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F1FD 11PC Passport: Internet and On-line Communications Outcome 4Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a variety of on-line communication methods. Image from:http://www.computer-tracking.com/computer%20tracking/images/Rec_ChatIM.gif
Instant Messaging Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. The text is conveyed via computers connected over a network such as the Internet. Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_messaging Image from: http://www.tech-faq.com/blog/if-not-ym-then-what.html
Internet Telephony A category of hardware and software that enables people to use the Internet as the transmission medium for telephone calls. For users who have free, or fixed-price Internet access, Internet telephony software essentially provides free telephone calls anywhere in the world. To date, however, Internet telephony does not offer the same quality of telephone service as direct telephone connections. Ref: http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/I/Internet_telephony.html Image from http://ntrg.cs.tcd.ie/undergrad/4ba2.05/group8/image3.jpg
Forums http://www.learnthenet.com/english/animate/forums.html Follow this link to find out about forums!! Image from http://global.msi.com.tw/images/forum.jpg
Blogs A blog is similar to an electronic journal or diary. The writer, known as a blogger, makes periodic entries, sometimes as frequently as a few times a day. Blogs can be on any subject … These musings may be of interest only to the blogger's family and friends or they can command the attention of a global audience. It all depends on how thoughtful and compelling they are. What distinguishes blogs from other online content is that it is highly personal, reflecting the point of view of the writer. Ref: http://www.learnthenet.com/ENGLISH/html/82blog.htm Image from http://www.nataliedee.com/072507/thats-funny-corky-why-dont-you-forward-it-to-all-the-blogs.jpg
Wikis A wiki is software that allows users to create, edit, and link web pages easily. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki Image from http://lettere2.unive.it/ridi/reference1trasp.gif
Picture Sharing Upload Upload from your desktop, send by email, or use your cameraphone. Organize Use collections, sets, and tags to organize your photos. Share Use groups and privacy controls to share your photos. Ref: http://www.flickr.com/tour/ Do the Tour to find out more! Image from http://images.businessweek.com/ss/05/06/sharing/image/sharing.jpg
Assessment Investigate at least three and use one of the on-line communications methods. Produce a report of approximately 500 words detailing the features and suitability of each of the methods investigated. The report is also to include a description of the on-line communication method used. Image from http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/spec_serv/Media/assessment.gif