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  • Applied GCE Unit 1 Online Services – Other services
  • Other types of online service
    • real-time information
    • commerce
    • government
    • education
    • business
    • entertainment
    • download services
    • web storage
    • online mapping and route planning
  • Real-time information
    • Really up-to-date information on demand
    • Rather than over the phone, face to face or TV (why?)
    • Examples (you should choose 3 of these to discuss)
      • Travel : train information, airline arrivals
      • Traffic information
      • Weather information
      • News services: “breaking news” and sports events
      • Delivery services: “track my order”
  • Activity
    • Look up today's weather forecast for your local area using the two websites below:
      • http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/
      • http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
    • What are the benefits of these services?
    • What are the limitations?
    • Which has the better information and why?
  • Activity
    • Plan a journey to London, leaving at 4pm this afternoon, by car and by rail:
      • http://www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp
      • http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
    • What are the benefits of these services?
    • What are the limitations?
    • Which has the better information and why?
  • Commerce
    • Examples (you should choose 2 of these to discuss)
      • Banking
      • Shopping
      • Auctions
  • Commerce: Shopping
    • Almost anything can be bought online
      • What are the most popular goods / services to buy online?
      • Can you think of anything you can’t or wouldn’t buy online?
    • PROS
      • Can look around for the best prices
      • What else?
    • CONS
      • But, lack of personal service
      • What else?
  • Commerce: Auctions
    • Almost anything can be bought in an online auction!
      • When did ebay start? Why?
      • How many customers does it have?
      • What are its major purposes?
      • Who is the target audience?
      • How does the auction process work?
    • PROS
      • You can make money for yourself
      • What else?
    • CONS
      • Fake goods
      • What else?
  • Commerce: Online banking
    • Logical extension of branch banking – saves money for the bank!
    • Allow customers to access and manage accounts using an internet connection
    • Uses encrypted security technology
    • Services
        • Finding a balance
        • Extend overdraft – immediate response
        • Making a payment 24/7
        • Looking at previous statements
    • PROS
      • Don’t need to visit the bank between 9am and 4pm
      • What else?
    • CONS
      • Phishing scams
      • What else?
  • Activity
    • Look at two online banks and answer the following questions for each:
      • What are its purpose?
      • Who is the target audience?
      • How does it fulfil the purpose?
      • What services do they offer?
      • What are the major advantages?
      • How might it be improved in the future?