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Telecommunications & Information Access Resources - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter to gain a better understanding of Internet communication, search engines, web browsers and more without setting foot in a traditional classroom. Engaging lessons closely examine these topics to ensure you grasp the basics of telecommunications and information access resources. After reviewing these lessons, you will be able to:
- Define and share examples of web browsers
- List and describe different forms of Internet communication
- Discuss the purpose, structure and content of emails
- Exhibit knowledge of search engines, web portals and keywords
- Describe web page design and different programming languages
- Explain how to automate tasks using macros
- Detail how automated online search tools and intelligent agents are used
These telecommunications and information access resources lessons are available 24/7 via any computer or mobile device, and they can be visited as often as you'd like. Multiple-choice quizzes paired with the lessons help you gauge your comprehension of the concepts they cover. If you want to track your progress through this chapter or submit lesson topic questions to our experts, be sure to visit the Dashboard.
1. What is a Web Browser? - Definition & Examples
2. Internet Communication: Twitter, Email, IM, Blogging, RSS & Newsgroups
Social media adds business value by building networks that enhance competitive advantage, enable the exchange of information and foster strong relationships. There are various Internet communication tools that enable us to network both personally and professionally such as Facebook, e-mails, chat and RSS.
3. Purpose, Content & Structure of Emails
Emails are perhaps the most ubiquitous form of business communication today. In this lesson, you'll learn about the purpose, content, and structure of emails in a business context. A short quiz follows.
4. Search Engines, Keywords & Web Portals
Search engines enable users to locate a vast amount of information on any topic quickly and conveniently through the Internet. Common search engines include Google, Yahoo, Bing, and AOL. The topics discussed in this lesson include search engines, Web portals, keywords, Boolean operators, spiders, search forms, database, and meta tags.
Web design is the creation and visual design of documents displayed on the World Wide Web. It is important to create engaging and visually appealing websites to attract and retain customers. Many factors must be considered when designing a website. This video will explore the steps in Web design and the programming languages needed to create a dynamic and interactive website.
6. Automating Tasks Using Macros
Computer users often have to perform repetitive tasks. A macro is a set of computer instructions that you can record and execute later as needed. Learn how to use macros to automate workflows and save time.
7. Automated Online Search Tools & Intelligent Agents
In this lesson, we'll take a look at Automated Online Search Tools and Intelligent Agents, what they are and how they differ. At the end, you should a good understanding of these useful technologies.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Computer Science: Practice & Study Guide course
- History & Social Impacts of Computing
- Hardware & Systems Technology
- Computer Science Systems Software
- Computer Science Application Software
- Computer Science & The Internet
- Basics of Network Systems Technology
- Computer Science Technology in the Classroom
- Computer Science Multimedia Resources
- Data, Storage & Algorithms
- Basics of Computer Programming
- Programming Design, Verification & Language
- Instructional Resources for Computer Science Teachers