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TED 120 Final Exam

UWRF - Professor Lueck's ted 120 course 09

AAC Advanced Audio Coding is a standardized compression and encoding scheme for digital audio. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates.
Back up To create a duplicate copy on another storage medium for use in case the original copy is lost.
Bandwidth The carrying capacity (size of the "roadway") of electronic transmission media for sending and receiving information.
Beta nickname for software which has passed the alpha testing stage of development and ha been released to a limited number of users for software testing before its official release. Allows for software to undergo usability testing and can be unstable.
Blog site where you write a journal/diary in reverse chronological order. Viewers can comment on it, link or email. have impacted politics, journalism and gave many a voice and connection with others.
Bluetooth named after the king of denmark and norway was created in sweden - intended to unify diff technologies via secure low-cost globally avaliable short range frequency.
BMP (Bit-Map) Oldest format for saving images on a computer. good for backgrounds - characterized by width/height of image in pixels and number of bits per pixel (determined by color)usually 16-32 bmps
Byte Eight bits (on-off pulses) of data roughly equal to one alphabetical or numeric character of information.
Cable modem specialized modem providing high-speed connection for digital access via cable lines used for cable. Speedd is up to 100 to 100 times faster than possiable with standard modem and telephone.
CD-R Compact Disc-Recordable - once information is recorded the data is unchangable. Capable of 600 megabytes of data.
CD-R/W disc that allows the user to record many times and to change the data stored on the CD. Capable of 600 megabytes of data.
Clip Art carried over from the days of manual page layout but refers to collections of prepared artwork for inserting into electronic documents
Cookies tiny text files embed on the user's hard drive that internet businesses employed to track their users freely; gives them the profitablitiy per unique visitor - spyware deletes unwanted cookies and they can no longer tell who has been to their website
CSS Cascading Style Sheets allow you to control the layout and look at your web page easily. CSS properties are easy to use and affect the look while adding style to your web document.
Desktop Publishing Software (DTP) software that can preform typical word processing and make extensive and precise adjustments to page displays such as creating attractive arrangement of graphics and text on a page.
Digital Divide referring to the gap between those who have ready access to knowledge of digital technologies and those who do not.
Digital Native/Immigrant Describe those people born into the technology age as opposed to those born in the 70s who had to make the transition to technology.
DOS (Disk Operating System) Disk Operating System - format a floppy disk for use in a digital camera
DPI (dots per inch) A measure of resolution in printers and some other output devices.
Drill-and-Practice software software uses a behaviorist format that offers rewards following successful completion of routine exercises.
ERIC a national information system that has the world's largest database of education information with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articales.
Firewall software and hardware that provides various levels of security measures designed to keep computer hackers out of networks and keep data safe.
GIF (graphic interchange format) a graphic format that is used primarily for animated art, color image, clip art, line art and gray-scale images.
Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) formatting language that is used to determine how the information presented on web pages will look.
Instructional Action Plan (IAP) a template in which the teacher is prompted to list lesson requirements and to detail what he or she will need for successful implementation.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) The agreed standard of high-resolution images.
Kilobyte approximately 1000 bytes or characters of data.
LCD (Liquid Crystal Displays) a display screen made of two sheets of a flexible polarizing material with a layer of liquid crystal solution between the two.
Megabyte one million bytes or characters of data.
Megapixel one million pixels. more pixels: larger image and better quality.
Memory A seris of RAM chips that provide temporary, volatile electronic storage that is used by the CPU to store short0term data.
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) Industry-standard protocol that enables electronic musical instruments, computers, cell phones and other equipment to communicate control and synchronize with eacher other. - transmits digital data such as pitch/intensity - used for video games/ringtone
MOV file type of one of the most popular digital video formats; known as quicktime MOV is for movie
MP3 (moving picture experts group audio layer 3) audio compression technology that provides high quality sound in 1/12 of the space that the same sound could take in previous formats
MP4 MPEG 4 is a multimedia container format standard that is most commonly used to store digial audio and vido streams
OSS (Open Source Software) computer software which the source code is made avaliable under a copyright license for the public domain. Grants users rights that would other wise be prohibited. the software can evolve over time.
PDF files Protable Document Files that have been saved in Adobe format that the publication appears exactly as it would look on the printed page including custom layouts, photos and other graphics - require adobe to display
Phishing two part scam involving an email and a fraudulent website - send emails urging customers to click a link which directs them to a website requesting confidential account and personal information - it is captured on website and used to steal money, etc.
Pixel smallest unit of information in an image - Picture element
PICT (pict, pct, pic) graphic file format - supported by 32 bit color
PNG (portable network graphics) extensible file format for the lossless, portable, well compressed storage of images. provides patent free replacment of gif and can also replace tiff
PSD (photoshop document) allows you to reopen the image and continue work exactly were you left off.
RAM (random-access memory) series of chips that make up a computer system's temporary memory area. empties when the app closes and fills up when the users opens a new application.
ROM (read only memory) the initial instructions for a computer start up are stored inside the coputer in these rom silicon chips
RSS (file format) Really Simple Syndication allows internet users to subscribe to websites that provid rss feeds- typcially sites that change or add content regularly. most subscribitons are free
soft copy data that is still in electronic form within the computer - is volatile
SWT Shockwave Flash under adobe. intended to be small enough for publication on the web. can be used for creating animated display graphics, menus of dvd and tv commericals.
terabyte measurement term for data storage capacity. the value is defined as one trillion bites or 1000 gigabytes.
TIFF Tagged image File Format used for high quality publications for no color bleed. high file size
URL uniform resource locator - web address
USB universal serial bus - allows u to connact anything to the computer quickly and easily
WAV file digital verson of analog audo - maintain quality of the original sound but file size is very large
Web 2.0 precieved as a second generation of web development and web design - characterized as facilitiating communication, info sharing, user centered design (ex/social networking sites, wikis, blogs)
Wiki WIKI is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit web page content using any web browswer
WiMax Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Acces is a telecommunications technology that proves wireless transmission for entire cities.
XML Extensible markup language is recommended general purpose markup language for creating spcial purpose makeup language - capable of describing many different kinds of data. primary purpose is to facilitate the sharing of data across defferent systems
Zip Drive computer hardware device that stores data - similar to a floppy disk drive and has a capacity of as much as 750.
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