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1.1 information technology

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1.1 information technology

  1. 1. Intro to Information Technology<br />BTA30<br />
  2. 2. This activity explores these questions:<br />What is modern Information Technology?<br />How does Information Technology affect the lives of Canadians?<br />How did computers evolve?<br />How did the Internet developed? <br />What is the World Wide Web and how did it evolve?<br />How are the Internet and the WWW diferent?<br />What infrastructure supports modern information technology?<br />How is information technology changing?<br />
  3. 3. What is modern Information technology?<br />In small groups brainstorm and define the term Information Technology.<br />
  4. 4. In small groups brainstorm <br />Using the following diagram identify what categories will be incorporated under People Oriented and Machine Oriented<br />People Oriented<br />Machine Oriented<br />
  5. 5. In small groups brainstorm <br />Make a list of as may information technologies as you can think of.<br />Think to our daily life, activities!<br />
  6. 6. Information Technology: Pros and Cons<br /><ul><li>The changes in information technology have potential to help and, if applied poorly , the potential to harm society.</li></ul>In small groups, brainstorm ways the information technology has supported our society. For example experts suggest that because of the convenience and low cost of the services, more people keep in touch with friends and relatives via e-mail than they did by phone.<br />
  7. 7. Information Technology: Pros and Cons<br />In small groups, brainstorm ways you think the information technology has been poorly used in society. For example, many peoples argue that the increased computerization of telephone marketing has made us victims of technological harassment in our own homes.<br />
  8. 8. Information Technology: Pros and Cons<br />In small groups, consider some of the ethical challenges the development of information technology presents and continues to present( such as lost of privacy, changes in types of jobs available for people, etc.).<br />
  9. 9. Homework<br />Speak to a parent and find out what technology was like when he or she was your age. Ask the following questions:<br />When you were my age, what did you think the world would be like when you grew up?<br />What changes have you seen in technology?<br />What was considered “high tech” when you were my age?<br />What surprises you most about technology today? <br />

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