The world we live in is fundamentally digital. Digital touches not just our work life and home life, but also the food we eat, the cars we drive, the media we consume, and the opportunities we have. This course is an introduction to the digital world, from the inside. We’ll go “behind the screen” and teach you how devices work, how they communicate with each other, and how to use them safely, effectively - and independently.
Passwords, phishing, viruses and cookies are all topics in our new course – but privacy and security are only a few of the subjects that this course will cover. You'll also learn about devices and operating systems; how to solve – and prevent – common technical and IT problems; how the Internet and computer networks work; and how to master your environment – apps, e-mail, online services – to gain digital independence.
This course is for anyone looking to learn the concepts, language, tools and technologies which form the foundation of our digital lives: if you don’t want to be left behind by the digital revolution, this course is for you!
" Digital competency is no longer a nice-to-have skill. In a work world that is rapidly moving online, it is essential for job security. "
Prof. Marcel Salathé
EPFL Extension School
With the skills and knowledge you will learn in this course, you will be able to take control of much of your digital world: from creating and managing files, to installing apps and interacting online. You’ll learn best practices for privacy and security, and will gain and understanding of the larger digital trends shaping our future. More importantly, you’ll gain technical independence in the digital world, enabling you to take advantage of more of the opportunities of this digital age.
These course details are subject to change; please refer to the program outline at the time of registration.
This course is taught at beginner-level. You should have the following tools, skills and abilities prior to registering for this course:
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