An introduction to data and information

An introduction to data and information

Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 20 hours study time

  • Information technology

  • Free

  • Level 1

About this course

This free course, An introduction to data and information, will help you to understand the distinction between the two and examines how a computer-based society impacts daily life. You will learn what computers do with data and how computers can be used to work with data.

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 20 hours study time

  • Information technology

  • Free

  • Level 1

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify some of the instances in daily life where a computer is, or is likely to be, involved.
  2. Describe, in simple terms, the difference between data and information.
  3. Give a simple explanation about why computers are important to people in terms of data and information.
  4. Explain in simple terms what a computer program is, and why one is necessary.
  5. Explain the role of the computer with respect to the data given to it.