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 1.1 I can demonstrate that I understand where information is held globally and how it is transmitted
 1.1 I can explain about the different categories of holders of information
 1.1 I can explain about the different location (e.g. developing country, developed country, urban, rural, home, workplace etc.
 1.1 I can demonstrate that I understand the access issues to information due to technologies across the global divide.

🏁 Learning Objective 1 :- I can demonstrate that I understand where information is held globally and how it is transmitted


Information

They say that information is key, the lifeblood of an organisation, without it a company works alone, independent of the outside world, immune to trends, to sales projections, to the changes in customers and opinions, to advances in technology. Information is power, and a critical resource for performing within organisations.

Business managers spend most of their day in meetings, reading, writing, and communicating with other managers, their staff, customers, suppliers, and other business associates via telephone, in person, or by e-mail. The management function itself is information processing. It involves gathering, processing, and disseminating information. Managing information involves coping with a wide range of information sources before finally making decisions about what to do with it.

A manager must track and react to information flowing from sources inside and outside the business. The manager processes this river of information and disseminates it in one of four ways: stores it, uses it, passes it on, and/or discards it, e.g., during the course of a normal business day, a marketing manager for an IT company receives information in the form of e-mail, telephone calls, letters, reports, memos, trade publications, and formal and informal conversations. All these are used to benefit the company and they better they are processes, the faster, the more usable and readable the format, the better the business function.

Interpretation differences – What a company or government or other intends to do with the information will also dictate what kind of information they will be looking for. If I am to place it in a report than it can be quite detailed, if it is to be shown in a chart form then it needs to be quantitative, if it needs to be seen then pictorial form. The output medium can limit then amount of information shown and limit the method to Sound, Video, Textual, Financial or Opinion based.

Time sensitive – On a global scale, time is everything, especially money. Time can restrict the method by rushing it for publication, email rather than posted, it can hasten the interpretation if it is necessary to act upon right away, it can change how different companies manage the information depending on their ability to interpret it quickly. E.g. share trading relies on information being instant, within a fraction of a second, money depends on it. Whereas climate change or foreign policy changes slowly.

Task

Task 1 – Choose a country outside Europe and North America and research the following information:

  • Change in the last 10 years of its primary food product exports.
  • Change in the last 10 years of its imports of American goods
  • Change in the last 10 years of the country’s population under 16
  • Change in the last 10 years in the country’s employment rates
  • Currency changes between the country and the Euro.
  • Political changes (leadership)within that country.
  • Present this information in a form that analyses trends and a relationship between this information.


    🏁 Learning Objective 2 :- I can explain about the different categories of holders of information


    Holders of Information

    Within every company there are different holders of this information and they will gather, interpret and present this information in different ways. Within a standard average sized business you can expect to see the following department:

    Consider a single piece of information, such as a new product released onto the market by a direct competitor which is smaller, faster and better than your product.

    Then consider how each of these departments (holders of the information) will receive, interpret and react to this information.

    Task

    Task 1 – Choose a company and for all 10 departments, create a report on how they will manage the information about change.

    There are different kinds of owners of information such as Individual citizens, businesses, educational institutions, governments, charities, health care services and community organisations) and their location could be anywhere around the world.

    Extension question:

    1. Repeat the same task as Task 3 but for one of these other owners of information and how they would react to information change.

    🏁 Learning Objective 3 :- I can explain about the different location (e.g. developing country, developed country, urban, rural, home, workplace etc.


    Location

    Data is held in different locations. Examples include the following.

    Developing and developed countries

    Developing countries tend to have a less-developed industrial base than developed countries. Their human development index(a measure of life expectancy, education and income per head of population) is also lower than that for developed countries.

    Alonside the less-developed industrial base, these nations tend to have less access to computers and the internet. This therefore means that dispersal of information and gathering is harder than for developed countries

    Urban and rural

    An Urban location is in a city or other built up area. Rural locations are in the countryside. Rural areas tend to have poorer internet access(for example slower broadband speeds) making accessing online information harder.

    Task

    Task 1 –Research the availablity of broadband and other access issues in each of the following countries. Present your findings as a table

    • Afghanistan
    • Sauid Arabia
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Canada
    • Denmark
    • South Africa
    • China

    Extension question:

    1. What impact might this have on tourism and democracy?

    🏁 Learning Objective 4 :- I can demonstrate that I understand the access issues to information due to technologies across the global divide.


    Digital Divide

    Task

    Task - Explain what is meant by the digital divide. Give examples of how this might affect education.





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    Teacher Date: 2019-11-18


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