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Computing Fundamentals Module Lesson 1  —  Introducing Computers Computer Literacy BASICS
Objectives <ul><li>Define a computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify how computers are used in our daily lives. </li></ul><ul>...
What Makes a Computer  a Computer <ul><li>A computer is an electronic device that   </li></ul><ul><li>Receives data:  Info...
The Processing Cycle of a Computer
Computers Perform Three Operations <ul><li>Arithmetic operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding, subtracting, multiplying, a...
Why Are Computers So Popular? <ul><li>Computers perform functions very quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers produce accura...
How Computers Are Used Today <ul><li>Computers are used every day for </li></ul><ul><li>News:  Newspapers and television n...
How Computers Are Used Today (cont.) <ul><li>Homework:  Students have instant access to research and information and use w...
Types of Computers <ul><li>Supercomputers:  The largest and fastest computers that are used by government agencies and lar...
Types of Computers <ul><li>Minicomputers:  Larger than a desktop and much more expensive, but can support many users </li>...
Types of Personal Computers Macintosh desktop PC desktop
Types of Personal Computers PDA Notebook
Other Computing Devices <ul><li>Microprocessors are computer chips that perform special functions to process information. ...
Computer Systems <ul><li>A computer system is a combination of parts working together: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware:  Th...
Hardware Components of a Typical Microcomputer System
Data Communications <ul><li>Data communications is the technology that enables computers to communicate.  </li></ul><ul><l...
Data Communications Components
Computer Networks <ul><li>Businesses utilize a type of data communications called a network. </li></ul><ul><li>A network c...
A Typical Network Layout
Intranets <ul><li>An intranet is used exclusively within an organization and contains company information such as handbook...
Extranets <ul><li>Extranets are computer networks that allow outside organizations to access a business’s internal informa...
The Internet <ul><li>The Internet was developed for government research projects to share information quickly and easily. ...
Vocabulary <ul><li>Channel </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Computer system </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul><...
Vocabulary (cont.) <ul><li>Minicomputers </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook computer </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Summary <ul><li>A computer is an electronic device that receives data, processes data, and stores data to produce a result...
Summary (cont.) <ul><li>Computers are classified by size, speed, and application. </li></ul><ul><li>There are different ty...
Summary (cont.) <ul><li>Microcomputers are classified by the type of operating system they use, most commonly Windows or D...
Summary (cont.) <ul><li>Other devices that incorporate computers or task-specific microprocessors include personal digital...
Summary (cont.) <ul><li>A computer system consists of the following components: hardware, software, data, and people. </li...
Summary (cont.) <ul><li>The four components of data communica-tions are the sender, the receiver, the channel, and the pro...
Summary (cont.) <ul><li>The Internet was originally developed so information could be shared by government researchers aro...
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    1. 1. Computing Fundamentals Module Lesson 1 — Introducing Computers Computer Literacy BASICS
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Define a computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify how computers are used in our daily lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and classify types of computers. </li></ul><ul><li>List the parts of a computer system. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how computers are integrated into larger systems through networks. </li></ul>
    3. 3. What Makes a Computer a Computer <ul><li>A computer is an electronic device that </li></ul><ul><li>Receives data: Information, such as text, numbers, or graphic images, is entered into the computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Processes data: The computer will change the data from what was entered into the result the user wants. </li></ul><ul><li>Stores data: The information is stored in the computer’s memory. </li></ul><ul><li>Produces a result: A final display of the information that was entered can be printed or displayed on a monitor. </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Processing Cycle of a Computer
    5. 5. Computers Perform Three Operations <ul><li>Arithmetic operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Logical comparisons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal to, greater than or less than, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage and retrieval operations </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why Are Computers So Popular? <ul><li>Computers perform functions very quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers produce accurate and reliable results. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers store large amounts of data. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers are versatile and cost-effective. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers are becoming more powerful and more useful every day. </li></ul>
    7. 7. How Computers Are Used Today <ul><li>Computers are used every day for </li></ul><ul><li>News: Newspapers and television news stations post breaking news, and weather can be accessed on demand on the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping: Millions of people use the Internet every day to purchase goods and services. </li></ul>
    8. 8. How Computers Are Used Today (cont.) <ul><li>Homework: Students have instant access to research and information and use word-processing and other software applications for assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Managing businesses: Businesses use computers to maintain inventory records, print invoices, track financial information and personnel records, advertise online, and many other tasks. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Types of Computers <ul><li>Supercomputers: The largest and fastest computers that are used by government agencies and large corporations to process tremendous volumes of data. </li></ul><ul><li>Mainframes: Large, very expensive machines that can support thousands of users; used by large corporations. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Types of Computers <ul><li>Minicomputers: Larger than a desktop and much more expensive, but can support many users </li></ul><ul><li>Microcomputers: Commonly called personal computers or desktop computers. Personal computers also include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Notebook computers: Smaller and more portable than a desktop; commonly called a laptop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDAs: Personal Digital Assistants are very small and fit in the palm of your hand. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Types of Personal Computers Macintosh desktop PC desktop
    12. 12. Types of Personal Computers PDA Notebook
    13. 13. Other Computing Devices <ul><li>Microprocessors are computer chips that perform special functions to process information. </li></ul><ul><li>These computer chips help many kinds of equipment perform more efficiently and effectively: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Household appliances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculators, cellular telephones, and digital cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automobiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial equipment </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Computer Systems <ul><li>A computer system is a combination of parts working together: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware: The physical devices such as keyboard, monitor, CPU, and so on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software: Operating systems and application programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data: The facts entered into a computer to be processed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People: The users who enter the data and use the resulting output </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Hardware Components of a Typical Microcomputer System
    16. 16. Data Communications <ul><li>Data communications is the technology that enables computers to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>The four components of data communications are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sender: The computer that is sending the message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receiver: The computer receiving the message Channel: The media that carries or transports the message. This could be telephone wire, coaxial cable, microwave signal, or fiber optic. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protocol: The rules that govern the orderly transfer of the data sent </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Data Communications Components
    18. 18. Computer Networks <ul><li>Businesses utilize a type of data communications called a network. </li></ul><ul><li>A network consists of multiple computers connected to each other to share data and resources. </li></ul><ul><li>A computer network located in a small geographical area, such as one building or department, is called a local area network or LAN. </li></ul><ul><li>A network made up of several local networks in a city, region, or across the world is called a wide area network or WAN. </li></ul>
    19. 19. A Typical Network Layout
    20. 20. Intranets <ul><li>An intranet is used exclusively within an organization and contains company information such as handbooks, forms, and newsletters. </li></ul><ul><li>The major advantages of using an intranet include reliability and security because the organization can control access to this kind of network. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Extranets <ul><li>Extranets are computer networks that allow outside organizations to access a business’s internal information systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Access is controlled tightly and is usually reserved for suppliers or customers. </li></ul>
    22. 22. The Internet <ul><li>The Internet was developed for government research projects to share information quickly and easily. </li></ul><ul><li>Today it is the largest network in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>It is used daily by millions of computer users. </li></ul><ul><li>It has become a critical and valuable business tool used by businesses of all sizes. </li></ul><ul><li>The most commonly used feature of the Internet is electronic mail, or e-mail. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Vocabulary <ul><li>Channel </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Computer system </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><li>Data communications </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Local area network (LAN) </li></ul><ul><li>Mainframe computers </li></ul><ul><li>Microcomputer </li></ul><ul><li>Microprocessors </li></ul>
    24. 24. Vocabulary (cont.) <ul><li>Minicomputers </li></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook computer </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Receiver </li></ul><ul><li>Sender </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Supercomputers </li></ul><ul><li>Wide area networks (WANs) </li></ul>
    25. 25. Summary <ul><li>A computer is an electronic device that receives data, processes data, and stores data to produce a result. </li></ul><ul><li>Early computers were large, expensive machines used by governments and major corporations. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers can be found in almost every aspect of our lives. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Summary (cont.) <ul><li>Computers are classified by size, speed, and application. </li></ul><ul><li>There are different types of computers including supercomputers, mainframe computers, minicomputers, and microcomputers. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Summary (cont.) <ul><li>Microcomputers are classified by the type of operating system they use, most commonly Windows or DOS on PCs and Mac OS on Macintosh computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Notebook computers are small, portable computers that allow people to work away from their desks. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Summary (cont.) <ul><li>Other devices that incorporate computers or task-specific microprocessors include personal digital assistants, cellular phones, digital cameras, interactive books, game systems, home appliances, automobile engines, and industrial equipment. </li></ul>
    29. 29. Summary (cont.) <ul><li>A computer system consists of the following components: hardware, software, data, and people. </li></ul><ul><li>Data communications is the transmission of text, numeric, voice, or video data from one machine to another. </li></ul>
    30. 30. Summary (cont.) <ul><li>The four components of data communica-tions are the sender, the receiver, the channel, and the protocol. </li></ul><ul><li>A local area network connects multiple computers within a building to share data and resources. A wide area network includes several local area networks within a city, region, country, continent, or the world. </li></ul>
    31. 31. Summary (cont.) <ul><li>The Internet was originally developed so information could be shared by government researchers around the world. E-mail is the most common experience most people have with the Internet, allowing messages to be sent from one computer to another locally and around the world. </li></ul>
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