Technology is a core part of modern society, and it positively impacts how we approach and solve problems.
Digital systems, a combination of hardware and software, are what give technology functionality. With them, we’re able to store and transfer data of all kinds – from retail order information to telling your monitor what visuals to display.
In the Jr Coder – Digital Systems Academy, you’ll explore the fundamentals of digital systems and learn from the ground up how computers work. Focusing on hardware, networking, data, and how they all play a role in shaping our world, you’ll be prepared to interact with technology in everyday life and make the digital solutions of tomorrow!
You will learn about:
- How digital systems solve problems
- Impacts of digital technologies
- Computer hardware functionality
- Data representation and transfer
- Roles of different systems
- Networking and security concerns
Who Is This Curriculum For?
The Jr Coder – Digital Systems Academy has been designed to make it easy for ANYONE to learn about digital systems and computers, including:
- Young learners (ages 9+)
- Adults with no prior computer experience
- Educators looking for classroom-friendly content
- Homeschoolers looking for modern courses that can be taken at home
No prior computer experience is needed to get started with these courses – they’re 100% beginner-friendly!
Understand the Foundations of Technology
The Jr Coder – Digital Systems Academy goes beyond surface-level content – it’s designed to give you a fundamental understanding of the concepts behind technology.
You’ll actively practice what you’ve learned with interactive challenges, so you can ensure that you’re retaining your new skills.
- Hardware vs. software
- Peripheral devices
- Digital system principles
- Internal computer components
- Connecting computers
- Data transmission
- Types of connections
- LANs vs. the internet
- Binary functionality
- ASCII text codes
- RGB color
- Audio sampling rates
- Operating systems
- Data compression
- What’s the DNS
Why Learn About Digital Systems?
No matter where you look, technology is being adopted in every industry at increasing rates. With STEM and computer jobs on the rise as well, understanding the digital systems around us has become more important than ever before – especially for younger generations. As a stepping stone before diving into computer science, digital systems pave the way to being actively involved in how technology impacts our society.
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Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.
You can even download your course videos and watch them offline using the Zenva app, available on iOS and Android.
✅ Watch video lessons
✅ Read text summaries
✅ Explore interactive lessons
✅ Practice with source code
✅ Build real projects
✅ Earn completion certificates
ACHIEVE REAL RESULTS
Our community of 1,000,000+ learners and developers have used the skills learned with us to publish their own games and websites, land their dream jobs, and even start their own businesses – and you have the potential to do the same!
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LEARN FROM WORLD-CLASS INSTRUCTORS
Our course instructors participate in elite developer programs and have been recognized for their demonstrated excellence in development and teaching.
That way, you can be confident that you’re learning the most up-to-date content from industry experts.