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Computer Literacy
Having a current knowledge and understanding of computer and there uses
Computer
An electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory. It can accept data, process, and produce results.
Data
A collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, and video.
Information
coveys meaning and is useful to people
Information Processing Cycle
The series of input, output, a systems units, storage, and activities.
Hardware
contents of a computer which include electronic, electric, and mechanical components.
Input Device
A hardware component that allows you to enter data and instructions into a computer.
Output Device
Any hardware component that conveys information to one or more people.
CPU
(central processing unit) electronic component that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the computer.
Memory
consists of electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed and data needed by those instructions.
Storage/Storage device
records and retrieves items to and from storage media
Communications Device
A hardware component that enables a computer to send and retrieve data.
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Network
A collection of computers and devices connected together, often wirelessly, via communications devices and transmission media.
Resources
Hardware, software, data, and inforamtion that can be shared between network computers.
Internet
A worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of buisnesses, government agenices, and individuals.
WWW or Web
The web contains billions of documents called web pages.
Web Page
Often have built in connections, links, or graphics can contain texts, graphics, animation, and/or video.
Web 2.0
Refers to websites that provide means for users to share personal info.
GUI-Graphical User Interface
You interact with software using texts, graphics, and visual images.
Icon
Small symbols on the O.S that lead you to a task.
System Software
consists of the programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer or its device.
Application Software
Consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assists them with tasks.
Operating System
A set or programs that coordinate all acitivites among computer hardware devices.
Utility Program
allows users to perform maintance type tasks usually related to settings.
Installing
the process of setting up software to work with the computer, printer, and other hardware.
Loading
The program is copied from storage to memory
Programmer
Sometimes called a developer, is someone who develops software or writes the instruction that directs the computer to process data into information.