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Using technology to extract information and evaluate sources of information

USING TECHNOLOGY TO EXTRACT INFORMATION AND EVALUATE SOURCES OF INFORMATION


Using the internet

Using the Internet?

  • The internet is a network of connected computers – across the world. It is a WAN or Wide Area Network.


Internet terminology

Internet Terminology


What can the internet be used for

What can the Internet be Used For?

Advertising the company

E-commerce

Selling products online 24/7

Buying products, best deals, comparing suppliers

Booking travel/hotels

Using e-mail

Web conferencing

Gaining customer feedback and reviews

  • Researching

    • eg travel/accommodation costs

    • Travel routes eg for salespeople

    • Latest travel information

    • Competitors’ prices/promotions

    • Latest news

    • Government publications


Advantages of using reliable websites

Advantages of Using Reliable Websites

  • Information is usually up-to-date – many websites are updated on a regular basis (egCalMac)

  • Vast range of information is available – much easier to compare prices for example

  • Websites may give more detailed information than printed material like brochures which become out of date quickly and can’t link to videos etc

  • Convenience – users can access information 24/7, whenever it is convenient for them

  • Information is instantly available, eg seat information when booking theatre tickets or latest new reports


How do i know a site is reliable

How do I Know a Site is Reliable

  • Be selective – anyone can create a website

  • Use websites from well-known organisations (eg the BBC or government) or reputable websites

  • Try to use regularly updated websites – they are more likely to be accurate

  • Look carefully – does it look poorly designed and substandard? If so, it is maybe a fake!

  • Use a secure website if paying for goods – look for https in the web address or a padlock sign 


Consequences of using unreliable websites

Consequences of Using Unreliable Websites

Anyone can post information so it is important to be selective and not use biased information (someone’s personal opinion)

Using a website which is not secure could mean your credit card details could be stolen

  • Using an out of date timetable could mean missing important meetings

  • Using fake websites could mean buying goods which are not genuine articles and they could be faulty or even dangerous eg in the case of electrical equipment


Using an intranet

Using an Intranet

  • An intranet is an internal network used to share information within an organisation. It is a LAN or Local Area Network

  • Employees can use the organisation’s intranet to access company files, forms to complete, product information and price lists etc. It can also be used for internal e-mail, e-diary and sharing software. We use the intranet to access files – Pupil Files.


Advantages of using an intranet

Advantages of using an Intranet

  • All employees have access to the same current information

  • Time is saved as information needs only to be updated once

  • Cost savings – no need to print documents

  • Communication is improved through use of e-mail and e-diaries


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