Computer Literacy: Current Knowledge And Understanding Of Computers And Their Use

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Chapter 1 Exam Study Guide | (1) Define computer literacy: Current knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses. | (2) Define computer: A computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can accept date, process the data according to specific rules, produce results, and store results for future use. | (3) Define computer hardware: is the electric and mechanical components of a computer. Impute devices, output devices, system unit, storage devices, and communications devices. | (4) Describe the purpose of computer memory: Electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed and data needed by those instructions. | (5) Define the purpose of storage media: Keeps data, instructions, and information from the computer. | (6) Define the term user: Anyone who communicates with a computer or utilizes the information it generates. | (7) When a computer connects to a network, the computer is considered ____online____ | (8) Define the Internet: is a worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of business, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals. | (9) Today, the World Wide Web contains _billion__ of Web pages. | (10) A web page can contain (a)_Text, Graphics______________________________ (b)___Animation____________________________ (c)_____Audio and video__________________________ | (11) Define blog: is an informal website that consists of time stamped articles in a diary or journal format. | (12) Define podcast: is recorded audio stored on a website that can be downloaded into a computer. | (13) Define software: Also called a program, is a series of related instructions, organized for a common purpose, that tells the computer what task to perform. | (14) Define the function of a graphical user interface (GUI): interacts with software using text, graphics, and images such as Icons. | (15) Define icon: An Icon is a miniature image that represents a program, an instruction, or some other object. | (16) What loads into memory when you start your computer? Operating System | (17) Define the function of operating system software: Coordinates all the activities among computer hardware devices. | (18) Define the purpose of utility programs: Allow the user to perform maintenance-type tasks usually related to managing computers. | (19) Define installing as related to computer software: setting up software to work on the computer | (20) Define the role of a programmer: someone who develops software | (21) Define personal computer: can perform all input, processing, outpute, storage activity by itself. | (22) The Mac OSX operating system is designed for _Apple_____ computers | (23) Define notebook computer: Laptop computer, portable, personal computer designed to fit inyour lap. | (24) Define mobile device: Small enough to carry on pocket, usually store