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ICTs: Information

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BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This free course, ICTs: Information, will look at how news is gathered and the technology used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate a knowledge of the different types of storage media for digital data
  • understand the basic concepts of electrical voltage and resistance, and the parameters used to specify batteries
  • demonstrate an overview of the historical development of ICT in video recording, newsgathering and new dissemination
  • compare the merits of different media as sources of news
  • discuss issues of trust and authenticity in information sources.

By: The Open University

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ICTs: Information


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This course looks at the technologies used to acquire information about the world. A particular focus is the technology used by television businesses in gathering news reports. The course draws upon the expertise of two individuals who have worked in senior positions in the UK television industry.

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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