Learning about Computers Essay

Submitted By ChaseRussell
Words: 359
Pages: 2

In the first lesson I learned that Databases are generally organized into individual entries or records of data, each of which include certain categories of data or fields. Records would be individual words and fields would be how it is pronounced or spelled. In the second week with, I learned that a database can be used to look up individual plants not only by scientific name and common name, but by the various plant characteristics. In the 3rd lesson, I learned that there is case sensitivity for example "home" is different from "Home" which are both different from "HOME". Also a wildcard search symbol is a *. The fourth week I learned that The Dublin Core has a basic set of 15 Metadata Elements and they are: Title, Creator, Subject, Description, Publisher, Contributor, Date, Type, Format, Identifier, Source , Language, Relation, Coverage , and Rights. The fifth lesson I learned that in a spreadsheet you have the option to filter data. This will temporarily remove unwanted records from view. The records still exist, the filter just needs to be removed in order to bring the records back. The sixth lesson I learned that, different types of charts are better suited for data. For Instance if showing data on a percentage, it would be better to use a pie chart. I also learned that some data could be misrepresented and that too much data can confuse a person looking at a chart. In the next week we learned about record management. I learned how important records were…