Monday, October 31, 2011

10/31 class notes

today in the class we reviewed what we have learned on the database.  also Google Refine has introduced to us in the class.  Google Refine is a very useful tool that assist us to "refine" messy information in our document which Excel can't do it just yet.  It also helps to file a large document and easier for us to analyze database.

Friday, October 28, 2011

10/28 class note

We discussed about social network.  There are many function on facebook, and we  can even advertise on the facebook now as well.  It's not just another email system that connect us with our customer only.  It creates many more business opportunities for us.  It can help us to narrow down our target market, and also easy to get attention from the users. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

10/24 class note

There are many resources online that can help us to build our own website.  We don't have to be professional in programming, but we can still make a decent website and it's free.  We have learned how to operate basic html codes via notepad++.  For instance: writing headings, paragraph, colors, pictures, and videos.
10/26 class notes Today we discussed a little more about the midterm, and also learned more about how to set up our website. I have tried to add a Paypal bottom on my page. Following is the example. This is for class uses only! Selling a book.

Friday, October 21, 2011


The past two weeks, we have been "playing" a game in the class.  We actually learned how to build a city while we were trying to expand our company.  We have to pay attention on  both buying new equipment/ technology, and researching for new knowledge. 

I also found out that Internet is actually came out earlier than WWW.  We also discussed about how technology will change in the future. Space and time is not going to be an big influence anymore.  Technology draws people closer and closer.  The entire world is going to be very interesting when everyone has a way to access to internet anytime, anywhere.  It's going to change the way we work, social , business, and even more in our life.  I can't wait to see that happen!

Friday, October 14, 2011

10/14 class notes

We first discussed about the problem/error we might had while we were trying to operate Microsoft Access.  And some of those were just out of blue, such as language translation, different version software, etc.  It's essential to find out these problems when we design IS for a project, so we can reach a better result.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10/12 class notes
Database we have tables (fields, records), relationships, forms, queries (asking question) and reports.

Database vs Spreadsheets: Database is metadata - data about data

we have discussed what database is, for example Google, Wikipedia, and even Google Doc.  We can also use database and it's query function to find out answer to our question so that we can make a better decision.  If we can find a way to collect our data, it will help us better to make a decision.

We can also put two databases together, just like on the you can find a contact info for the ward, and with google map database, it makes easier for us to find other church members location.  And when we put two or more databases together, we call it "mash it up".

Monday, October 10, 2011

10/10 Class note

I have learned from my group member today about how computer works.  We all have a part to share with our group member and teach each other about their assigned hardware.  I like how we only have to focus one hardware for each group member, in that way we get into more depth of information of each hardware. And when we were in the group, we were able to teach each other with a decent idea on the hardware. 

We also had a chance to learn a little bit about Access.  It was my first time to use this database software, and I had heard about this software long time ago, but just never got a chance to learn it.  It seems like a great tool to assist us to sort all the information. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

10/3 class notes

Hardware and Software

Discussed Kindle Tablet its function and how will it change our learning experience.