Project Date: Jul-Sun-31-2016
Project Name: ELAC: Intro. to Computer Information Systems
During the summer of 2016, I took a course at a campus called ELAC(East Los Angeles College). The reason I took this course was because I wanted to keep myself occupied, learn, and be advanced in the career I want to major in.
This course was available to College students and High School students. It was scary and big for me, I never felt so small or an outcast. Specifically, I felt like an outcast and small because the students there were mostly adults and were in different age groups. But it was a good experience overall, I met new people and learned.
The course was informative and straightforward. Each week we learned and practiced on a new application. The applications we went over were Windows 8, Word 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Excel 2013, and Access 2013. We completed our assignments(lecture notes, background reading, videos, PowerPoint slides, training exercises, and exams) at SAM Cengage. Our Midterm(Chapters 1-2) was based on topics from the Discovering Computers: Essentials, our final(Chapters 3-5) was based on the same book.
Chapter one focused on the, "Digital Literacy: Introducing a World of Technology." Specifically, this chapter contained information about a world of technology, computers, mobile and game devices, data and information, the internet, digital security and safety, programs and apps, communications and networks, uses of technology in society, and technology users.
Chapter two focused on the, "The Internet: Accessing, Searching, Sharing, and Communicating." Specifically, this chapter contained information about the internet, connecting to the internet, the world wide web, types of websites, media on the web, other internet services, and Netiquette.
Chapter three focused on the, "Computer and Mobile Devices: Evaluating the Possibilities." Specifically, this chapter contained information about computers and mobile devices, desktops and mobile computers, servers, supercomputers, terminals, cloud computing, mobile devices, game devices, embedded computers, ports and connections, protecting hardware, and health concerns of using technology.
Chapter four focused on the, "Programs and App: Using Software at Work, School, and Home." Specifically, this chapter contained information about programs and apps, productivity applications, graphics and media applications, personal interest applications, communications applications, security tools, and file and disk management tools.
Chapter five focused on the, "Digital Safety and Security Identifying Threats, Issues, and Defenses." Specifically, this chapter contained information about digital security risks, internet and network attacks, unauthorized access and use, software theft, information theft, hardware theft, vandalism, and failure, backing up, wireless security, ethics and society, and information privacy.