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IT Literacy

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. A program designed to attack in response to a particular logical even or sequence of events. A type of software sabotage.

2. Part of the Internet - a collection of multimedia documents created by organizations and users worldwide. Documents are linked in a hypertext Web site that allows users to explore them with simpler mouse clicks.

3. Uninterruptable Power Supply; A hardware device that protects computers from data loss during power failures

4. The science of designing work environments that enable people and things to interact efficiently and safely

5. A specialist who interviews and observes experts - and converts their words and actions into a knowledge base.

6. A communications protocol that enables users to download files from remote servers to their computers - and to upload files they want to share from their computers to these archives.

7. To post software= or documents to an online source for availability to others

8. User interface that requires the user to type text commands on a command-line to communicate with the operating system

9. Text-editing feature of a word-processing program which automatically moves any words that won't fit on the current line to the next line - along with the cursor

10. 1) Saves printing costs after initial software purchase. 2) Saves time traveling back to commercial printer b/c you can use a personal printer. 3) Reduces # of publication errors. 4) Allows more people to publish.

11. 1) vulnerable to network glitches and machine failures; 2) vulnerable to security breech; 3) filters out human component of communication (ex: eye contact; voice)

12. Software that is free to try with a send-payment-to-keep honor system

13. The use of computers to draw products or process designs on the screen.

14. In a computer simulation - the user and the computer responding to data from each other

15. Using multiple processors to divide jobs into pieces and work simultaneously on the pieces (multitasking!)

16. Identifying recurring patterns in input data with the goal of understand or categorizing that input. (Easy for humans) (Ex: fingerprint identification - handwriting recognition - speech recognition - optional character recognition)

17. Automates the creation of visual aids for lectures - training sessions and other presentations. Can include everything from spreadsheet charting programs to animation-editing software - but most commonly used for creating and displaying a series of o

18. The look and feel of the computing experience from a human point of view

19. Feature in spreadsheet software that allows speculation by providing instant answers to hypothetical questions

20. Megabyte; Approximately 1000K or 1 million bytes

21. Enables you to 'paint' pixels on the screen with a pointing device.

22. Software that spreads from program to program or from disk to disk - and uses each infected program or disk to copy itself. A form of software sabotage.

23. A word - phrase - or picture that acts as a button - enabling the user to explore the Web or a multimedia document with mouse clicks.

24. A continuous wave

25. Part of the computer which processes information - performs arithmetic calculations - and makes basic decisions based on information values

26. Stores programs and the data they need to be instantly accessible to the CPU

27. The address of a Web site. (unique)

28. Professionally designed - empty documents that can be adapted to specific user needs. In spreadsheet software - worksheets that contain labels and formulas but no data values. The template produces instant answers when you fill in the blanks.

29. To copy software from an online source to a local computer

30. Stores a picture as a collection of lines and shapes. Also stores shapes as shape formulas and text as text.

31. 1) Poor at planning strategies (less creativity than humans) and can't make decisions (after diagnosis - can't say how to treat patient); 2) powerless outside narrow (but deep) domain of knowledge

32. In desktop publishing - software used to combine various source documents into coherent - visually appealing publication (e.g. Adobe InDesign).

33. The use of computer displays that add virtual information to a person's sensory perceptions - supplementing rather than replacing (as in virtual reality) the world the user sees.

34. The spacing between lines of text.

35. User Name; A one-word name that you type to identify yourself when connecting

36. Wide Area Network ; A network that extends over a long distance. Each network site is a node on the network

37. The process of simulation motion with a series of still pictures.

38. The Internet protocol used to transfer Web pages.

39. A program that eliminates fragmented files by changing the assignment of clusters to files; Easier to find files/programs -> Faster computer

40. A computer especially designed to provide software and other resources to other computers over a network

41. Technology in which information is delivered automatically to a client computer. The user subscribes to a service - and the server delivers that information periodically and unobtrusively. Contrast with pull technology.

42. (autocorrect) word-processing feature that places footnotes where they belong on the page

43. ~Advantages 1)Safety: easy to simulate without actual risk 2)Economy: Build/simulate/destroy without waste 3)Projection 4)Visualization 5)Replication: Redo/rerun/alter easily ~Disadvantages 1)Reliability 2)Depends on original info 3)Complete trust fa

44. A type of wireless device that enables mobile phones - hand-held computers - and PCs to communicate with each other regardless of operating system.

45. Provides direct instruction in a clearly specified skill of subject

46. Multimedia that enables the user to take an active part in the experience.

47. A handheld device that displays digital representations of the contents of books.

48. Documentation file that appears onscreen at the user's request

49. A self-contained intra-organizational network that is designed using the same technology as the Internet. (within organization)

50. Using some combination of text - graphics - animation - video - music - voice and sound effects to communicate.