ICT Unit 2 - Consquences of ICT

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Who can ICT benefit?
Indivduals, Disabled, Elderly, School and students and Society
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What are 5 benefits to indivuals?
Greater Leisure Time, Easy access to vast amount of information, easy to exchange ideas, cheap method of communication, ability to shop from home
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What are 4 benefits of teleworking for the individual/employee?
No Time Wasted commutting, Can live where you want, ideal for disabled people, less stress.
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What are 4 benefits of teleworking for the employeer?
Smaller offices, less office furniture needed, staff can work flexible hours, reduced office overheads.
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What are 4 Disadvantages of teleworking to the employee?
Home Costs, such as heating/lighting, may feel isolated, boundary between home and work is lost, other people in the house may be disturbing you
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What are 4 disadvantages of teleworking to employers?
Difficult to hold meetings, have to pay for employees ICT equipment, harder for managers to mange the work, hard to determine how hard staff are working, change to organisational structure may be needed
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What are 4 benefits of teleworking to society?
reduced traffic congestion as fewer people travel to work, less air pollution, fewer green house gas emissions helps to reduce global warming, can help sustain rural communities as people can telework.
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What are 4 problems caused by ICT to individuals ?
Information overload, Increased insecurity at work, worrying about children accessing the internet, health problems
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How has ICT benefitted the disabled ?
Helps people with learning disablilities, helps people with unclear speech, voice activation systems- command different functions, retain there independence.
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How has ICT has benefited older people?
Communication with grandchildren who may live to far away, learn new skills on ICT systems, manage their finances, explore their families history (genealogy)m gain information about lots of different things- Health, join groups (self help or form it
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How has ICT benefited Students?
Eletronic whiteboards- more interactive, Powerpoint presentations, facilities group work- text email, one note, students can work at there own pace, revision sites, personalised learning
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What are the problems of the use of ICT in society?
Misuse - (identity theft, hacking, virus attack) Lack of Privacy, Lack of equality, De Skills or eliminates some jobs.
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How has ICT benefited fighting crime?
DNA databases, Vehicle number plate recognition, fingerprint database, CCTV cameras.
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How has ICT made crime worse?
cybercrime- (finance scams, downloading illegal content) , Anoymity (remaining anonymous - can help people committing, terrorism, money laundering, drug dealing, preying on the vunerable
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What are 5 Benefits of the use of ICT in society ?
Greater Democracy, Higher standards of living, shorter working week, helps disabled be more independent, makes life safer.
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How has Videoconferencing help society?
allows face to face meetings, so dont need to commute, can be used to share documents and presentations,
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What components does Videoconferencing need?
High Bandwidth, Hardware- Codec, screen, Software- codec, Data communcaitons connection to a high speed network.
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Benefits of using videoconferencing?
less stress for employees, improved family life for employees, no longer long working hours, much cheaper, imporved productivity of employees, meetings called at short notice, reduces CO2 , less congestion.
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Disadvantages of videoconfering ?
cost of equipment, poor image and sound quality, people can feel self conscious, lack of face to face contacnt.
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Uses of Videoconferencing?
Education- for alevel students for when theres a small class, Medicine- hold conferences about patients, Business- conduct meetings at a distance
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