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Difference between Computer Science and Information Technology[edit source]

How is School:Information Technology different from School:Computer Science? --JWSchmidt 14:15, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

A definition of Computer Science and a definition of I.T. are hard to come by though their are significant diffrences by some common definitions. For one Computer Sceince tends to deal with more theoretical information while IT deals with working with computers, in some careers such as listed on the main school page. For more infomation see:
Some colleges and universitys keep them thogether while others have diffrent departments (or schools in universities) for them. For example I go to a college and they have it where IT and CS are two sperate departments. I feel that they are diffrent enough to warrant a diffrent school. This is a good question though that I plan to address in IT-101 which is the first course I am working on. I am planning to make it a course where we start off by defining IT and CS and discuss diffrences in hopes to guide people to the right school for what they want to learn.--Ryan524 21:43, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
Information Technology isn't just "working with computers", it's knowing how to use computers and data systems to organize and present information, which is in the title. IT is not just how to manage a datacenter... it's how to get relevant information to your users when they need it. 15:26, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
The 'quick and easy' definition we use for Information Technology at Illinois Institute of Technology is as follows:
"Providing technology solutions for business problems." Ray Trygstad (discusscontribs) 17:56, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Who wrote this?[edit source]

I hope not a teacher - the grammar and spelling mistakes are unbelievable! Use a word processor with a spell checker before posting...please!

Overall direction?[edit source]

I am new to Wikiversity, and think its a wonderful concept with tremendous potential. I can see that some schools (like School:Computer Science) are making positive progress on developing overall course offerings, and am curious as to where School:Information Technology is heading. The field of Information Technology is vast, and not only deals with technical subject matter but also carries a large business component; ultimately matching ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) to the business processes and objectives of an organization is the impetus of the field. Wikiversity offers a great opportunity to educate and train existing and potential IT/IS staff, and I would love to see this school developed out further. --Bennettma 18:46, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Talk page restored and archiving talk pages[edit source]

Hi, I just restored this talk page, since it was empty and I could see that there were some discussions which I think still is relevant, although they are quite old.

If someone thinks there is some talks that shall be removed, it's better to archive it, according to Help:Page_history#Archiving. Detailed instructions about that can be found at Wikipedia. /Patrik Näsfors (discusscontribs) 12:57, 10 October 2016 (UTC)