MindEdge's Introduction to Information Technology Learning Resource

MindEdge's Introduction to Information Technology will provide learners with a solid foundation in all major aspects of computing technology. The course covers IT from the early days of computing to the current cloud computing and social media platforms and beyond. Students will explore the fundamentals of networking, software, and programming and learn the basics of securing and leveraging data and information. Students will learn to speak the complex language of information technology and gain an understanding of how to harness the power of sophisticated technology tools.

This modular course can be tailored to your school with webtexts, ebooks, and optional trade paperbacks available. It seamlessly integrates into all learning management systems.

The course will include pretests and self-assessments, interactive exercises, videos, and games that appeal to a variety of learning styles. Narrative scenarios and case studies will give students opportunities to use critical thinking skills and apply their IT knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • The evolution of information science
  • IT security
  • Operating systems
  • Computing architecture and design
  • Programming languages
  • The software development life cycle
  • Types of malware and computing attacks
  • Networking, telecommunications, and the Internet
  • Networking devices and protocols
  • Computer hardware and devices
  • Database management
  • Computing models
  • Mobile computing
  • Social media
  • Cloud computing
  • E-commerce
  • Ethics and IT
  • IT policy and governance

The eleven modules of this course are as follows:

  1. Introduction and History
  2. Computing Basics
  3. Operating Systems
  4. Programming and Languages
  5. Software and Applications
  6. Networks and the Internet
  7. Databases and Big Data
  8. Information Security
  9. Cloud Computing
  10. Mobile Computing, E-Commerce, and Social Media
  11. Information Governance