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Introduction to Digital Transformation: Understand and Manage Digital Transformation in the Workplace

Improve your skills and knowledge of digital transformation and how to manage the process of technological change.

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Introduction to Digital Transformation: Understand and Manage Digital Transformation in the Workplace

Build skills for the future work landscape

In this course from the Media Design School, you’ll explore the future of the work landscape and how technology continues to redefine it through the process of digital transformation.

You’ll cover key topics, themes, concepts, and vocabulary relating to the overall notion of digital transformation in order to keep your skills fresh and learn new approaches to projects.

Discover the opportunities and risks of artificial intelligence (AI)

What makes technology artificially intelligent? This course will help you answer that question, while also looking at the many uses of AI. You’ll also explore the impacts, opportunities, and risks that this technology could have on business and society.

Then you’ll learn about data science, its applications, and the tools that are widely used across the industry. With data being a precious commodity in the modern business world, you’ll also investigate the current challenges that affect the industry.

Explore the key characteristics and uses of cloud computing

As more businesses look to reduce costs, improve security, and enable remote working, cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular.

This course will take you through the key concepts, terminology, and characteristics of cloud computing using popular services, such as AWS, Azure, and Google, as examples.

Learn the design thinking process and agile methodology

Design thinking, a solution-based approach to solving complex problems, has been adopted by many industries due to its effective and efficient methodology.

You’ll examine the components of each step in the design thinking process before applying the methodology to solve a real-world problem. To complement this process, you’ll also explore agile project management, learning its approaches, methodologies, and benefits.

What topics will you cover?

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Cloud Computing
  • User Experience Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Agile

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply what you have learned in this course to your future work.
  • Contribute to your overall understanding of a Digital Transformation process
  • Describe artificial intelligence and determine what makes technology artificially intelligent
  • Identify current and potential future uses of artificial intelligence and explore the impacts, opportunities and risks of these on business and society.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to enhance their career by learning how to approach digital transformation in their workplace. It will be useful to working professionals in any sector as digital transformation has a broad impact across all industries.

What software or tools do you need?

You will need a recent browser running on a computer capable of displaying high resolution images and videos, and playing high fidelity sound.

Who will you learn with?

I'm an Online Learning Experience Designer at Torrens University. I've worked in educational development for at least 20 years. My passions are second language learning and jazz piano.

Who developed the course?

Media Design School

Media Design School was the first school in New Zealand to recognize the growing influence of emerging creative industries and develop qualifications to fuel them with talented graduates.

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  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
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  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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