Technologies in Practice

The Open University

Course Information

Studying these topics will enable you to develop essential skills for future employment in the computing and IT industry. You will be applying what you learn by developing a portfolio to demonstrate your skills and understanding in these areas. By studying this OU level 1 module you can begin to explore where your future career ambitions or interests might lie.

The Technologies in Practice module from The Open University is structured into three study blocks, each based upon a key area in computing and IT, and the development of a portfolio which forms part of your final assessment.

You will study both OU materials and third party materials that support your learning in the three key topics. The module is practical and activity-based, and much of the study material is delivered online. You will therefore be working at your computer for significant periods of time.

You will learn

This module will enable you to:

– increase your knowledge of robotics, computer networks and the Linux operating system
– develop a variety of skills appropriate to a career in the computing and IT industry
– demonstrate your understanding of technical subjects and your technical skills through the development of a portfolio.
Vocational relevance

This module has particular vocational relevance to those wishing to develop a career in the IT industry. It provides many opportunities to demonstrate relevant technical knowledge and practical IT skills.

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