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Posted by aoliveira on October 11, 2006

In the previous presentation we learnt what a network was. Each network has a different way of being set up, or a different layout depending on the situation. This setup or layout is called a ‘topology’.

Here is a brief presentation on different topologies:



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Posted by aoliveira on October 11, 2006

For those of us not familiar with ICT terms here is a descriptive yet simple powerpoint presentationon ‘Networking’:


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Television-How does it influence YOUR life?

Posted by aoliveira on October 9, 2006

Extract taken from magazine “Awake-Television, how does it affect your life?”:

‘If someone offered you a million dollars to give television up for the rest of your life, would you do so? Some years ago 1 in 4 Americans surveyed said that they would not.’

From that quote we read that 25% of Americans a few years ago simply would not give up television for a huge sum of money, and we can be sure that the numbers have gone up in our days, not only in America but all over the world! Television, just how much of a time thief is it?

Recently, a global study showed that, on average, people watch T.V for just over three hours each day. North Americans watch four and a half hours daily while the Japanese top the list with five hours per day. Those hours add up. If we watch four hours daily by the age of 60 we will have spent ten years in front of the screen.

What’s the point to this? you may ask. Well this shows us that as with nearly everthing in life, technology is a double edged sword, on one hand it may be educational and usefull, and on the otherhand it may eat away at time urgently needed for other things e.g. Coursework, work, socializing etc. Should measures be taken to educate younger generations on how to have a balanced healthy lifestyle?

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Access Invoice Reports

Posted by appliedict on October 9, 2006

Today I learned how to create an access report. Thye report is based on a query. This powerpoint presentation illustrates the design of the report. Creating an Invoice Report

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Access Invoice Reports

Posted by appliedict on October 9, 2006

Today I learned how to create an access report. Thye report is based on a query. This powerpoint presentations illustrates the design of the report.

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Digital Divide-Measures Being Taken

Posted by aoliveira on July 2, 2006

Now that we know how bad the gap is and what has caused it, we may well now ask “What is being done to bridge the gap?” or “Has any real effort been put into widely distributing technology?” Once again through the power of powerpoint I will try to inform and summarise what is being done nationally and internationally to bridge the gap known as the Digital Divide.

Measures Being Taken |To Bridge The Gap

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Digital Divide-The Factors That Cause It.

Posted by aoliveira on July 2, 2006

Earlier on we learnt about what the digital divide is and how widely spread it is . In this post I will emphasize on what causes the digital divide. Like the previous post on this topic I will give a brief summary and then it will be followed by a quick powerpoint presentation. The object of this post is to give overview of what causes the digital divide.

From the previous presentation you have probably gathered that we’re in a bad situation, but what could have led to it being this bad? Well it isn’t just one major cause that made all of this, rather it’s many small facors that contributed to one big disaster.

Here are a few of the factors:

  • • Poverty
  • • Class
  • • Gender
  • • Age

This power point presentation will concentrate on going through each of these factors and in turn explaining how it contributes to the digital divide:

Factors That Affect The Digital Divide

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Digital Divide-Just How Bad Is It?

Posted by aoliveira on July 2, 2006

One of the major areas of the Information Age Unit is in fact the digital divide.

The digital divide, what is it? Many people have heard about it but few actually know what it is, or actually even care about what it is.

The digital divide is in actual fact the gap that is forever widening between people that have access to technology and those that don’t. Although people may think that it isn’t to important, it is in fact extremely important, and the results of having this gap are extremely disastrous.

The Digital Divide is as local as in your own town or city or as international as the next continent over. Just how bad is the situation of the the digital divide? The following presentation will briefly answer that question:

The Digital Divide, How Bad Is The Situation?

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Applied ICT

Posted by appliedict on April 26, 2006

The Applied ICT course aims to develop vocational skills in a range of ICT subjects including:

Year 1

  • The Information Age – online services, the digital divide, and life in the information age.
  • The Digital Economy – transactional websites, business processes, threats to data and measures used to protect data, and database skills.
  • The Knowledge Worker – evaluating a business problem with a spreadsheet.
  • Systems Design and Installation – analyse hardware and software requirements for end users, install, configure hardwaren and software.
  • Web Development – planning, designing, building, and testing a website.
  • Technical Support – internet connectivity, security issues, email and webbased
    tools for collaborative working.

Year 2

  • Using Database Software – design and build a large database, and analyse the data stored in a database.
  • Managing ICT Projects – set up and run a small-scale software project, plan for and produce a required software product.
  • Communications and Networks – design and produce a presentation of a
    network solution to meet the needs of a specified client, and carry out routine network management activities.
  • Using Multimedia Software – design, development and testing of an interactive multimedia product for a specified target audience.
  • Using Spreadsheet Software – design, develope and test of a spreadsheet capable of analysing, interpreting andcommunicating complex data.
  • Programming – the stages involved in program development including:program specification that states what the client requires the program to do, design, coding of the program itself, testing, documentation for both the client and for other programmers and, finally, evaluation to see if the program meets the requirements of the client and to assess the efficiency of the implementation.

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