Data and Information OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Data Fundamentals Class by The Open University

Published Feb 14, 2009

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A free course offered by The Open University, 'An Introduction to Data and Information' is an introduction to data types, information collection and storage and computer technology. This free undergraduate-level OpenCourseWare is appropriate for any student interested in computer technology and its incredible potential.

An Introduction to Data and Information: Course Specifics

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An Introduction to Data and Information: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare from the Open University looks at the difference between data and information and at how data and information are found, stored and processed by computers. 'An Introduction to Data and Information' also explores social issues about computers, such as why humans need them and why they are so ubiquitous. The course uses many case studies to look at how computers can be used to work with data, to find information, to control machines and mechanisms and to sell products. Students will learn what browsers and search engines are and how to use them. This free undergraduate-level course on data fundamentals takes about 20 hours to complete.

Course materials include unit notes, a learning journal, discussion forum and links to related resources. To learn more, visit the data and information course page..

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