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Understanding Information and Technology Today

University of Strathclyde via FutureLearn

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Overview

Learn what to use computers for and when to switch them off and think.

When we talk about technology and IS (information systems) we tend to focus on computers. On this course, you will examine the ‘big picture’ of technology, and gain a better understanding of what computers can do for us and when we should switch off our technological devices.

The aim of this course is not just to provide an in-depth understanding of specific applications, but to help you develop a context for the technologies you encounter. You will discover the fundamental concepts of technology and IS in context to help you understand the changes in the technology landscape.

You don’t need any past experience of this topic to take this course. You might find this course particularly useful if you’re background isn’t in technology but you now find yourself using technology regularly.

Taught by

Viktor Dörfler

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