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Life In Info Age Lesson1
Life In Info Age Lesson1
Life In Info Age Lesson1
Life In Info Age Lesson1
Life In Info Age Lesson1
Life In Info Age Lesson1
Life In Info Age Lesson1
Life In Info Age Lesson1
Life In Info Age Lesson1
Life In Info Age Lesson1
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Life In Info Age Lesson1

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  • 1. Applied GCE Unit 1 Life in the Information Age
  • 2. Learning Outcomes Lesson 1 <ul><li>By the end of the lesson, you should: </li></ul><ul><li>Name and explain a paradigm and a paradigm shift. </li></ul><ul><li>understand the areas of life affected by ICT </li></ul><ul><li>be aware of the impact on working styles </li></ul><ul><li>see how ICT affects the way people conduct their professional lives </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate how the affect of ICT has created a paradigm shift in the working culture </li></ul>
  • 3. Paradigm <ul><li>An accepted school of thought. </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Can be incorrect </li></ul><ul><li>Will be superseded by a new paradigm </li></ul>
  • 4. Paradigms in society <ul><li>Paradigms do not necessarily follow Law </li></ul><ul><li>Paradigms can evolve over time </li></ul><ul><li>Paradigms can shift over a few year </li></ul><ul><li>ICT has created a tidal wave of paradigm shifts in societies view on what is normal acceptable and legal. </li></ul>
  • 5. Life in the Information Age <ul><li>ICT is transforming the way people live at home, in the workplace, in education </li></ul><ul><li>We bank and shop using ICT </li></ul><ul><li>We are watched, monitored, and sometimes controlled and governed by ICT </li></ul>Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles; effect on professional lives.
  • 6. Life in the Information Age <ul><li>Think about how your life has been affected by rapid changes in technology </li></ul><ul><li>Most would agree that changes are for the better – access to more information and services than ever before </li></ul><ul><li>Always costs to go with the benefits </li></ul>Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles; effect on professional lives.
  • 7. Life in the Information Age <ul><li>Different areas of life affected by ICT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment and leisure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Banking and shopping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crime and crime prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation and ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consider the positive and negative impacts in terms of personal, social and professional life </li></ul>Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT ; impact on working styles; effect on professional lives.
  • 8. Working styles <ul><li>Technologies blur the distinction between work and home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working on the move </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working at home (teleworking) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile phones </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easier to become more productive </li></ul><ul><li>Can raise expectations and increase stress </li></ul><ul><li>Work-life balance! </li></ul>Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles ; effect on professional lives.
  • 9. Working styles <ul><li>Large shift in the working styles of the majority of the working population </li></ul><ul><li>Change in way people work, and where they work </li></ul><ul><li>ICT not the cause, but the enabling technology </li></ul>Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles ; effect on professional lives.
  • 10. Working styles <ul><li>Area of largest change – the way people communicate at work </li></ul><ul><li>Use of ICT can give more freedom and self-reliance </li></ul><ul><li>Conversely, more control </li></ul>Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles ; effect on professional lives.
  • 11. Task <ul><li>Read the scenario for Activity 1, and answer the questions </li></ul>Lesson 1 Learning outcomes: Understand the areas of life affected by ICT; impact on working styles; effect on professional lives.

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