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ICTs in everyday life

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We now live in a global village where distance in no longer a barrier to commercial or social contact. This free course, ICTs in everyday life, will enable you to gain an understanding of the information and communication technologies that drive our networked world and how they now permeate our everyday lives.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • know the meaning of all the terms highlighted in the course
  • understand the concept of the ‘network society’
  • have an awareness of how ICTs impact on everyday life.

By: The Open University

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ICTs in everyday life

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Whether we are aware of it or not, we are surrounded by networks through which information flows constantly. Our notions of time and location are changing – the world seems to have become a 'global village' where distance is no longer a barrier to commercial or social contact. If we live in Britain or other parts of the westernised world, it's difficult to imagine being without all the networked infrastructure that plays a crucial part in our daily lives. This free course, ICTs in everyday life, is about how this infrastructure of information and communication technologies (ICTs) permeates our lives.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 1 study in Computing & IT [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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