Keyword for FE Group 8

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Khan, Choi, Acevedo, Alexander

Digital Divide- The gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not.

Cognitive surplus- The free time people have to engage in collaborative activities.

Crowdfunding- The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.

Computer literate- Someone who has sufficient knowledge and skill using computers; familiar with the operation of computers.

Software- The programs and other operating information used by a computer.

Information technology- The study or use of systems (especially computers and telecommunications) for storing, retrieving, and sending information.

Data mining- The practice of examining large databases in order to generate new information.

Biomedical research- Relating to both biology and medicine.

Chip- A small piece of semiconducting material (usually silicon) on which an integrated circuit is embedded.

Computer forensics- Computer forensics is the practice of collecting, analyzing and reporting on digital data in a way that is legally admissible.

Affective computing- The study and development of systems and devices that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human affects.

Augmented reality- A technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.

Ergonomics- The study of people's efficiency in their working environment.

Internet- A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.

World Wide Web- An information system on the Internet that allows documents to be connected to other documents by hypertext links, enabling the user to search for information by moving from one document to another.

Webcast- A video broadcast of an event transmitted across the Internet.

CPU- is the abbreviation for central processing unit. Sometimes referred to simply as the central processor, but more commonly called processor, the CPU is the brains of the computer where most calculations take place.

RAM- s an acronym for random access memory, a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly; that is, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes

ROM- is "built-in" computer memory containing data that normally can only be read, not written to. ROM contains the programming that allows your computer to be "booted up" or regenerated each time you turn it on

LED- A display and lighting technology used in almost every electrical and electronic product on the market, from a tiny on/off light to digital readouts, flashlights, traffic lights and perimeter lighting.

Social networking- the use of dedicated websites and applications to interact with other users, or to find people with similar interests to oneself.

Crowdsourcing- the practice of obtaining information or input into a task or project by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet.

course management software- is a collection of software tools providing an online environment for course interactions

LinkedIn- is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community

e-mail etiquette- refers to the principles of behavior that one should use when writing or answering email messages

Wiki- a website that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users.

Cloud- is a type of computing that relies on shared computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications

social networking sites- is a web application that people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.

Host- is a computer or other device connected to a computer network.

Browser- Also known as Webbrowser. A client software program that runs against a Web server or other Internet server and enables a user to navigate the World Wide Web (WWW) to access and display data.

Internet- is a massive network of networks, a networking infrastructure

CAD- software is used by architects, engineers, drafters, artists, and others to create precision drawings or technical illustrations. CADsoftware can be used to create two-dimensional (2-D) drawings or three-dimensional (3-D) models.

Desktop publishing- is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer primarily for print

Image editing- . Software that allows images to be edited and also converted to different graphics formats.

Client- a piece of computer hardware or software that accesses a service made available by a server

IP address- A unique set of numbers and/or letters that uniquely identifies every computer or device on the Internet

URL-a location or address identifying where documents can be found on the Internet

top level domain(TLD)-is the last segment of the domain name

computer network- or data network, is a digital telecommunications network which allows nodes to share resources

throughput- is the amount of data moved successfully from one place to another in a given time period, and typically measured in bits per second (bps)

architecture- describing the capabilities and programming model of a computer

Bandwidth- the amount of data that can be transmitted over a given amount of time

MAN- metropolitan area network (MAN) is a computer network that interconnects users with computer resources in a geographic area or region larger than that covered by even a large local area network (LAN) but smaller than the area covered by a wide area network (WAN).

twisted-pair cable- A cable that consists of four pairs of wires that are twisted around each other

Wireless- describe any computer network where there is no physical wired connection

Router. Switch- a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network by using packet switching to receive, process, and forward data to the destination device.

Router- A complex device that stores the routing information for networks. It looks at each packet's header to determine where the packet should go, then determines the best route for the packet to take toward its destination

packets- Pieces of a message broken down into small units by the sending device and reassembled by the receiving device in a network

Client/server- a software architecture model consisting of two parts, client systems and server systems, both communicating over a computer network or on the same computer

MAC address- Media Access Control address) is a unique number that identifies the actual device that is connected to the internet or network

Pretexting- Gaining someone's trust by pretending you are someone else

Trojan horse- A program that disguises itself as an interesting, useful, or desirable program in order to gain access to your system

zombie - a computer connected to the Internet that has been compromised by a hacker, computer virus or trojan horse program and can be used to perform malicious tasks of one sort or another under remote direction.

BIT BYTE, mega giga - a unit of digital information - 8 Bit = 1 Byte, 1024 Byte = 1 Megabyte, 1024 Megabyte = 1 Gigabyte

DSL - Digital Subscriber Line - a high-speed Internet service for homes and businesses that competes with cable and other forms of broadband Internet.

WIFI -  a technology for wireless local area networking with devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards.

SSID - Service Set IDentifier - the primary name associated with an 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN) including home networks and public hotspots

MODEM - a network hardware device that modulates one or more carrier wave signals to encode digital information for transmission and demodulates signals to decode the transmitted information.

WEP WAP - Wired Equivalent Privacy - a security algorithm for IEEE 802.11 to provide data confidentiality comparable to that of a traditional wired network.

Wireless Application Protocol - a technical standard for accessing information over a mobile wireless network.

social media - websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.

B2B B2C -  a situation where one business makes a commercial transaction with another business / consumer.

memristor - a hypothetical non-linear passive two-terminal electrical component relating electric charge and magnetic flux linkage

six degree of seperation - the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are Six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made

to connect any two people in a maximum of Six steps.

VPN - a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.

RGB - an additive color model in which red, green and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors.

ASCII UNICODE - ASCII : character encoding standard for electronic communication / Unicode : a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed

in most of the world's writing systems.

fishing - the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details

L1, L2 MM SSD HD - L1 L2 - using in CPU, motherboard; small, expensive / MM - can be RAM or the primary storage. Cheaper than L1, L2 but slower. / SSD, HDD - slower than cache memory. HDD is cheaper than SSD

because it is slower with rotating magnetic to read/write data.


Client server - a distributed application structure that partitions tasks or workloads between the providers of a resource or service, called servers, and service requesters, called clients.

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