Communication and Information Policy OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Online Course on Public Communications Networks

Published Jan 05, 2009

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Graduate students interested in learning more about advanced telecommunication networks and their effect on public policy can check out the 'Communication and Information Policy' OpenCourseWare at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This free graduate online course provides students with the tools to understand the relationship between technological policy and Internet networks used for public communications. Graduate students pursuing a Master of Science in Engineering Systems or similar degrees can take this free course to gain more knowledge about information policy and communications.

Communication and Information Policy: Course Specifics

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Communication and Information Policy: Course Description

The Communication and Information Policy OpenCourseWare at MIT teaches students about how consumers have used technology to communicate throughout the years and about the policies that have been implemented due to government and industry involvement. In the course, students discuss the current and past issues that affect a variety of technological communication networks and how these issues affect society today. Students also learn useful tips on designing engineering systems for a public context. This OpenCourseWare also provides a basic foundation for students to work on a thesis or research project in this field. Graduate students have the opportunity to view design challenges from students in the on-campus course, which involves communication and information policy subjects. The course is taught by a team of MIT professors that includes Sharon E. Gillett, Frank Field, David D. Clark and William Lehr. Students taking this OpenCourseWare should be familiar with technology and policy topics from an introductory level. The 'Communication and Information Policy' OpenCourseWare is offered through the Engineering Systems Division at MIT.

The OpenCourseWare consists of lecture notes, reading lists, assignment instructions and examples of final projects from students in the on-campus course. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the information policy page.

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