Information Technology I

A diagram of interconnected computers.

Diagram of the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) web model. (Diagram by Prof. Chrysanthos Dellarocas.)


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Spring 2003



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Students in this course build a database, online survey, and gain exposure to a range of software tools in the assignments.

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Information Technology I helps students understand technical concepts underlying current and future developments in information technology. There will be a special emphasis on networks and distributed computing. Students will also gain some hands-on exposure to powerful, high-level tools for making computers do amazing things, without the need for conventional programming languages. Since 15.564 is an introductory course, no knowledge of how computers work or are programmed is assumed.

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Chrysanthos Dellarocas. 15.564 Information Technology I. Spring 2003. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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