Understanding Technology Today

Instructor:  Doug Chamberlin

  • Thursday morning
  • 9:30 – 11:30 am
  • No text required

What is the Internet? What is the Cloud? What is hacking? What is open source? What is net neutrality? If you struggle to grasp these concepts and have trouble keeping up with technical terminology you hear in the news, this is the course for you! Many of the most common parts of modern technology will be explained in layman’s terms. Time will be allocated to answer your specific questions. Note that we will NOT be fixing your computer or addressing specific problems you have encountered. Instead we will provide the missing background that many find they need to live comfortably in our increasingly technical world.

No text required

Doug Chamberlin is a technical generalist and advocate. His principal interest is in seeing technology used appropriately. He has over 40 years’ experience writing and supporting software and providing technical support services to a variety of businesses and schools. He was Director of Computing at Phillips Academy in Andover and has worked for Franklin Pierce University, MIT, Harvard, and Boston University.