Discover the technology behind news gathering and dissemination in this free IT course. Explore the reliability of information sources and media merits.
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN. We live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This free course, IT: Information, will look at how news is gathered and the technology that’s used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Demonstrate a knowledge of the different types of storage media for digital data
Understand the basic concepts of electrical voltage and resistance, and the parameters used to specify batteries
Demonstrate an overview of the historical development of IT in video recording, newsgathering and new dissemination
Compare the merits of different media as sources of news
Discuss issues of trust and authenticity in information sources.