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Computer-Based Research & Communication - Chapter Summary
How do you download data? What are the business advantages of social media? What are some Internet collaboration tools? These are just some of the types of questions you will find addressed in the video and text lessons contained in this computer research and communication chapter. You'll also review the validity of Internet resources, online research practices and common search engines. After you complete this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Ientify the credentials of online resources
- List types of search engines and define relevant terms
- Apply online research strategies
- Use reliable and credible sources and databases in your research
- Explain how to download, store and print information
- Discuss types of social media and how they are used in business
- Describe Internet collaboration and virtual reality tools
With 24/7 accessibility and printable transcripts, these lessons are the perfect solution for anyone who needs flexibility when it comes to fitting study time into a busy schedule. Each lesson takes only 5-10 minutes to review, and experts are easily reachable with any questions via a short online contact form. Take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to gauge how much you've learned and to identify any material you need to further review.
1. Information on the Internet: Sources & Messages
The Internet contains a seemingly endless supply of information, but how much of it can you trust? In this lesson, we'll talk about Internet sources and see how you can begin to identify their credentials.
2. 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.
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. Finding Reliable Electronic Reference Sources & Databases
Did you know that there are over a billion websites? Many of them have inaccurate or incomplete information. In this lesson, you will learn how to find solid information for your research online.
5. 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!
6. How to Download, Store & Print Online Information
Have you ever heard the excuse, 'The dog ate my homework'? With technology, it is easier than ever to misplace a file or a message. In this lesson, you will learn some pointers about downloading, storing, and printing information.
7. Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat
This lesson talks about how social media adds business value by building networks that enhance competitive advantage, enable the exchange of information, foster strong relationships and serve as a foundation of building professional and personal relationships irrespective of different geographical spaces and time zones.
8. 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.
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