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This presentation will give an overview of current information technology issues for a target audience of ESL students.

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  • Extremely broad topic area
  • Taken from a list of the top 200 English vocabulary items for the information technology industry. This selection of vocabulary is based on the Occupational Handbook provided by the United States Department of Labor.(pdf)Portable Document Format
  • Feb 2010 CBS News story, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/15/business/main6209772.shtml
  • Feb 2010 CMS News story, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/15/business/main6209772.shtml
  • Family - FacebookWork – Work, the new play; work anywhere, anytimeSelf – Interests, connections, indulgenceCommunity - Government – civic involvement, access to information, Education – educational technologies, starfall.com, http://video.about.com/esl/ESL-Dialogue--Introductions.htmHealthcare – service enhancements, information sharing, connections, coordinationAnd so on…

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  • Information Technology
    Considering IT in today’s world.
    July 25, 2011
    By: Laura Perry
  • First, let’s get to know each other…
    • Name
    • Brief Introduction
    • At what age did you get your first email address? And what did you use it for?
  • Information Technology
    What is I.T.?
    Wikipedia says:
    “is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications.”
    Wikipedia says:
    “is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications.
  • IT Vocabulary
    Background
    Code
    Computing
    Data
    Cyber
    Hardware
    Monitor
    Pdf
    Publishing
    Simultaneously
  • IT Explosion
    Internet Access
    Devices
    Applications
  • IT Explosion
    Telephone use by households took 100 years to reach 95% penetration.
    Internet use by households (either in- or outside the home) has increased significantly, from 22 percent in 1997 to 71 percent in 2007.
    Broadband Internet has been on an upward trajectory reaching 56% of households in 2007
  • IT Explosion
    Rural vs. Urban Access in the US
    http://www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/Telecom/distributionservices.htm
    What has been the experience where you are from?
  • IT Explosion
    Cell phones to reach 5 Billion in 2011
    Web access by people on the move, including through laptops and smart mobile devices, will probably surpass web access from desktop computers within the next five years, the agency said.
  • What is your favorite app?
    Examples:
    Academic Research
    Shopping
    Facebook
    Photo Editing
    Banking
    Gaming
    Or What?
  • Consider the Impact
    Information Technology’s Impact on:
    Family
    Work
    Self
    Community
    Government
    Education
    Healthcare
    And so on…
  • Social Networking
    In our sample, the average Facebook user has 229 Facebook friends. They reported that their friends list contains:
    22% people from high school
    12% extended family
    10% coworkers
    9% college friends
    8% immediate family
    7% people from voluntary groups
    2% neighbors
    http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Technology-and-social-networks/Summary.aspx
  • Small Group
  • Laura Perry
    Contact Info:
    laurap@slic.com
    315-265-4233
    Friend me on Facebook!