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Theories of Media and Technology (edX)

Learn to apply media theory and practical, conceptual frameworks to design and digital media projects. Students in this course will build critical, applicable knowledge and understanding of the pervasive impact of media and technology on culture. You will learn influential concepts of media and technology, and be able to [...]

Representing Data with Images and Sound: Bringing Data to Life (FutureLearn)

Learn how data is represented through media; audio, visual and text. This online course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation explores how computers do interesting things with data. You’ll discover how to represent and manipulate text, images and sound and compression and other algorithms.

Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century (Coursera)

This course introduces class participants to the political significance and societal consequences of challenges facing U.S. and international policymakers. It is designed to help participants develop skills to analyze policy proposals and advocate for their preferred options for issues on the public policy agenda ahead. The class assumes basic [...]

Understanding Media: Introduction to Media Literacy and Representation (FutureLearn)

How does the media affect us? Find out and improve your media literacy by learning how to analyse media, film and culture. Develop your media literacy skills and explore our relationship with media. So many of the defining moments in our lives are connected in some way to media. [...]

Making Sense of Data in the Media (FutureLearn)

Learn how to make sense of social statistics and economic data with this introductory course on quantitative social science. Increasingly, we’re bombarded with all sorts of data about how society is changing. From opinion poll trends and migration data to economic results and government debt levels. [...]

Desk Research (Totem)

Outsmart your search engine. In this course on Desk Research for journalism, you will gain knowledge on best ways to use the Internet to collect data for investigations, including: finding documents and numbers; optimizing your Google Search results; and searching for specific sources.

Know your Trolls (Totem)

Tools for journalists to help identify their online abusers and the tactics they use. This course on online harassment was developed by the IWMF, digital security experts, journalists, and online education experts who collaborated during workshops and sprints to co-create it.

How the internet works (Totem)

No clouds, just cables: explore the internet with us. Can you still picture life without the internet? In the last decade or so, the internet has cemented its place at the centre of many aspects of our lives: social communication, work, research, banking, shopping, storing photos and videos; we [...]

Phishing Attacks (Totem)

Think before you click. Phishing happens to everyone, but most people only become aware of it once they have become a victim of an attack. Protecting yourself from phishing attacks starts with identifying an email or message as an attack before you click on the link or download the [...]

Secure Passwords (Totem)

Pa$$word123, really? Follow your guide to good password management. By this point in the evolution of technology, most of us have a fairly large number of online accounts to keep track of, and to keep safe. It seems like we need multiple accounts for everything - email, messaging, social [...]