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Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century

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This free course, Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century, provides a general overview of how digital technology has come to dominate virtually every aspect of the modern world and some guidance on how to prepare for this digital life. It also provides a more detailed explanation of the internal structure and workings of a typical computer.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the concept of a ‘digital life’
  • demonstrate an awareness of the role of information and communication technologies in a digital life
  • describe the purpose of each of the major components of a computer system, and use common terminology to describe these components.

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