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ADIT 1349 Collaborative Computing (Fall/Spring: 4 )

Course Description

This Immersive Education course explores collaborative computing principles using fun and familiar social media tools (such as Google docs, Google Hangouts, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Minecraft, and more), distributed computing technologies such as Bitcoin (and related crypto-currencies), peer-to-peer file sharing (such as BitTorrent), brute-force hacking "robot networks" and "zombie networks", and standard business software. Students explore the collaborative use of versatile and powerful state-of-the-art desktop, mobile and Web applications. Topics covered include: collaborative social media apps and tools, collaborative coding (programming), crypto-currencies, zombie networks, BitTorrent and peer-to-peer file sharing, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation applications, network applications and protocols, client/server applications, network architectures, Web publishing, compression utilities, and collaborative document concepts.

Schedule: Biennially


Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Comfortable using the Microsoft Windows or Macintosh operating system [includes being fully experienced with the process of installing new software on your own computer]. Tablet computers, notebooks and similar low-powered computers are not capable of running the graphics software required for this course. A traditional desktop or laptop computer is required.

Last Updated: 07-Jan-16