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Harvard University

CS50's Understanding Technology

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Overview

This is CS50's introduction to technology for students who don’t (yet) consider themselves computer persons. Designed for those who work with technology every day but don’t necessarily understand how it all works underneath the hood or how to solve problems when something goes wrong, this course fills in the gaps, empowering you to use and troubleshoot technology more effectively. Through lectures on hardware, the Internet, multimedia, security, programming, and web development, this course equips you for today’s technology and prepares you for tomorrow’s as well.

Taught by

David J. Malan

Reviews

4.7 rating, based on 13 Class Central reviews

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  • Profile image for Md. Ranak Ahsan
    Md. Ranak Ahsan
    "CS50's Understanding Technology" is a gem of a course that demystifies the complexities of technology, providing learners with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts that underpin our digital world.

    The course, an offering from the renowned CS50 team, excels in breaking down intricate technological topics into accessible and engaging modules. The instructors' approach is both informative and entertaining, making complex subjects approachable for learners of all backgrounds. This accessibility is especially valuable for those without a strong technical background, as it bridges the gap between novice and expert seamlessly.
  • Anonymous
    I am really satisfied about this course and I highly recommend it.

    It is well explained and easy to follow for a beginner. Lessons last about an hour and are well organized. They give a useful overview on hardwares, softwares, multimedia, web development and programming and leave you with the desire to discover more about technology. Can't wait to go ahead and enroll to more classes!

    I think he is a very good communicator and teacher. He is able to keep you focussed on the object of the lesson with a simple but effective language without redundancies or difficult terms.

    Thank you!
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    Babatunde Akande
    wow! its very interesting it got everything I was expecting and even gives beyond the course worth the the time...thanks to people behind this
  • Sagar Ladhwani
    True to its name, the course was really for beginners. If you've ever had computer science as a subject or have a general understanding of technology, the course material will seem a lot familiar. But, if you are a complete newbie to tech, must go for this course. The way David teaches is quite engaging and you'd really enjoy it.
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    Bryan Sanchez Sandoya
    It is incredible, you learn a lot and there are specialized guides so that nothing becomes difficult, I recommend it as it is a platform that gives the opportunity to many students from all over the world. Since they have different topics, there are didactic guides where we can support each other, it is a very complete and interesting course.
  • Anonymous
    I already have brief knowledge of tech. I have already completed googles fundamentals of technology course but I wasn't engaged with it enough which is why I decided to take harvards course as well. I also chose to do this course just because a certificate from harvard would probably look a bit better on my resume too.
    Comparing to the google course, this course is great! The prof teaches very well and knows how to keep the student engaged. He also has great analogies that help the student understand better. If you're deciding between this course and the google course. I would recommend both. this harvard course in particular is great if you're a newbie to tech and want to learn the basics in all areas of IT.
  • Anonymous
    Perfect place to start for every beginner learning Computer Science. After you finish this course, you can start working on original CS50 and beyond
  • Anonymous
    Some of the technologies that I have does give me some problems but I don't know what's happening to it an it will be a waste if I have to go an pay someone to fix it for me an the problem isn't bad. So with this course it will help me understand some of the technologies properly and give me some ideas on how to fix an technology if there are any problems and this will let me save more money. In the future to come for this skills will let me have a better job and make more money to assist my parents because they did a lot for me when I was growing up so this will be my time to help them. So with this course it will be the best luck I ever have in my life.
  • Anonymous
    Best Understanding Technology
    found better review and corses
    must be more clear than this but is the most better courses
  • Malik Ahmed
    good job
    well done
    keep it up
    what a course
    i am happy
    what about you
    hello
    any body there
    where are you from
  • Alex Osei Yeboah
    This is a very excellent course to undertake. I'll recommend it to all beginners, intermediate and advanced students and tutors as well to all do well to partake in this course and am sure it will have a positive impact on your life. Thank you all very much
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    May Constance
    It is basic. I think the title should be basics to computing instead of understanding technology. This is like understanding what makes your computer works and what are the key items in your computer. When it reached 40+mins I stopped the course. I was expecting briefs to new technology and what functions they may serve.
  • Anonymous
    Some of the technologies that I have does give me some problems but I don't know what's happening to it an it will be a waste if I have to go an pay someone to fix it for me an the problem isn't bad. So with this course it will help me understand some of the technologies properly and give me some ideas on how to fix an technology if there are any problems and this will let me save more money. In the future to come for this skills will let me have a better job and make more money to assist my parents because they did a lot for me when I was growing up so this will be my time to help them. So with this course it will be the best luck I ever have in my life.

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