Transmitting and Retrieving

 Students learn about:
Students learn to:

transmitting and receiving
  • transmitting and receiving the process that transfers information and data within and between information systems
  • hardware for transmitting and receiving
    • communications within a computer between peripheral devices and the CPU via buses
    • the role of modems, including modulation and demodulation
    • local area networks and wide area networks
  • software for transmitting and receiving
    • communications packages
    • transmitting and receiving text, numeric, image, audio and video
    • electronic mail and its operation
  • non-computer tools for transmitting and receiving, such as mail, phone, fax and radio and television (transmit only)
  • social and ethical issues associated with transmitting and receiving
    • accuracy of data received from the Internet
    • security of data being transferred
    • net-etiquette
    • acknowledgment of data source
    • global network issues, time zones, date fields, exchange rates
    • changing nature of work for participants, such as work from home and telecommuting
    • current developments and future trends in digital communications, radio and television
    • the impact of the Internet on traditional business
  • identify examples of potential human bias in data processing
  • differentiate between the requirements for a local area network and a wide area network
  • transfer numeric, text, image, audio and video data and discuss the time to transfer and required bandwidth
  • describe concepts of downloading, uploading and streaming
  • demonstrate sending and receiving mail, with attachments, over an e-mail system
  • select a relevant technology for a given situation to allow computers to transmit and receive data or information
  • compare and contrast computer and non-computer based communication systems
  • describe and employ net-etiquette when using the Internet
  • predict and discuss possible future trends in communications and the impact they are likely to have on the transmitting and receiving of data/information