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Decision Making Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Applied GCE Unit 1 Life in the Information Age
  • 2. Learning Outcomes Lesson 9
    • By the end of the lesson, you should:
    • understand the impact on decision making
    • see the changes that technology is enabling
    • recognise the advantages and disadvantages of ICT within decision making
  • 3. Decision making
    • Most obvious effect is the sheer amount of information and information sources available
    • Quality of information improved considerably
    • People are bombarded with data and choice
    Lesson 9 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on decision making ; see changes technology is making; advantages and disadvantages
  • 4. Decision making
    • ICT enables better decisions to be made
    • Decision support software allows better control over business activities
    • Project management software allows better planning
    Lesson 9 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on decision making; see changes technology is making ; advantages and disadvantages
  • 5. Decision making
    • People feel stress and a sense of hopelessness
    • Especially where the information is contradictory or inconclusive
    Lesson 9 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on decision making; see changes technology is making; advantages and disadvantages
  • 6. Activity – Making Choices
    • Your grandmother wants a mobile phone. She does not have a price limit as such but wants to spend as little as possible.
    • Investigate the phones available and suggest one for her. Evaluate very carefully why she should buy the one you suggest. State any assumptions you make very clearly.
    Lesson 9 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on decision making; see changes technology is making; advantages and disadvantages
  • 7. Managing information overload
    • Many ICT tools have been created to help in dealing with the information explosion. In what ways can the following help in decision-making?
      • Spreadsheets
      • Simulation software
      • Data mining tools
      • Exception reporting tools
    Lesson 9 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on decision making; see changes technology is making; advantages and disadvantages