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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 Terrence P

Sep 10, 2017

Excellent material!!!

By Jennifer E

Dec 28, 2015

Good Overview of IoT.

By Andres R S G

Oct 17, 2015

Excellent course!!!!

By Milind S

Oct 2, 2018

best thing i got..

By Efe Ö E

Nov 27, 2020

Best start ever !

By Aniket D

Sep 14, 2020

thank you so much

By Dr. R S M

Aug 2, 2020

Very Informative


May 26, 2020

It is best course

By Nakibaman T

Jun 30, 2018

Concise and basic

By Luciano B

Oct 4, 2017

Amazing overview!

By Fetuga O A

Mar 16, 2017

very great course

By mohannad e

Sep 14, 2016

great Instructors


Sep 18, 2019

Very Informative

By Fakhre A

Jun 13, 2017

Great Course :)

By Jose l C V

Nov 13, 2015

Excelente Curso

By Roberto E W J

Jun 20, 2016

Great course!!

By Taimoor M G

May 21, 2019

It was great.

By MD. A S

Sep 29, 2020

Good Course

By Manik G

Mar 31, 2017

best course

By Mohamed A H N

Jan 16, 2017

Nice Course

By Priyanka B

Jun 18, 2020

Very Good!


Sep 18, 2017


By Vishnu V V

Apr 8, 2017

good one!

By Doddi S

Aug 18, 2020


By mounika t

Aug 16, 2020