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1 09/11/2005©RSH Life in the Information Age

2 09/11/2005©RSH Main Areas Working styles Communication Education Entertainment and leisure Banking and shopping Decision-making Employment opportunities Crime and crime prevention Civil rights Legislation

3 09/11/2005©RSH 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

4 09/11/2005©RSH 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)

5 09/11/2005©RSH 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.

6 09/11/2005©RSH 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 ( , video links) Training (initial and subsequent)

7 09/11/2005©RSH Communications ICT has affected the way and the means of communications – , 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.

8 09/11/2005©RSH 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.

9 09/11/2005©RSH 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?

10 09/11/2005©RSH 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

11 09/11/2005©RSH 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

12 09/11/2005©RSH 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.

13 09/11/2005©RSH 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.

14 09/11/2005©RSH 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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