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Computers are everywhere, they aren't just the desktops and laptops we use for work but the phones in our pockets and even the watches on our wrists are also computers. You probably use a computer every day and in fact you are reading this on a computer! Just because we use computers all the time, doesn't mean that we understand them, or find them easy to use. Computer Science is the science of computers, it is the field of knowledge that experts use to understand computer systems. Knowing a little computer science will help you understand the computers all around you. This isn't a how-to course for a particular piece of software, instead you will learn some fundamental concepts that you can apply to any software or computer system. You'll apply these concepts to the kind of computer systems we use every day, including word processing applications, e-commerce, the internet and web sites. You will learn how to apply computer science concepts to solve problems in daily computer use and generally be a better computer user. Taking this course could be the start of your career in computer science, and the course is an introduction to the Bachelors in Computer Science from University of London, but it is also for you if you just want to learn a little computer science to help you better understand the computers you use in your ordinary life....
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Cursos 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Calendar

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Beginner Level

Nivel principiante

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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, about 3-5 hours per week. ...
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English

Subtítulos: English...

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Week
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1 hora para completar

Abstraction

This week starts your journey into understanding computer science. You will think about how computer science can help you understand the technology you use every day and you will also learn one of the most important concepts in computer science: abstraction. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total: 20 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
1.1.1 Abstraction4m
1.1.2 Abstraction in data representations4m
1.1.3 Notional machines4m
1.1.5 CPU and memory3m
1.1.7 Summary1m
Reading1 lectura
1.0.3 Further Reading10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
1.1.4 Abstraction10m
Week
2
Clock
4 horas para completar

State, modularity and applications

In this week you will learn about the computer science concepts of state and modularity and how they can help you understand the computer applications that you use every day. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total: 38 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
Video9 videos
2.1.3 State5m
2.1.5 An e-commerce site4m
2.1.7 Why does turning it off and on again work?3m
2.2.1 A notional machine: files6m
2.2.3 Modularity2m
2.2.4 Applications5m
2.2.6 Debugging6m
2.3.4 Summary1m
Reading1 lectura
2.2.5 Looking inside applications5m
Quiz4 ejercicios de práctica
2.1.4 State15m
2.2.2 Files15m
2.2.7 Debugging an application problem10m
2.3.3 Summative quiz20m
Week
3
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2 horas para completar

Networks

This week you will learn about how computers communicate with each other over networks, including the internet. You will also learn about some of the security threats that the internet entails and how they can be avoided. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total: 42 min), 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
3.1.2 The internet7m
3.2.1 Security threats2m
3.2.3 Encryption5m
3.2.4 Security defenses3m
3.2.5 The perils of the password: Interview with Sarah Wiseman10m
3.2.8 Summarym
Quiz3 ejercicios de práctica
3.1.3 Networks16m
3.2.6 Security: what have you learned?15m
3.2.7 Case study: debugging a web load error15m
Week
4
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4 horas para completar

How the web works

In this week you will apply all of the computer science concepts you have learned in this course to understanding how modern websites work. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total: 25 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video9 videos
4.1.1 Websites2m
4.1.2 Networks and the Web4m
4.1.3 Security and the Web2m
4.1.4 State and the Web2m
4.1.5 Clients and servers3m
4.1.6 Embedding and APIs2m
4.1.7 Your data2m
4.2.5 MOOC Summary2m
Reading1 lectura
4.2.4 Further Learning10m
Quiz3 ejercicios de práctica
4.0.1 Motivating problem15m
4.1.8 Websites15m
4.2.3 Summative quiz20m

Instructor

Dr Marco Gillies

Senior Lecturer
Computing Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

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