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Learn It Online
Learn It Online
To complete the Learn It Online exercises, start your browser, click the address bar, and then enter the Web address
When the Introduction to Computers Learn It Online page is displayed, click the link for the exercise you want to complete and then
read the instructions. ic8/learn.
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1 Chapter Reinforcement TF, MC, and SA
A series of true/false, multiple choice, and short answer questions that test your knowledge of the chapter content.
ter conten t.
2 Flash Cards
An interactive learning environment where you identify key terms associated with displayed definitions.
3 Practice Test
A series of multiple choice questions that test your knowledge of chapter content and key terms.
4 Who Wants To Be a Computer Genius?
An interactive game that challenges your knowledge of chapter content in the style of a television quiz show.
5 Wheel of Terms
An interactive game that challenges your knowledge of chapter key terms in the style of the television show
Wheel of Fortune .
6 Crossword Puzzle Challenge
A crossword puzzle that challenges your knowledge of key terms presented in the chapter.
Case Studies
1. Computers are ubiquitous. Watching television, driving a
car, using a credit card, ordering fast food, and the more
obvious activity of typing a research paper all involve inter-
action with computers. Make a list of every computer you
can recall that you encountered over the past week (be
careful not to limit yourself just to the computers you see).
Consider how each computer is used. How were the tasks
the computers performed done before computers existed?
Do you feel computers have a positive impact on people
and organizations? Write a brief report and submit it to
your instructor.
3. As notebook computers become more affordable, an
increasing number of college students are purchasing them
to use instead of using computers available on campus. As
a new college student, you also would like to purchase a
notebook computer for your coursework. Shop online for
a notebook computer that you believe will be sufficient for
your major. Some schools have suggested notebook com-
puter configurations that can assist in your search. Once
you find a notebook computer, write a brief report describ-
ing the computer (include the brand, model, configuration
information, and price), and submit it to your instructor.
2. The Internet has had a tremendous impact on
organizations. For some organizations, that influence has
not been positive. For example, surveys suggest that as a
growing number of people make their own travel plans
online, travel agents are seeing fewer customers. Use the
Web to research organizations that have been affected
negatively by the Internet. What effect has the Internet
had? How can the organization compete with the Internet?
Do you feel that computers might replace humans entirely
in the workforce? Why or why not? Write a brief report
and submit it to your instructor.
4. Today, the functional lines among mobile devices seem
blurred. Your cell phone has a digital camera; your portable
media player has wireless Internet access; and your game
console plays videos and connects to the Internet. These
are examples of technological convergence, a process in
which separate technologies merge in single products.
Write a brief report on how your favorite mobile device is
an example of convergence, listing the various technologies
that it uses.
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