Computer Hardware Predictions
Many changes in computers and peripheral devices are incremental—they are essentially consequences of Moore’s Law. Identify and describe a fundamental, non-incremental change to computer hardware that you think has a good chance to occur in the next decade. What effects do you expect it to have? Why do you expect this change to occur?
• Resources Overview
During Week 1, you will use a variety of resources, including selections from the course textbooks and audio versions of key readings. The Weekly Schedule (a navigation link under Week 1) outlines the resources you will need to participate in the Discussion and complete the Application Assignment.
Below you will find this week’s individual resources available in this online classroom. You can play/view and download the individual course media assets where available.
This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources. To access select media resources, please use the media players below.
Video: Week 1 Overview
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 15 minutes.
This video provides an introduction to the week’s resources and assignments.
Course Text: O’Brien, J., & Marakas, G. (2013). Introduction to information systems (16th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
• Chapter 3, “Computer Hardware ”
Chapter 3 explains the different types of computer systems and offers a peek “under the hood” at the technologies in the system unit and common peripheral devices. You will get a short history of the computer and see many of its current applications in business.
Chapter 3 Audio Summary
Chapter 3 Audio Summary (Transcript)
Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (2008). Computer hardware tour [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes.
Watch this video tutorial to see the components of your computer.
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