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Computer Science Multimedia Resources - Chapter Summary
Get reacquainted with various computer science multimedia resources using the study tools in this self-paced chapter. Fun lessons help boost your comprehension of hypermedia, webinars, virtual meetings and other related topics. Study this chapter at your own pace. When you've finished, you will be able to:
- Discuss multimedia software and the basics of working with audio and video
- Describe the use of search engines to conduct online research
- Evaluate sources for credibility, reliability and worth
- List and discuss technologies for group communication and collaboration
- Share ways to collaborate with others via the Internet
- Provide details about the use of collaborative wikis and list their pros and cons
- Define and describe newsgroups and discussion forums
Begin the process of studying these computer science multimedia resources by choosing any lesson in this chapter. Gauge your comprehension of its contents by taking its multiple-choice quiz. When you're ready to move on, scroll along the right-hand sidebar to select another lesson. To find out how much you understand about this subject, feel free to take the practice chapter exam.
1. Multimedia Software: Working with Audio and Video
Audio and video have become increasingly important in today's computer systems. Learn about how media players play back multimedia files as well as audio and video editing software to create your own productions.
2. What is Hypermedia? - Definition & Systems
This lesson will define hypermedia and hypermedia systems, and it will explain some of the advantages hypermedia provides. Then you can take a brief quiz to test your new knowledge.
3. Using Search Engines for Online Research
The Internet can be a resource that saves you time, but if you don't know how to use it properly, it can be a frustrating experience. In this lesson, you will learn about how to properly find supporting materials online with research tips and tricks.
4. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth
It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!
5. Technologies for Group Communication and Collaboration: Groupware, Teleconferencing & Virtual Worlds
Technologies for group communication and collaboration allow intricate business relationships to exist and deliver productivity no matter where the employee is located. Groupware, teleconferencing and virtual worlds are three ways that technology is changing the face of the workplace.
6. Internet Collaboration: Second Life, VOIP, Video Conferencing, Virtual Reality & Telepresence
Today, individuals and businesses are collaborating and interacting online from dispersed locations. Many technologies make it possible to communicate, learn, conduct business, and socialize with people from anywhere in the world. This lesson will discuss various Internet collaboration tools and virtual reality concepts.
7. What Is a Webinar? - Definition & Tools
Explore how webinars are used for interactive presentations over the Internet to a remote audience. Learn the basic technology involved and gain an understanding of the benefits of this presentation medium.
8. Collaborative Wikis: Use, Advantages and Challenges
Collaborative work is an essential part of the business working environment. In this lesson, you will learn the uses, advantages and challenges of wikis in the workplace.
9. What Is a Virtual Meeting? - Technology & Strategies
A virtual meeting allows people and businesses from around the world to connect using video-teleconference software. Virtual meetings use video, audio, and text messaging technology for communication.
10. What are Newsgroups and Discussion Forums?
Newsgroups and discussions forums allow users to view and post messages online based on common interests. Learn about the similarities and differences between these two types of online communication tools.
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