EDEXCEL GCSE ICT: OPERATING ONLINE PART 1

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What is the Internet?
The Internet is a huge network that links networks of computers all over the world. All of the computers use the same protocol- TCP/IP- so that they can communicate and send data to each other
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What is one of the most widely used services on the Internet?
is the World Wide Web (WWW) which uses the HTTP protocol to allow users to access the interlinked hypertext documents that we call web pages
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What do you need to connect to the Internet?
a network interface card (NIC) to get a cable or Wi-Fi connection. You also need to sign up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
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State one thing to consider when selecting an ISP
Cost- ISPs charge a monthly fee and there may be a set-up cost
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Bandwidth- This varies widely. Usually the higher the bandwidth, the higher the fee. The figure ISPs advertise is a maximum usually never reached because of other traffic (contention)
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Download limits- Some ISPs impose a limit on what you can download in a month. They charge extra if you go over the limit
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Email and web space- Most ISPs will give you email addresses and provide space on their servers for you to create your own website
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State one thing to consider when selecting an ISP
Security- Broadband, always-on, connections are vulnerable to hackers. The ISP should provide you with a firewall, antivirus and antispam software, and parental controls
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State one thing to consider when selecting an ISP
Reliability and support- Some ISPs never provide the bandwidth they promise and have very poor customer care. You can check magazines, online forums and user groups for advice
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The widespread use of the Internet has what?
had a huge effect on the ways in which individuals and societies live
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State one way of communicating on the Internet
Instant messaging (IM) "Talking" in real time by typing messages, helps collaboration
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State one way of communicating on the Internet
Blogs: Shared online diaries, Post and share experiences, Twitter is a microblog (can only post 140 characters)
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State one way of communicating on the Internet
Social networking: Websites that allow chat, messaging, email, groups and file sharing
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State one way of communicating on the Internet
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP): need fast Internet connection
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State one way of communicating on the Internet
Online albums: Photo albums hosted on a website and it allows you to share and back up photos
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State one way of communicating on the Internet
Email: Sending messages and can access using laptops,mobile phones, tablets etc
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When communicating online what is important to protect?
your personal information. You can use account settings on social networking sites to restrict who can see your personal details, photos and posts
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Description of email, instant messaging and VoIP
ways of communicating over the Internet
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State an advantage of email, instant messaging and voip
it aids collaboration
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State a disadvantage of email, instant messaging and voip
there is a possibility of over-reliance or misuse
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Description of cloud computing
storing software and data centrally so it can be accessed anywhere
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State an advantage of cloud computing
don't need to buy multiple software licenses
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State a disadvantage of cloud computing
possible security issues with data stored by third party
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Description of video conferencing
two-way audio and video transmissions
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State an advantage of video conferencing
reduces need for travel so it lowers costs
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State a way of learning on the Internet
Virtual Learning Environment
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State a way of learning on the Internet
News websites
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State a way of learning on the Internet
User-generated websites
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State a way of learning on the Internet
Email, instant messaging, VoIp
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Description of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
web-based system allowing students, parents and teachers to communicate in a "virtual school"
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State an advantage of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
students can access tasks and resources uploaded by teachers and track progress
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State a disadvantage of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
cannot access if you do not have a internet connection
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State an advantage of News websites
can use RSS feeds to see latest stories
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State an advantage of News websites
can search archives to find old stories
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State a disadvantage of News websites
possible over-reliance on news websites rather than using a number of sources for research
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Description of User-generated websites
websites to which people can add their own content
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State an advantage of User-generated websites
up to date information source which draws on lots of people knowledge and expertise
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State a disadvantage of User-generated websites
anyone can add content so information may be inaccurate or biased
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State an advantage of Email, instant messaging, Voip
improved/ quicker communication
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State a disadvantage of Email, instant messaging, Voip
possible over-reliance or overuse
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When you buy goods online or join a social networking site what will you need to set up?
an account and in future you will login in with a username and password
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What do you a password for?
to authenticate- to prove your identity
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Security questions are what?
one example of a challenge response test. When you set up an account you will be asked to select security questions and to enter your own "secret answer"
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