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Introducing ICT systems

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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our everyday lives. This free course, Introducing ICT systems, will explain what constitutes such a system and how ICT systems work. You will also look at how ICT systems convey, store and manipulate data, and how they process data. Finally you will learn how these systems are used.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the meaning of all the terms highlighted in the text
  • demonstrate an awareness of the main processes in an ICT system (sending, receiving, storing, retrieving, manipulating, conveying)
  • demonstrate an awareness of some of the hardware, software and communication components used in ICT systems
  • use a system map or a block diagram to identify the components of an ICT system
  • use the units for conveying data and those for storing data apporpriaterly, including use of the prefixes kilo, mega and giga.

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Introducing ICT systems

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This course will introduce you to some ideas about how information and communiction technologies (ICTs) systems work. We will look at how ICT systems convey, store and manipulate data, and how they process data. Finally, using the example of a supermarket, we will analyse how ICT systems are used.

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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