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FINALIZED, --Nannette Napier 20:23, 16 September 2009 (EDT)

Main objectives from the textbook are below. In addition to these pages, anything we discussed in class may be on the test.

Chapter 1

Demonstrate ability to use Blackboard for submitting assignments, using discussion board, and sending email.

1.1 What does it mean to be “computer literate”?

1.2 How does being computer literate make you a savvy computer user and consumer?

Chapter 2

2.1 What exactly is a computer, and what are its four main functions?

2.2 What is the difference between data and information?

2.3 What are bits and bytes, and how are they measured?

2.6 What's on the front of your system unit?

  • Note: For each port mentioned, need to know how it is commonly used (e.g. USB port used to attach flash drive

2.7 What's on the back of your system unit?

  • Note: For each port mentioned, need to know how it is commonly used (e.g. USB port used to attach flash drive

2.8 What's inside your system unit?

  • Key terms (see p. 86): binary digit (bit), binary language, byte, central processing unit (CPU, or processor), connectivity port, data, drive bay, Dvorak keyboard, ergonomics, Ethernet port, expansion card (adapter card), expansion slot, gigabyte (GB), hard disk drive, hardware, information, inkjet printer, input device, kilobyte, laser printer, megabyte, modem port, nonimpact printer, nonvolatile storage, output device, parallel port, port, QWERTY keyboard, random access memory (RAM), serial port, software, system unit, toggle key, touchpad, trackball mouse, video card, volatile storage
  • For input and output devices, just know definition and some examples of each. You do NOT have to know details about printers or monitors

Chapter 3

3.1 What is the origin of the Internet?

  • Major milestones in Internet and Web history
  • Why was the Internet created in the first place?

3.2 How can I communicate through the Internet?

  • Know different types of Web sites discussed in this chapter and in class
  • Review email netiquette rules discussed during first part of semester

3.6 What is a Web browser?

  • Know definition. Examples of different browsers

3.7 What is a URL, and what are its parts?

3.8 How can I use hyperlinks and other tools to get around the Web?

3.9 How do I search the Internet using search engines and subject directories?

  • Know definition of search engine and variations like metasearch engine and subject directory. Examples of different search engines

3.10 How do I evaluate a Web site?

  • Know CRAAP criteria -- what each letter stands for

3.15 What will the Internet of the future look like?

  • Focus on understanding what Web 2.0 is
  • Key terms (see page 136): breadcrumb list, domain name, hyperlink, hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), instant messaging (IM), Internet Explorer (IE), Internet Protocol address (IP address) keyword, metasearch engine, netiquette, podcast, portal, protocol, RSS technology, search engine, social networking site, subject directory, top-level domain, Uniform Resource Locator (URL), video log (vlog or video blog), VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), Web 2.0, Web browser (browser), Web site, weblog (blog), wiki, World Wide Web (WWW or the Web)
  • NOT covering details on how data travels, internet service provide, or Internet2. Also not covering spam or e-commerce.

Word 2007 Skills

Combination of skills discussed in class plus skills practiced in myITLab

Office Fundamentals

  • Overview
    • Creating a new blank document
    • Entering text
    • Opening a Document
    • Closing a document
  • Creating and managing documents
    • Saving a document with a new name
    • Saving a document to a new folder
    • Saving a document in a new format
  • Formatting text
    • Applying bold, italic, and underline
    • Changing fonts
    • Changing font sizes
    • Changing font colors
  • Editing text
    • Using cut, copy, and paste
    • Undo and redo
    • Finding and replacing text
  • Other skills
    • Checking spelling and grammar
    • Changing page orientation

Word Skills Part 1

  • Formatting documents
    • Adjusting margins
    • Adding headers and footers

Word Skills Part 2

  • Creating tables
    • Creating a table
    • Entering data in a table
    • Sizing tables, columns, and rows
    • Inserting rows, columns, and cells
    • Deleting rows, columns, and cells
    • Adding simple formulas (e.g. SUM)
    • Inserting caption
    • Formatting a table
  • Creating graphics
    • Inserting a picture from a file
    • Modifying pictures (crop, resize, borders, etc.)
    • Inserting caption
    • Applying border

Word Skills Part 3

  • Creating and editing hyperlinks
  • Using "Help"
  • Navigating documents
  • Formatting paragraphs
    • Changing paragraph alignment
    • Changing indentations
  • Creating lists
    • Creating bulleted lists
    • Creating numbered lists
    • Creating outlined lists
    • Customizing bullets
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