RTV 151 Weekly Outline                        

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Week 1   (8/28 - 9/1)    
Linked reading: Audio Control Devices, TV Sound, Mics 1, Mics 2

See IRTS Multicultural Workshop

Tues:   Syllabus overview.   Course overview.    Required textbook as eBook: Communication Technology Update

Thurs:    Buy the textbook now.  Possible quiz over first reading today (as linked above).

TAKE NOTES IN EVERY CLASS.  Class content will guide you toward most of the content of exams.  Random quizzes will cover assigned reading.     Note that outline is updated weekly--always check for updates, and refresh.

Read the syllabus about technology reports.  Here is the basic idea: look at the content in any reading we are covering from Week 1 through Week 7, then find a current article talking about a specific communication technology related to the content.  Current means it was published in 2017.  Articles must be about one subject, not a review of subjects and must be a minimum of 500 words. We will do no more than 5 reports per class meeting, so you must sign up early.  Read the syllabus about how many you need to do and how how the hard copy must be submitted.  Unstapled pages will not be accepted. Sign up within the 5-per-class limit then bring your report to that specific class and turn it in when you arrive--it will not be asked for. Be ready to report in that or a future class--have your own notes ready.  Just reading your notes instead of knowing and talking about the technology will give you a low grade. To make sure you get a report in within the first four weeks, you must sign up early--so, do it now. Specifics about signup limits are found once you follow this sign up link (the password for this class is rtv151), so read those carefully.  As noted in class, these sign ups in each section of the class will be on the course outline for you to pay attention to and may not be discussed much in class. Be sure the written version report you submit states the chapter and page number the technology is found on in the book.

Week 2   (9/4 - 9/8 )    Reading:  Wireless micsOff-camera mics,  Textbook Chap. 8          RADIO SHOW

   11:00 am 10-minute quiz over last week's class notes and reading.   Continue audio overview.

In class last Thursday, we said --
Create one Google Drive folder named YourLastName RTV 151 (for only those in 151) and share that with demarsmedia@gmail.com -- and then we also said Create a different Google Drive folder named YourLastName RTV Practicum and share that with demarsmedia@gmail.com

Everyone in Practicum must post a weekly list of Practicum work done -- a log of each time you work, what you did, and the number of hours worked.  That must be a Google Docs file and it must be updated and current no later than Friday each week, starting 9/1.   PRACTICUM DETAILS HERE.

RTV 151 Thursday:  At or before class time, watch all of Start of PCs, Parts 1 & 2If you sign up in advance, you can watch it in the classroom.  READ THIS:  This was produced in the mid 1990s.  So, as the on-screen graphics remind you at the start, it's a history of the start of personal computers, BUT keep the facts in mind based on when it was produced.  We won't talk much about these things until mid-semester, but we'll watch some videos before then that will lay a foundation for how we got where we are today with Communication Technology.  ** Put the notes from watching this next in your Blue Book reading notes.**

Audio Overview ppt    
Sound frequency range.   Sound frequency hearing test: high frequencies.

Donut spot sample.

Week 3    (9/11 - 9/15)     Stereo & surround sound, Digital audio, Editing & Playback, Wrapping up Audio.       

Tues:   Possible quiz over this week's audio readingRequired textbook now required--bring it to class every day starting today.   And remember the standard assignment: Using only a Blue Book, keep notes of all reading and always bring that to every class. Your name must be on the inside front cover.

TAKE NOTES IN EVERY CLASS.  Class content will guide you toward most of the content of exams.  Random quizzes will cover assigned reading.  Class notes CAN go in your Blue Book but may also be kept separately.  Be sure each Reading Assignment's notes are clearly separated and labeled with a Heading at the top of each for what follows.

Week 4     (9/18 - 9/22 )                                                                              

Finish and review Audio.  Review PPT.  AND Reminder--> Attendance to class is based on arriving on time and being involved. If you use technology during class without advance approval (see syllabus) you are counted absent for the day and lose points.  If you're late to class you have been counted absent.
Reminder 2--> see link
(as was also in Week 1, password rtv151) for signing up for a technology report to class.  The final class for Section 1 is Thursday 9/25.  No more than 5 sign ups per class period.  No sign ups for the 9/21 class.  Sign up for a Tuesday class is open from Thursday at 12:30 pm until 10 am on Tuesday and for a Thursday class from Tuesday 12:30 pm to Thursday 10 am. See other directions at the link page.  You must submit a correct bullet points page of the start of the class you signed up for, before the start of class time.

Audio Summary Quiz: 50 questions (20 minutes).  Bring green Scantron and pencils. 
Then Start of PCs, Part 3. 
watch Part 3 here in class after test.  (Here's a back-up version).
REMEMBER--produced in mid-90s, so 'twenty years ago' means mid-70s.

Begin Video reading online: 
Composition 1, Composition 2, Composition 3, Composition 4  

Week 5     (9/25 - 9/29)      
READING:  Chap. 6 and  TV Process, Camera Basics 1, Camera Basics 2  

Tues.-- 11:00 am 10-minute quiz over first video reading. Always bring textbook to class.  What do you not know about what we covered over Audio?  Review and study it now -- it will have a big impact in a few weeks on the Mid Term Exam.   Serina showed you the wrong video last Thursday
so ...           watch Part 3 here before Thursday class time. NOTE--the idea of watching this outside class time was uncertain, but now, yes, watch it and take notes.

LOOK AHEAD -- Class meets Tues. 10/3 in BA 221 -- be on time.

Note that the outline is updated weekly--always check for updates, and refresh.
Week 6   (10/2 - 10/6)        READING:  Chap. 7 and  Lenses: The Basics ,  PerspectivesLenses / F-stops,       

Tuesday class time at 11 am -- be in class on time, BUT class meets in BA 221 for a News Engagement Day speaker panel.  Take notes and plan to ask questions during Q&A.   Here's the Video Overview ppt as used in class.
See above -- Part 3 video watched and notes uploaded to Google Drive before class time Tuesday.  Turn in hard copy notes as you arrive at class time Tuesday.
Watch Internet History Part 1 on your own.  Upload notes in your Google Drive by 10/10.
If the link does not work copy and paste this into your browser:

Week 7   (10/9 - 10/13)    READING:  Chap. 17 and  Video Color Video Quality 1, Video Quality 2

Internet History Part 2.  Watch Internet History Part 2 on your own.  Upload notes in your Google Drive by Mon. 10/16.
If the link does not work copy and paste this into your browser:
As of Tuesday, only six more class days of Technology Reports in 'Section 2'  Sign up link is here.
password is rtv151
Must turn in hard copy of bullet points page before class begins on day of presentation.  See other directions above.

Electromagnetic Spectrum.    Video quiz review ppt.

Video Major Quiz at start of class Thursday -- covers all of reading and notes over video / since Audio test.

Mid Term Exam review ppt   -- as noted in class, we are putting off Chap. 17 for the Mid Term but including Chap. 10

Week 8    (10/16 - 10/20)      READING:  Chap. 10                            Dublin

Tues:         Mid Term Exam.  Class will meet in BA 221.   Stay after exam for adviser visit and overview.

Thursday:  Start of class:  Quiz over Internet History videos and Chap. 17--Digital Imaging and Photography  
Internet History Part 3 (what was played in class on 9/20) review as needed -- quiz and test will have questions from this too.  Technology report days remaining in Section 2: today plus 3 more classes.

THURSDAY:  Sign up today for practical assignment option.  The remainder of these directions are here.

History of PC ppt


Week 9:      (10/23-27)        Computers and the Internet

READING before Tuesday class time:  Chap.  11--Personal Computers.  As of and including Tuesday -- only 3 more class days of Technology Reports in 'Section 2'     Internet History ppt
Note that the outline is updated weekly--always check for updates, and refresh.

:30 KKOM Promo due by Friday in your 151 Google Drive folder -- must be .mp3 file.  SEE ABOVE in Week 2 about Google Drive naming and sharing specifics.  See full promo directions in week above (week 8).

Audio assignment #2
:  Note that the :30 promo all its associated requirements were due for everyone.  NOW -- if you're doing the practical enhancement option click here for the Project Guide page.

'10 Major Items' from Chapter 11-- For most of the world's residents today, their first computer is a ___ or a ___, not a PC.    The first practical use of a 'computer' was done for the 1890 U.S. census by a device designed by _____.  Generally credited as being the first personal computer: ____.  Generally credited as being the first mass market personal computer: _____.   Which company was most responsible for the rapid growth of the personal computer industry in the 1980s?  GUI stands for ______. The first GUI for a personal computer was developed by what company?  ----- computing is based on storage and processing of content on remote servers.  (From the videos)—what are the two essential pieces of software for a computer? –and in relation->The purpose of an ------- is to manage applications and control hardware.  What company manufactures the majority of processors used in computers?  The biggest impact of tablet computing has been the creation of a new market for what?   Which company makes the most money from software sales?, plus... What are the different types of computer memory?  What company is the dominant player in the world market for tablet computer. 
(Read the chapter and take notes to cover all relevant terms and major ideas) 

Week 10:     (10/30-11/3)     READING:  Chaps.  21 and 12                     CCAS 

Tuesday:  Chaps.  21--Internet and 12--IOT overview.    Last Technology Reports in 'Section 2' Tuesday.
As noted in class, the development of the transistor led to where we are today with electronics including the PC.  Watch Transistorized and put the notes into your Blue Book. Note the connection of Bill Shockley to Silicon Valley and Intel.

Thursday class:  Google Boys.  Produced 2005.  Take notes--quiz done at the end of the video.  Click for Project GuideREMINDER:  Once you fail to meet a deadline your grade for the RTV 151 class will not be improved based on doing these optional project assignments.  No missed training sessions. No late scripts. No late project submissions.

'10 Major Items' from Chap. 21 -- What is the difference between “The Internet” and “The World Wide Web”?  The Internet was created by whom?  What entity manages the system of URLs and Internet addresses? What is the problem with “old” IPv4 Internet addresses that required a new address system?  Web 2.0 refers generally to  ----.    The Internet’s “digital divide” refers to ----.  What are SOPA and PIPA?  What were they created to do?  Why is TCP/IP so important to the Internet?  The World Wide Web was created by English programmer____.  HTTP stands for ____.    URL stands for _____.
 Many sources consider the birth of the Internet to have occurred in ____ (what year?) when the _____ was founded. 

Many sources consider the birth of the Internet to have occurred in ____ (what year?) when the _____ was founded. The ARPANET was replaced by the _____ in ___ (what year?) and was the first time the general public could access the Internet through ISPs.  ISP stands for _______.   ICANN maintains two sets of ‘top level domains’ – gTLD that stands for ___ and ccTLD that stands for _____.   Of all the communication technologies we have covered, _____ is the one that became the most rapidly adopted in history.   also-->(Read the chapter and watch the videos and take notes to cover all relevant terms and major ideas--some of the quiz and test questions will come from content in the required videos)
'10 Major Items' from Chap. 12 -- IoT stands for -------.  The connection of objects and devices through computer based networks defines the ----------.  The unique address for every device on the Internet is known as ----.  What is the most important element in a “smart home” is ----.  Who is developing technical standards for the Internet of Things?  What is the biggest danger to your privacy in an era of networked devices?  M2M stands for ______.  RFID stands for _____.  LAN stands for ___, MAN for ____ and WAN for _____.  Just as is true for the 'smart cities' noted in class, on page 162 they note, in efforts by cities to monitor pollution or by utility companies to monitor usage, the biggest obstacle to implementing IoT technology is ____.  Chapter 12 says the most obvious application of IoT technology is __________.  What did Tesla CEO Elon Musk say the company designed their Model S car to be?  The AllSeen Alliance Group is battling with the Open Connectivity Foundation to do what?  A 2016 eMarketer survey of global executives reported what two main issues hindering IoT technology growth? AND from the videos and class notes:  Who is known for developing the “difference engine” and “analytical engine”?   How is a 'smart home' different from a 'connected home'?   ______ is the US$35 billion smart city built from the ground up in South Korea.   (Read the chapter and take notes to cover all relevant terms and major ideas)

Week 11:           (11/6-11/10)    READING:  Chap.  15
Note that the outline is updated weekly--always check for updates, and refresh.

TUESDAY:   Quiz over Chapter 15 at the start of class.
Explanation of basics of radio newsgathering, interviewing and new stories.  Mane Media Student Group: NBS etc.

Keeping up with the optional extra project work?  Note due dates this week into Monday, THEN be sure to schedule a review time of your work so far with the instructor--that must be done next Monday or Tuesday.

NOTE LIMITED NUMBER OF CLASS DAYS FOR DOING technology reports -- do yours now to be safe.

The story script -- even though yours should have two actualities (sound bites) and be :60, would be structured like this.

PPT: Video Games, Broadband & Beyond
Video Game Revolution.   (back up playable file may be added)   Click for Project Guide.
Begin Section 3 Technology Reports -- see directions in Week 1 & on  Sign up link.  Remaining weeks, Technology Reports only for Tuesday classes.
'15 major items' from Chapter 15--   ______ as a catch-all term includes games with a visual (and usually audio) stimulus, ,played through a digitally mediated system.   Most industry observers describe the current generation of home gaming consoles as the ______ generation, where the first generation is identified with the Magnavox _______, built on switches instead of a microprocessor--but the chapter says the number of generations has been collapsed to ____ (how many?) for this chapter.  The earliest video games were developed for what government agency?   ______ was the  most dominant company in the early years of video games, during the second generation, that began around 1977 with the rise of consoles.  By whom / how were video games ratings system developed?  MMPORPG stands for _______.    How have broadband networks changed video games?  Since 2009, what technology has been the greatest innovations in video games been related to?  Our book says in the U.S.  the average video game player is ____ years old.  The first dedicated home gaming console was the _____, which was built on switches rather than a microprocessor.   What famous recently-released system began as a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $2 million?   The ________, released in 2016, is generating video game excitement because of its ability to fully immerse the gamer through the use of a head mounted display, and the Google _______ is a related built-it yourself device designed to hold a mobile phone or small Android tablet close to the user's eyes.   (Read the chapter and take notes to cover all relevant terms and major ideas)     ALSO ....  As home computers became important to video gaming, the commercial success of the _____ in the mid-1980s gave game publishers a color system for their games.  Portable video games proliferated in the consumer marketplace beginning ____ (when?), but it was not until the release of the ______ in 1989 that a portable system became a major force in video game sales.  The ISDA became the ESA in 2004, and they are the entity that provides ____ for video games that have become a standard feature of every game.  The ______ game system, launched in 2001, was the device that began to blur the lines between computer video gaming and platform-based video gaming.  What effects have wireless networking and broadband connections had on video gaming?   Farmville 2, Candy Crush and Criminal Case fall in the category of _______ gaming. What issues exist related to violence and other content in video games and effects on society?  What has allowed the proliferation of 'casual games'?   What is a 'gamer parent'?

Week 12:          (11/13 - 11/17)        READING:  Chap. 19.    Broadband and Mobile Media            

Technology reports available only on Tuesday this week.  Extra Production work?  --> Be sure to schedule a review time of your work so far with the instructor--that must be done Monday or Tuesday.
Doing only the basic, required project work?--Everyone must do camera and Final Cut Pro training this week--see schedule on the PA Room Door:  PAC 117.    START BY watching this Canon camera training video.

SEE THE PROJECT GUIDE.  The required-for-all Video Project Directions are posted, with work due this week.

Thursday class:  
Section 3 Major Quiz -- bring green Scantron and pencils.  Covers things since Mid Semester point. Review this from video plus take notes of all.   See Project Guide for deadlines on Video Project-->PROJECT WORK DUE AS NOTED.  iPod Introduction video in class.  Take notes -- quiz may done at the end of the video.

'10 major items' Chapter 19--What does the chapter say, among the options available, is the fastest broadband service to the home?  What does the chapter say, among the options available, is the most popular technology for home networking?  Why does the chapter say few wireless networks deliver the maximum speed possible?  Which option does the text say is the best way to protect a wireless home network?  What is a residential gateway?  Why are they important?  What has the U.S. government been doing regarding broadband access to American homes?  What has the U.S. government been doing regarding Net Neutrality?  What is Net Neutrality?  Who favors Net Neutrality? How does the U.S. compare to the rest of the world in terms of broadband penetration? What does penetration mean?  (Read the chapter and take notes to cover all relevant terms and major ideas, also see review PPT and Word document linked above)

REMINDER:  If you leave after class has started you're counted absent.

Week 13           (11/20 - 11/22)      READING:  Chap. 20  Telephony        Thanksgiving

Technology reports not available this week.   Online Chap. 20 quiz Tuesday at class time.  Check back PRIOR TO CLASS TIME and watch your email BY MONDAY for log in instructions, connected to details posted here.

See extra credit information below regarding Tuesday 11/28.

See Project Guide for deadlines on Video Project-->PROJECT WORK DUE AS NOTED.
TUESDAY QUIZ:   Tues:   No class meeting. Chap. 20 Quiz online.   Basic directions: (a) you will have received an email with your username and password. (b) you will be able on Mon. 11/20 to sign in and do a Practice Quiz to get familiar.  If you're in multiple classes with me only do this once--it's the same. It's just to give you a feel for the online test. (c) You will log in to classmarker.com and log in with your username and password.  You should see a screen with your 'Groups' like  RTV 151.  Select for this class the 151 link, then Go to Selected Group.  You will see the assigned quiz if it's open at the time you log in.  (d) the regular quiz will be open Tuesday 11/21 starting around 11:00 am and will close at 10:00 pm on Tuesday 11/21 (you don't have to do this at class time only). Once you start it, you will have 15 minutes to finish.  It will start by giving you directions.  (e) questions are drawn at random, so you will not have the same questions and same question order as anyone else.  After reading these instructions in advance, BUT NOT AFTER 9 PM TUESDAY, email the instructor if you have any questions.  You will not be able to go back and resolve issues or re-take the quiz, so make sure you're on a computer with a good connection.   OTHER THAN THE QUIZ, also on Tuesday, watch these short videos and upload your notes, as one file for all three videos, to Google Drive, file named Telephony Videos: 1-PSTN  2-VOIP  3-LTE speed explanation

 '10+ major items' Chap. 20--We live in a _______ age, where the services for voice, messaging, and broadband technology drive innovation and investment.  The most important person in the early growth of telephony was _______, twice the AT&T president.  ____ is a term used to refer to the service that "would circulate human voices via copper wires that connected to an analog exchange center where multiple calls were rapidly switched to trunk and branch lines to reach their chosen destination." What does each of these types of phone service represent? -- ISDN, POTS, VoIP.   The ______ innovation made telephone call switching easier by means of a centralized and distributed control system where digital microprocessors routed vast numbers of phone calls through a block or series of exchanges.  The first actual U.S.. 'mobile' phone created by Thomas Carter of Dallas and called the ____--this early mobile phone service was dubbed “_______ telephone.”    “The brick” as an early mobile phone was first demonstrated in what year, on the streets of Manhattan?  In place of using broad coverage antennas technologies like 'the brick' did, _________ telephone service relied on small transmission reception areas that allowed the reuse of frequencies over a large area.  Cellular transition to smartphone technology began in 1993 with the introduction of the _________.  PDA stands for _____.   The smartphone actually is a “stack” of what four technical layers?  Before the smartphone, the ______ grew out of Research in Motion’s (RIM) line of two-way pagers, with its initial success credited to its compact features for wireless email, mobile faxing, and the tiny raised keyboard.  The first practical smartphone was the ______ in 2007.  _______ is the kind of service that failed to attract much attention for years, until Apple introduced its Apple Pay service in September 2014.  Smartphone apps require practical online stores, and the chapter says the two app stores that stand atop the U.S. market are ______ and _____.    Based on smartphone growth, who petitioned the FCC for permission to abandon its traditional switched-circuit phone systems, and complete the transition to all-Internet and wireless phone service that it recommended for all but one percent (1%) of its customers?  What technology that's replacing copper did the FCC cite as resistance to abandoning the 'legacy phone system?'  The U.S. government’s “Lifeline” program for providing phones to low-income people originated under what U.S. president?  In 2008, 4G technology standards set by the ITU listed peak speed requirements of _____ megabits per second for high-mobility communication and ____ gigabit per second for relatively stationary users. The 5th Generation mobile network and wireless systems are not expected until the year ______.  What does the text say are some of the enabling factors for mobile telephone service?  What are some of the major areas of growth in the telephone industry?  _______ is the number one mobile telephone market in the world in number of subscribers.  What is considered to be the biggest threat to the future of telephony in the U.S.? Telephone regulation in the U.S. is primarily under the control of the __________.  
(Read the chapter and take notes to cover all relevant terms and major ideas)

Thursday:  see Tuesday information below for Tuesday, have a restful and fun Thanksgiving.

Week 14           (11/27 - 12/1)        READING:  CHAPS. 22 Social Networks & 23 Big Data

TUESDAY IS next to last day for Section 2 Technology Reports.  Doing the extra project work?  See the Project Guide.
Technology Reports in 'Section 3'  Sign up link is here.        Social Media overview and Media Effects ppt.

EXTRA CREDIT:  You will receive an added 100 as a Quiz grade if you attend this guest speaker and do a short follow-up report (must arrive on time and stay full time):  Tues:  Sr. Communications Specialist from Southwest Airlines Dan Landson guest speaker.  2 pm in Journalism 104.  Read some of his PR work:    New SWA routesTwitter postsAlmost flight emergencySouthwest solicits customers        

Technology reports available only on Tuesday this week.  (Max 5 per class)  Sign up link.

THURSDAY: Watch  Growing Up Online, 2008 production related to Tuesday class discussion of media effects, on your own and make notes.  Bring the notes with you to class next Tuesday for submission and possible quiz over video. 
Be sure you've read this week's and next week's chapters by next Tuesday's class. 

.         '10 major items'--SNS stands for _____.  T or F:  If you are using Social Media that also means you are using a Social Networking Site.   What was the first social networking site designed specifically to connect individuals with each other?  _____ was the first SNS to allow members to customize their profiles using HTML.  What does the text say was the biggest financial story regarding social networks?  What is an IPO?  What is true regrading social network use versus use of traditional media, like Americans use of social networking vs. watching television or listening to radio?  What is the primary revenue source for social networking companies?  What is true regarding Americans time spent on social networks vs. other Internet applications?  Future growth in social networks is expected to come from where? Snapchat was originally released under the name of ______.    _____ is sometimes referred to as 'the front page of the Internet.'  <--That site, that was first focused on allowing users to post their favorite links, in 2008 starting allowing uses to also create pages for specialized content, known as _________.  (Read the chapter and take notes to cover all relevant terms and major ideas)
Chapter 23
'10 major items'-- Which is the most important piece in Big Data systems?  ______ is "large pools of data that can be captured, communicated, aggregated, stored and analyzed.'  What are  the three “V”s of Big Data?  What devices and/or programs add to the Big Data of the Internet when you use them?  This chapter says more data has been created since 2013 than created ______.
A megabyte is one million bytes, a gigabyte is _______ bytes, a terabytes is _______ bytes an Exabyte is _______ and the largest measurement term in this chapter listed is the _________.  Where is Big Data stored?  Whom does the chapter say deserves the credit for first understanding and articulating the phenomenon of Big Data? What areas of society does the chapter say Big Data is changing?  What company does the chapter say uses Big Data to predict buyer behavior and create efficiency in overall company operations?  ____ and _____ are two of the largest companies involved in Big Data business models.  The software program _____ is an "open source framework for distributed storage and processing of large sets of data on commodity hardware" that allows businesses to analyze large amounts of structured and unstructured data.
(more may be added before final exam)  (Read the chapter and take notes to cover all relevant terms and major ideas)

Week 15          (12/4 - 12/8)          READING:  CHAPS. 13 & 14

Technology reports available only on Tuesday this week and is the last day for reports. (Max 5 per class)

Chapter 13, Automotive Telematics.   ------- can be defined as “the blending of computers and wireless telecommunications technologies."   -------- enables drivers to get information about the location, movement, and state of their vehicles..(and) enables vehicles to communicate wirelessly, opening up a wide range of services.   The first technological breakthrough in electronic devices was -------.  The order of automotive electronics continues from AM radio to ------, then ------ was developed by 1953; the first ----- appeared in cars in 1965, with ------ being increasingly introduced from 1970 through 1977; next were ------, introduced in 1984, followed by ------ as the next big automotive electronic introduction.  As the digital age emerged, automotive electronics became what range of technologies?  The partnership between AT&T and GM for continued development of features through the OnStar system was thought to be an innovative way to stay ahead ofthe competition until 2014 when what was introduced?  Such innovations as those noted in the previous question have created what kind fo concern from OEM’s?   --------- use camera-based systems to enhance road safety and accident avoidance, using display systems that provide visible information on the surrounding environment, specifically to display “blind-spots” and back-up perception.   How are old style navigation systems different from new navigation systems?  What automotive telematics are a similar concept as “black boxes” in airplanes?  What are the trends toward 'smart' vehicles?  The ultimate use of technology in automobile technology is -------.  What are the different automotive Infotainment options?   ----  is a leader inthe Internet radio market as it competes to supplement traditional terrestrial radio stations by offering their content online, while------, listed as the leading Internet radio service, is said to be planning to begin rolling out in-car advertising solutions, with aclient list including BP, Ford Motor Company, State Farm, and Taco Bell.   The U.S government is creating regulations for future vehicles, mandating them to be equipped with -------- technology beginning in 2016, seeing this automotive connectivity as a safety technology similar to seat belt and airbag laws.

Chapter 14, E-books.     The _______ is a digitized version of a book, meant to be read on a computer, e-reader, or tablet.   An important co-development with the e-book is the_________, a lightweight, handheld device designed specifically for the reading of e-books and other digital text, such as newspapers and magazines.   _______, widely considered to be the father of the e-book, began Project __________, a digital book library, in 1971, in an attempt to catalogue and make accessible all human knowledge.  The first portable e-reader was introduced in the early 1990s: Sony's _________.  One of the biggest technological advances in e-readers was the development of _______.  The release of __________ by (what company) in 2007 marked the first time that an e-reader was a popular success.   The _____ altered the landscape of the e-reader marketplace by introducing more functionality to a device that has almost all of the benefits of an e-reader and thus was a game changer.   Though the _______ has dominance over the e-reader market, the _____ has surpassed the e-reader in overall sales.  The name of Amazon's e-reader is the _______ and the name of the Barnes and Noble e-reader is the ________.  All readers support______ files, which might identify this as a possible universal format, but that format does not offer many of the benefits of the e-reader,including resizing and searching the text; it just shows up as an image.   The chapter says with the capability to carry hundreds of books in a device smaller and lighter than one paperback book, e-textbooks seem like a natural choice for _______ not only in the U.S., but also around the world.   As of January 2014, _____ (what %?) of Americans own either a tablet or an e-reader, up from 43% in September 2013.  Which was created first: E-books, E-readers or the Internet?   The most important technical advance in the creation of e-readers was the development of ------.   E-books from different companies may not be readable on every e-reader because --------.

Online secure grade posting was an easy way to allow access to grades during the semester but has ended.  If you need to verify any grade information please schedule a time with the instructor.  Grades were distributed in class on 12/7.

TR 11:00 Class Final:  Tues. 12/12 10:30 - 12:30  Bring green Scantron and pencils.  Late arrivals lose points.
REVIEW--use the PowerPoint as one form of reviewing what we covered since Mid Term.  The test covers any of the content from the past several weeks, so also review the sample questions above, class notes and your own notes from reading.