Introduction to Digital Transformation Technologies (online)

This online course covers the topics of artificial intelligence, blockchain, software robotics, and virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) presented by Aalto University faculty and industry experts. The course is suitable for people who want to understand what these technologies are without any previous knowledge in the field. The course includes videos, exercises, reflection tasks, and a test; after the course, you will have a broader view of the presented themes.
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Schedule:

Any time

Teaching time:

Self-paced

Location:

Online

Topic:

Digitalisation

Form of learning:

Online

Provider:

Aalto EE

Level:

Fundamentals

Fee:

€ 200.00 (+VAT)

Target group and prerequisites

This online course is for people who want to understand the presented technologies for work-related needs or out of personal interest. It requires no previous knowledge in the field and explores the technologies in an easy-to-understand way.

Course description

New technological solutions are being introduced and developed faster than ever before. Understanding what some of these technologies are is essential in forming a picture of how they might benefit your organization, and to help you understand the technology behind different tools. 

The Introduction to Digital Transformation Technologies online course is designed to cater to the need to understand what different technologies are without having previous experience in the field. Different digital solutions and tools are developed at a quick pace and it might be challenging to keep up. Even though many might not need a deep understanding of artificial intelligence, blockchain, software robotics, or VR/AR, it is good to have a basic understanding of what they are in order to stay on top and be able to discuss future possibilities. Many solutions nowadays are built on top of these technologies, and to understand how they work, you need to have a fundamental insight into the background. 

After taking the course, you will have a broader comprehension of what artificial intelligence, blockchain, software robotics, and virtual and augmented reality are. You will explore the topics together with field experts who provide a thorough picture of the different technologies both from an academic viewpoint and from an industry perspective. The course provides an overview of the technologies presented in a clear way. 

The online course is suitable for individuals wanting to know more about an unfamiliar topic, and also for teams or departments needing to increase understanding of the technologies among a bigger audience. The course is divided into five modules; four for each of the technologies and one in which industry practitioners present their business cases. It includes a final assessment at the end for you to test your new knowledge. 

The duration of the course is approximately 3-4 weeks, following the recommended 4-5 hour weekly schedule.

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