You and Computer Literacy

A. End users and computer literacy

   1. Financial
   2. Access
   3. Productivity
   4. Survival

B. The Computer

   1. Electronic machine to process data (input or output) storing results
      a. advantages (speed, reliability, accuracy, storage, communications)
   2. Hardware
      a. The System Unit
         i. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
         ii. Arithmetic/Logic Unit (ALU)
         iii. Memory
      b. Input Devices (keyboard, mouse, scanner, etc.)
      c. Output Devices (monitor, printer, speakers, etc.)
      d. Secondary storage (floppy disk, hard disks, tape drives, etc.)
      e. Communication Devices
   3. Software
      a. Systems Software
         i. operating systems
         ii. utility programs
      b. Applications Software (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.)
   4. Connectivity
      a. LAN
      b. WAN
      c. internet and WWW
   5. Types of Computers
      a. Micro
         i. personal (workstations)
         ii. portable (palmtop, notebook, laptop)
      b. Mini (client/server networks)
      c. Mainframe
      d. Super
   6. Types of Users
      a. Home
      b. Mobile
      c. Power Business
      d. Small Business
      e. Large Business