Technoloy in Action

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Technology in Action
Chapter 1 Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate

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Chapter Topics
• Computer literacy • Computers and careers • Technology challenges

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What is Computer Literacy ?
– Understand basics of hardware and software – Know common terminology / acronyms – Know how to use a computer (have “hands-on” experience) – Understand a computer’s capabilities and limitations – Does NOT require one to know how to program computers

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Why Become Computer Literate?
• Benefits of learning about computers include:
– Increasing your career options – Being a knowledgeable consumer – Understand and take advantage of future technology – Understanding ethical and legal implications

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Becoming a Savvy Computer User and Consumer
• Avoid hackers and viruses • Protect your privacy • Understand the real privacy and security risks • Use the Internet wisely

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Becoming a Savvy Computer User and Consumer
• • • • Avoid online annoyances Maintain your computer Make good purchase decisions Integrate the latest technology

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Computers in the Workplace
• Information technology (IT) involves:
– Information handling (entry, processing) – Information retrieval – Computers – Telecommunications – Software deployment

• Several of the fastest-growing occupations are computer related Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

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Computers in Your Career?
• Computers are used in:
– Retail – Arts – The military
– Law enforcement

– Agriculture – More

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Computers in Business, Retail, and Delivery
• Data mining • Package tracking

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Computers in the Arts
• Digitize dance movements • Produce computergenerated art • Create Web site galleries

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Computers in Gaming
• Get a job doing:
– Video game design – Programming – 3D animation

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Computers in Education
• • • • • • Instructional software programs Distance education Computerized research The Internet Virtual field trips Museum podcasts and multimedia tours

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Computers in Law Enforcement
• Search databases • Employ computer forensics • Training law enforcement officers to be more effective

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Digital Home
• You can control home systems from your computer and via the Internet: – Entertainment – Security – Lights – Heating and cooling – Appliances

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Digital Home: Components
• Media computer with:
– TV tuner – Blu-ray, DVD, and/or CD player and recorder – Network adapter

• Network • “Internet-ready” digital television (HDTV,OLED) • Universal remote Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

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Computers in the Military
• Electronic communications • Military career planning • High-technology projects

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Computers in Agriculture
• Programs manage complex farming business and information systems • RFID tags track and record animals in case of diseases • Computerized sensors monitor conditions and activate equipment...
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