Underlying Technology of Computing Devices and the Internet¶
Although this textbook does not completely fulfill this outcome, the materials included in this Computing and Society section give you a place to begin your discussions.
Explore the underlying technology of computing devices and the internet, and their impacts on society.
Indicators For This Outcome¶
Investigate how computing devices function and how the internet allows connected devices to communicate.
Research the history of computing devices and the internet, including key milestones and contributors.
Identify the units used to measure computing specifications such as data storage capacity, processing speed and transmission speed.
Describe the role of typical hardware (e.g., CPU, wireless card, RAM, graphics card, SIM card, hard drive and motherboard) found within computing devices.
Examine the role of technologies (e.g., packets and routing) and protocols (e.g., DNS, IP addresses, HTTP and FTP) that support information transfer on the internet.
Explore the societal impacts of ubiquitous internet access, cloud computing and connected devices.
Explore implications of advances in computing performance.
Discuss limitations of current technologies and predict possible directions of future technologies.
Explore the interactions between humans and computing devices.