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Digital Technology Basics Digital Technology Basics includes two lessons: Lesson 1: The Modern Digital Experience Lesson 2: Digital Technology & Career Opportunities
Lesson: 1 The Modern Digital Experience
Lesson 1 – The Modern Digital Experience Objectives In this lesson, you will be able to: Identify the benefits of the expanding scope of digital technology. Explain how merging technologies expand the features of digital devices.
Expansion of Digital Technology Digital technology is evolving at a rapid rate. It has changed the way you: manage your work communicate with others entertain yourself.
Audio Technology Change
Telephone Technology Change
Video Technology Change
Today, the functions of different digital technologies are being merged in a single multipurpose digital device. Merging Technologies & Digital Media Devices
Audio and Video Players Examples of audio and video players: MPEG Audio Layer 3 (MP3) players CD players DVD players You can use MP3 players to play audio whereas you can use CD players and DVD players to play audio or video. If you have multipurpose CD players or DVD players, you can use them to play audio, video, and MP3 files.
Cell Phones A cell phone is a wireless device that provides the capabilities of a traditional wired phone and allows you to make a call from almost any location. The latest models of cell phones allow you to: take pictures, record videos, listen to songs watch movies and videos downloaded from the Internet.
Cell Phones Use a Web-enabled cell phone to: connect to the Internet check your e-mail messages download songs and games from the Internet Use a cell phone that has camera and multimedia features to: take pictures record short video clips, and play music and games transmit pictures and videos
Video Game Systems Microsoft® Xbox ® is an example of a video game system that is similar to a personal computer. An Xbox has a motherboard and a hard disk and supports online gaming. You play games on an Xbox by using an Xbox game disk.
Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) A PDA is a handheld computer that is used as a personal organizer. A traditional PDA includes features, such as an address book, task list, and a calculator. You can connect a PDA to a computer to transfer information.
Digital Cameras A digital camera stores images digitally on a memory device, such as a flash memory card or a mini hard disk, whereas a traditional camera stores images on film. Some digital cameras allow you to print images by connecting your digital camera directly to a digital printer.
Digital Video Cameras You can use a digital video camera to record video and store it in a digital format. Examples: Digital camcorders Webcams A digital camcorder to record both video and audio and store it in a digital format on a storage device, such as a recordable DVD. A webcam is also a digital video camera that captures images and transmits the images across the Internet.
Lesson: 2 Digital Technology & Career Opportunities
Lesson Objectives After completing this lesson, you will be able to: Explain how digital technology helps people work remotely. Identify the different career opportunities available for information workers. Identify the different career opportunities available for IT professionals. Identify the different career opportunities available for developers.
Digital Technology and Your Work Place Due to the developments in digital technology, people can work from remote locations. People do not have to necessarily travel long distances to reach their office every day. Telecommuting is an arrangement that allows people to work from home or from a remote office.
Telecommuting Two types of telecommuting: 1.Home Office 2.Remote Office
Home Office Home office is an arrangement that allows people to work from home. In such an arrangement, people can communicate with their colleagues or contacts by using a company’s telecommunication services, such as instant messaging and e-mail.
Remote Office Regional work centers are remote offices that are connected to the company’s head office by using either the company’s network or the Internet. Regional work centers allow telecommuters to access tools and technology that they may not have at home.
Career Opportunities as Information Workers The wide-ranging use of computers has led to a number of career opportunities for people who are computer literate. With relevant computer knowledge, you can work as an information worker, whose basic work is to gather and record information.
Career Opportunities as IT Professionals IT professionals are people who have the technical knowledge, experience, and qualifications to work in the IT industry. Network administrators, database administrators, Web administrators, computer graphics professionals, and technical writers are some examples of IT professionals.
Career Opportunities as Developers Developers are responsible for developing software applications. Programmers, software developers, Web site designers, and computer game designers are examples of developers.
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