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  • What are Uninettuno Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

    Thanks to the UNINETTUNO MOOCs you will be able to freely follow the lectures of the best Italian and international lecturers drawn from a selection of the best courses of UNINETTUNO, in Italian, English and Arabic; you will have at your disposal digitised and indexed on-demand video lectures, usable on a PC as well as on smart phone and tablet, including hypertextual links to more-in-depth study materials (books and articles, practice work, slides, bibliographical references, lists of websites). You will also have at your disposal a collaborative discussion environment, a thematic forum by means of which you will be able to exchange views with your colleagues on the issues dealt with in the lectures, discuss the practice work done, cooperatively create new knowledge in a process that will see you active players of your own learning process.

  • How to get Credits (European Credits Transfer System) with Uninettuno MOOC

    If you have enjoyed the MOOCs experience, you can transform it into an actual asset for your academic and professional career: by enrolling in the corresponding UNINETTUNO university course, you will be included into a class and have the support of a tutor who will guide you along your learning path; you will be able to participate in a course delivery cycle, interact with professors and tutors in real time in UNINETTUNO virtual classrooms on the Web (on live streaming) or in UNINETTUNO Island of Knowledge on Second Life; the tracking of your activities on the MOOCs will be recorded and you will be acknowledged as an attending student and will be able to sit for the exam that will allow UNINETTUNO to officially assign you – in case of success – the university study credits corresponding to the selected courses, based on the Credits (European Credits Transfer System) - European Credit Transfer System, recognised by the Italian and by EU universities.

The course # of Uninettuno allows you to get # university credits according with the European System ECTS (European Credits Transfer System) and legally recognized by European and International Universities.
In order to get credits you need to study online following the Uninettuno model until the final exam.
The certification fee of the course # is # Euros that you can pay by Bank transfer to:

Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO
IBAN: IT46 G030 6905 0201 0000 0070 068
BIC BCITITMM (only for bank transfers from abroad)
(Istituto Bancario: IntesaSanPaolo SpA
Via del Corso, n. 226 00186 Roma)

Once you have paid the registration fee for the single course you will be contacted by our student secretariat to arrange your online studies.
If you prefer you can contact our student secretariat by email at info@uninettunouniversity.net to be driven into the path of registration.


Communications, Media and Advertising (running until all currently enrolled students will have completed their studies) (Academic Year 2013/2014)

Information and Communication Technologies

Credits: 6
Available languages: EN, IT
Language: English
Course description
The goal of this course is to provide a background knowledge on Computer Science. The student will learn how a computer works and its structure (hardware and software), the fundamental concepts of networking (Internet in particular), and essential notions of Computer Security.
As a first course in Computer Science, no prerequisites are needed.
  • Learning computer terms
  • Learning principles of computer inner working (hardware and software)
  • Learning how computer networks work
  • Learning threats and solutions of computer security
The computer in the modern age
Binary encoding in digital systems
Numerical and non-numerical information data
Computer architecture
Application software and operating systems
Computer networks
Computer Security
The course is associated with a wealth of online documents, so textbooks are not required. For further study (far beyond exam arguments) a good and comprehensive (and difficult) text is: - J. Glenn Brookshear: Computer Science: An Overview, 11/E, Prentice Hall, McGraw-Hill
Each video-lesson is associated with a numbero of exercises to self-evaluate the acquired knowledge.
Claudio Fornaro
List of lessons
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