Learn how data is used to shape the way we shop, eat, watch, listen and learn. Then come up with ideas to imagine the ways that we can use data to help solve all kinds of problems from the personal to the global.
Data is the lifeblood of the internet and of the modern economy, driving everything from business to health care. Students in this course will learn about how data is collected (as well as how it can be protected) and the ways in which it is used to shape:
- Our shopping experiences
- Business decisions
- Social networks
- Criminal investigations
- The internet of things
They will examine not only how data is used today but also be asked to imagine the future possibilities offered by the intersection of data and connectivity.
This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.