Representing Data with Images and Sound

Representing Data with Images and Sound

Course provided by FutureLearn

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 6 hours study time

  • Teacher training and education

  • Free

  • NA

  • Level NA

About this course

This online course from the Raspberry Pi Foundation explores how computers do interesting things with data. You’ll discover how to represent and manipulate text, images and sound, compression and other algorithms. Free to register. Fee to certificate.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe how computers represent things in binary.
  2. Explain common text encoding (ASCII and UTF-8).
  3. Produce your own emoji in bitmap and vector form.
  4. Investigate the physics of sound and how sampling allows computers to represent sounds.
  5. Compare lossy and lossless compression.