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Introduction to Computer Science


Introduction to Computer Science

Introduction to Computer Science

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Course Description

Computer science is a diverse topic encompassing computer technology, hardware, software, security, communications, programming, algorithms, functions, and storage. By studying it you will learn how computer science impacts on our daily lives.
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In this free online computer science course you will start by reviewing bits and binary code, including how they are transmitted and stored, and go all the way to computer algorithms which help solve complex problems in an efficient and cost-effective manner. You will also review various computer systems and architecture such as Linux, Windows, and Mac operating systems. This free online computer science course will be of great interest to IT professionals who would like to review the diverse range of topics found in computer science. It will also be useful to learners interested in a career in IT and computing who would like an introduction to the topic.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding the basics of how a computer works; - Examine how to create a programme in Scratch and the syntax used; - Learn all about bits and binary and how computers interpret bits to function;


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Computer Science
Module 2: Introduction to Computer Science Assessment

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Course Title Introduction to Computer Science
Course # 522
Course Publisher Harvard
Course Category 1
Content Origin
Course Description  Computer science is a diverse topic encompassing computer technology, hardware, software, security, communications, programming, algorithms, functions, and storage. By studying it you will learn how computer science impacts on our daily lives. In this free online computer science course you will start by reviewing bits and binary code, including how they are transmitted and stored, and go all the way to computer algorithms which help solve complex problems in an efficient and cost-effective manner. You will also review various computer systems and architecture such as Linux, Windows, and Mac operating systems. This free online computer science course will be of great interest to IT professionals who would like to review the diverse range of topics found in computer science. It will also be useful to learners interested in a career in IT and computing who would like an introduction to the topic.
License  This course is available from Harvard OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 11 October 2012
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • David Sheffield United Kingdom Thanks very much 2014-12-17 23:12:19
  • James Mc Glynn Ireland I think the Introduction to Computer Science Course is interesting and gives insights into what Computer Science is about. It emphasizes the need to be precise in giving instructions to the computer. 2014-12-04 12:12:16
  • John Bolton United Kingdom Good course 2014-11-23 19:11:33
  • Valentine Mensah Ghana This is the best course i've ever studied 2014-11-18 08:11:08
  • Ranteen Dixon Jamaica Great course!! It made me appreciate programming 2014-11-08 23:11:23
  • Siyamthanda Tuba South Africa I made it with 88% in Computer Science 2014-11-01 14:11:51
  • Thulani Phakathi Swaziland It was an awesome experience.Thank you 2014-10-21 02:10:20
  • Sheela Justin United States of America Good course 2014-10-01 13:10:13
  • IMMProductions Inc. United States of America Excellent. 2014-09-13 00:09:12
  • Michael Mccabe Ireland very informative 2014-08-28 18:08:04
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Free, Online Introduction to Computer Science Course.