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Technology Applications: General Concepts 1

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. Pavlovian view of learning as involuntary physical responses to outside stimuli (e.g. - dogs salivate automatically at the sight of a dog food can)






2. A liquid crystal display device used with a computer or VCR for large-group display.






3. Multimedia that allows user interactions so that the user can determine the direction of the program or presentation.






4. A combination input and output device that allows a computer to communicate with another computer over telephone or cable TV lines; (short for modulator-demodulator) converts digital computer information into sound (and vice versa) for transmission o






5. Not occurring at the same time - form of distance communications in which information and messages are left for the receiver to read later; contrasts with synchronous communications - in which information and messages are sent and received immediatel






6. Software tools that create documents and web pages with 'fillable' forms






7. High definition DVD format






8. Multiuser dungeon (or dimension or domain); a location on the Internet where several users at a time can interact with each other's avatars (graphic representations of each other); also known as a MUD Object Oriented or MOO






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






10. Systems that allow individuals to view and examine the world through multiple layering of geographic data within a spatial environment; use of technology for visualization - analysis - and measurement of features and phenomena






11. Using technology to accommodate difficulties individuals have with performing specific tasks - e.g. - providing speech recognition software to those with physical disabilities that limit their use of a pencil or a keyboard






12. A highlighted position indicator used on the computer screen.






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






14. 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.






15. A type of hypermedia authoring software from Adobe that has become commonly used to create interactive web-based animations






16. The continuous evaluation of instruction before - during - and after implementation - which leads to continual revision and modification in order to increase student learning.






17. A magnification system in which a video camera is mounted on a frame with a television monitor. Users place materials on the desktop below the camera - set the desired magnification level - move the materials around as necessary - and information app






18. Short for 'web log -' a web page that serves as a publicly accessible location for discussing a topic or issue; began as personal journals and expanded to become public discussion forums in which anyone can give opinions on a topic






19. Media formats that allow or require some level of physical activity from the user - which in some way alters the sequence of presentation.






20. A standard adopted by the electronic music industry for controlling devices that play music; also known as musical instrument digital interface. Rather than recording sounds - MIDI instruments/software record finger action -- what note is being playe






21. (short for Command Line Interface) the interface is where the user types a text command and the computer responds according to that command.






22. An instructional method that involves small heterogeneous groups of students working toward a common academic goal or task. Its use promotes positive interdependence - individual accountability - collaborative/social skills - and group processing ski






23. According to the American Library Association (ALA) - it is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate - evaluate - and use effectively the needed information






24. Computer programs used to develop multimedia or Web applications; programs used to create documents utilizing point and click features but require some knowledge of the program; authoring programs such as Adobe Flash can be used to create multimedia






25. Condition that occurs when an impairment limits an individual from performing an activity in a manner normally expected for human beings (communicating with others - hearing - movement - manipulating objects - etc.)






26. Classroom display that allow teachers or students to interact with the computer through a touch sensitive board on which the computer screen is projected.






27. Pages or items listed as results of an Internet or database search






28. System in which a camera or sensor reads body movements and communicates them to a computer - which processes the gestures as commands and uses them to control devices or displays






29. Online environments in which users can interact through their graphic representations (i.e. - avatars)






30. Abbreviation for application - software that normally has an extension of .app and refers to any Internet application specifically designed to run on mobile devices such as smartphones






31. 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






32. Sometimes called paint or raster graphics - in which each pixel directly corresponds to a spot on the display screen. When scaled to larger sizes - this type of graphic looks jagged or aliased; Developed originally for use on Disk Operating System (D






33. A mathematical expression that directs an electronic spreadsheet to perform various kinds of calculations on the numbers entered in it; in a spreadsheet - a command inserted in a cell and used to do calculations on data






34. A series of steps needed to solve a particular problem or perform a particular task; a methodical - logical rule or procedure that guarantees solving a particular problem. Contrasts with the usually speedier -- but also more error-prone -- use of heu






35. Each individual category of information recorded in a database; the smallest unit of information in a database






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. Applications software that is designed specifically to deliver or assist with student instruction on a topic; software that can be used to enhance teaching and learning in many ways. Drill and practice - educational games - tutorials - simulation - a






38. Designates a type of learning of English that occurs after a student achieves some level of proficiency in another - native language; more commonly-used term is now English Language Learning or ELL






39. Types of computer systems identified by their operating systems - e.g. - PCs with Windows operating systems or Macintoshes with Mac-OS operating systems






40. A compact disc format for storing motion video and computer data. Sometimes called digital video disc or digital versatile disc; a standard single-layer - single-sided DVD can store 4.7GB of data. These high-capacity optical discs can store large fil






41. A type of instructional activity that provides students with an opportunity to practice using what they are learning.






42. Use of online systems to access personal data in order to accomplish identity theft and do other malicious acts






43. The purpose of interlacing is to have a partial image initially appear on screen rather than having to wait for the entire image to download. The main advantage of interlacing is that end users know what type of graphic image they are about to view a






44. An outline - preview - or other such pre-instructional cue used to promote retention of content to be learned.






45. Circular reference of electronic spreadsheet formula happens when you enter a formula that includes functions referring back to the cell in which the formula is contained. When this happens - users receive an error message referring to circular refer






46. A dynamic instructional method in which individuals talk together - share information - and work cooperatively toward a solution or consensus. This method encourages classroom rapport and actively involves students in learning.






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






48. Online sites that function like other dictionaries in that they give definitions for words and phrases in common usage - but provide the additional capability of looking up the word or phrase in one language (e.g. - French or German) and get the defi






49. Using a computer system to administer and score assessment measures; also - computer adaptive testing - computer-based testing






50. An online system of web course design and delivery tools; Desire-to-Learn and BlackBoard are examples