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Ch 7: Telecommunications & Information Access Resources

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This entertaining chapter can help you feel confident in your ability to excel on a test that covers telecommunications and information access resources. Short lessons, mini quizzes and other study tools are available to quickly and effectively boost your knowledge of this subject.

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

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7 Lessons in Chapter 7: Telecommunications & Information Access Resources
What is a Web Browser? - Definition & Examples

1. What is a Web Browser? - Definition & Examples

A web browser is a software application that people use in order to view web pages on the internet. It can be used to upload or download files on FTP servers. It uses security methods such as SSL and TLS to secure internet traffic. It also uses cookies to store information and it caches web pages to make internet surfing more efficiently.

Internet Communication: Twitter, Email, IM, Blogging, RSS & Newsgroups

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.

Purpose, Content & Structure of Emails

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.

Search Engines, Keywords & Web Portals

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 Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

5. Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

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.

Automating Tasks Using Macros

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.

Automated Online Search Tools & Intelligent Agents

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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