Copyright

Ch 53: MTEL Business: Information Technology

About This Chapter

Strengthen your knowledge of information technology with the help of expert instruction and self-assessment quizzes. The resources in this chapter can help enhance your preparations for the MTEL Business assessment.

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.

12 Lessons in Chapter 53: MTEL Business: Information Technology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is an Information System?

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.

Enterprise Software for Business Applications

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.

Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People

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.

Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat

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.

Internet Collaboration: Second Life, VOIP, Video Conferencing, Virtual Reality & Telepresence

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.

Business Intelligence (BI): Organizing, Categorizing and Accessing Data

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.

Management Information Systems (MIS): Manager Decision-Making Tools

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.

Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Information for Business Intelligence

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.

Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

9. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

Information technology has impacted the economy in a number of ways. The most noticeable changes involve e-commerce, marketing tactics, facilitation of globalization, job insecurity, and job design. This lesson will explore a variety of concepts pertaining to the changing economy, including downsizing, outsourcing, the use of cookies, the benefits and costs of globalization, and the impact of e-commerce.

Impact of Technology on Privacy

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.

Impact of e-Commerce and m-Commerce on Consumer Privacy and Fraud

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.

Computer Security & Threat Prevention for Individuals & Organizations

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the MTEL Business (19): Practice & Study Guide course

Support