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Advantages and Disadvantages of ICT

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Key skills Key skill 11 ICT has made my project easier to do. Making a catalogue is a long process, involving a lot of design and research plans, using a computer and IT based materials has cut down the time it would take of I had done it manually. For example, before starting to make my catalogue I had to do some research on the items I wanted to advertise, using the internet was a faster more efficient way of doing this. The internet showed the websites I needed to go on that had the right information. If I had not used a computer I would have had to carry task out manually, which is very time consuming, for example, Cropping pictures down to the right size to fit the catalogue. ...read more.

Middle

I saved my work on my part of the school network, in My Documents. Particularly working in this project I made a new folder called Communications- the name of the project so that I can put all the work I do in it, this saves confusion with other files. I made a back up file of the communications folder and named it communications just in case the first one got lost. i used floppy disks to get even more copies of my work especially the unfinished class work so that I can complete it at home. I used a floppy disk because the schools computers had the facilities for floppy disk use. It is not too heavy or too big for me to carry home and use on my own computer. ...read more.

Conclusion

communications * Crop pictures down accurately * Use scanners to scan in pictures form magazine and books. * Printer that produce high quality work * Access to the internet * You can email letters and document to people all over the world. Disadvantages of using ICT * The internet server can go down randomly, so you cannot connect to a webpage. * Networks can get hacked into. o Shopping online leaves shoppers prone to online credit card theft. * Viruses can come through the internet damaging the files in your computer * Some software can be difficult for some generations and people to learn how to use * People start to rely on computers too much and use them to do everything. * Repetitive strain injury, strain on tendon in the arms, back problems and painful eyes are caused from prolonged use of computers. * Work sometimes does not look exactly like what you want it to look like. ...read more.

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In summary, the report is quite basic. The report does describe a number of feature's which allow people to use IT. However there is a lack of detail, and no case studies have been used. The student states that five ...

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Response to the question

In summary, the report is quite basic. The report does describe a number of feature's which allow people to use IT. However there is a lack of detail, and no case studies have been used. The student states that five minutes from the end of the lesson, there saved their work. However the student should be saving though-out the lesson, as the computer system could crash.

Level of analysis

The student acknowledges that using a manual system to find the research would be more time consuming. However why would this occur? The report could include 'If I undertake the process manual I would have to visit a public Library, and search though the books and find a relevant book to read. In addition, I would have to read vast quantities of information which may prove to be useless. All the above, is very time consuming, compared to using the Internet'.

Quality of writing

The report is quite informal, as the student has made sentences which often do not make sense. Some words are missing, or need removing. In addition, the layout/structure of the report is poor aswell. The report could be broken down into small explained paragraphs.


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