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Meet our Computer Tutors
Kristen McIntosh is a Sullivan University graduate, having completed her Associate's Degree in Computer Science in 2009 and her Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in 2013. She started tutoring basic Computer Science for Sullivan in 2008. Kristen assists students that come to the ARC seeking help with Microsoft Office or help with their lower level programming classes. For hobbies, Kristen enjoys both tabletop and video games and crafting with paper.
Jessica Elliott is a 2020 Sullivan University graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology. This is her second year as a tutor at Sullivan University. Since college, coding has become a love of hers and, web development specifically, has become a hobby in her spare time. In addition to coding, Jessica enjoys writing and reading.
Expert Computing Tutorials
Laptops Simplified by
Publication Date: 2012-10-30
Step-by-step guidance on all things laptop-related, aimed at visual learners A little overwhelmed by the selection of laptops out there and how to get started using one? Laptops Simplified, Second Edition is here to help! Boasting a straightforward, jargon-free approach, this easy-to-navigate guide takes the fear out of exploring the subject of laptops and breaks it down to the basics. Veteran author Sherry Kinkoph Gunter demystifies common laptop issues such as finding the laptop that is right for you, setting it up, troubleshooting it, and maintaining it. Covers the very basics of connecting to wireless networks while away from home; working with a variety of devices such as cameras, cell phones, and extra monitors; and making sure all security precautions are in place for safe online experiences Features full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions on how to get up and running with your laptop Includes coverage of the new Windows 8 operating system Shares helpful advice from a veteran author on getting the most out of your laptop Laptops Simplified, Second Edition puts you on your way to becoming a confident and savvy laptop user!
The Fourth Age by
Publication Date: 2018-04-24
"The Fourth Age not only discusses what the rise of A.I. will mean for us, it also forces readers to challenge their preconceptions. And it manages to do all this in a way that is both entertaining and engaging." --The New York Times As we approach a great turning point in history when technology is poised to redefine what it means to be human, The Fourth Age offers fascinating insight into AI, robotics, and their extraordinary implications for our species. In The Fourth Age, Byron Reese makes the case that technology has reshaped humanity just three times in history: - 100,000 years ago, we harnessed fire, which led to language. - 10,000 years ago, we developed agriculture, which led to cities and warfare. - 5,000 years ago, we invented the wheel and writing, which lead to the nation state. We are now on the doorstep of a fourth change brought about by two technologies: AI and robotics. The Fourth Age provides extraordinary background information on how we got to this point, and how--rather than what--we should think about the topics we'll soon all be facing: machine consciousness, automation, employment, creative computers, radical life extension, artificial life, AI ethics, the future of warfare, superintelligence, and the implications of extreme prosperity. By asking questions like "Are you a machine?" and "Could a computer feel anything?", Reese leads you through a discussion along the cutting edge in robotics and AI, and, provides a framework by which we can all understand, discuss, and act on the issues of the Fourth Age, and how they'll transform humanity.