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15.564 Information Technology I, Spring 2003

A diagram of interconnected computers.
Diagram of the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) web model. (Diagram by Prof. Chrysanthos Dellarocas.)

Highlights of this Course

The detailed lecture notes explain a wide range of information technology concepts. Students build a database, online survey, and gain exposure to a range of software tools in the assignments.

Course Description

Information Technology I helps students understand technical concepts underlying current and future developments in information technology. There will be a special emphasis on networks and distributed computing. Students will also gain some hands-on exposure to powerful, high-level tools for making computers do amazing things, without the need for conventional programming languages. Since 15.564 is an introductory course, no knowledge of how computers work or are programmed is assumed.


Prof. Chrysanthos Dellarocas

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session




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