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Name 4 different electronic sources to find out information.
Internet search engines, Email teachers, Chat to other students, Questions on a Bulletin Board, CD based software, On- Line Encyclopaedias, Interactive Television and Satellite information Systems
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What is CAL?
Computer Aided Learning, Computer package that allows students to study using a computer at home or in a class room.
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Give 4 advantages to CAL.
Access to more courses not available at school, Flexibility of time, Don't have to travel, Available anytime, revisit when needed, Multilingual Support, Work at own Pace
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Give 4 disadvantages to CAL
Cost of software, Lack of Personal Support, No peer interaction, Pupils must be motivated to achieve Goals, Need Equipment, No Collaborative Learning
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What is VLE?
Virtual Learning Environment, Set up in schools to allow Students and Teacher interactions
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What is CBT?
Computer Based Training, Software that's Sophisticated to help with learning like A Flight Simulator
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Name the 3 other uses of Computers for Teaching and Learning
Distance Learning, Video Conferencing, Online Learning, Interenet research, Revision Programs
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Name 4 advantages to VLE.
Access to course material, monitor students progress, Teachers can give feedback, Link between Parents and School
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What can school hold on databases?
Names, Family, Previous school, Timetable, Exam Results, Reports, School photos and Medical Problems
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What are the Computer Based Methods of Registration?
OMR, Radio Tags, Admin Software, Bromcom, Smart Cards, Biometrics
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Describe Admin Software?
Teachers take the register on their computer and the information is transferred electronically to a central server.
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Describe Smart Cards
Each pupil has their own Smart or Swipe Card which they swipe through a Computer at the begining of Registration and every lesson. This data is sent to the office by wireless/ file transfer.
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Describe Biometrics
Finger print or retina scanner. Each pupil as they have the classroom they place their thumb on the finger print reader. This data is sent electronically to the office.
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What are the General Advantages for Computer based registration?
Saves teachers time, Improves attendance, Easier to spot absence, Know which pupils are late, Print out report to check students %, Multiple access points on Data.
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What are the disadvantages for OMR?
Cannot be done sensibly every lesson, too much labour involved, paper can easily be damaged, tends be done daily/weekly and thus can be out of date. Only 1 access point. Initial cost of purchasing electronic equipment.
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What are the disadvantages for Admin Software?
Initial cost of purchasing electronic equipment. In a Fire cannot use the system and might not know who is there. Communications failure can mean that no lists are available.
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What are the disadvantages for Smart Cards?
Swipe cards - Pupils might swipe their friends cards into a lesson - teacher has not checked - relied upon the machine to do it. Initial cost of purchasing electronic equipment. In a Fire cannot use the system and might not know who is there.
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What are the disadvantages for Bio-metrics?
Biometric - Cost of maintenance and repair / dirt causes problems – need technical support. Initial cost of purchasing electronic equipment In a Fire cannot use the system and might not know who is there.
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