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About the Course

It is hard to imagine life without your Smartphone – you have come to rely on it so much – for your work; to stay in touch with family and friends; to capture and share those special moments; to find your way around in a new neighborhood. Did you ever wonder how and when all this happened? Or how and when GPS sensors came to be in your cell phone? In this course, we will explore the convergence of multiple disciplines leading to todays’ Smartphones. You will learn about the birth and evolution of Telephony Networks, Broadcast Networks (TV and Radio) and Consumer Electronics. We will discuss the impact of Internet, (multimedia) content, smartphones and apps on everyday lives. We will then look at how this emerging platform called the Internet of Things – wherein billions and trillions of devices communicating with each other and “the cloud” – could enable unprecedented, innovative products and services. Take this course if you want to understand what great new advances in mobile-enabled products will be coming our way! Learning Goals: This course provides a core grounding in how science and technology have developed to enable the Internet of Things – in a way appropriate for any learner. For those interested in developing further hands-on expertise in designing and developing for the Internet of Things, this course will provide a context to the discoveries and converging technologies that will springboard the next round of innovations. After completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Compare how the telephone system works (that is, peer-to-peer networks) with how media delivery works (that is, broadcast/multicast networks). 2. Explain the tradeoffs between circuit switched networks (that is, dedicated resources) and packet switched networks (that is, shared resources). 3. Tell interesting stories about key innovations that transformed the communications, entertainment and consumer electronics industries. 4. Explain how email, YouTube, SMS, etc. work. 5. Find resources for those wishing to do more of a “deep-dive” into the above topics....

Top reviews

Mar 7, 2016

Hello Everyone,\n\nI really enjoyed this course and definitely this is great learning experience for me..I am heartily thankful to Both Professors for given me this knowledge..\n\nThanks a lot..

Jan 4, 2016

Great base for the incoming session in this specialization. I've learned about lot of things what i am using every day dut i had no idea how it was developed. Useful base knowledge.

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By Peter M

Jun 10, 2016

Very enjoyable course. It wet my appetite and I'm ready for the following courses.

By William P

Apr 5, 2016

Excelent explanation about the timeline between the advance of telecommunication.

By Thiago L

Jun 9, 2017

Excellent Introdutory course that covers all the aspects on how we've got here.

By Syahril A G

Apr 15, 2019

I'm very satisfied with this course. I hope I can make my own IoT in my house.

By Ankush S

Mar 12, 2016

A really helpful course for getting to know about the concepts and use of IoT.

By Leo W

Jan 27, 2016

Nice and interesting background things about communications, internet, iot...

By Kesava m

Sep 24, 2020

very good explanation and very practical slides with understandable language

By Ilya A

Nov 15, 2017

The history of IoT explained in the light and narrative manner. Just great

By suhail a m

Oct 3, 2020

knowledge is gained here by continuous learning and exposure to internet

By Goutham I

Oct 22, 2016

Excellent background on convergence of telephone to smartphones and IoT.

By Sreenivasu B

Apr 30, 2020

Excellent course. I have learned a lot..Thanks to Course Instructors

By mohamed h n o

Jul 11, 2019

Great Introduction course full of information and valuable data


Jul 20, 2018

Good lecture. I was fortunate to learn with good lecture. Thank


Jun 5, 2020

una excelente propuesta para tiempos de pandemia, es mi pasion

By Javier P C

Sep 4, 2017

excellent course, very good introduction for things internet.

By Hinduja K

Jul 15, 2017

The session seemed very useful, informative and interesting.

By Sreeananthan K B

Apr 11, 2019

very interesting subject and useful of latest technologies

By Subham A

Jun 17, 2017

It was great getting such a awesome introduction to IOT.

By Akash T

Jul 19, 2021

awesome course with lots of learning and understanding.

By Manikandan M

Mar 4, 2019

Thanks for complete insight of communication evolution.

By Sashank B

Feb 25, 2017

I want to thank Harinath Sir for the wonderful course.

By Mykola K

Feb 3, 2016

Very detailed and interesting introduction. Thank you!

By N M R

Sep 6, 2020

I have Learn A lot through this course. Thank You Sir

By Shahbaz Z

Apr 5, 2018

Great historical background for smartphone evolution

By Albert C G

Jan 5, 2018

Great historical background for smartphone evolution