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Technology Applications: General Concepts 1

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. The adaptive use of previously acquired knowledge to analyze and understand new situations.

2. Most animation software lets developers specify a beginning position and an ending position - then calculates the positions in between.

3. The collection of all related records in a database.

4. 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

5. An instructional method that involves showing how to do a task as well as describing why - when - and where it is done. Provides a real or lifelike example of the skill or procedure to be learned.

6. Originally called OAK - a high-level programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. An object-oriented language similar to C++ - it has become popular for its ability to do interactive graphic and animation activities on web pages; a computer la

7. Software that is given away free of charge - but whose author still retains all rights.

8. The process of translating principles of learning and instruction into plans for instructional materials and activities.

9. Individuals who are learning English as their majority language for everyday uses - employment - and educational purposes. ELL also stands for English Language Learning

10. 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.

11. Also called a mail server - this is the computer or software that operates an e-mail discussion list on the Internet. Interested individuals subscribe to the list and subsequently receive all e-mail that is sent to the listserv; on the Internet - a p

12. Device consisting of a transmitter - which senses the heartbeat from the heart's electrical impulses - and a wristwatch receiver - which receives and records each beat through radio transmission from the transmitter

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

14. Software that protects a school's or company's entire computer system from attempts by others to gain unauthorized access to it and also prevents access by users to certain sites; or set up to prevent someone from going to certain locations on the In

15. A 4.72-inch-diameter disc on which a laser has digitally recorded information such as audio - video - or computer data.

16. 'Lossless' compression such as the GIF format is generally safer for recompression since it utilizes 'lossless' compression. Meaning when the GIF image is compressed - no information is lost from its contents. On the other hand - formats that utilize

17. 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

18. Term for the distribution of applications - processing power - and storage across many computers accessible via the Internet.

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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. A set of instructions that tells the computer how to do something.

24. Typeface used in word processing or desktop publishing; the appearance of the text itself - which can be altered through the selection of various typefaces and sizes of type. These include many typefaces common to the printing field - such as Times -

25. Music-making equipment controlled by a Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) device

26. Computer software that continuously analyzes a student's test responses and presents more or less difficult questions based on the student's performance

27. 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

28. Sections programmed to display on a web page; the contents of each frame are actually different web pages displayed on one screen; the term refers to a single complete graphic image that is displayed chronologically with other graphic images. A singl

29. A device that includes a display screen connected to a computer and digital projector; allows information projected on the screen to be manipulated with special pens or one's hands and also allows drawings or notes from a given session to be saved an

30. High definition DVD format

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

32. A unique vocal distortion technique made possible with vocal-editing software

33. Texts in digital form that may be read on a computer or e-book readers; becoming a popular alternative to printed texts

34. In order to display a full-color graphic image on a 256-color monitor - computers simulate the colors it cannot display by way of dithering - which is combining pixels from a 256-color palette into patterns that approximate other colors. At a distanc

35. In education - academic dishonesty in which someone uses another's work obtained from the Internet as his/her own - also known as online cheating

36. Groups of people who 'meet -' usually via email - webpages - or other electronic means - to support each other's learning; in distance education - strategic - ongoing efforts by the instructor to encourage student-to-student interaction - as well as

37. A printer that combines laser and photocopying technology to produce very high-quality output - comparable to that produced in typesetting. Laser printers can produce text as well as high-quality graphics and can achieve print densities of up to 1 -2

38. In a browser - a set of Internet locations or URLs organized so that a user can return to them quickly

39. 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

40. A small text file transferred to a web browser through an Internet server for the purpose of tracking the Internet usage habits of the person using the browser

41. The use of the computer in the management of instruction - including applications such as student record keeping - performance assessment - and monitoring students' progress.

42. Customized keyboards created for users with special needs (e.g. - enlarging the keys to provide more space for the student to press a key; removing keys that are not relevant for a given software; programming multi-step functions like save - print -

43. A machine that processes information according to a set of instructions.

44. Coined by a Boeing researcher in 1990 - it refers to a computer-generated environment in which a real-life scene is overlaid with information that enhances our understanding and uses of it

45. A computer network covering a limited geographical area - such as a single building or even a single room within a building; in a typical local area network (or LAN) configuration - one computer is designated as the file server which stores all of th

46. Devices that record data over time with sensors

47. One of the rights accorded to the owner of copyright is the right to reproduce or to authorize others to reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords. This right is subject to certain limitations found in sections 107 through 118 of the copyright law

48. A type of instructional activity that leads students to want to learn and to put in the effort required for learning.

49. A rule of thumb or flexible guideline that can be adapted to fit each instructional situation.

50. A statement that likens something new to something familiar. Analogies are typically used either to make abstract information more concrete or to organize complex information.