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 1.3 I can explain about the different types of information access and storage devices
 1.3 I can explain the purpose characteristics and advantages/disadvantages of handheld device (e.g. small tablet, smart phone,wearable device, eBook readers)
 1.3 I can explain the purpose characteristics and advantages/disadvantages of portable devices (e.g. laptop, large tablet)
 1.3 I can explain the purpose characteristics and advantages/disadvantages of fixed devices (e.g. desktop computer, smart TV,games consoles)
 1.3 I can explain the purpose characteristics and advantages/disadvantages of shared devices (e.g. database server, data centre,cloud storage devices)

🏁 Learning Objective 10 :- I can explain about the different types of information access and storage devices


Information access and and Storage Devices

Overview

In this section we are going to look at types of information access and storage devices in the following categories

  1. Handheld Devices
  2. Portable Devices
  3. Fixed Devices
  4. Shared Devices

We will look at the characteristics and purpose of the devices in each category as well as their advantages and disadvantages

Now answer the questions in the following sections


🏁 Learning Objective 11 :- I can explain the purpose characteristics and advantages/disadvantages of handheld device (e.g. small tablet, smart phone,wearable device, eBook readers)


Handheld Devices

These are small portable devices that can either be held in the hand or worn. Examples include:

  • Mobile Phones
  • Tablets
  • Smart Watches
  • Ebook Readers

Question

  1. Give three advantages and disadvantages of Handheld Devices.
Write the answer in your revision powerpoint!

Extension question:

  1. Explain the differences in different handheld devices in regards to:
    • Processing power
    • Versatility
    • Storage Capacity

🏁 Learning Objective 12 :- I can explain the purpose characteristics and advantages/disadvantages of portable devices (e.g. laptop, large tablet)


Portable Devices

These are devices that can fairly easily transported. Examples include:

  • Laptops
  • Large Tablets

Question

  1. Give three advantages and disadvantages of Portable Devices.
Write the answer in your revision powerpoint!

Extension question:

  1. Explain the differences in different portable devices in regards to:
    • Processing power
    • Versatility
    • Storage Capacity

🏁 Learning Objective 13 :- I can explain the purpose characteristics and advantages/disadvantages of fixed devices (e.g. desktop computer, smart TV,games consoles)


Fixed Devices

Fixed devices are not designed to be portable. Examples include:

  • PC's
  • Smart TV's
  • Games Consoles

Question

  1. Give three advantages and disadvantages of Fixed Devices.
Write the answer in your revision powerpoint!

Extension question:

  1. Explain the differences in different fixed devices in regards to:
    • Processing power
    • Versatility
    • Storage Capacity

🏁 Learning Objective 14 :- I can explain the purpose characteristics and advantages/disadvantages of shared devices (e.g. database server, data centre,cloud storage devices)


Shared Devices

Shared devices may be accessed by more than one user at a time. Examples include:

  • Database Server
  • Data Centres
  • Cloud Storage

Question

  1. Give three advantages and disadvantages of shared Devices.
Write the answer in your revision powerpoint!

Extension question:

  1. Explain the differences in different shared devices in regards to:
    • Processing power
    • Versatility
    • Storage Capacity


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Teacher Date: 2019-11-18


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