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Life In Info Age Lesson9
Life In Info Age Lesson9
Life In Info Age Lesson9
Life In Info Age Lesson9
Life In Info Age Lesson9
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  • 1. Applied GCE Unit 1 Life in the Information Age
  • 2. Learning Outcomes Lesson 9 <ul><li>By the end of the lesson, you should: </li></ul><ul><li>understand the impact on decision making </li></ul><ul><li>see the changes that technology is enabling </li></ul><ul><li>recognise the advantages and disadvantages of ICT within decision making </li></ul>
  • 3. Decision making <ul><li>Most obvious effect is the sheer amount of information and information sources available </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of information improved considerably </li></ul><ul><li>People are bombarded with data and choice </li></ul>Lesson 9 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on decision making ; see changes technology is making; advantages and disadvantages
  • 4. Decision making <ul><li>ICT enables better decisions to be made </li></ul><ul><li>Decision support software allows better control over business activities </li></ul><ul><li>Project management software allows better planning </li></ul>Lesson 9 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on decision making; see changes technology is making ; advantages and disadvantages
  • 5. Decision making <ul><li>People feel stress and a sense of hopelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Especially where the information is contradictory or inconclusive </li></ul>Lesson 9 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on decision making; see changes technology is making; advantages and disadvantages
  • 6. Activity – Making Choices <ul><li>Your grandmother wants a mobile phone. She does not have a price limit as such but wants to spend as little as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Lesson 9 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on decision making; see changes technology is making; advantages and disadvantages
  • 7. Managing information overload <ul><li>Many ICT tools have been created to help in dealing with the information explosion. In what ways can the following help in decision-making? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulation software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data mining tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exception reporting tools </li></ul></ul>Lesson 9 Learning outcomes: Understand the impact on decision making; see changes technology is making; advantages and disadvantages

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