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It is likely that this trend will continue along the same lines as other technologies; just as telephones, the Internet, and cell phones each individually became more or less essential parts of living in Western society, the web-enabled cell phone will almost certainly be just as essential to conducting business and daily life in the next decade.
For the majority of citizens in the Western -- and as increasingly the case, Eastern -- world, there are some obvious up- and down-sides to these trends. The ability to access and be accessed by almost anyone, no matter where they or you are, is ridiculously convenient and more than a little annoying. But there are other effects to this trend that will have the Internet and computers playing a much more prevalent role in Western society as a whole. The "digital divide" that is being created between those that have computers and…
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The real-time integration to memory management that would lead to rapid advanced in superscalar memory management made possible with ISC-based microprocessors and memory however continued to be driven by IBM and their partners working in conjunction with each other on new developments (Biswas, Carley, Simpson, Middha, Barua, 2006).
Implications of ISC Development on Memory Management Advances
Over the first twenty five years of ISC processor and memory development the key lessons learned in processor-to-memory integration led to breakthroughs including how to make multithreading for 32-bit and higher bit order applications collaborate in memory, how to minimize cycle time and increase cache memory predictability over time (Biswas, Carley, Simpson, Middha, Barua, 2006). Cycle times and cache memory became and still are the two most monitored key performance indicators (KPIs) of system performance in systems due to the progression made in ISC-to-memory integration (Vanhaverbeke, Noorderhaven, 2001). Superscalar memories today reflect the decades…
Surupa Biswas, Thomas Carley, Matthew Simpson, Bhuvan Middha, & Rajeev Barua. (2006). Memory overflow protection for embedded systems using run-time checks, reuse, and compression. ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, 5(4), 719-752.
Xaioyong Chen, & Douglas L. Maskell. (2007). Supporting multiple-input, multiple-output custom functions in configurable processors. Journal of Systems Architecture, 53(5/6), 263.
Deng, Y.. (2008). RISC: A resilient interconnection network for scalable cluster storage systems. Journal of Systems Architecture, 54(1/2), 70.
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Technology and Writing in the Workplace
Over the last decade there has been a significant change in technology which is available in the workplace, and the way that technology is used. The computer has been credited with having the potential to create a paperless society, and many written communications are no longer printed on paper, but communicated in electronic format. This movement towards electronic written communication, where communication takes place through an intranet or Internet, has been seen as advantageous for a number of reasons. The reduction of paper-based communications has the potential to save on resources, which can ultimately result in cost savings, as well as being environmentally friendly, meaning one is likely to see the process continue with paper-based written communication being slowly replaced with electronic written communication.
However, while one can argue there is a reduction in the amount of paper-based written communication, this does…
The various options and possible settings pertain to issues that most computer users do not even know exist, let alone what they do or how they interrelate with other elements of the computer (Kizza, 2005).
About the only time most computer users ever view or make changes to system software settings is during troubleshooting and diagnostic procedures at the direction of computer specialists or technicians (Kizza, 2005). Typical examples of the way that most computer users access system software settings is when they are experiencing computer problems and technicians relay instructions for users to follow (usually over the telephone) so that the technician can conduct standard system setting and software conflict checks remotely. Usually those types of service calls begin with the technician instructing the user to determine the computer's operating system by clicking the "My Computer" icon, then "Properties" and then the "General" tab to identify the operating system…
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The first such machine used for the procedures, the CEREC I, was used for manufacturing ceramic and cusp-protection onlays, three-quarter crowns, seven-eighth crowns, and veneers. The machine completed the etching, silanating, and adhesive cementing, and then conventional porcelain-polishing procedures were used to complete the process. The newer CEREC II system can create full-coverage ceramic crowns (Foerster 2). Beyond the greater technological ease, using such machines reduces the risk of tooth fracture between visits. Reduced treatment time and visits for impressions and provisional restorations reduces costs to the patient, and also to the military (Foerster 4). Most attractively for the military: "Finally, teeth can be restored without the services of a dental laboratory. This reduces the overall cost of the restoration and permits the restoration of teeth in remote locations where laboratory services may not be readily available" (Foerster.3).
The value of such technology is not limited to the military, of…
Foerster, Jeffrey G. "The Management of Endodontically-Treated Teeth Using a Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Assisted Manufacturing/Computer-Aided Design and Computer-integrated Manufacturing System." Military Medicine. Jan 1999. [16 Jul 2007] http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3912/is_199901/ai_n8843602
A repeated-measures field study (n = 316) investigated the effect of mood on employee motivation and intentions toward using a specific computer technology at two points in time: immediately after training and 6 weeks after training. Actual usage behavior was assessed for 12 weeks after training. Each individual was assigned to one of three mood treatments: positive, negative, or control. Results indicated that there were only short-term boosts in intrinsic motivation and intention to use the technology among individuals in the positive mood intervention. However, a long-term lowering of intrinsic motivation and intention was observed among those in the negative mood condition" (Venkatesh 1999).
Computer technology in workplace training does create barriers but they can be overcome when there is a corporate culture to share such information and where there is certain procedure(s) to get the organizational strategy throughout all levels. Often a company may choose to make such…
, 2005). Even for businesses that are not regulated, learning management systems can be highly beneficial for the tracking and management of employees (Martin et al., 2005). There are several functions that learning management systems facilitate within businesses these include: the documentation of training requirements for all employees, including requirements that are motivated by local and global policies and standards; the reduction of repetitiveness in the methods used to track training; ensuring that training complies with standards of the business; that there is a consistent following of standards operating procedures across functions; the enablement of venues for online training in order to reach more learners and eliminate unnecessary travel costs; efficient management of rosters for instructor-led training; and the documentation of course completion (Martin et al., 2005).
Although the benefits of learning management systems are significant, there are several challenges to implementation of the system that businesses need to overcome.…
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Frost, M. (2002). 'Big Three' converge as technology evolves: new products could boost HR's strategic value, analysts predict. HR Magazine, March.
video streaming surrounding the presentation of products and services on the Internet, that is involving Internet advertising. The reference page appends five sources in APA format.
Education has done wonders and has considerably contributed towards a better world with easier and happier lives. One discipline where genius minds have been able to mint money and the remaining individuals living on this face of earth are leading prosperous and luxurious lives through the enlightenment of education is the vast and ever-changing and rapidly advancing field, Information and Computer Technology.
The apparent technological shift in technologically oriented trends is towards high quality, less expensive, user friendly and up-to-date products. All the witty firms doing good business have observed this shift but in cutthroat, challenging environment selling a product has become much greater challenge than manufacturing one. Therefore, the number of advertising agencies is increasing as new names are emerging on…
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The primary types of computer-controlled laser eye surgeries are PRK and LASIK. Both reshape the corneal area of the eye to allow light to better focus on the retina, resulting in clearer vision for the patient. Yet, it is only through the use of computer technology that this can be achieved. The lasers used in these procedures remove infinitesimal amounts of tissue, approximately 1/500th the width of a human hair. They also operate at very high speeds. In addition, it is only through the use of computers that the cornea anomalies in each patient can be accounted for and corrected, resulting in an increased rate of success, with the surgeries. The most important concept taken from this information is that the human hand and reflexes could not give the precision necessary to make this tissue removal. Therefore, the procedures could not be performed without the use of computer technology, let…
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Computers Have Influenced Business & the Commercial Work Environment
This paper considers how computers have influenced the workplace environment, how they may give a competitive advantage or add value. The paper also considers how the value may not be as great as perceived by considering the productivity paradox. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
Computers in the Work Environment
The commercial environment has changed over the last few decades. One of the most influential factors has been the development of the computer. The technology has created a social and commercial revolution, increasing the speed and accuracy of communication reducing man hours for tedious tasks and creating new methods of analysis and business practice. However, there are many conflicting reports regarding the way that computers have been used and the benefits they may bring. Therefore, computers in the workplace may be seen as essential, but the value they add is sometimes questionable.…
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Computer Technology Advancement
The pace at which computer technology has been increasing in speed and efficiency is a modern marvel of science. There is no denying that the world has been completely shaken by the rapid spread of information, and the increased access to communication methods. The humble beginnings of computers after World War II was an evolution of needs by the United States government. The Space program contributed greatly to the process of computer modernization, and the continued shrinking of processors has meant the rise of the graphical user interface, the internet, and miniaturization of the overall computer experience. There are disagreements as to whether all of this progress has really created the best results for humanity, and therefore this paper will be a struggle between these two points-of-view. In this paper I will analyze the pros and cons to the rapid advancement of computer technology, and argue why…
Computers Are an Underutilized Resource for High School Physical Education Teachers
Computers have become an integral part of the high school learning environment, beginning in the early 1990s. They provide a vast variety of resources to help enhance student education through presentation of material in a variety of media and act as an enhancement to teacher lessons. They can sometimes free teachers from routine tasks, allowing them to bring greater depth to the classroom environment.
The use of computers has revolutionized the learning experience for many students and has provided a valuable resource. Many of these resources have pointed this technology towards traditional subjects such as math and physics. The physical education classroom could enjoy just as many benefits from the use of a computer as the math of physics classroom. Yet most do not utilize this resource, either by choice, or administrative decision.
This research will focus on the…
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Fixed network stations (i.e. desktop computers) connect through a USB port adapter, while laptops generally employ a wireless PCMCIA card at a nominal cost. In the last few years, these pieces of equipment have been replaced by many laptop manufacturers with internal wireless capabilities included as standard equipment in higher-end laptops.
Modern Wireless Networking Options and ecommendations:
Modern wireless computer technology transmits data at 2.4GHzor 5 GHz, at 54mb/sec to 108mb/sec, which enables much larger volumes of data than the frequencies employed by cell phones (Wilson, 2007). Still, wireless data transfer rates are limited in comparison to the fastest hard-wired connections, which can now transmit data as fast as 1000mb/sec. Even within these limitations, wireless computing technology is now a viable option for most business applications, with certain specific exceptions.
Industries that routinely handle extremely high volumes of data may overload wireless networks, particularly where many remote computers share the…
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Computer Technology Best Used in the Design Process?
The Design Process of a Forty-Five Foot Sailing Boat'
Computers are now being used in a growing number of applications. Computers have become a part of almost every academic discipline and area of expertise that anyone can imagine. Computer programs can perform many tasks more quickly and in some cases better than a human can. Computers allow us to see objects from all angles and create hypothetical situations to determine have the object will react in certain situations such as a crash or in a wind tunnel to test aerodynamics. Computers allow engineers to analyze projects quickly and efficiently.
Shipbuilding has been around for thousands of years and the early boat builders did not have the convenience of using high tech equipment. Since these first boats were built, there has been a driving force to make the better, bigger, faster, and more…
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Information Systems and Computer Technology Has on the Practice of Nursing
Innovations in telecommunications and information systems have revolutionized the delivery of health care services in many ways in recent years in general and on the practice of nursing in particular given the nurses' role on the front-lines of patient care. To determine how these trends have affected the practice of nursing, the purpose of this paper was (a) to examine the role nurses typically play in choosing and managing information systems in the workplace; (b) to describe how nursing practice is impacted by information systems and computer technology in health care; (c) to evaluate how these things impact nurses' role with respect to quality of care, productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness; (d) to describe the training for these systems in a given place of employment and corresponding opportunities for refresher courses; (e) to examine the perceptions of nurses when required…
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Computers and Their Effects upon Police Efficiency
Computer technology has transformed the modern day police department. Numerous systems now provide assistance in fields ranging from communication, to information storage and retrieval, and even allocation of personnel. Properly designed, computer applications save time and energy. They permit police officers to do the work they were hired to do - police. The various articles in this report both feature and support the use of computer technology in the law enforcement environment. In addition, the case study contained herein represents a real-time, and real-life analysis by policemen of these systems in action.
Computers and Their Effects upon Police Efficiency
Computers have brought major changes to virtually every facet of our world, and police work is no exception. From desktop computers in the station house, to laptop computers in police vehicles, a policeman's work is now as much affected by technology…
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The authors recommended advanced training in CT scan interpretation or a broader use of teleradiography in order to improve the accuracy of cranial CT scan interpretations.
Treatment of acute stroke now includes recombinant tissue plasminogn activator or TPA for select patients within three hours of acute ischemic stroke. Patients with intracranial blood on CT scan should not be given this therapy. Results of the study showed that while the surveyed physicians scored almost perfectly in identifying both easy and difficult hemorrhages, 78% of them had incorrect readings of the CT scans. Hence, the authors recommended advanced training in CT scan interpretation or the broader use of teleradiography in order to improve reading accuracy.
Teleradiography as telehealth technology has been shown to be effective in treating diseases, such as diabetes and congestive health failure. Less than a decade ago, the medical community thought it was too experimental to fully use and…
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The use of database in our organization has already played a large part in each and every activity in our company. As with any other company who eliminated the use paper as the source of information, I can say that our entire company has been 80% dependent on the capabilities of database applications. From the process of getting information of customers and clients, offering our products and services, delivering the customers' needs, and recording every information in every process of our business activities, the company relies on the use of computer applications that utilizes database tools. In fact, in just my job responsibilities alone, the use of database applications comprises 80% of my tasks' needs. Moreover, in the area of selling our products and services, the database applications that our company has made available online plays 75% in successful business transactions with customers.
There are a number of researches and…
Synchronous and Asynchronous
Distance education is becoming an increasingly important part of today's dynamic and globalized business and academic environments. This paper gives a brief introduction to distance education and asynchronous and synchronous technologies, and reviews and compares two synchronous technologies (HorizonLive and Centra 7) with two asynchronous technologies (Blackboard and ebCT).
Synchronous and asynchronous technologies are both part of the recent explosion of computer mediated learning. As Kirwin notes, computers have created a "vision of classrooms transformed into global learning communities," where students or business cohorts from around the world can use technology to revolutionize the learning experience.
Technologies in computer-mediated distance learning fall into two main categories, synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous communication is done in "real time," and includes chat applications like MSN Messenger, and streaming audio and video. Asynchronous communication does not occur in "real time," and can include e-mail, message boards, traditional correspondence courses, and databases.…
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software being reviewed, subject of the software, date of publication.
"Reader Rabbit 1st Grade: Capers on Cloud Nine!" (CD).
List the authors and state the author's sex, if possible.
Although The Learning Company releases information concerning who voices the characters in the Reader Rabbit series, the author for this application is simply listed as the company.
What grade level or age is this software written for?
Is the protagonist, main character, in the software a male or female?
Reader Rabbit is a male rabbit, but he is no fuzzy little ball of rabbit fur. Indeed, Reader Rabbit is a high-energy go-getter who makes it clear that he is ready for action and fun in the process of learning.
What ethnicity is the protagonist of the game/software?
Reader Rabbit sports some Western-style attire, and if he was a person, it is reasonable to suggest he would be white. Conversely,…
The story of Pandora's Box reveals the dangers that technology brings along with its many gifts. Today, some very interesting cultural changes are beginning to take hold of society that stems from the dependence on technology and the way that it is interwoven into culture. The purpose of this essay is to examine the relationship between computer technology and the corresponding dependence that is created by this relationship. This writing intends to demonstrate that people are too dependent on computers and that more balance is needed in this age of technology where considerable portions of humanity are slowly eroding.
This essay will present evidence supporting this hypothesis and suggest that the reader insist on using logic and deductive reasoning to view this report. Many facts will be presented to persuade the reader that the relationship between human and computer has reached a level of dependence that is unhealthy…
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Some nanorobots are being designed as "spray-on computers the size of a grain of sand." Edinburgh University has been working on nanorobots that can be sprayed onto patients as monitoring devices. They may be released for medical use in four years.
Quantum computers, based on principles like quantum entanglement and superposition, use the properties of particles. Quantum bits, called qubits, can process information faster than any existing computer technologies. A quantum computer can process many equations simultaneously. In a smaller space, using less energy, a quantum computer becomes more powerful than any commercial PC. In fact, Hertzog implies that quantum computers will mainly be used in fields demanding rapid data processing like the sciences or in cryptography.
Finally, one of the most promising future developments will be in the realm of artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence implies computers that can think critically and creatively, like human beings. The potential for artificial…
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To some users of personal computers, who state, never trust a computer that you cannot lift; the IBM has been viewed, more often than not, as an enemy, and according to Byte, the computer magazine, this was because of the fact that the IBM company rose to fame mainly on the basis of its mainframe computers, that were large and forbidding, and overwhelmingly bulky. This was probably why, when the rest of the world was eyeing the emerging opportunities in the minicomputer market, the IBM never paid any attention, and even though IBM did succeed in capturing a large chunk of that market, it did not happen until Digital had captured the minicomputer market and had grown into a large corporation.
In the past few years, IBM has agreed to change the ways in which it conducts its business, and adapt to the changing times when the prices of computers…
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Since its advent in the 20th century, Internet technology has become a platform for social, political, and economic interactions and transactions. Currently, cultures and societies are exploring new ways of optimizing Internet technology, from making social interactions easier, more expansive, and more frequent to minute concerns such as transferring money from one person to another via wireless Internet technology. Indeed, from its current uses and applications to human society, computer-mediated communication has become a way of life, and is no longer a new phenomenon. In fact, apprehension about the usage of the above-mentioned applications of computer-mediated communication has disappeared as the benefits outweighed its perceived risks and challenges. Only those who absolutely have no experience with computer and Internet technologies cannot see the usefulness / benefits of computer-mediated communication.
Indeed, the thesis posited demonstrates how, over time, literature and research studies about computer-mediated communication (CMC) have been conducted…
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(a) Technology is "the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science" (Dictionary.com, 2014). 1)(b) High-technology is "scientific technology involving the production or use of advanced or sophisticated devices especially in the fields of electronics and computers" (Merriam-Webster, 2014). 1)(c) A can opener, an electric can opener, and a radio are all examples of technology. They involve mechanical parts and some simple electronics or electronics that have been in use for a substantial period of time, and are not considered advanced or sophisticated. A 3D printer, a drone, a satellite radio, and a 3D TV all rely upon advanced computer technology to work and would be examples of high technology because they would be unable to work without supporting advanced technology and,…
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Computers are tools for learning; and as such are not essentially different from the way dictionaries, calculators, and videos are teaching and learning tools. However, computers provide a wide range of learning experiences that do make them qualitatively and quantitatively different from other learning tools. Three ways that computers measurably benefit the learning experience include communication, information access and retrieval, and training. Computers facilitate communication between learner and teacher, or between learner and peers. With computers and their applications, the raw data of learning -- that is, information -- becomes accessible to both teacher and learners. Training manuals and tutorials can be digitalized in ways that are accessible to learners regardless of geography and time. In spite of these three benefits of computers as learning tools, there are three detriments to the use of information technology in the higher education classroom. One detriment is the digital divide, or income disparity…
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Computer Hard Drives
The globalization of computer technology offers a vast number of remarkable tools, devices, applications, and advanced equipments that brings comfort in our daily work and activities. New features, designs, and capabilities of various computer peripherals and hardware are continuously being developed and brought out to market for better performance of the current technology. One very important part of a computer that experiences the trend of up-to-date improvement is the Hard Drive.
This paper aims to provide information on the evolution of computer hard drives. Included in this paper is the history of hard drive, from the time it was developed as computer hardware up to the continuous production of new and upgraded performance of data storage mediums. The various types of this technology, its changing features, and the companies who provide us with this dependable hardware are also discussed in this paper.
Of the diverse parts…
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In the second case, failing to maintain the forearms in a horizontal position can also trigger similar problems. This frequently occurs when users maintain their keyboards and mice on their desks instead of using a sliding keyboard and mouse tray. Prolonged use of keyboards and mice in an elevated position relative to the elbow causes wrist problems because of the continual downward bend required in the wrist. The solution to this type of hand and wrist problems is simply to use a pull-out keyboard and mouse tray that allows the user to keep the hands at the exact same height as the elbow without bending the wrist down at all during computer use.
Neck, Back, and Shoulder Problems
Prolonged computer use can also result in neck and back problems through similar mechanisms. When users fail to maintain the proper height of the computer monitor, they have a tendency to look…
Computer and Web Ethics
The term "computer ethics," as coined by Walter Maner in the 1970s, refers to a field of study that examines "ethical problems aggravated, transformed, or created by computer technology" (Maner, 1980). Maner suggested that persons engaged in computer-related actions should apply traditional ethical frameworks, such as Kantianism and Utilitarianism, to govern their decision-making. While Immanuel Kant's virtue ethics are rooted in respect for all people and an inherent respect for virtuous character traits -- such as kindness, honesty, patience and humility -- Utilitarianism judges the morality of an action according to "the greatest good for the greatest number" rule (Stanford Encyclopedia, 2011).
Similar to Maner's definition, Deborah Johnson, author of Computer Ethics (1985), defined computer ethics as a study of how computers "pose new versions of standard moral problems and moral dilemmas, exacerbating the old problems, and forcing us to apply ordinary moral norms to uncharted…
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Technology is the technical means that people use, to improve their surroundings. It is also knowledge of using tools and machines to do tasks efficiently. We use technology to control the world in which we live. Technology is people using knowledge, tools and systems to make their lives easier and better. As the old saying, "Necessity is the mother of all inventions."
People use technology to improve their ability to do work. Through technology, people can do things twice as fast and twice more efficient than people did a century ago. Technology helps people to cope with our ever-growing population, so that everyone may have enough food to feed him or herself and satisfy there needs. Technology gives us larger possibilities by giving us ideas that we haven't thought about in the past. It further enhances our perspective in the things we do and makes simpler solutions in the problems…
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Purely from the healthcare educational perspective, technological innovations have greatly improved the ease with which quality education can be delivered. The more educational technology continues to evolve, the more it contributes to the corresponding development of systematic curriculum and instructional method design and Development. Ideally, the ever-increasing potential of computer technology will continue improving the manner in which the specific needs of modern healthcare can be incorporated into curriculum design and instructional methodology.
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Computer assisted learning (CAL), once a novel concept, is a staple in numerous classrooms across the country, from the primary education to the university level. Computer assisted learning offers both students and teachers a daunting and near-limitless education supplement. However, this paper will examine examples where computer assisted learning is more or less effective and why. It will be revealed that computer assisted learning programs that are most effective are the ones which place precedence on interactivity. A particularly successful program, the Interaction Multimedia Computer Assisted Instruction Theory, will be examined carefully in regards to the strategy and concepts used in order to make such a learning program as successful as possible.
Educators and pedagogues have known for years the wealth of benefits that computer assisted learning can offer the student. Certain educational software programs equal a dissemination of difficult concepts and/or an illumination of intricate ideas. For example,…
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Take Minority Report, for instance. In the film, technology is trumpeted as a savior: ith the ability to foretell crime, police officers are able to save innocent people from dying. However, the obvious challenges to our constitutional law system are not only latent, they are openly discussed and debated in the work. The courts and legislature, for instance, have yet to decide on the viability of declaring "perpetrators" guilty simply because of the innocent-until-proven guilty tenets of our system.
Minority Report deals with the negative ramifications of the advances in technology with frightening bleakness. In society and on the media, we generally hear only about the positive advances in technology, especially information technology, but this film truly brings home the scarier aspects.
Based on a Philip K. Dick short story, Minority Report takes place in the 2054 in ashington, DC. The ashington, DC Police Department has begun to incorporate technology…
We see this same question today in the Patriot Act. We have hi-tech surveillance systems that may save us from another terrorist attack, but they impinge upon the constitutional rights of those being watched. it's the question that arises today more than in any other point in our history: Do we sacrifice our principles for quality of life?
What the pre-crime unit does, essentially, is convict solely on mens rea. Under criminal law both means rea (bad mental thought) and actus reus (a bad act) are required to convict. Here, we are eliminating one whole element. If I were to design the computer systems for the pre-crime division, I'd program in the requirement for at least some actus reus, however small. For instance, the pre-crime cops would not be able to stop a murder until at least the suspect reached for his gun to kill the supposed victim.
The idea here is to keep the quality of life improvements offered by the precogs in that fewer people will be murdered, while not letting technology run rampant in imprisoning those who've only had bad thoughts. We cannot stray into Brave New World or 1984 grounds.
he 1992 sessions, for example, consisted of approximately twenty-five pupils between 10 and 15 years of age who were mainly drawn from the Seattle area, plus about a dozen staff members.
he daily timetable was organized around activities such as computer graphics, electronic music, and VR itself. he end goal, however, was to build a virtual world. Pupils worked in small groups on the process of world-building and were encouraged to work as teams. (Schroeder, 1996, p. 70)
he technology for this system consisted of both the developmental tools, the PCs and special plug in technology and an immersive system, not afforded to all program trials but very useful here, as can be seen by the outcomes and the engaged student body of the program.
he equipment for building worlds was Swivel 3-D software (see Kalawsky 1993:211-212), and the immersive system consisted of a VPL system with a glove or…
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computers and culture, using the book "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology," by Neil Postman, and other resources. Specifically, it will answer the questions: How have computers and computer networks changed human thinking, behavior, and lifestyle? What has been gained? What has been lost? What are the advantages of computers in communication? In education? In entertainment? In the economy? What are the disadvantages in these areas? Is computer technology creating winners and losers, or furthering social stratification? Have we become too dependent on computers? Do computers limit social skills and physical activity to a damaging degree? Why or why not? Computers have changed our national culture and our global culture, and not always for the better. When they were first developed for the mass market, computers were meant to increase productivity and cut down on paper work. Today, computers have permeated every section of our lives, and our culture.…
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Moreover, it has also to be ensured that the motherboard contains expansion slots built into the board, and not built into the expansion board which plugs into the motherboard.
Memory: The memory located inside the computer is called as the andom Access Memory (AM). This AM is place where CPU temporarily stores information, which it needs to perform a function. The quantum of memory is directly related to the extent of complicated functions it is able to perform. It is important to get a system having at least 256 MBs AM or 512 MBs or higher is preferred. For the greater part, the more memory to which the system can be upgraded to in future is better. The latest software programs are always extremely resources hungry.
Input-devices: - Input devices are employed to enter information and direct the commands to your computer. The two most typical input devices are a…
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advancement, computer and information technology are double-edged swords. On one hand, they offer marginalized individuals and groups with effective new ways of empowerment. However, the same technology also threatens to sharpen the inequities that already exist between social groups.
This paper examines one of the most powerful ways in which groups have harnessed the promise of technology - through the redefinition and creation of new "cybercommunities." The first part of the paper looks at the example of Staying Connected, a network that provides single teenage mothers with public exchange messages, private e-mail and chatrooms.
The next part of the paper then looks at the main barrier to reaping the benefits of this rapidly changing technology. In the United States alone, for example, many people from disadvantaged communities do not have access to computers and information technology. The last part suggests steps that could be taken to avert this inequity, including…
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computers in space science. Specifically, it will look at the roles computers have in current space technology and how they have effected the lives of everyone in the world. Without computer technology, space science would be confined to the ground, and man's imagination. efore large-scale computing was developed, the technologies necessary to design, build, and maintain a space program simply did not exist. Computers have made it possible to explore the moon, stars, and beyond.
Computers in Space Science
Computers play an integral role in the science of space, and without them most of modern space exploration would not be possible. As the NASA report, "Computers at NASA" states, "Since the 1950's, the computer has been the main tool that has enabled scientists and engineers to visualize the next frontier and then make it a reality" (NASA). NASA employs literally thousands of computers throughout the world to monitor, design, and…
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Vision of Student Learning
The vision of Paterson Public Schools is “to be the leader in educating New Jersey’s urban youth” (Paterson, 2017). My vision of student learning is aligned with the school’s vision in the sense that my goal is to help my students be the leaders of their communities, classrooms, schools, and workplaces when they grow up. Part of this leadership must come from character education, which Lickona (1993) and Kristjansson (2014) note is of particular importance in today’s schools. Part of what helps to inform character education is the focus on self-directed learning, which was advocated by Maria Montessori through the Montessori Method (Mangal, 2007). One of the best ways to promote self-directed learning and thereby facilitate character education and achieve the vision of the school is to use computer-assisted instruction as a teaching approach (Hsieh, 2017).
The process needed to implement and promote my vision required…
Better transportation methods helped farmers reach a global market, but they also helped increase the cost of food, and helped more farmers give up agriculture as their employment, too. Technology helped farms become more efficient, but it also helped develop large, factory farms that ran small, independent farmers out of business because they could not compete financially.
Many other innovations that we take for granted today also changed the face of life in the twentieth century. One of those is plastic. "Time" Magazine editors note, "In 1908, Belgian inventor Leo Baekeland created Bakelite, the first plastic, by combining phenols and formaldehyde; it was used originally as an alternative to ivory billiard balls" (Editors). Plastic does not seem to be a vital invention, and yet, everywhere we look today there are plastics, from our computer keyboards and components, to Zip-lock storage bags, water bottles, and automobile interiors. Plastics are everywhere, and…
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In fact, it is difficult to imagine many other possible areas where increased funding and emphasis would equal the benefits of investing in computer technology in higher education. Computers on campus facilitate communications between students and faculty that provides much closer supervision and better access to professors on the part of students. Even in liberal arts studies of classical literature, computers allow instantaneous access to commentaries and many different academic perspectives from libraries and databases worldwide.
More generally, the current prospect for being hired directly out of college in one's field of study is not particularly good. In all likelihood, most new graduates from American colleges next year will not find employment in their chosen fields directly after college. However, all of them will almost certainly rely heavily on their computer literacy and competence immediately upon being hired in any professional capacity. Today, computer skills play a significant role in…
battles of the C# and Java wars between Sun and Microsoft. The winner will greatly affect the entire internet which in turn means they are in control of major part of our modern world. The net offers us a plethora of possibilities and opportunities. For example, I know that I can't live without my daily emails, chat and of course I am a big fan of music downloads and bargain shopping. The future of not only information technology is tied to the internet, but business in general as more companies move to the likes of the net for B2B and b2c marketing. The bottom line is that the internet is really comprised of nothing more that physical hardware that runs on intricate software with routers and Local Area Networks (LANs) sprinkled around the world. Basically, the company that grabs a monopoly hold over the rest of the industry can make…
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technologies used in various industries. e will also explore the operations management procedures that are used in these industries. Let's begin with a look at IBM, which is part of the technology industry. IBM utilizes advanced technologies in many operational management procedures. According to the IBM website these technologies are particularly important to supply chain management. The website explains that the company offers end to end business solutions, employs 5500 industry specific consultants and offers flexible financing. All of these processes aid the company in the area of operations management. ("Forecast and demand planning solutions from IBM")
The apparel manufacturing/textile industry is quite different from the technology industry because it still requires a great deal of manual labor. The tour that we reviewed in this industry was from the Northeast Knitting Mill. This company was established in 1911 for $50. The tour of the manufacturing facilities displays the circular knitting…
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Kinshuk, Liu, ., & Graf, S. (2009). Coping with mismatched courses: Students' behaviour and performance in courses mismatched to their learning styles. Educational echnology Research and Development, 57(6), 739-752. Retrieved from ERIC database.
Kinshuk and Graf first establish the fact that students are often required to learn material that is not adaptive to their preferred learning style. he work then goes on to analyze how an interactive adaptive online/computer aided system could aide these students in allowing individual learning through designs that were more adaptive to learning style preference (i.e. had multiple ways of learning the same material) the work indicates that non-adaptive computer aided designs, i.e. that simply teach with one learning style are not as effective as those which offer students in mismatched courses several ways to learn material.
Sahin, a., Cermik, H., & Dogan, B. (2010). Is it "Writing on Water" or "Strike it Rich?" he experiences…
This work analyses interactive complex group learning tasks through the implementation of computer learning models. The research indicates that the computer model must be structured in a specific way to best aide the student in finding answers to complex learning tasks. The model that was most effective involved task specific step processes organized in a linear way and computer aided scripting (through chat) to help the learner answer enduring questions about the subject and the computer program, with a pre-task orientation to the system by a computer learning aide live in the computer lab, where each student worked independently on his or her own computer.
Wang, S., & Heffernan, N. (2010). Ethical issues in computer-assisted language learning: Perceptions of teachers and learners. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(5), 796-813. Retrieved from ERIC database.
Wang and Heffernan discuss the issue of ethics as it is associated with Computer- Assisted Language Learning (CALL) as it has transitioned from stand alone formats to internet driven interactive learning. The researchers state that there has been a near complete lack of attention paid to online privacy and security in the classroom which could potentially create a demonstrative difficulty for computer aided learners and instructors as well as for the use of internet-based learning systems in general. The researchers seek to let their work serve as a starting point for a serious discussion about these issues, specific to the classroom and the industry of internet-based computer learning in general.
technology and social change, and discusses how they are related.
Ever since the prehistoric eras, technology has had a role to play in the lives of human beings. Mankind has invented and perfected means of communicating, traveling, manufacturing goods, curing ailments, growing food, constructing edifies and meeting other requirements using technology. Thus, one may claim that by means of technology, we have transformed our world (ITEA, 1996; ITEA, 2006). At present, all human activities are reliant on different machines with technological dominance being at a record level in the current era. For instance, automobiles have transformed how and where individuals live, and a colossal infrastructure encompassing roads, service stations, bridges, rules and insurance policies has developed. Technology impacts individual participation in the democratic process and successively impacts what must be taken into account for preparing pupils to actively participate in democratic societies (Crowe, 2006).
Most specifically, social change implies the…
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Teachers at all levels need to be able to expand their understanding and use through professional development and grant opportunities, as well as be given time to attend trainings and conferences. They need to be encouraged to assume a leadership role and be asked to share their ideas about instruction with their peers at educational meetings and state conferences. When teachers have a positive attitude and believe technology is useful, are personally interested, and offered support and training, they get excited and, as a result, motivate their students, and use technology successfully to promote learning and achievement.
Active involvement in technology-supported innovations was a source of inspiration and professional renewal for these teachers. This points to the need for active training within all the school systems on a continual basis.
Similarly, Fleming, Motamedi, and May (2007) found that pre-service teachers who had experience with technology in college would more likely…
Angers, J., and Machtmes, K. (2005) an Ethnographic-Case Study of Beliefs, Context Factors, and Practices of Teachers Integrating Technology. The Qualitative Report 10(4), 771-794
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Bower, B.L. (1998). Instructional computer use in the community college: A discussion of the research and its implications. Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 6(1), 59-66.
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Learning Games for the Future
The impact of technology on the education system has not been fully explored in many ways. Teachers and students alike are discovering new ways in which technology may be incorporated within the day and find approaches that utilize technology to its greatest advantage. Combining technology with the sense or need for play and games is at the heart of this problem. It is essential for researchers to have a strong grasp of the opportunities that exist. This research topic will specifically examine the role of games and technology as they relate to 2nd grade education modalities and approaches. This essay will review literature discussing this topic and provide some strengths and weaknesses of those arguments and how the research itself was conducted.
Summary of Findings
Shin et al. (2006) used their research efforts to investigate the effects of handheld gaming on student learning within the…
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Hoysniemi, J., Hamalainen, P., & Turkki, L. (2004, June). Wizard of Oz prototyping of computer vision based action games for children. In Proceedings of the 2004 conference on Interaction design and children: building a community (pp. 27-34). ACM.
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Computer technology is continuously improving many aspects in today's world of business. It plays a very important role in the storage and retrieval of information. Among the course of studies from which a student can choose from, a major in Computer Information is important providing further improvements in the role of computer to billions and billions of information.
What can I learn from a Computer Information Major?
A Computer Information Major specializes in developing solutions that concerns information. This includes strategies that can enhance the storage, access, and protection, of diverse types of information. From the Computer Information course, one can have the expertise in finding answers to different information-related problems. The responsibility of handling information issues, whether it concerns storage or access, can be managed by one who majored in Compuer Information
The Future of One Who Majored in Computer Information
Information is the most important element that a…
Technology and Gifted Learners
Assistive technology is a huge help for gifted students because it presents more abstract concepts in a more challenging manner. It provides tools for memorization, and evaluation in multidimensional forms so that students are more actively engaged in the learning process. According to the research, "assistive technology for learning (ATL) is defined as the devices, media and services used by students with physical, sensory, cognitive, speech, learning or behavioral disabilities to actively engage in learning and to achieve their individual learning goals" (Alberta Education, 2006). Today, tools have become much more diverse because of advances in technology. This then creates a very diverse and tailored learning environment that teachers can create for the unique needs of gifted students. Thus, "these tools allow students greater independence in learning by customizing applications to maximize learning strengths and to minimize or circumvent specific learning weaknesses" (Bisagno & Haven, 2002).…
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Not many are aware that virtualization is huge. In fact, it is of great status as it helps make sure that there are productivity and success that may not be offered by those that are physical servers. All of this is guided to a huge change that has seen most of the corporations welcoming the virtual servers primarily than the ones that are physical. However, this type of technology is extremely helpful to the companies and has seen most of the businesses using it and refusing to go back to the old-style way of doing things. It has helped many corporations to cut on its spending and decrease the price that it consumed to acquire when using the physical servers. Of course, there are some specific costs that involve virtual servers actually aiding corporations to drop in its spending. (Wen, 2015)
The price of space is extremely…
Kim, J., & Forsythe, S. (2007). Hedonic usage of product virtualization technologies in online apparel shopping. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 35(6), 502.
Loveland, S., Dow, E. M., LeFevre, F., Beyer, D., & Chan, P. F. (2008). Leveraging virtualization to optimize high-availability system configurations. IBM Systems Journal, 47(4), 591-604.
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Technology, Society & Politics
The role of technology in society, politics and economics: Analysis of the works of Kuhn, Rhodes, Christensen, Levy and Toulmin
The development of technology with the onset of the Industrial Revolution, capitalism, and modernism created significant changes in the culture and institutions of human societies. Where technology used to be associated with machinery and manufacturing, technology in the 20th century gradually became associated with computer technology. Scientific developments shifted from macro to micro; human power centered from physical labor to intellectual improvement/development. As civilization progressed towards modernism in the 20th century, technology has become more invasive to people's lives. Inevitably, technology has penetrated not only the science sector, but other institutions as well, particularly human society's culture, politics, and economy.
Indeed, the significant role that technology played in the culture, politics, and economy of modern society has been debated and expressed through discourses by famous philosophers…
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In some areas it will be used for more populist applications such as, in schools to introduce students to the discipline and within an environment that will give opportunity for participation of non-academics in academic discussion.
Computer has in a great deal widened the world's knowledge. As the fastest technology that has ever evolved, it has given opportunity for the children and adults, for personal, academic and commercial use. It has made communication to be easier; people get to know what is happening in the other parts of the world instantly. Information and data entering and saving has been made convenient and even easy.
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Technology in Instructional Delivery: The Case of Capella University
The use of technology, particularly Internet technology, in instructional delivery in educational institutions has revolutionized the way people access and utilize educational information. Online instructional delivery, either in mixed (combination of traditional and online modes of instruction) or purely online formats, have made learning more interactive, not only between the learner and the tool, but also between the teacher and learner and among learners themselves. This increasing demand for an online mode of instruction delivery in educational institutions is a reflection of the need to not only adopt the new technology, but also to 'manipulate' this technology to suit the users' learning needs (oschmann, 1996:8). The following description of the technology of instructional delivery at Capella University demonstrates this point.
In addition to its traditional format of instructional delivery, which is face-to-face classroom setting, Capella University has an online learning system…
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Many of the electric gadgets we use today like the cell phones and the home computers were invented in the 80s. Many multinational corporations came into existence in the 80s this spur the growth to a record 3.2% per year (Bellis, 2012). This was the highest nine-year rate in American history. This was occasioned by a number of factors some of which were economic, financial, legislative, and regulatory frameworks. This unprecedented growth led to failure of a number of banking institutions. From these failures, a term "corporate greed" was coined. This essay seeks to enumerate how technology advanced in the 80s (Coppens, 2012).
In 1980, Hepatitis B Vaccine was invented by Baruch Blumberg. This research physician discovered an antigen that provoked antibody response against Hepatitis B Other took queue from this discovery to develop a vaccine against this viral hepatitis. Baruch together with Irving Millman invented a vaccine…
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Computer mediated Communication (CMC)
Throughout the years, people used different means of communication to pass information from one source to another. The type of communication involved face-to-face, writing letters then sending to people, using telegrams which was the quickest means of communication, and use of telephones, although telephones were invented some years back. Today, the world has become computerized and there are new technologies that most firms have acquired to ease communication as well as replace labor. The computer mediated communications (CMC) that emerged involved the use of e-mail, chat rooms, and Usenet groups. In summary, this paper gives a narrative regarding the issue of Computer Mediated Communication as well as, analyzing the linguistic and visual features of my topic while explaining how they affect communication.
Issue of Privacy and social networking and effect on communication
The use of modern technology has contributed to a strong impact on the lives…
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Computer History Museum: A virtual visit
Description of the event
The Computer History Museum has both an online and a 'real world' incarnation. It is a physical warehouse of different types of computers, a virtual catalogue of computer history throughout the ages, and also provides information about specific topics pertinent to computer history, such as the history of video games. The Museum contains artifacts such as the first calculators, 'punch cards' and online computers as well as information about their place in computer history. It makes a convincing case about the ubiquity of computers in everyday life from an early age, even though the contrast between the primitive nature of early computers and computers today is striking.
There is also a stark contrast between the functionality of early computers and computers today. The computers we use on a daily basis are multifunctional. People demand that their smartphones do everything from…
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The Role of Social Media in Human Resources
New technologies have had a substantial impact on the role of a human resource department. Technology in general has allowed the profession to take a more active role in the organization and create a competitive advantage in many cases. Social media is one of the technologies that has had a profound impact on the ways people network and communicate. This technology can also have many advantages for a HR professional and can be used to network, communicate, or as even a way to get to know a potential candidate better. This paper will look at some of the ways that social media is being used by HR departments to further their organization's strategic goals.
Using Social Media to Stay Organized
One of the most functional uses of social media is simply to stay organized. Since participants on social media platforms…
The good thing about technology is that it is constantly evolving regardless to the circumstances in which people chose profit over efficiency. Technology is vital for humankind and without it there would almost be nothing with people not being able to support themselves and lead healthy lives without tools. It would be fair to say that technology is what makes the difference between a modern man and a savage.
There were cases in which people have attempted to leave technology behind and return to living in the forest. The most famous case is the Cambodian Red Khmer regime in which the communist leader Pol Pot attempted to take all of the Cambodians from the cities into the jungle where they were supposed to live honorably without the help of modern machinery. The action has disastrous effects and people died in horrible conditions.
There are a lot of people claiming…
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Contracting Opportunities for a Computer Component Manufacturer: Trends in Federal Spending
The pace of technological development is now faster than it ever has been at any other time in human history, and this pace has been steadily increasing for several decades. The emergence of the computer in the first half of the twentieth century could not have foretold the power and mobility that these devices would provide a few short generations later, nor the opportunities that continuing advancement and technological growth would supply to businesses. For Vigilant Technology, a manufacturer of computer components, the opportunities are virtually endless. Selecting the most profitable route forward can be made more difficult by the abundance of choices, yet an examination of the current contracts being offered by the federal government can help indicate the large-scale trends needed for long-term profits, not to mention providing immediate short-term gains in terms of the…
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Subtopic 6: Job management and protection; include a serious discussion of security aspects
The most commonly leveled criticism of operating systems is the inherent lack of security they have (Funell, 2010). Defining operating systems to have partitioned memory is just the start, as Microsoft learned with their Windows NT platform. Dedicated memory partitions by user account can be hacked and have been (Funell, 2010). The need for greater levels of user authentication is required, including the use of biometrics for advanced systems that have highly confidential data within them. The reliance on security-based algorithms that also seek to analyze patterns of use to anticipate security threats are increasingly in use today (Volkel, Haller, 2009). This aspect of an operating system can capture the levels of activity and the patterns they exhibit, which can provide insights into when a threat is present or not. The use of predictive security technologies, in…
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