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Effects of ICT on Society

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6IUmR46CKI Tommy Morteboy Questions:


1. Computer usage within businesses has increased massively over the last 30 years.
a. Describe three benefits that ICT can bring to businesses:
Documents are shared faster

Research is found faster

Online conferences

b. State three effects that ICT has had upon employment patterns:
Less people work in banks ATMs do a faster job than a banker Factories need less workers

c. State three types of jobs that ICT has created:


ICT teacher ICT specialist Google jobs

d. State three types of jobs that have been lost due to ICT:
News papers Librarian Neighborhood watch

e. State two jobs that have changed their nature due to the introduction of ICT:
Teachers

Bankers

f. The increase in high-speed broadband has led to cheaper international telephone calls using the Internet (like Skype). Name one job that may be lost due to this:
Telephone operator

Vocabulary

Retraining - to train again, especially for a different vocation or differenttasks. Deskillingto remove any need of skill, judgment, or initiative in: jobs beingdeskilled by automation.

Better work environment a place where you can work comfortably with no distractions

Reduced costs - Price is lowered Higher Productivity - More of a product is produced in an efficient way Consistency a degree of density, firmness, viscosity, etc.: The liquid has theconsistency of cream.

Moral and ethical considerations of ICT

What are morals and ethics?

There is a moral and ethical dimension to consider when access to ICT is raised. For each advantage of the use of ICT there are concerns about the impact on the way we live. If access to ICT and to the internet is a 'right' then we need to consider how the advantages and disadvantages associated with widespread use of ICT might impact on our lives.

We have already seen how ICT can effect 'our personal lives, leisure time and employment'. So now we are going to discuss if the advantages outweigh the disadvantage.

Group Activity
In groups of four you are going to discuss four points. 1. What advantages arise from the statement? 2. Does this advantage favor just one section of society? 3. Could anyone not feel the advantages? 4. What could be done to make the advantages felt by everyone?

Statements for the group activity


1. People are more connected and can share information or conduct business 24/7.

1. What advantages arise from the statement?


Documents can be shared at anytime and anywhere, this makes everyone's life easier because it will make an easier access to documents

2. Does this advantage favor just one section of society?


It favors everyone with a computer because they share documents in an efficient way

3. Could anyone not feel the advantages?


People who does not have a computer, because they are not able to share documents on line

4. What could be done to make the advantages felt by everyone?


Give out cheap phones or computers by doing this everyone can share documents

2. Increase productivity can lead to economic growth.

1. What advantages arise from the statement?


More of a product is produced and helps the economy and it helps the entire country.

2. Does this advantage favor just one section of society?


It favors everyone because people incomes higher and the economy helps the whole country

3. Could anyone not feel the advantages?


People from other countries, because they don't have the same advantage as other countries do

4. What could be done to make the advantages felt by everyone?


Changing your nationality and become part of the privileged country 3. As we experience more and more online or telephone voting systems, ICT may bring about changes to the way we conduct our politics, perhaps making us feel that we can engage more easily with politics.

1. What advantages arise from the statement?


It's easier to vote, this helps everyone because some people are lazy

2. Does this advantage favor just one section of society?


No it favors everyone, because it's easier

3. Could anyone not feel the advantages?


People who don't own a computer because they can't vote through ICT

4. What could be done to make the advantages felt by everyone?


Create cheap phones or computer to make their life easier and make then vote.

4. ICT offers a clear range of health benefits and could improve life expectancy. For example, nanotechnology allows doctors to perform complex medical procedures that could not be performed by hand. 5. Monitoring by close circut television (CCTV) can lead to reductions in crime. It can also enable face recognition in large crowds.