Diagram of the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) web model. (Diagram by Prof. Chrysanthos Dellarocas.)
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explain a wide range of information technology concepts. Students build a database, online survey, and gain exposure to a range of software tools in the assignments
Information Technology I helps students understand technical concepts underlying current and future developments in information technology. There will be a special emphasis on networks and distributed computing. Students will also gain some hands-on exposure to powerful, high-level tools for making computers do amazing things, without the need for conventional programming languages. Since 15.564 is an introductory course, no knowledge of how computers work or are programmed is assumed.
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