University of Leeds & Institute of Coding program

Solving Problems with Technology

Ever had a digital problem you didn't know how to solve? Build problem-solving skills using design thinking, data, and planning.

Solving Problems with Technology

  • Overview 3 courses
  • Duration 6 weeks

Learn how to use technology to find effective resolutions to digital problems

The start date for this program will be announced soon.

On this program, you’ll be introduced to a range of design focussed skills that can be applied to the world of work.

From user-centred design and the concept of design thinking to digital problem-solving skills and using data to make decisions, this program will bridge design thinking with real-world problems.

Using practical examples and tips from employers, you’ll have the opportunity to identify and use design skills and software to solve simple problems. You’ll also better understand what is required in this area by employers, and how you can apply these skills to enhance your career.

Open program

When you complete all courses, and earn a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will receive a digital FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study.

Duration
6 weeks recommended learning
Price
$12 USD (course costs)
Overview
3 courses

What do I need to start?

This program is designed for people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace. This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects. The program will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.

What skills will I learn?

This flexible program of online courses allows learners to explore user-centred design, data and problem solving. Completing all three courses in this program means you will:

  • Gain a practical insight into user-centred design (an iterative design process in which designers focus on the users and their needs in each phase of the design process)
  • Explore the types of transferrable skills that are needed to solve problems
  • Explore the notion of data and how it can be used to solve problems

Courses on this program

3 courses

Supported by Institute of Coding

This program has been developed with the support of the Institute of Coding, a network of employers, universities, training providers and professional bodies working together to create the skills needed for the digital economy.

You might also be interested in the other programs in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.