Empowerment Technology

Empowerment Technology
Mind Mapping
Fundamentals
What is Mind Map?
a type of spider diagram or concept map that
consists of a centralized subject and related
topics or ideas branching off from it in all
directions.
History of Mind Map
coined by the English researcher Tony Buzan in
the 1970s.
developed the technique out of his own need
for a way to deal with the large amounts of
information during his time at university.
How to Draw and Read Mind Maps
use single keywords or whole sentences
whatever works best for you and is the most
appropriate for the situation
get a flow of ideas going, single keywords are a
great way to spark associations and not waste
any time jotting down unnecessary words.
Benefits of Mind Mapping
Helps you focus
Enhances Memory
Fun
Easy
Lets you structure your thoughts
Lets you structure your thoughts
Effecient
Provides a great overview of a topic
Uses of Mind Maps
Brainstorming
Note Taking
Collecting and Structuring Information
Summarizing
Memorizing
Collaboration
Planning and Strategizing
Presentations
Decision Making
Problem Solving
MindMeister Features
Creating An Account
Create a new account
Log in using an existing account
Creating Your First Mind Map
Create a new map
Add a child topic
Add a sibling/same level topic
Easy drag-and-drop interface
Creating floating topics
Customizing Themes
Select a theme
Customizing element styles
Relating ideas using Connection feature
Add icons
Add notes
Add links
Add files
Add images
Using Mind Maps as Presentation
Creating slides
Adding Transitions
Sharing and Collaborations
Inviting collaborators via email
Real-time edit and chat
Google Docs Add-On
Install the MindMeister add-on
Create Mind Maps from bulleted lists
GIMP
What is GIMP
cross-platform image editor available for
GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more
operating systems. It is free, open source
image manipulation program for photo
retouching, image composition and image
authoring.
How to install GIMP
How to use GIMP
Open and manipulate images
Save or export images using different file types
and compressions
Add text, backgrounds and effects using
different file types and compressions
How to look for GIMP tutorials online
Gimp Quickies found at
https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/GIMP_Quickies/
by Pat David and is licensed under a Creative
Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
License.
Effective Powerpoint Presentation
Things to consider
fonts
use at least 32 points
48 point font is better
use to highlight keywords
brings typography to life
bullets
maximum of 6 bullets per slide
no more that 6-7 words per bullet
capitalize the first word in a bullet
avoid text overload
colors
light font for dark background
dark font for light background
balance
don't center graphs
give room for the text
graphics
select good illustrations and graphics
every images has a reason
c
clip art gets old
animated gifs are distractive
use bar graphs and pie charts
10-20-30
no more than 10 slides
presentation should not last more than 20
minutes
font size should be no smaller than 30 points
MS Excel
Introduction to MS Excel
Excel is a computer program used to create
electronic spreadsheets.
Within excel user can organize data ,create
chart and perform calculations.
Overview of Excel
Microsoft excel consists of workbooks. Within
each workbook, there is an infinite number of
worksheets.
Each worksheet contains Columns and Rows
Columns
Cell is where a column and row intersect
Office Button
New
Open
Save
Save As
Print
Prepare
Send
Publish
Close
Part of MS Excel
Ribbon
Tabs
Groups
Commands
Working with Cells
Copy and paste contents
Cut and paste cell contents
Formatting Text
Change the font size
Add a border
Change the text colour
Add a fill colour
Conditional Formatting
Apply conditional formatting
Remove conditional formatting
Apply new formatting
Manage conditional formatting
EditingFill
Sorting
Alphabetical Order
Smallest to Largest
Cell Referencing
Relative Reference
Absolute Reference
Mixed Reference
Functions
DATEIF Functions
Start date
End date
Interval date
SUMIF Functions
Range
Criteria
Sum Range
Note
IF Functions
Logical text
Value If True
Value If False
COUNT Functions
Count
CountA
CountBlank
CountIf
Text Functions
Lower function
Upper function
Proper function
Left function
Right function
Mid function
Other Functions
NOW
TODAY
MOD
LEN
SUM
Function Auditing
Trace Precedents
Trace Dependents
Shortcut Keys
Internet and Research
What is Research?
not just browsing the web for information!
Research is about creating knowledge! It is
about expanding the current state of
knowledge, no matter how large or how little.
not merely about compiling information. It is
not merely summarization of what you see
online, or what you watched from a youtube
video.
Summarization is the act of telling information
using fewer words. It is merely a retelling of
information.
A Systematic Approach
Research is Systematic
Identify a Problem
Formulate a Hypothesis
Start with your Related Literature
Sources for research
Books
Journal
Internet
Tip to reading and understanding long articles
Skim and Scan
How to use the Internet for Research
go to search engines
counter check and validate resources.
Refining Search Queries (Special Characters)
"" (quotes)
(minus
| (OR)
.. (range)
Synthesize and State your Conclusion
after rigorous testing of your hypothesis, you
can finally state your conclusion.
Practice
Read a lot
Write a lot
Communicate a lot by going to social
gatherings
Attend academic talks and conferences
Cite References
Computer Troubleshooting and
Security
Computer Security Risk
Cybercrime
Beware of Intruders
Hacker
Cracker
Script Kiddie
Corporate Spies
Cyber Extortionist
Cyber Terrosim
Types of Internet and Network Attacks
Virus
Worm
Trojan Horse
Protect yourself
Username and Passwords
Hardware Theft and Vandalism
Software Theft
License Agreements
Computer Problems
Slow Computer
MSCONFIG.EXE
Disk Defragment
Spontaneous Shutdowns
Blue Screen of Death
Overheating
Strange Noise on the Computer
Printer is not working
Can't Access the WIFI
Slow Net
Health Concerns of Computer Use
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Computer Vision Syndrome
Ergonomics and Workplace Design
MS Word
What is MS Word
word processing program of the Microsoft
Office
suite that allows you to create documents and
reports
Microsoft Office Interface
Quick Access Toolbar
Ribbon
File Tab
Creating a new document
How to print your document
Cyber Citizenship
What is Cyber Citizenship
refers to being responsible when using the
Internet. What you do on-line when no one is
looking tells a lot about your character and
morals.
Tips to be a good cyber citizen
Don't be a cyber-bully
Think first, act second
Protect yourself and those around you
Don't "steal" information
Share your Knowldge
Why being a Good Cyber Citizen
important
keeps the Internet free from hurtful statements
creates a culture of more and more reliable
information.
allows people to be given credit for what
they've created
more criminals or bullies can be caught when
kids are honest and talk to adults
Gartner's ICT Trend
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT)
world's leading information technology
research and advisory company. We deliver the
technology-related insight necessary for our
clients to make the right decisions, every day.
founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in
Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 7,600
associates, including more than 1,600 research
analysts and consultants, and clients in 90
countries
The Rise of Information Capitalism
Industrial Age
Knowledge Society
A View at the Information Society
Business Hours
Dematerialization
Media
Education
Social Relationships
Medicine
TRENDS in ICT that drive the Info.
Everything digital
Faster decision support and automation
Data needs to be delivered in real-time and
increasingly processed at the network edge.
Everything on the Cloud
Cost Effectiveness
Wide Geographical Reach
Work Anytime, Anywhere
Mobility
Accessibility
"All in One" Convenience
Cybersecurity
Prevent Intrusive and violation to privacy
"Before, During, and After" approach
Self-Organizing Business Model Applications
Uber, LinkedIn, AirBnB, Waze
Crowd-Sourcing
Video and Pervasive Screens
Watching whatever, wherever, whenever
Video captures for message delivery,
messaging, advertising, etc.
Smart Cars, Smart Homes, Smart Appliances
IT Expert Acquisitions
NonIT companies will acquire technology
companies for analytics, innovations, and main
operations
The smaller, the more powerful
Breakout: Group Guide Questions
Each group will be assigned to 1 ICT Trend
Identify the Positive and Negative Impact of
the Top ICT Trend assigned to you
How do you think will it change and develop in
the future or over time?
Netiquette
What is Netiquette
network etiquette, the do's and don'ts of
online communication.
Core Rules of Netiquette
1. Remember the Human
2. Adhere to the same standards of behavior
online that you follow in real life
3. Know where you are in cyberspace
4. Respect other people's time and bandwidth
5. Make yourself look good online
6. Share expert knowledge
7. Help keep flame wars under control
8. Respect other people's privacy
9. Don't abuse your power
10. Be forgiving of other people's mistake
Current State of ICT
What is ICT?
Information and Communication Technology
(ICT) is the application of telecommunication
techniques to enable society to create, collect,
consolidate, communicate, manage and
process information in multimedia and various
digital formats for different purposes.
create
collect
consolidate
communicate
manage
process
UNESCO
“The scientific, technological and engineering
disciplines and the management techniques
used to handle and transmit information
[between] men and machines”.
Digital Video Technology Glossary
“The computing and communications facilities
and features that support teaching, learning
and a range of activities in education.”
UK National Curriculum document in 2000
“The technology used to handle information
and aid communication”
Official IBM Glossary
“The use of computer based information
systems and communications systems to
process, transmit, and store data and
information”
UK Government's ICT Year in 1972
“A collective term [that is] involved in handling
and transmitting information. It includes
computing, telecommunications and
microelectronics [that] process[es], transmit[s],
and store[s] data and information.”
ICT and Society
ICT made an impact in
Society
Education
Communication
Scientific Exploration
Military
Economy
Recreation
Transportation
Knowledge Management
Information Institution
User Communities
Current Trends in ICT
Emotional Computing
Active Technology
Artificial Intelligence
described as the science of making computers
do things that require human intelligence.
Neutral Networks
computational models inspired by an animal’s
central nervous systems which is capable of
machine learning as well as pattern
recognition.
Expert Systems
computer software that attempts to act like a
human expert on a particular subject area.
From the research...
Renewable Energy
Modular or Wearable Devices and Gadgets
3D Printing
Wireless Connectivity, Wireless Networks and
the Clouds
Virtual Reality and Immersion
Environmental Technology
Medical Technology
Security
Transportation
Drones
Video Games
Big Data
Holograms
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