UNIT 3AAIT                                              finance and the economy                                          ...
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Cc syllabus stage 3 ab 2012 13

  1. 1. UNIT 3AAIT  finance and the economy o online auction e.g. e-bay o online banking o live feeds from stock exchange o online retail. Unit description The unit description provides the focus for Values, ethics and inclusivity teaching the specific unit content. • investigate changing societal values and ethics in the use of ICT e.g. MySpace, FacebookThe focus for this unit is evolving information and • discuss the implications of identity theftcommunication technologies. The use ofapplications to create, modify, manipulate, use • identify the need for inclusivity in the design ofand/or manage ICT, particularly for business, ICT products and services e.g. monitors for sighttraining, education, infotainment and edutainment impaired, use of icons, subtitles for deaf,purposes is fundamental to this unit. Students equipment for the handicappedconsider the nature and impact of technology • discuss digital divide i.e. the availability of ICTchange and the affect on creating ICT products for a resources to both wealthy and poor sectors ofparticular purpose and audience. Students develop the economyan understanding of the nature of computer systems • analyse the ethics of employer and employeeand the use these technologies have on society. relationships in regards to the appropriate use of ICT technologies in the workplace:  appropriate user policiesSuggested learning contexts  employer’s monitoring of work emails, internet access and computer useWithin the focus area of evolving information and  security of information and protectivecommunication technologies, teachers may measures i.e. Net Alert, cyber stalking, cyberchoose one or more of the suggested contexts (this bullyinglist is not exhaustive): • appropriate legislation e.g. Spam Act, Copyright• entertainment Act, Privacy Act.• edutainment• infotainment Past and emerging trends in ICT• education and training • explore present and emerging ICT trends e.g.• advertising and marketing. digital video and sound, online services—sport, music, training and education, news and advertising, digital maps • investigate the convergence of multimedia Unit content trends and new developments in technology e.g. It is recommended that students studying Stage haptic technology, human kinetics, robotics. 3 have completed Stage 2 units. This unit includes knowledge, understandings Hardware and software and skills to the degree of complexity described Hardware components and functions below. This is the examinable content of the • investigate and compare different types of course. computer platforms i.e. MS Windows and MacOS or LinuxSocial implications and trends • describe current hardware specifications ofThe impact of ICT on individuals, communities, typical small-scale multimedia productionand environments business computer systems for different purposes:• examine the impacts on developers of new  CPU, primary and secondary memory, technologies and the choices that users make in graphics output, sound input/output, visual relation to: output  behaviour and relationships of individuals • explain the function of specialised peripheral o Virtual Worlds e.g. Second Life, the SIMs devices e.g. graphics tablet, interactive o role playing games e.g. World of Warcraft whiteboard, video capture cards  the physical environment • investigate help procedures and other support o industry disposal of old technology facilities to support hardware/software o climate change functionality e.g. forums, bulletin boards, on line o sustainable use of paper based products tutors, live chats, video conferencing.  community o satellite technology e.g. Google earth, GPS o online applications i.e. Web2/3