Task 1 – Choose a country outside Europe
and North America and research the following information:

•       Change in the last 10 years of its
primary food product exports.

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•       Change in the last 10 years of its
imports of American goods

•       Change in the last 10 years of the
country’s population under 16

•       Change in the last 10 years in the
country’s employment rates

•       Currency changes between the country
and the Euro.

•       Political changes (leadership) within
that country.

Present
this information in a form that analyses trends and a relationship between this
information.

Task 2 – Choose a company and for all 10
departments, create a report on how they will manage the information about
change.

?  There are different kinds of owners
of information such as Individual citizens, businesses, educational
institutions, governments, charities, health care services and community
organisations) and their location could be anywhere around the world.

Task 3 – Repeat the same task as Task 3
but for one of these other owners of information and how they would react to
information change.

Task 4 – Researching the different types of
storage media, including examples of the key characteristics (e.g. cost, energy
consumption, robustness, data density, weight, environmental considerations
etc.), advantages and disadvantages of each and some possible uses for each
example.

Task 5– Using examples from each category, discuss
the Purpose, Audience and interactive Expectations within a production for
Information Sharing.

Task 6 – Using examples, discuss the hardware
limitations and browser issues that need to be considered within a production
for Information sharing.

Task 7 – For the following list of
scenarios, specify the best type on Internet connection appropriate for the
situation and state the reasons why, the advantages and disadvantages.

Charity worker in a disaster
zone, following an earthquake when breaks in cables and optical fibres can
disrupt information access
Home user just moved into a new
house that currently does not have a live internet connection
Doctor within an ER looking for
information to use within an operation
Students on a foreign field
trip
Business who have gone live
with a website that involves streaming videos
Postal worker using a handheld
device to get customers to sign when a parcel is delivered
School providing limited
Internet access within a 6th form centre
Restaurant setting up an
Internet connection for customers
Café setting up a live video
feed for the football for customers

Task 8 – For each of the following
definitions you need to expand on them, by research into further examples of
each information format, describing how each format meets the need of a range
of different holders of information.

?  Backbone – A high-speed line or series of connections
that forms a major pathway within a network.

?  Bandwidth – How much data that can be sent
through a network connection (usually Internet). A 56k Dial-Up Modem can send
about 57,000 bits in one second. Modern DSL connections are capable of
transfers of 100Mbits (100,000,000 bps)

?  Blog – Short for web-log. An web-based journal.

?  Browser – Special software designed to read web pages.
Often referred to as a Web Browser.

?  Client – A piece of software designed to contact and
obtain data from a Web Server. An Email Client or Browser Client are examples.

?  Client-Side – Any requirement or procedure that
relies upon and executes on the users computer. This basically means the
hardware/software set-up being used by a visitor to a website. See:
Server-Side.

?  Cookie – A small file sent by a Web Server (usually
through a website) to a Web Browser which is saved on the users computer. This
file can then be referenced when the user revisits the same Web Sever
(website).

Task 9 – Research, describe and present how
different visual, motion and cognitive disabilities can affect internet use.

Task 10
– Demonstrate your
understanding of Web Accessibility by demonstrating the problem and used
solution for web issues.

Task 11 – Using the information from the
holders of information, from 2.1, to identify at least 10 individual holders of
information.

?  Research the potential advantages
for individuals of using www technologies (networks and information formats).

?  Investigate the potential disadvantages
for individuals of using www technologies by researching the consequences of
the loss of personal data.

?  Present your findings, summarising
the outcome of the research and draw out common ideas and research findings.

?  Holder of such information could include
Students like yourself when doing a research project, a Teacher when resourcing
materials for this Unit, a person in marketing using the Web for research in
statistics etc.

Task 12 – Using the information from the
holders of information, from 2.1, to identify at least 10 individual holders of
information. Select the most suitable media and devices for scenarios provided,
and justify their selections. (see next slide)

?  Global divide resource: click here.
Imagine carrying out the same tasks in Ghana (internet being slow and limited),
South Korea (Internet being super fast and unrestricted), Saudi Arabia
(Internet being monitored and limited), or Chile (Internet being unavailable
except through satellite phones).

Task 13 – Using the global divide resource,
reassess your knowledge of the technological divisions that exist in the world.

Charity worker in a disaster
zone, following an earthquake when breaks in cables and optical fibres can
disrupt information access
Home user just moved into a new
house that currently does not have a live internet connection
Doctor within an ER looking for
information to use within an operation
Students on a foreign field
trip
Business who have gone live
with a website that involves streaming videos
Postal worker using a handheld
device to get customers to sign when a parcel is delivered
School providing limited
Internet access within a 6th form centre
Restaurant setting up an
Internet connection for customers
Café setting up a live video
feed for the football for customers

 

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