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Digital technology is changing the way we live and how we communicate with other people. Digital technology is in almost every device whether it is a washing machine with a digital circuit board for programming the different washes, or a digital timer on your microwave.

Before the growth of digital technology we used our home phones to speak with people and never thought of talking to them while we were out on the bus or the train or simply walking. Now we talk and text people all the time with mobile phones, portable hand held digital devices like laptop computers, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and touch screen technology like the iPad. We are even reading books electronically with e-readers like the Kindle.

The biggest digital technology change in our lives has come in four main areas:

  1. Digital Audio
  2. Digital Video
  3. Digital Photography
  4. Digital Communication

These four areas have had an impact on all the other types of digital technology and influence the way we work, our leisure activities and how we interact with other people.

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  1. Understand the basics of digital technology
  2. Understand the basics of digital audio
  3. Understand the basics of digital video
  4. Understand the basics of digital photography
  5. Understand the career opportunities for those with digital technology experience

Assessment will be by means of a single short online test, carried out under the supervision of your tutor on completion of the course.

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