Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications
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All Videos in Information Systems in Organizations
- 1. What Is an Information System?
- 2. Input, Processing, Output & Feedback: Information System Components
- 3. Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People
- 4. Information Systems Jobs & Career Options
- 5. Business Strategies: Market Advantages Provided by Information Systems
All Videos in Hardware and Systems Technology
- 1. Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions
- 2. Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics
- 3. External and Internal Storage Devices: Optical, Magnetic & Semiconductor Storage
- 4. Computer Input Devices: Keyboards, Mice, Audio & Video
- 5. Computer Output Devices: Monitors, Speakers, & Printers
- 6. ASCII (Binary & Digital) and Analog Representation of Data
All Videos in Systems Software and Application Software
All Videos in Internet, Intranet, and Extranet
- 1. The Internet: IP Addresses, URLs, ISPs, DNS & ARPANET
- 2. World Wide Web: How the Web Works
- 4. Internet Communication: Twitter, Email, IM, Blogging, RSS & Newsgroups
- 5. Internet Collaboration: Second Life, VOIP, Video Conferencing, Virtual Reality & Telepresence
- 6. Search Engines, Keywords & Web Portals
- 7. Intranet and Extranet: Comparing Information and Data Dissemination
- 8. Internet Connectivity and Communication Standards
- 9. OSI Model: Using Open Systems Interconnection to Send and Receive Data
- 10. e-commerce & m-commerce: Buying & Selling on the Web & Mobile Devices
All Videos in Enterprise Business Systems
All Videos in Business, Social, and Ethical Implications and Issues
- 1. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy
- 2. Impact of Technology on Privacy
- 3. Intellectual Property and Open Source Software: Issues and Concerns
- 4. Impact of e-Commerce and m-Commerce on Consumer Privacy and Fraud
- 5. Ergonomics, Telecommuting, Virtual Teams & Job Design: Technology Effects on Careers
- 6. Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers
- 7. Computer Security & Threat Prevention for Individuals & Organizations
All Videos in Introduction to Programming
- 1. What Is Programming? - Definition & Introduction for Beginning Programmers
- 2. Gathering User Requirements: Meetings, Observation & Surveys
- 3. Using Validation Tools: Prototyping, Survey Review, Document Review & User Requirements
- 4. Analysis and Design Tools: Analysis Definition and Flow Charts Introduction
- 5. Mapping Code Using Outlines and Flow Charts
- 6. 5 Basic Elements Of Programming
About This Course
Today's businesses rely on computer applications and electronic information transfer and storage to run efficiently. Business 104 lessons will show you how these systems work and discusses their practical applications in the business world.
Topics covered in Business 104 include: information systems in organizations, hardware and systems technology, systems and application software, data management and enterprise business systems.
You can also learn about the social, economical and ethical implications of information technology in the business world. For example, in the world of frequent emails and social networks, how can users be sure that their privacy is protected when doing business on the Internet? The issues of globalization and outsourcing will also be addressed in this course.
Instructors Lori Jacobson, MBA and Jill Heaney, M.S., are experienced teachers with relevant business experience. They will guide you through this course through bite-sized video lessons that allow you to confidently master one concept before moving on to the next. Interactive online quizzes allow you to test your knowledge as you progress.
How to Earn Real College Credit You Can Transfer
Business 104 prepares you to earn real college credit by taking the College Board's Information Systems and Computer Applications.
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Greg Chin, Ph.D.Greg has taught genetics, molecular biology, and general biology to high school, collegiate, and post-graduate students at Stanford University, the University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Clara University and the Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He has also taught science workshops for the general public and led biology teacher enrichment workshops throughout the U.S. He received a B.S. in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Find out how your genes work in Greg's introduction to genetics video lesson!
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