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MTEL Business: Information Technology - Chapter Summary
You can review the lessons in this chapter to ensure you have the knowledge needed to answer questions about information technology on the MTEL Business assessment. In no time, you will be prepared for the following:
- Defining an information system and identifying enterprise software for business applications
- Listing information system resources and various forms of internet communication
- Explaining internet collaboration, business intelligence and management information systems
- Describing data warehousing and data mining
- Sharing the impact of information technology on the economy and privacy
- Discussing how e-commerce and m-commerce affect consumer privacy and fraud
- Identifying computer security and threat prevention for individuals and organizations
You can scroll through the list of lessons in this chapter then click any you want to review as you study for the exam. Watch the lessons from your computer, smartphone or tablet, and access them as often as needed until you're confident you understand the materials.
MTEL Business: Information Technology Chapter Objectives
Massachusetts requires educators to take the MTEL Business assessment to secure the licensure needed to teach the subject to students in classrooms statewide. To enhance your chances of earning a passing score of 240 or higher, you can take advantage of resources in this chapter that include video lessons, short quizzes and a chapter exam.
On the test are 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response assignments. The test is taken on computer and lasts four hours, with an additional 15 minutes dedicated to a computer-based test (CBT) tutorial and nondisclosure agreement. The topics in this chapter are found in the entrepreneurship and business technology subarea of the exam, which constitutes about 11% of the total test and is found in the multiple-choice section.
1. What Is an Information System?
Information systems are an integral part of businesses. But what, exactly, is an information system? In this lesson, we'll define information systems and then examine the three main components of an information system.
2. Enterprise Software for Business Applications
Enterprise software gives multiple users in different locations access to the same functionality. This central system ensures that information is shared across all functional areas and levels of management within an organization.
3. Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People
What are the resources an information system needs? Discover how networks, hardware, software, data and people work together to create usable information.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Business Intelligence (BI): Organizing, Categorizing and Accessing Data
Business Intelligence uses specialized information systems to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Learn about some of the specific tools used in Business Intelligence.
7. Management Information Systems (MIS): Manager Decision-Making Tools
Management information systems help managers make effective decisions to support ongoing operations within an organization. Learn about the types of reports produced by an MIS.
8. Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Information for Business Intelligence
Collections of databases that work together are called data warehouses. This makes it possible to integrate data from multiple databases. Data mining is used to help individuals and organizations make better decisions.
9. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy
10. Impact of Technology on Privacy
Technology has a number of social and ethical implications that cause debate and concern. One specific issue is privacy. Information technology has opened up society and decreased privacy. This lesson will explore a number of privacy issues that are of concern, including electronic surveillance, availability of personal information, cookies and spyware, and workplace monitoring.
11. Impact of e-Commerce and m-Commerce on Consumer Privacy and Fraud
There are a number of challenges in the world of e-commerce and m-commerce stemming from the ease of information exchange over the Internet. The issues discussed in this lesson include consumer privacy and fraud.
12. Computer Security & Threat Prevention for Individuals & Organizations
Computer security and threat prevention is essential for individuals and organizations. Effective security measures can reduce errors, fraud, and losses. This lesson will explore unintentional threats and intentional threats. Various security measures and defenses will be explored, including encryption, firewalls, anti-virus, anti-spyware, passwords, back-ups, and biometric security.
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