You are on campus, and your phone is connected to the Internet through the campus wifi service. You are doing face-time with a friend in another state. This friend is using her AT&T 4G data plan. Both of you are enjoying a smooth video streaming connection. Your roommate, who does not know about information technology […]
Full topic is: The World Wide Web has transformed from its beginnings in the early 1990s as an information space to a series of dynamic knowledge sites which take advantage of the affordances of Web 2.0, including more dynamic multimodality, interactivity (with greater amounts of user-generated content), and enhanced usability. Explore how the changes in […]
Reading responses are short summaries and reflection on reading. An ideal reading response would consist of: one sentence summarizing the main point of the reading (argument), and another sentence offering your critical reflection and opinion about the reading. You will also supplement your 4 responses with 2 discussion questions(choose two readings and ask one per each reading). A question could be asking about anything related to the argument, evidence, a particular point of view, analytical concept, it could offer a critique or even ask for clarification. In total, your reading response will consist of 4 summaries (along with reflections) and 2 questions. Four Readings: 1. Marx, Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept; 2. DeHart, Thinking Ethnographically in Pandemic Times; https://items.ssrc.org/covid-19-and-the-social-sciences/social-research-and-insecurity/thinking-ethnographically-in-pandemic-times/ 3. Horkheimer & Adorno, The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception (selected pages) 4. Winner, only need Technologies as Forms of Life
How does the internet allow for individuals to select and promote what they consider the positive features of the identity and omit any perceived negative elements, or even construct an “imaginary persona”? What are some dangers of this feature of the internet?
For the Final Paper, you will select one topic from the list below. You will want to choose a topic that is important or interesting to you. Instructions for completing the Final Paper: Please select from one of the following topics, which are addressed in the course textbook, Introduction to Computer Literacy: Collaborative Technologies (covered in Chapter 1) Ethical Concerns in Computing (covered in Chapter 1) The Digital Divide (covered in Chapter 1) Open Source Software (covered in Chapter 3) The Impact of Mobile Computing (covered in Chapter 4) Social Networks (covered in Chapter 7) Protecting Copyrights and Intellectual Property (covered in Chapter 8) The Future of Cloud Computing (covered in Chapter 9) Return to the textbookand review the pages in the chapter that pertain to your selected topic. Next, login to the Ashford University Library and conduct a search on that topic. The INF103 tutorial will walk you through the basic steps of doing a search for scholarly articles within the Ashford University Library. A transcript of this video can be accessed through your online course. Select two scholarly articles to use in your paper. For each article, write down the author information, date of publication, title of the article, the publication information (journal title), and the database from which you retrieved the article. You will need this information when you create your references for the sources. Begin the writing process. You are going to compare the points of view offered by these authors (the author of your textbook and the authors of the two articles you have selected) on your selected topic, and then offer your own point of view based upon your analysis of the readings. The Ashford Writing Center (AWC) offers assistance with the writing process. The AWC contains many tutorials and offers online guides for how to develop an academic paper. Click on the Writing Center link under “Learning Resources” in the left navigation of this course to visit the AWC. Criteria for Grading You will be graded on how well your paper meets the following criteria: Content How clearly you demonstrate your knowledge of your chosen topic. Frequent and appropriate use of examples from the textbook and selected articles to support your points. Appropriate inclusion of relevant quotes from the discussion forum activities. At least one paragraph for each of your three sources (the textbook and two scholarly articles) that includes an accurate summary of the points made by the author(s). At least one paragraph for each of your three sources showing your thoughtful analysis of the point of view introduced by the authors. At least two paragraphs illustrating how the authors of those three sources agree or disagree with one another about the topic. At least two paragraphs that reflect your own point of view and provide a conclusion about your chosen topic. Form The way your paper looks is also important to this assignment. Complete your assignment using Microsoft Word. Include a proper title page. Use correct APA formatting for an academic paper (see the Ashford Writing Center tutorial). Use proper citation style for all quotes. Your paper must be between five to seven pages long (excluding title and references pages). Make sure to review your paper for grammar and use the Spell Check function in Microsoft Word before submitting your work.
You are on campus, and your phone is connected to the Internet through the campus wifi service. You are doing face-time with a friend in another state. This friend is using her AT&T 4G data plan. Both of you are enjoying a smooth video streaming connection. Your roommate, who does not know about information technology too much, is curious about what is going on and asks you questions. Must use resources to answer these questions. 1. “How is video information in face time transmitted on the Internet? There is no envelope or tape we can use to put pictures in.” (answer should Describe the Use of Packets) 2. “What kind of devices/media/equipment are involved when your images travel from your phone to the phone of your friend?” (answer should Describe how Phone, Router, Cell Tower are part of the Process) Suddenly, the video quality of the face time goes down and you begin to experience delay and blurred video and audio went. Your roommate asks: 3. “What happened? What caused the problem?” The mom of your roommate calls in so they begin to do face time. During the face time, your roommate throws you another question: (answer should Explain how Excess Network Traffic, Flow/Congestion Control, Poor Connectivity could cause the call quality to drop) I write this in the last assignment: There are two reasons for the delay, including low bandwidth and low network speed. During the process of face time, we will use lots of bandwidth. When there is not sufficient bandwidth to process the requests, it will lead to delay. Besides, the far distance between us and the router is another reason for the delay. Such poor connection causes low network speed and leads to delay. 4. “We are using the same application with the same network, but we never have cross-talk. Is it possible that my mom’s video will appear on your phone and your friends will be on mine?” After finishing the face time, your roommate is upset and says: (answer should Describe how packets are addressed to a specific computer/device) 5. “My mom told me that my old AT&T phone I left for her does not work for her Verizon number. Can you tell me why?” (answer should Describe the distinction between CDMA/GSM Network Technologies) I write this in the last assignment: The AT&T and T-Mobile company are holding a service that operates via GSM network technology. However, Other carrier companies, such as Verizon and Sprint, are operating different types of networks, called a CDMA network. Since the network of AT&T phones and Verizon numbers are operating under distinct networks, the AT&T device cannot work for the Version number. You should answer all five questions in this assignment, included Appropriate Citations (must used resources)