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1 Section 6 Theory Effect of ICT in the Home, Employment and Leisure

2 Lesson Objectives By the end of this lesson you will be able to: (a)Understand the effect of ICT on Employment. (b) The effect of Microprocessor controlled devices in the home (c) The effect of Microprocessors on social life and leisure.

3 Starter Microprocessors are single chip computers used to check, regulate and control something. Can you think of any device in your house controlled by a microprocessor? Make a list Let share our list. Do they make our lives better? Predictions – – – from – Future – – –

4 Effects of Microprocessor controlled devices For the exam you will need to know the effects microprocessor controlled devices have on the following: – The Home – Leisure time – Social interaction – Reducing the need to leave the home You will need to give examples and explain the effects.

5 Microprocessor controlled devices Using page 56 – 57 make brief notes about the effect each microprocessor controlled device has had. HomeLeisure timeSocial interactionReduce the need to leave home Computer systems Mobile phonesPlay computer games Online shopping Washing machineElectrical appliances Mobile phone sms (texting) etc. Downloads Children toysPeople become lazyDisabled/elderly lifeline Online banking Heating systemLack of fitnessHobbiesResearch Alarm systemPlaying gamesCheap internet callsEntertainment Digital cameraGo to gymFind social activitiesWork from home Intelligent oven/microwave Watch TVSaving time for other things Remote recording Intelligent fridgeAutomatic washingList disadvantagesSupervising ovens etc not needed.

6 Effects of ICT on employment Fewer people needed to complete the same amount of work. More people working from home e.g. teleworking More automation in factories due increase use of robots for welding, spraying etc. Constant need for training as the system changes. Increase in part-time work due to companies working 24/7. Need for flexible and well trained staff. Fewer real meeting more Virtual meeting Increased number of technical staff to manage network

7 Areas of increased unemployment Workers in shop reduced as more is brought online Online store are automated so less staff needed Manual repetitive jobs welding, spraying etc. workers replaced by robots Call centre job gone abroad wages are lower Designing /producing CD/DVD’s, music, games and software likely to be downloaded so no packing needed.

8 Areas of increased employment Network managers/ Administrators - keep the network running and backup data Website designers- design and create websites/ keep them up- to-date. Development staff- programmers / Analysis design- new systems.

9 Task In your book attempt questions 1 and 2 on page 57. Please use your notes to ensure you have included keywords. You have 10 – 15 minutes and then we will go through the answers.

10 Answers Q1a two from – Any manual repetitive job – Manual Paint spraying – welding – Packing goods – Assembly work in factories

11 Answers Q1b two from – Welding – Spray painting – Assembly work Q1c one from – Teleworking – Call centres

12 Answers Q2a one from – Network managers/administrators – Web designers – Development staff- Analysis/ Programmers Q2b two from Continual need to retrain as the system changes.

13 Plenary Questions – The shape of things to come? Think of one thing that that it could do to make our lives better.


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