Introduction to Digital Technologies I
Full course description
In this course, you will learn about key concepts related to digital technologies, and about the historical development of the technologies underpinning digitalisation. The purpose of the course is to provide you with sufficient knowledge to understand technical issues you may encounter in other courses, and current trends in digital technologies. The course will start with an overview of key vocabulary related to computing, such as hardware, software, programming language, memory, storage, protocol, database. You will also learn about the digital environments crucial for your further study, including the university’s virtual learning environment and library catalogue.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe how computer systems work;
- Identify and convert everyday problems into input a computer system can use in its work;
- Illustrate how algorithms guide the way we understand and address everyday problems;
- Break down and diagram digitization processes in terms of their various components.
Note that it is very important that you complete this course successfully before you start DSO1506 Introduction to Digital Technologies 2.
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