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Life in the Information Age. Main Areas. Working styles Communication Education Entertainment and leisure Banking and shopping Decision-making Employment opportunities Crime and crime prevention Civil rights Legislation. Working Styles. ICT has had a tremendous impact on

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Main Areas

  • Working styles

  • Communication

  • Education

  • Entertainment and leisure

  • Banking and shopping

  • Decision-making

  • Employment opportunities

  • Crime and crime prevention

  • Civil rights

  • Legislation

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Working Styles

  • ICT has had a tremendous impact on

    • The way in which everyday tasks are carried out

    • The way in which data is processed, information is transmitted and knowledge applied

    • The physical environment of the workplace and the jobs that people do

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Working Styles

  • ICT has had a tremendous impact on

    • The way in which everyday tasks are carried out

      • Communications

      • Ordering

      • Getting information

      • Planning

      • Writing

      • Production (robots, DTP)

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Working Styles

  • ICT has had a tremendous impact on

    • The way in which data is processed, information is transmitted and knowledge applied

      • Loyalty cards / Doctors records etc.

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Working Styles

  • ICT has had a tremendous impact on

    • The physical environment of the workplace and the jobs that people do

      • Office layout (with workstations etc)

      • What workers do

      • Where they are based (don’t need to be on site)

      • Interaction with others (email, video links)

      • Training (initial and subsequent)

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Communications

  • ICT has affected the way and the means of communications

    • Email, chat, text messages.

  • Emphasis on speed, interactivity, collaboration

    • Look at the collaboration features in Word

    • Attachments

    • Type of information e.g. NHS patient records, consultation etc.

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Education

  • Children have to use ICT early and gain skills as they progress through school.

  • Use ICT in most subjects

    • Such as and for what purpose

  • Schools have access to the Internet

    • So what ?

  • Styles of teaching

    • Whiteboards, interactive, teach yourself etc.

  • Learning beyond the school

    • University, vocational, evening classes etc.

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Entertainment and Leisure

  • Communications, playing games and interactive pursuits

  • Planning leisure activities

    • Researching holidays, pricing airline tickets, checking routes, timetables, concerts etc.

  • Via internet and mobile phone

    • Satellite TV?

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Banking and Shopping

  • Older technology has been around for ages

    • ATM, barcode scanners etc.

  • Newer opportunities such as

    • Online banking, ordering, payments

    • Over the phone transactions and services

      • Mortgages, Setting up accounts, payments, orders

    • Automatic stock control and processing systems

    • Loyalty schemes

  • eBay

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Decision Making

  • More automated

    • software automatically analyses sales and produces forecasts and statistics.

  • Can use software to

    • model situations (spreadsheets – “what if”)

    • make computer simulations (car design)

    • test product design (CAD)

  • Make personal decisions such as

    • Mortgage, finances, researching

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Employment Opportunities

  • Benefits and drawbacks (e.g. Banking)

    • More efficient service, greater flexibility, more choice, convenience

    • Less personal, job losses, must have ICT skills to operate your account, smaller branches closed.

  • New opportunities that didn’t exist before

    • Web designers, software engineers, technicians etc.

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Crime and Crime Prevention

  • Protection

    • Data Protection Act

    • Computer Misuse Act

  • Dangers

    • Free Speech (extreme views – racial, political, criminal)

    • Controversial sites

    • Harmful Sites

    • Terrorism (mobile phones, internet etc)

    • Fraud

    • Internet Grooming etc.

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Assessment

  • Provide a description of how ICT is affecting at least five different aspects of people’s lives and identify some benefits and drawbacks.

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