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LLI 959 Digital Literacy for the 21st Century - Overview

Session II Outline:

Digital Computing Devices & Networks

Objectives:

  • Understand what are digital computing devices.
  • Understand the main components of a digital computing device.
  • Understand the main components of computer hardware.
  • Understand the components of computer software.
  • Understand what is a digital network.
  • Understand what are the components of a wired network.
  • Understand what are the components of a wireless network.
  • Understand the differences between telecommunication wireless and computer wireless networks.

Class Presentations

Student Exercise

Student Exercise 1

  • 1. List all the digital computing devices your interact with daily.
  • 2. List the main component of your laptop, tablet, or phone. What is the type and version of your devices.
  • 3. List the peripheral devices of your laptop, tablet, or phone. What is the primary peripheral device of your computing device?
  • 4. What is the operating system and version of your computing device?
  • 5. Group your devices based on how they connect to a network. (Wired, WiFi, or Mobile)
  • 6. Share your lists with a classmate.

Session I Support Links

Technical Terms, Jargon, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

Digital Literacy Links

Encryption Products and Services

BitLocker

Encryption Software Tools 2018

Computing Devices Help Links

Cloud Computing Links

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) Links

Platform as a service (PaaS) Links

Software as a service (SaaS) Links

Cloud Storage

Cloud Office Applications

Cloud Social Media

Cloud Media Services - Music

Cloud Media Services - Video

E-Learning & Discovery

Opt-Out of Information

Secure Email Services

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