Chapter 1: Using Technology To Change The World

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Crisis-mapping
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tools gather information from sources such as e-mails, text messages, and tweets and make the information instantly and publicly available for use in emergencies.
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Social media
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tools enable groups of people to connect and exchange ideas.
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The gap in ease of access of technology is known as the ________ divide.
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digital
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Mastery is defined as
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feeling confident and excited about learning new skills.
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Using the internet to get small donations from many people to start a business is called
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crowdfunding
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QR or ________ ________ codes let any piece of print host a link to online information.
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quick response
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Sharing products rather than owning them individually is known as
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collaborative consumption.
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A popular Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service is
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Skype.
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The term computer ______ is used to describe someone who is familiar enough with the computers to understand their capabilities and limitations.
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literate
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________ provides the instructions that tell a computer what to do.
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Software
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Unwanted or junk e-mail is called
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spam.
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All of the following are examples of being computer literate, EXCEPT
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knowing only how to use your computer for e-mails.
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__________ __________ is a field of study focused on the management, processing and automatic retrieval of information.
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Information technology
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The process of searching huge amounts of data seeking a pattern is called data
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mining.
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Which of the following examples is the result of mining raw data to produce useful information?
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Netflix providing you with a list of videos you might enjoy.
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The goal of _____________ technology research is to provide solutions to physical and health-related problems.
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biomedical
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In medicine, 3D printing allows more stylish and less expensive designs for
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prosthetic limbs.
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Virtual reality
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replaces perceived reality with a different world.
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Analyzing computer systems to gather potential legal evidence is computer
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forensics.
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Augmented reality
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is our normal sense of the world around us enhanced with digital information.

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