The Economy of the Modern Internet: An Introduction

The Economy of the Modern Internet: An Introduction

Learn to understand and appreciate the economics of "free", the "attention" economy, the "reputation" economy, etc., and how to navigate and thrive in this new world.

Starts

5 April 2021

Time

On Days

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About the Course

For Students Entering Grades 7, 8, 9, 10 in 2021-22


How do Google and Facebook make money? How is it that we get so much software/services/apps for free? Who creates them, why are they doing it, and who is paying for everything? How is it possible to make money from free services?


A large fraction of the modern internet and software business runs on free software and services. This course will give students an understanding of the new economics of the world they are growing up in (where the rules from their parents' generation don't apply). They will learn to understand and appreciate the economics of "free", the "attention" economy, and the "reputation" economy, and how to navigate and thrive in this new world.


Learn more about our expert course facilitator, Navin Kabra, here.

About our Facilitator:

Rachit is an electronics engineer who has been designing analog circuits for the past decade. His work experience includes Cosmic Circuits and Cadence Design Systems (which acquired Cosmic Circuits), on the design of integrated circuits for audio codecs, serial interfaces, and phase locked loops amongst other things. He likes to spend his time on reading, understanding audio, building speakers, music, and sports.


Rachit has a Masters degree from the Centre For Electronic Design And Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.


Muralidhar (aka Murali) is senior mentor and course designer at GenWise with 20+ years of experience in the social sector. In addition to delivering Vocational Training to young adults, he is currently responsible for design, manufacturing and marketing operations at a traditional handicraft (wooden toys) enterprise near Bengaluru. Murali has also delivered training and professional development programs for secondary science teachers and 'making' skills to "gifted students" for around 4 years.


Murali has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.