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Networked Living

Synopsis
This DVD-ROM contains software and resources relating to the Communication & Identity, Entertainment & Information, and Health, Transport & Government blocks of the Open University Networked Living course.

Warriors of the Net - a light-hearted animated film which shows how the internet works.

Colour Demonstrator Software - This software demonstrates some features of the way computers display colours, and some of the features of the way we perceive colour.

MPEG Motion Compensation This animation shows how MPEG video coding predicts movement in order to reduce the amount of data which needs to be shared or transmitted.

Computers and Animation - Six sections of the Computers and Animation movie. These illustrate how Computer Imagery (CGI) software is used to create visual sets, objects and actors, and how it is used to animate them, and to combine them with actual movie sequences

Decision Trees - This interactive animation explains how a decision tree can be constructed and used to assist a decision making process, using probabilities to express the likely outcomes.

Global Positioning System - This animation explains how three dimensional triangulation is used to identify the location of a Global Positioning System receiver on the Earth’s surface.

Queue Simulation - This simulation allows you to identify the main features and behaviour of a queuing system, using a model of a basic petrol station.

Identification and Verification - This animation reviews the idea of identification and introduces the concept of verification.
Series
Networked Living, Course T175
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2006
Notes
Some of the software on this DVD requires Macromedia Flash plug-in
Subjects
Information technology; Technology
Keywords
colour; computer animation; decision analysis; identification procedures; Internet; Global positioning systems (GPS); digital technology; video encoding

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
DVD-ROM
Price
£39.99
Availability
Sale
Year
2007

Production Company

Name

Open University

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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