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IT: Information

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IT: Information

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

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

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 IT 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.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 19/04/2018

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