Get the hands-on, problem-solving skills needed to get started in a variety of computer fields. It is unlikely that YOU as a staff member are directly responsible for setting up COMPUTER LABS or selecting ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. However, in order to help your students, it is important for you to be AWARE of computer access issues facing students with disabilities and the hardware and the software solutions for providing access to computers and electronic resources in your service area.
Ask students if they know who invented the computer. If they don’t know, inform them that, in 1884, Charles Babbage, an English mathematician, tried to build a complicated machine called the “analytical engine.” It was mechanical, rather than electronic, and Babbage never completed it, but computers today are based on many of the principles he used in his design. Your students may be interested to know that, as recently as forty years ago, computers were so large that they filled whole rooms. They were so complicated that only specially trained people were able to use them.
Computer Science (Common Entry) offers exposure to a variety of subjects relating to different areas of computing such as general programming, knowledge of computer architecture, games modelling, and an understanding of the mathematical basis that underpins computing. Our well-equipped and modern laboratories will enable you to acquire practical experience and skills with confidence. You will follow a common first-year programme of study and then select one of the three BSc programmes during the second semester. During the first year you will become well-versed in a range of computing subjects, and therefore, can make better choices that suit your particular needs and interests.
Jamie Dillard holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, a Master’s in Business Administration, a Master of Science in Information Systems, and the Microsoft Office Master certification.Â Jamie is a Navy veteran and has worked in the private sector of Information Technology for 4 years specializing in Business Intelligence and Corporate Training. As a Smarthinking tutor since 2014, Jamie enjoys interacting with students and helping them with challenging tasks as they seek to better themselves through education.
Started by a group of engineers that left Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Data General designs the Nova minicomputer. It had 32 KB of memory and sold for $8,000. Ed de Castro, its main designer and co-founder of Data General, had earlier led the team that created the DEC PDP-8. The Nova line of computers continued through the 1970s, and influenced later systems like the Xerox Alto and Apple 1.