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[CP102] - Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam (82 pages long!)


Department
Computer Science
Course Code
CP102
Professor
John Saville
Study Guide
Midterm

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CP102
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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CP 102 Technology in Action
Textbook Notes
Chapter 1 Using Technology to Change the World
How Will You Put Technology in Action?
o Tool that enables us to make an impact
Technology on the World Stage
o Political Issues
Social Media Tools
Impacting elections worldwide
Enable the gathering of groups of people to connect and
exchange ideas
Brought together people facing repression and censorship
o Uprising in Ukraine resulted in Facebook page
organizations
Politicians use social media to communicate with their
constituents
o Effective way to get people motivated to vote
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twitter, and facebook, became the first country to legalize
gay marriage through a popular vote
o Instant connection, that is reshaping the world
Crisis-Mapping Tools: Software tool Ushahidi
Collects information from e-mails, text messages, blog posts, and
tweets, maps them, making the location of distress public
During natural disasters in Haiti, Japan, Chile, Syria, Somalia;
Ushahidi has been used to help identify areas of violence, help
locate clean food and water, and saves lives in times of political
upheaval.
o Other Global Issues
Health Care
Flu Pandemic occurring in the next century is 100%
Computationally intense modeling software is helping researchers
increase the pace of vaccine production, saving lives.
Retinal prosthetics being addressed by technology
The Environment
Sensors in phones with geo-tags could result in scientists being
informed about new trends in our environment
Internet-connected sprinklers to save water in dry countries like
California
The Digital Divide
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Gap between the levels of Internet Access and availability of
technical tools in different parts of the world
NEI Next Einstein Initiative Focus resources on mathematical
minds of Africa
AIMS African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Could
profoundly change the future of Africa if expanded
Technology and Our Society
o Technology Impacts How We Think
What We Think About
Web 2.0 Tools and wed-based service that emphasizes online
collaboration and sharing among users
Cognitive Surplus Combination of leisure time and the tools to
be creative
Modern theories of Motivation (people are motivated by)
o Autonomy: freedom to work without constant direction
and control
o Mastery: feeling of confidence and excitement from seeing
your own skills progress
o Purpose: understanding that you are working for
something larger than yourself
o Technology Impacts How We Connect
Connecting Through Music
Connect intimately by creating and sharing music
Blend.io tool that allows people to exchange the songs they
created, with the settings and samples
Pulishe; distiutes ad sells, use’s usi to ITues, and Google
Play if it is popular enough
Connecting Through Business
Kickstarter People post their ideas for a company, and ask for
funds directly
o Donors are given various levels of pledges
Also known as crowdfunding asking for donations from a larger
number of people using the internet
o Technology Impacts How We Consume
Marketing
New strategies dependant on the fact if consumers are using cell
phones with a camera and internet access
QR (quick response code) codes that link a print host to the
internet
o ShopSavvy helps to get the best price
o SnipSnap helps to get coupons
Crowdsourcing checking in with the voice of the crowd
o ScanLife Checks opinions of products on items
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