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IT Literacy

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. A handheld device that displays digital representations of the contents of books.

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. 1) Say what is meant and with care (when using the Internet/email - there is no tone of voice); 2) keep it short (otherwise people may not read it all and miss stuff); 3) don't assume you're anonymous; 4) learn the non-verbal language of the net; 5)

4. A business that provides its customers with connections to the Internet (along with other services).

5. The relatively easy use of a single color (or sometimes two) to add interest to a desktop-publishing product.

6. A text file that includes codes that describe the format - layout - and logical structure of a hypermedia document. Most Web pages are created with this code.

7. An external device (i.e. keyboard - monitor) connected via cable to the system central processing unit (CPU)

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

9. Rectangular block of selected cells

10. Built-in component of a word processor or a separate program that compares words in a documents with words in a disk-based dictionary - and flags words not found in the dictionary; may operate in batch mode - checking all the words at once - or inter

11. The standard technique used to send information over the Internet. A message is broken into packets that travel independently from network to network toward their common destination - where they are reunited.

12. Software programs that can ask questions - respond to commands - pay attention to users' work patters - serve as a guide and a coach - take on owner's goals - and use reasoning to fabricate their own goals.

13. Size and style of typeface

14. Software that facilitates the arrangement of information into hierarchies or levels of ideas

15. Device for accepting input (e.g. a keyboard)

16. Intuitive: 1)throw away 2)trash bin; open file ~ folders 3)Consistent: integrated software 4)Forgiving: undo - cancel 5)Protective: double-click on closing 6)Flexible: copy/paste - shortcuts 7)Speech Recognition Software

17. American Standard Code for Information Interchange; A code that represents characters as 8-bit codes. Allows the binary computer to work with letters - digits and special characters

18. A reading tool that uses light to read universal product codes - inventory codes - and other codes created out of patterns of variable-width bars

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

20. Block of information that appears at the bottom of every page in a document - displaying repetitive information such as automatically calculated page number

21. Software that can be distributed and modified freely by users; example: Linux

22. Copy files between storage devices; Repair damaged data files; Guard against viruses; Compress files to take up less disk space; example: defragmenting

23. Billions of clock cycles per second - a measurement of a computer's clock speed

24. Computer controlled machines designed to perform specific manual tasks ('forced labor')

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

26. All type - including roman - bold - and italics - of a single design (i.e. Helvetica)

27. The spacing between letter pairs in a document.

28. Technology in which browsers on client computers pull information from server machines; the browser needs to initiate a request before any information is delivered.

29. Language that people speak/write everyday.

30. A system of programs that performs a variety of technical operations - providing an additional layer of insulation between the user and the bits-and-bytes world of computer hardware

31. Text entry providing information of the contents of a row/column

32. A desktop-published document that uses a wide range of color; contrast with spot color.

33. Spreadsheet document which appears on the screen as a grid or numbered rows/columns

34. Software for editing digital video - including titles - sound and special effects.

35. A unique string of four numbers separated by periods that serves as a unique address for a computer on the Internet. The IP address of the host computer and the sending computer is included with every packet of information that traverses the Internet

36. 1) documents can be disorienting and leave the reader wondering; 2) documents don't always have the links readers want - leaving them frustrated because they can't easily get from here to there; 3) documents may contain 'lost' links - especially on t

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

38. Microsoft Powerpoint

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

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

41. 1) Mathematical calculations faster w/ more accuracy; 2) storing vast amounts of data; 3) recall information

42. Automatic replication of values - labels and formulas

43. Word-processing feature that divides long words situated at the ends of lines

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

45. Local Area Network; Multiple personal computers connected on a network

46. Megabyte; Approximately 1000K or 1 million bytes

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

48. Instructions that tell the hardware what to do to transform the input into out put

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

50. Protects transmitted information by scrambling the transmissions; When a user encrypts a message by applying a secret numerical code (encryption key) - the message can be read only after it's been reconstructed with a matching key