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Technology Applications: General Concepts 1

Subjects : it-skills, literacy
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1. Similar to distance education - the notion of supporting learners - who may be situated locally or at a distance - with learning resources that may be distributed in space and time.

2. Hardware such as a keyboard - mouse - or joystick through which the user sends instructions to the computer.

3. Software that provides on-screen blank musical bars on which the user enters the musical key - time - and individual notes that constitute a piece of sheet music

4. Text used to name parts of an electronic spreadsheet.

5. A procedure of instruction selected to help learners achieve objectives or understand the content or message of instruction (e.g. - presentation - simulation - drill and practice - cooperative learning).

6. The term describes the data-carrying capacity of a transmission line. In other words - how much data flows on a given transmission path. It can apply to network connections - system buses - or any 'pipe' through which data pours. High-bandwidth conne

7. Pre-developed applications created with the Java programming language; make possible web page features such as animations and special effects - graphics and buttons - interactive displays -web data collection forms - and chatrooms

8. A type of computer virus that is set to 'go off' (i.e. - carry out its program) at a certain time

9. Motivation in which the act itself is the reward.

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

11. According to learning theorist Howard Gardner - nine different and relatively independent types of intelligence that may be fostered by differentiated instruction and assessment

12. A type of instructional activity designed to help students understand - remember - and apply new information.

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

14. 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

15. American Standard Code for Information Interchange; a standard way of representing text - which allows different computer brands to 'talk' to one another. It is sometimes referred to as plain text or unformatted text.

16. A level of skill that allows a person to respond immediately (i.e. - automatically) with the correct answer to a problem

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

18. 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.)

19. Short for metamorphosing; refers to an animation technique in which one image gradually turns into another; also known as tweening

20. A condition that arises when an individual is unable to fulfill a role due to an impairment or disability

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

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

23. 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

24. An internal state that leads people to choose to work toward certain goals and experiences. Defines what people will do rather than what they can do.

25. Input device - used primarily with games - that moves on-screen figures or a cursor with a handle that moves in all directions

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

27. Pavlovian view of learning as involuntary physical responses to outside stimuli (e.g. - dogs salivate automatically at the sight of a dog food can)

28. 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

29. Also known as information design uses pictures - symbols - colors - and words to communicate ideas - illustrate information - or express relationships visually.

30. A branch of computer science concerned with the design of computers and software that are capable of responding in ways that emulate the decision-making capabilities of the human mind.

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

32. Category of visuals that are generally exhibited on display boards - (e.g. - multipurpose boards - bulletin boards) and are not projected.

33. 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

34. The application of knowledge to solve problems or complete tasks that are realistic and meaningful.

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

36. 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

37. Inhibited functioning created by excessive demands being placed on memory and/or other cognitive processes.

38. 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

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

40. The process of taking a series of individual pictures -- called frames -- and stringing them together in a timed sequence to give the appearance of continuous motion. Animations are motion files - either in 2-D animation or 3-D animation. On the Web

41. A type of instructional activity designed to determine how well students have mastered lesson objectives.

42. Occurs when it is necessary to keep a certain position that is not relative to the new cell location. It is possible by inserting a dollar sign - $ - before the column letter or a $ before the row number - or sometimes both to lock the cell location

43. Any practical device used to make information easier to remember - including rhymes - acronyms - and acrostics.

44. An instructional designer's roles and responsibilities include: researching K-12 educator user requirements for portal development - multi-media tools and video-mediated learning - determining the screen layout - creating the flowcharts - and specify

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. A first step in web development that involves planning what the website will look like.

47. A measure of how much learners achieve per unit of time or dollar spent; for example - (Posttest - Pretest)/Time - or (Posttest - Pretest)/Cost.

48. Tools offered through a special Google site that provide users access to online programs for word processing - spreadsheets - and presentations; the site offers storage of documents on a Google server and allows for sharing of documents among multipl

49. Antidote utilities to detect - eliminate and protect from viruses - worms and Trojans. It typically contains an engine - a resident virus shield - virus databases or DAT files - a task scheduler - an e-mail scanner - and an update manager. It guards

50. 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