Information Technology (For The New Economy) OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Bachelor Level Information Technology Course

Published Mar 17, 2009

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'Information Technology: A New Era?' is free OpenCourseWare offered through The Open University. The original coursework analyzed the new economy concept--the modern technological revolution of information and communications technologies--in a historical context. The class was a required course in the Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies with Economics; the Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics; the Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematical Sciences; and the Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences with Economics degrees.

Information Technology (A New Era?): Course Specifics

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Information Technology (A New Era?): Course Description

This free OpenCourseWare presented by The Open University titled 'Information Technology: A New Era?,' researches the formation and introduction of information and communication technologies into mainstream society. The course examines the historical background of industrial revolutions in connection with modern debates. The industrial life cycle model and the effect of current technologies on productivity are also discussed in the course materials. The class lectures conclude with an emphasis on technological change and how these are apparent in increases on productivity and the materialization of numerous small companies, new procedures and products. The Open University required this course in its Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematical Sciences; Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences with Economics; Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies with Economics; and Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree programs.

This free OpenCourseWare includes detailed lecture notes, an extensive reference and acknowledgement list and comprehensive questions for review and discussion. To view these assorted study materials, visit the new economy of information technology course page.

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