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Impact of ICT on the way Students do things at home and at college/school

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Report 3(a) Impact of ICT on the way Students do things at home and at college/school Introduction ICT has impact on the world we live in today and on the way students do things at home and at college/school. For example, USBs and computers store a lot of information in a small space, while email provides us with a cheaper, faster more reliable way of communication and means of getting information. Description of the technology (TECHNOLOGY 1). USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, which is a means of expandable storage developed by Intel and other technology industry leaders. USB provides ease of use, expandability, and speed for the user. USB is the most successful portable storage device in computing history. Originally released in 1995 at 12 Mbps, USBs today operates at 480 Mbps to high performance and ubiquity. USB enjoys strong consumer brand recognition and a reputation for ease-of-use. However, like all peripheral devices in the early 1990s, - such as scanners, printers, and PDAs - each had their own complicated installation procedure. At the same time, because of the power and popularity of the PC, more and more of these were being created. People needed a faster, easier, less frustrating way to connect these devices without having to add cards to the PC and reboot the system. ...read more.


How/why do I use it and how good is it at fulfilling my SOCIAL needs. I use the e-mail to communicate on a regular basis with my friends and family, especially those who are in another school and don't see each other as much. I also use it to arrange things for the weekend with my friends. E-mail is available free on the Internet. E-mail is very useful because it allows me keep in close contact and with my family abroad. I am kept informed of everything that is happening to them. Making phone calls to them would be very expensive and I will not be able to phone them on a regular basis. It is good for my social needs because my friends are nearly always online talking and sending files to each other so their nearly always there to talk to mainly about where will meet and what we would do over the weekend. Using the MSN meet also meets my needs socially because my parents do not like me using the phone because whenever I am talking with my friends. By using MSN, I can chat to my fiends for as long as I like. How/why do I use it and how good is it at fulfilling my WORK RELATED needs. ...read more.


How/why do I use it and how good is it at fulfilling my WORK RELATED needs? I use it for work because the internet is a fantastic place to research information for a project or piece of homework. It doesn't matter what topic you have been set, you can guarantee that you will find something on the subject. It is also good for my work needs because of the vast range information think about it type in any search term and type it into a search engine. We can pretty much guarantee that you will find web sites with information on that term. It doesn't matter what you want to know about, you will find something on the Internet that can provide the information you need. Yet it is bad for my work needs because there is almost too much information on the Internet. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information that is out there. When you type a search term into a search engine, you won't just get a few results, you will get millions! Search engines do a good job at prioritising which are the most relevant sites for your search term. However that one piece of information that you are after might be on page 345 of results. There is very little chance that you are going to find it. ?? ?? ?? ?? 3A Christopher St.phorose 11R 1 ...read more.

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