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GCE Applied ICT  Unit 1 Strand a -Online Services  Topic 1: Communication
Learning Objectives <ul><li>Identify different forms of communication on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the purpo...
Communication on the Internet <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Chat and instant messaging </li></ul...
Blogs <ul><li>Web logs, probably started around 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Specialised form of website created for the purpose...
Email <ul><li>Early online technology (1971) </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to use </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps the most powerful t...
Chat and instant messaging <ul><li>Different methods for chat </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging is more private </li></u...
Social networking <ul><li>Recent phenomenon </li></ul><ul><li>Different sites for different ages and purposes </li></ul><u...
Bulletin Boards <ul><li>Around since 1978 </li></ul><ul><li>Originally a replica of a physical noticeboard </li></ul><ul><...
Newsgroups <ul><li>Old part of the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of messages which are posted to a server by membe...
Conferences <ul><li>Groups of people can set up meetings on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Possible: </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Activity – group presentations <ul><li>Describe: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The t...
What am I looking for? <ul><li>A learning resource that everyone else in the group will be able to use  </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. GCE Applied ICT Unit 1 Strand a -Online Services Topic 1: Communication
  2. 2. Learning Objectives <ul><li>Identify different forms of communication on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the purpose, audience and uses of different internet communication methods </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of different internet communication methods </li></ul>
  3. 3. Communication on the Internet <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Chat and instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Online conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Newsgroups / Bulletin boards </li></ul>LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify different forms of communication on the internet; Describe the purpose, audience and uses; Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks
  4. 4. Blogs <ul><li>Web logs, probably started around 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Specialised form of website created for the purpose of keeping an online journal </li></ul><ul><li>Blog editor manages posts and comments on posts </li></ul><ul><li>You need to consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biased opinions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negative aspects of “freedom of speech” </li></ul></ul>LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify different forms of communication on the internet; Describe the purpose, audience and uses; Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks
  5. 5. Email <ul><li>Early online technology (1971) </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to use </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps the most powerful technology used on the internet today </li></ul><ul><li>Normally accessed via a client (e.g. Outlook Express) or via the web (e.g. hotmail) </li></ul><ul><li>You need to consider: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Viruses, worms and trojans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spoofing and phishing </li></ul></ul>LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify different forms of communication on the internet; Describe the purpose, audience and uses; Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks
  6. 6. Chat and instant messaging <ul><li>Different methods for chat </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging is more private </li></ul><ul><li>Must be online at the same time </li></ul><ul><li>You need to consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New language! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The dangers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The different services available </li></ul></ul>LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify different forms of communication on the internet; Describe the purpose, audience and uses; Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks
  7. 7. Social networking <ul><li>Recent phenomenon </li></ul><ul><li>Different sites for different ages and purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Bebo, Facebook, MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>You need to consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy issues </li></ul></ul>LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify different forms of communication on the internet; Describe the purpose, audience and uses; Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks
  8. 8. Bulletin Boards <ul><li>Around since 1978 </li></ul><ul><li>Originally a replica of a physical noticeboard </li></ul><ul><li>Now more versatile – allow downloading and uploading </li></ul><ul><li>FAQs, software updates and advertisements </li></ul>LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify different forms of communication on the internet; Describe the purpose, audience and uses; Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks
  9. 9. Newsgroups <ul><li>Old part of the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of messages which are posted to a server by members, and then distributed to other servers </li></ul><ul><li>Users need to subscribe </li></ul><ul><li>Can be read with specialist programs but increasingly accessed with standard browser </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily found on Usenet </li></ul><ul><li>Google Groups offers access to a large range – note the format of the group names </li></ul>LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify different forms of communication on the internet; Describe the purpose, audience and uses; Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks
  10. 10. Conferences <ul><li>Groups of people can set up meetings on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Possible: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combination of these </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Often needs specialist equipment such as web cam and special software to take part </li></ul><ul><li>Online telephone conversations (e.g. Skype) </li></ul>LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify different forms of communication on the internet; Describe the purpose, audience and uses; Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks
  11. 11. Activity – group presentations <ul><li>Describe: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The target audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The purpose and how well it meets these purposes (e.g. is it fit for purpose?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does it work (opportunity to show some technical understanding) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The benefits / scope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The drawbacks / limitations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Internet alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screenshots of 2 different providers of the services: compare their adv and disadv. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHAT TYPES OF INTERNET SOURCES WILL YOU USE TO RESEARCH THIS? TRY TO USE 6! </li></ul></ul>LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify different forms of communication on the internet; Describe the purpose, audience and uses; Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks
  12. 12. What am I looking for? <ul><li>A learning resource that everyone else in the group will be able to use </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet points of the important information NOT large chunks of copied and pasted text </li></ul><ul><li>Sources referenced in the presentation as well as a bibliography at the end </li></ul><ul><li>You presenting it next lesson </li></ul>LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify different forms of communication on the internet; Describe the purpose, audience and uses; Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks

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