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Unit 24 OCR Nationals


LEVEL 3

Kick Start

Well you asked...


There are no Model Assignments for any of
the Units beyond the compulsories, so this
is me looking at the content and trying to
make something fit.


If you can think of something better, do let
me know!


In the meantime...

Scenario


The British Museum in London is opening a
new exhibition for the coming summer
tourist season, based on technological
changes that marked the 20
th

Century.


You are to present the Internet exhibition
using a number of appropriate media.

AO1: Investigate & outline the
history of the Internet


Using a presentation package, create a
timeline showing the significant events in
the evolution of the Internet since its
conception in 1969




HINTS TO HELP FOLLOW...

AO1: Investigate & outline the
history of the Internet


For PASS an outline is sufficient


For Merit you need to explain the most
significant events


For Distinction you need to cover a clear
explanation of each, considering the impact
each had on the development of the Net

AO2: Discuss reasons for the growth
of the Internet


Prepare for and participate in a group
discussion on reasons for the growth of the
Internet. The quality and detail of the points
you make determine your overall grade for
this AO

Oh yeah


you actually have to present this one


I’ll record it!

AO3: Use current features of the
Internet


Produce a mini Website which visitors could
use as a guide to the current features of the
Internet.






HINTS TO HELP FOLLOW...


AO3: Use current features of the
Internet

A list of features to help you get started..!


Search for complex
information


Share information


Social networking


Collect appropriate information
in suitable file formats,
checking accuracy &
authenticity



Link information


Business transactions


User interaction


Remote access


Bulletin boards


Web publishing


Web conferencing


File transfer


AO4: Investigate the moral/ethical, social & commercial
implications of the Internet including security issues, &
protection methods: present your findings


Put together a research paper or
presentation that explains the wider
implications of the Internet


Include details of all research sources
used




HINTS TO HELP FOLLOW

AO4: Investigate the moral/ethical, social & commercial
implications of the Internet including security issues, &
protection methods: present your findings


MORAL/ETHICAL:


Gambling/gaming


Violence


The dreaded pornography


Misuse/misrepresentation of personal data in
contexts like
chatrooms

AO4: Investigate the moral/ethical, social & commercial
implications of the Internet including security issues, &
protection methods: present your findings


SOCIAL


English language dominance


Blurring national boundaries


global
implications


Digital divide, access issues, cultural grouping
around technology


Employment and working patterns, work/life
balance, information overload


addiction

AO4: Investigate the moral/ethical, social & commercial
implications of the Internet including security issues, &
protection methods: present your findings


COMMERCIAL


Changes in business practice


Online operation


eBusiness
,
eMarketing
,
eCommerce

(remember those???)

AO4: Investigate the moral/ethical, social & commercial
implications of the Internet including security issues, &
protection methods: present your findings


SECURITY


Viruses and malware in general


Hacking & phishing


Identity theft


Email attachments/ spam...

AO4: Investigate the moral/ethical, social & commercial
implications of the Internet including security issues, &
protection methods: present your findings


PROTECTION TECHNIQUES


Firewalls


hardware and software


AV software and its ilk


Codes of practice


Encryption


Secure payment systems

AO5: Research & explore possible future
developments of the Internet


Produce an eye
-
catching appropriate display
on The Future of the Internet, covering
such innovations as:


Global Environment for Networking
Investigations (GENI) initiative


Pervasive networking


Mobile, wireless & sensor network access


Advanced security


Non
-
computer sources
-

GPS/RFID


Internet telephony/VOIP

The (not so) small print


The final, final, FINAL,
FINAL

deadline is

5PM

FRIDAY

JANUARY

15
TH

2010


Do NOT even think about asking for an extension.