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Unit 1 The Online World

Learning Aim A

Name:

Form:

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Lesson 1 Online Services
(Student Book A Pg 3, 4)

Starter What is an online service?

Fill in the gaps below

Service Types Examples Benefits


Communication Email, messaging, news Using social Instant responses to someone
groups,social networks, networking who is remote from you, at
conferencing, blogs and applications like no additional cost to your
vlogs. Facebook or Google+ broadband fees.
to exchange Socialising.
information.

Real-time Provides up-to-date


information information when picking
people up from an airport.
Companies can use real-time
information about customers
reactions to an advertisement
to improve the effectiveness
of the advert.

Commerce Banking, auctions, online


salesand purchases,
publishing.

Government Applying for your first Allows users to carry out


provisional driving transactions seamlessly
license. (without the need to use
physical money) and globally.

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Education Using the Microsoft
training package for
Windows 7.

Virtual learning Cost effective for the


environment school/college and allows the
(VLE) school/college to track the
submission of learners work.

Business Business networks,


(different types collaborative working,
of video conferencing
organisations)

Entertainment Playing a game with


other people over the
internet

Download Music, films, new software, Makes purchasing easier and


services software upgrades, games more affordable.

Service
Types

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Complete the table below to think about and record some of the services that you may use
on a daily basis and what you use them for?
Service Provider How do you use it? /
What do you use it for?

Email (E.g. Yahoo Mail)

Chat

Forum

Download
Services

Search engine

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Find out what the following key terms mean in relation to the online world.
Profile

Network of friends

Online community

Virtual World

Chat

Chat room

Netiquette

Plenary In pairs decide and write down which services are most important for:

Businesses? Schools and People wanting to


Colleges? communicate with
friends and family?

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Lesson 2 Online Advertising
(Student Book A Pg 5,6)

Starter What is online advertising? Give some examples

Explain 3 types of online advertising commonly used


Name
Explanation

Name
Explanation

Name
Explanation

What do companies need to do to ensure their online advertising is effective?

1.

2.

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Use the space below to design a web page for your school. Include three types of advertisement:
Pop up
Web banner

Show in your designs where you would include your advertisements and which type they should
be

Internet browser window web page

Why did you choose those types of advertisement?


Advertisement Reason for choosing -

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What is pay-per-click advertising?

What is another name for online data storage?

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Lesson 3 Online Documents
(Student Book A Pg 7 - 9)

What does upload mean?

What does download mean?

What is an algorithm?

What is the most common method used to compress a file? What is the most popular program
used to achieve this?
Draw an image to represent the program

What are the advantages of using online software packages?


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How does automatic backup work?

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Find out the meaning of these terms

Version Control

Locked

File Permissions

File Permission Draw a line to match Description


This allows users to retrieve a
document, read it, edit it, add a
Read-only Access
new document or delete or
archive an existing document.
This allows a user to look at and
read a document but not
Read/Write Access
change it.

This allows the user to look at


and read a document but also to
Full Control
make changes to it.

Write down what permissions each of these people should have.

Person Permission

Computer Administrator

Teacher / Lecturer

Pupil / Student using a shared drive

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Plenary

What is a common format for compressing files?

What are the advantages of online documents?

What are the disadvantages of online documents?

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Lesson 4 Online Communication 1
(Student Book A Pg 10 - 13)

What is an online community?

Match the following information exchanges to their correct descriptions

These are sites which allows users to create and


Web logs
exchange really short text entries. A popular example
(blogs)
of this type of site is Twitter.
These are websites that provide information that
visitors to the site can extend and edit. They allow
Microblogging users to share information and are useful for
sites research. The best-known example of a wiki is
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that can be
updated by contributors.
These are frequently updated online journals with
diary-like entries which allow people to express their
Wikis thoughts and feelings and give details of their daily
activities. Typically, a blog includes text, photos and
sometimes video.
Online communication within communities is
sometimes referred to as chat. Some of the large
Chatrooms interactive communities where people take part in
the same conversation or type of chat at the same
time are known as chatrooms.

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1. Research and write a short description for each of the following key terms:

Electronic mail (e-mail)

Newsgroup

Social networking

Conferencing

Blogs

Vlogs/Podcast

From discovering various online


communications that are used
online, what do you use and
why?

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Lesson 5 Online Communication 2
(Student Book A Pg 13 - 14)

What are the implications of online communication?


Think about the positive and negative aspects

Positive aspects Negative aspects

What are the three main benefits of instant messaging?

What are the main disadvantages of instant messaging?

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What does VoIP stand for?

What does VoIP do?

What are the limitations of VoIP?

What are the benefits of VoIP?

Plenary Give three examples of social media used online?

What does netiquette mean?

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Lesson 6
Cloud & Ubiquitous computing systems
(Student Book A Pg 15 - 17)

What is meant by the term cloud computing?

Can you name four well known hosting companies?

2 Cloud uses are able to


access software, data
3 and storage on the host
computers
4

What is cloud storage?

Why software is considered a concern in relation to cloud computing?

What are the benefits of cloud computing and cloud storage?

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What is meant by the term ubiquitous computing? Try relating to the image

What does RFID stand for?

What is an RFID? Give an example of an RFID chip in use

Example of RFID

Can you give 3 examples of applications of ubiquitous computing?

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