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Introduction to Computer Science
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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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;
|Module 1: Introduction to Computer Science|
|Module 2: Introduction to Computer Science Assessment|
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|Course Title||Introduction to Computer Science|
|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:|
|Release Date||11 October 2012|
|Course Duration (Avg Learner)||1-2 Hours|
|Age appropriateness||16+ Years|
|Minimum Grade/Class Level||Post-Secondary|
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