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Topic 2&3 Real Time And Commerce

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

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