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Technology Applications: General Concepts 1

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. An authoring specification on the Internet for how data will be collected at a website - CGI programs are written in a language such as PERL






2. A computer system set up to allow notices to be posted and viewed by anyone who has access to the network






3. Feedback that tells students specifically what they can do to correct their performance.






4. The setting or physical surroundings in which learning takes place - including the classroom - science or computer laboratory - gymnasium - playground - and so on.






5. Liquid crystal display screen - commonly used in computers and also in conjunction with display panels and projectors as large-group display devices.






6. Television-like display screen that uses a cathode ray tube.






7. According to information-processing learning theorists - one of the three kinds of memory or 'stores' the brain uses to process information - much like a computer; LTM can hold information indefinitely after it is linked to prior knowledge already in






8. A set of guidelines used to reliably appraise or judge products or performances.






9. Small - multi-purpose devices such as cellphones - e-books - and 'smart' pens that make it easy to view - communicate - and share information - regardless of location






10. The adaptive use of previously acquired knowledge to analyze and understand new situations.






11. Online sites that allow users to input sentences and paragraphs of text in one language and get a translation into another language






12. Electronically transmitted private messages that can be sent from individuals to other individuals or groups.






13. A graphic representation of a real person in cyberspace; a three dimensional image that a person can choose to represent himself or herself in a virtual reality environment






14. A printed copy of computer output.






15. A set of related principles explaining changes in human performance or performance potential in terms of the causes of those changes.






16. Either software or devices with software that help carry out complex numeric calculations involved in higher-level math problems (e.g. - Maple)






17. The use of graphical symbols instead of text commands to control common computer functions such as copying programs and disks; a GUI is where the user clicks on a visual screen that has icons - windows and menus - by using a pointing device - such as






18. An image format that allows transfer of artwork between any software packages that use PostScript printing files; a vector graphics file format.






19. An electronic go-between by which the computer communicates with a peripheral device.






20. Piagetian view of condition children experience when they confront new and unfamiliar features of their environment that do not fit with their current views of the world






21. On the Internet - a way of transferring files from one computer to another using common settings and transmission procedures; also - to transfer files; computer users can use a File Transport Protocol (or FTP) client to transfer files to and from com






22. Various techniques designed to direct attention to certain aspects of information - including the use of bold - underlined - or italicized print; color - labels - and arrows for pictorial information; and speaking more loudly or more slowly to highli






23. Alpha testing is the early testing phase of the project. The full functionality of the alpha version of the software program may not yet be implemented. This early review allows the client to evaluate the project.






24. An input accessory lets the computer user input data into the computer - whereas an output device allows the computer to communicate its results to the world outside. Input/output devices are also called I/O devices. The computer keyboard - display a






25. Software available in both CD and the Web formats. Electronic encyclopedia - including not only pictures - but sound and video as well. They also have powerful key word searching capabilities. In addition to electronic encyclopedias - research journa






26. A worldwide collection of computer networks that can exchange information by using a common software standard; sometimes referred to (erroneously) as synonymous with the World Wide Web (WWW) - which is actually a subset of the Internet






27. A synchronous form of Internet communication in which individuals type messages to one another






28. Information provided to students regarding how well they are doing during practice.






29. A form of evaluation that involves watching students as they work through some part(s) of the lesson.






30. A blueprint for instructional lessons based on analyses of the learners - the context - and the task to be learned. Planning involves the process of deciding what methods of instruction are best for bringing about desired changes in student knowledge






31. Compression is the process to reduce file size through 'zipping' or 'archiving'. The compressed or zipped file can be from a large file or can contain several files that have been squeezed into a single file. After compression - the extraction proces






32. Refers to the attitudes - values - customs - and behavior patterns that characterize a social group.






33. A revision of the HTML standard that provides many of the features of a Flash environment without using Flash






34. The term authoring suggests writing. Authoring programs are designed to help teachers and students produce courseware and programs. These authoring programs help the user develop computer programs in computer languages that can be otherwise quite dif






35. Teaching/learning model based on cognitive learning theory; holds that learners should generate their own knowledge through experience-based activities rather than being taught it by teachers






36. A computer dedicated to managing a computer network and providing resources to other computers on the network (the clients). The file server is usually faster and has larger storage capabilities than the client machines.






37. A term used on the Twitter system for a prefix to a message (Tweet)consisting of a pound sign (#)and a topic name (e.g. - #ripstevejobs). Users begin a Tweet with a hash tag to allow others to identify posts and create their own messages on that topi






38. A computer database program that can store and manipulate students' grades.






39. An image format used for drawn images - illustrations - clip art - or animations; It is universally acceptable on the Web. Images in the this format are restricted to 256 colors (best - actually 216 'web-safe' colors). The format is suited to images






40. A technique that reduces the amount of a graphic that shows or prints.






41. A system of information representation in which the information-text - graphics - animation - audio - and/or video is stored in interlinked nodes; software that allows information stored in various media or various parts of media to be connected (oft






42. An associational information-processing system in the text domain. In a hypertext system - text information is stored in nodes - and nodes are interconnected to other nodes of related information; in 1960 - Ted Nelson coined the term to describe a da






43. Calculator with probes or sensors connected to it to allow gathering of numerical data






44. The process of translating information into some meaningful form that can be remembered.






45. A way to store addresses of frequently used websites on your computer; in a browser - a set of Internet locations or URLs organized so that a user can return to them quickly






46. Can be defined as a pleasing arrangement of parts - whether it be music - poetry - or color. In visual experiences - harmony is something that is pleasing to the eye. It engages the viewer and creates an inner sense of order. There are three formulas






47. Software designed to maintain and calculate student grades






48. Software used by architects and others to aid in the design of structures such as houses and cars






49. A large-capacity magnetic storage medium for computer data. Also called a fixed disk - it remains sealed within the case of most computers to protect it from dust - smoke - and other contaminants.






50. Stories that can be read from a computer screen - on mobile devices - or as print books with interactive buttons; also known as interactive storybooks