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  1. A Solid Foundation – Technology Versatility

  2. What You Need • Broadband Internet Connectivity • Computing Hardware • Computing Software • Utilizing the UNCG tools • Web 2.0 Software

  3. Personal Broadband • 2 mbps + • Dial-up • DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) – uses your phone line (more of it than dial up). Up to 54 mbps • Cable – 54 mbps + • WiMax technology (Clearwire Satellite) – 2 mbps + and you can go anywhere with this if you have a laptop. • Costs anywhere from $19.99 to $50.00/mo.

  4. Hardware • 2 GHz processing speed • 1 GB RAM • 250 GB Hard drive space • High end Video Card: • NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better • OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250 or better • OR Intel 945 chipset • Buy a 3 year warranty plan • Accessories – Web cam, Computer headset, DVD burner, Flashdrive • Remember the 3 year rule and arms race concepts – parts wear out and software uses available hardware requirements.

  5. Software • MS Office • PDFs • CoreFTP • How to set up your UNCG free Web space

  6. Web 2.0 Software to consider • Video/Audio conferencing • Skype (www.skype.com) • Podcast (www.mypodcast.com) • Wiki/Blogs (www.wordpress.com) • Google Docs (http://docs.google.com) • Facebook • www.facebook.com – Join the UNCG Department Group • Virtual Reality • Second Life – UNCG LIS Building located at coordinates • Twitter (www.twitter.com) • YouTube (www.youtube.com)

  7. Slides available on my blog • www.anthonyschow.wordpress.com