display' change people's behaviour within a building? This video takes a behind-the-scenes look.
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  • 16 February 2011 OU Multitouch Table How does frustrated total internal reflection table work? How does frustrated total internal reflection table work?This is a short podcast showing how the Pervasive interaction lab's table works and discusses what makes this kind of technology useful in a shareable or Pervasive setting
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  • 16 February 2011 Tackling Noise Pollution Noise is one of the forms of pollution that characterises industrial societies. Many forms of noise in the urban environment, including traffic and aircraft noise, can cause significant harm in varying degrees. So just how much noise are you exposed to?
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  • 16 February 2011 Sensory Augmentation Devices How can new technology help you to play a new musical instrument? The e-sense research programme is experimenting with novel augmentation devices
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  • 16 February 2011 Interactive Day Planner Installed in the Cambridge Tourist Information Centre - this is a news shot about a study on collaborative interfaces.
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  • 11 February 2011 The Open University Learning in an Open World Conference 22-23 June 2010 This is a series of screencasts of live presentations given in Elluminate, for The Open University Learning in an Open World conference 22-23 June 2010.
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  • 8 February 2011 Designing with Vision Everything we wear, every product we use, every building we see is a design defined by a certain shape. The Design with Vision project illustrates how eye tracking technology can be combined with shape generation software to create a radically new type of computer aided design. As you sketch ideas for product shape the system detects what you are looking at and offers you a range of on-screen alternative shapes. This is computing that works with your own creativity rather than replacing it – this research, a collaboration between the OU and the University of Leeds is aimed at stimulating and generating ideas for designers, the result could have a global effect on the industries of the future.
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  • 16 February 2010 Complex Systems Open University researcher Jeff Johnson talks of the importance of the Science of Complex Systems as a means to unravel real-world, complex problems that cannot be tackled by conventional reductive methods.
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  • 16 February 2009 The Internet at 40 2009 is the 40th anniversary of the first computer network - the precursor of the internet - and the 20th anniversary of the brilliant idea that led to the creation of the world wide web. What exactly is the internet, and how does it differ from the world wide web? Who were its pioneers, and what technological surprises has it sprung?
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