Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Computer Science Part 1

    • Introduction
    • A (very) brief history of computers
    • Inside a computer : Motherboard & CPU
    • Inside a computer: Hard Disk, Card reader, DVD
    • Inside a computer: Wireless Adapter, Power Supply
    • Inside a computer:Desktop and Laptops
    • Computer Basics - Quiz
    • Understanding specs of computers
    • Software vs Hardware & System Software
    • Software: Operating System Functions
    • Software: Application Software 1
    • Software: Application Software 2
    • Software: Bespoke software
    • Software: Installing Software
    • Types of Software - Questions
    • Types of Software - Answers
  • 2

    Introduction to Computer Science Part 2

    • Introduction
    • Binary 1
    • Binary 2
    • Binary 3
    • Binary 4
    • Binary - Questions
    • Binary - Answers
    • Algorithms 1
    • Algorithms 2
    • Algorithms 3
    • Algorithms 4
    • Flowcharts 1
    • Flowcharts 2
    • Algorithms and Flow charts - Questions
  • 3

    Aspects of Computer Science

    • Human Computer Interaction Intro
    • Bad HCI Examples
    • More HCI examples
    • Different ways humans interact with computers
    • WIMP
    • HCI in the real world example
    • Think about the user
    • Article - Why Apple iTunes is badly designed.
    • Task: HCI
    • Introduction to Testing
    • More about Testing
    • Famous Software Testing Blunders
    • Video - Hartford Civic Center roof collapse
    • Designing Software/Wireframes 1
    • Designing Software/Wireframes 2
    • Designing Software/Wireframes 3
    • Task: Wireframes
    • Digital Sound 1
    • Digital Sound 2
    • Digital Sound 3
    • Digital Sound 4
    • Digital Image 1
    • Task: Audio Files
    • Digital Images 2
    • Digital Images 3
    • Digital Images 4
    • Task: Pixel Art
    • Networks (LANs)
    • Networks (LANs 2)
    • Networks (LANs 3)
    • Networks: Wired vs Wireless LAN
    • Networks: Bluetooth
    • Networks: WANs, Internet, VPN
    • Quiz: Networks
    • Video - What do Network Administrators do?
  • 4

    The Internet

    • Introduction
    • Internet History - Overview
    • Internet History - World War Two
    • Internet History - Pre-Internet Computing
    • Internet History - Research Networks
    • Internet History - World Wide Web & present day
    • Internet History - Quiz
    • What exactly is the internet?
    • Who owns the Internet?
    • Your internet connection....
    • How to connect to the Internet
    • What is the internet? Quiz
    • The Internet of Things
    • Internet of Things - Quiz
    • Internet Security 1
    • Internet Security 2
    • Internet Security 3
    • Staying Safe on the Internet
    • WWW - Intro
    • WWW - URLs
    • WWW - Browsers
    • WWW - domain extensions and protocols
    • World Wide Web - Quiz
    • HTML 1
    • HTML 2
    • Create your own HTML web page
  • 5

    Electronics and Logic Gates

    • Electronics - Intro
    • Logic Gates 1
    • AND Gates
    • OR Gate
    • NOT Gate
    • Other Logic Gates
    • Digital Circuits
    • Task: Logic Gates
    • Current and Voltage
    • Parallel and Series Circuits
    • Resistors and LEDs
    • Task: Create your own circuits
    • Semiconductors
    • Integrated circuits
    • Breadboards
    • Resistor Values
    • Task: Resistors and electronic circuits