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1 ICT For Preparatory Programs Computer Skills Department Al-Imam university 1 CS 051

2 2 5%Attendance 20%Quizzes " 4 Quizzes during semester " 15% Worksheets “3 worksheets during semester " 20%Mid-term Exam 40%Final Exam 100%Total

3 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 3 Chapter 1 Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate

4 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 4 Chapter Topics Computer literacy Computers and careers Technology challenges

5 Chapter Objectives After reading this chapter, you should be able to answer the following questions: 1. 1.What does it mean to be “computer literate”? 2. 2.How does being computer literate make you a savvy computer user and consumer? 3. 3.How can becoming computer literate help you in a career? 4. 4.How can becoming computer literate help you understand and take advantage of newly emerging careers? 5. 5.How does becoming computer literate help you deal with the challenges associated with technology? 5

6 What is Computer Fluency? What is Computer Literacy? To be computer fluent you must:To be computer fluent you must: –Understand a computer’s capabilities and limitations –Know how to use a computer

7 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 7 Why Become Computer Literate? Benefits of learning about computers include: –Being a knowledgeable consumer –Using current and future technology –Increasing your career options –Understanding ethical and legal implications

8 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 8 Avoid hackers and viruses Protect your privacy Understand the real privacy and security risks Use the Internet wisely Be a Savvy Computer User and Consumer

9 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 Avoid online annoyances Maintain your computer Make good purchase decisions Integrate the latest technology Be a Savvy Computer User and Consumer

10 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 10 Computers in the Workplace Information technology (IT) involves: – –Information handling – –Information retrieval – –Computers – –Telecommunications – –Software deployment The seven fastest-growing occupations are computer related.

11 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 11 Computers in Your Career? Computers are used in: – –Business – –Retail – –Delivery – –Arts – –Computer gaming – –Education –Law enforcement –Agriculture –Automotive technology –Medicine –Sciences –Military

12 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 12 Computers in Business, Retail, and Delivery Data mining Package tracking

13 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 13 Computers in the Arts Create Web sites Digitize dance movements Produce computer- generated art

14 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 14 Computers in Gaming Get a job doing: – –Design – –Programming – –3D animation

15 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 15 Computers in Education Instructional software Distance education Computerized research The Internet PDA-guided tours

16 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 16 Computers in Law Enforcement Search databases Predict criminal activity Employ computer forensics

17 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 17 Computers in military Soldiers are trained computer specialists in areas such as: 1-sattellite transmissions. 2-radio controller. 3-computer networking.3-computer networking. Whether the job is in electronic aviation support or logistic or supply…Whether the job is in electronic aviation support or logistic or supply…

18 Computers in Agriculture Programs manage complex farming business and information systems RFID tags track and record animals in case of diseases Computerized sensors monitor conditions and activate equipment to protect crops Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 18

19 Computers in Automotive Technology Environmental trends and government regulations Computerized sensors and CPU systems in vehicles Consumer demand for computerized subsystems Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 19

20 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 20 Computers in Medicine Patient simulators and surgical robots Digital modeling of human anatomy

21 Biomedical Implants Technological solutions to physical problems Identity chips Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 21

22 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 22 Computers in the Sciences Supercomputers create simulations in – –Astronomy – –Meteorology – –Archaeology

23 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 23 Computers in Sports Improved training Timing Data storage and statistics Smart balls sense when soccer goals are scored

24 Digital Home You can control home systems from your computer and via the Internet: – –Entertainment – –Security – –Lights – –Heating and cooling – –Appliances Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 24

25 Digital Home: Components Media computer with: – –TV tuner – –Radio tuner – –Media software – –Blu-ray, DVD, and/or CD – –Network adapter Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 25

26 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 26 Nanotechnology Nano: Prefix stands for one-billionth Nanoscience: Study of molecules and nanostructures Nanostructures: Range in size from 1 to 100 nanometers Nanotechnology: Science of the use of nanostructures

27 Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 27 Challenges Facing a Digital Society Privacy risks Personal data collection monitoring Copyright infringement (breacking) Reliance(trust) on computers for security Digital divide

28 Chapter Summary 1.What does it mean to be “computer literate”? 2.How does being computer literate make you a savvy computer user and consumer? 3.How can becoming computer literate help you in a career? 4.How can becoming computer literate help you understand and take advantage of newly emerging careers? 5.How does becoming computer literate help you deal with the challenges associated with technology? 28

29 The End Next : Chapter 2: Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts Imam university 29


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