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Analyzing Technology Issues. 8 th Grade Exploring Business and Marketing. The Impact of Technology on Work. Multinational Economy – conducting business with other countries. Electronic Commerce – allows products to be bought and sold through the Internet

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Analyzing Technology Issues

8th Grade Exploring Business and Marketing

The Impact of Technology on Work

  • Multinational Economy – conducting business with other countries.

  • Electronic Commerce – allows products to be bought and sold through the Internet

  • Digital Cash – can pay online by transmitting a number from one computer to another

The Impact of Technology on Education

Internet – one of the biggest factors affecting Education

  • Distance Learning – delivery of education over the Internet

  • Computer-Based Learning – Using the computer as a tutor

  • Simulations – Models of real world activities

The Impact of Technology on Science

  • Science

    • Artificial Intelligence – to process info. w/o human intervention

    • Genetic Engineering – to change the DNA of a living organism

    • Virtual Reality- model of real-world activity that allows you to explore environments that may be dangerous (requires a helmet)

Types of Computer Crimes

  • Computer fraud

    • Conduct that involves the manipulation of a computer or computer data in order to obtain money, property, or value dishonestly or to cause loss.

  • Computer hacking

    • Involves invading someone else’s computer, usually for personal gain or just the satisfaction of invasion.

Types of Computer Viruses

  • Worm - Makes many copies of itself, resulting in the consumption of system resources that slows down or actually halts tasks.

  • Time bomb - Virus that does not cause its damage until a certain date or until the system has been booted a certain number of times.

  • Logic bomb - Virus triggered by the appearance or disappearance of specified data.

  • Trojan horse - Virus that does something different from what it is expected to do.

Computer Viruses

A virus is a program that has been written to cause corruption of data on a computer.

Hoax – program that tricks users into thinking they have a virus

Software piracy occurs when you buy single user software and let a friend borrow it.

Security Measures

Maintain and Enforce Security Measures such as:

  • Passwords – safeguard access/should be a RANDOM mix of letters and numbers

  • Electronic identification cards

  • Firewalls

  • Antivirus software – used to disinfect

  • Selective hiring process

  • Locking software to prevent users from making copies.

What is a browser?

  • The software program that you use to retrieve documents from the World Wide Web (WWW) and to display them in a readable format.

  • Examples:

    • Internet Explorer

    • Netscape Communicator

Advantages and Uses of Telecommunications

  • Telecommunication involves electronically transferring data.

    • Distance learning

      • Allows the user to take classes without being physically present.

    • Teleconferencing

      • Provides conferencing capabilities from several locations without leaving the office, reduces costs for time and travel.

What is Email?

  • Email, or electronic mail, is similar to regular mail. You have a message, an address, and a carrier that figures out how to get it from one location to another.

  • Email is used to stay in touch with family and friends, conduct business, and send attachments such as text and image files.

Advantages and Uses of Email

  • Faster way to communicate and respond

  • Quick and easy way to send messages

  • Forward messages to other individuals

  • Send messages to multiple individuals

  • Include attachments such as pictures, audio files, and documents

Electronic Mail Addresses

  • The address consists of three parts:

    • The user name of the individual

    • The @ symbol

    • The user’s domain name

    • Example:

What is a search engine?

  • A tool that lets you find Web pages that match a particular word or phrase.

  • Examples of search engines:

    • Altavista

    • Google

    • HotBot

    • InfoSeek

    • Excite

    • Yahoo

Features of the Internet

-Webquest – uses the internet for investigation and problem solving.

  • File extensions – edu = education, org = organization, gov = government, mil = military


  • A discussion forum or a type of bulletin board.

  • Each board is dedicated to discussion on a particular topic.

    • USENET

      • Worldwide network of computers that facilitates the transmission of messages among the news servers.

Other Terms To KnOw

  • Auto Correct – corrects typos as you type

  • Ethics - Standards of good moral conduct or principles

  • Public domain software –distributed free

  • Freeware – free on a trial basis

  • Site License – used to load copies of a commercial educational program on every computer in the school.

  • Auto Complete – Keeps tack of and provides a list of sites a user has visited or fills out forms automatically.

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