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18.104.22.168 Understand some of the characteristics of broadband: always on, typically a flat fee, high speed, higher risk of intruder attack. 1.4 ICT in Everyday Life 1.4.1 Electronic World 22.214.171.124 Understand the term Information and Communication Technology (ICT). 126.96.36.199 Know about different Internet services for consumers like: e-commerce, ebanking, e-government. 188.8.131.52 Understand the term e-learning. Know some of its features like: flexible learning time, flexible learning location, multimedia learning experience, cost effectiveness. 184.108.40.206 Understand the term teleworking. Know some of the advantages of teleworking like: reduced or no commuting time, greater ability to focus on one task, flexible schedules, reduced company space requirements. Know some disadvantages of teleworking like: lack of human contact, less emphasis on teamwork. 1.4.2 Communication 220.127.116.11 Understand the term electronic mail (email). 18.104.22.168 Understand the term instant messaging (IM). 22.214.171.124 Understand the term Voice overInternet Protocol (VoIP). 126.96.36.199 Understand the term Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed. 188.8.131.52 Understand the term web log (blog). 184.108.40.206 Understand the term podcast. 1.4.3 Virtual Communities 220.127.116.11 Understand the concept of an online (virtual) community. Recognize examples like: social networking websites, Internet forums, chat rooms,online computer games. 18.104.22.168 Know ways that users can publish and share content online: web log (blog), podcast, photos, video and audio clips. 22.214.171.124 Know the importance of taking precautions when using online communities: make your profile private, limit the amount of personal information you post, be aware that posted information is publicly available, be wary of strangers.
Appendix A - Basic Computer Competencies20TIGER Informatics Competencies Recommendations - Basic Computer Competencies 1.4.4 Health 126.96.36.199 Understand the term ergonomics. 188.8.131.52 Recognize that lighting is a health factor in computer use. Be aware that use of artificial light, amount of light, direction of light are all important considerations. 184.108.40.206 Understand that correct positioning of the computer, desk and seat can help maintain a good posture. 220.127.116.11 Recognize ways to help ensure a user’s wellbeing while using a computer like: take regular stretches,have breaks, use eye relaxation techniques. 1.4.5 Environment 18.104.22.168 Know about the option of recycling computer components, printer cartridges and paper 22.214.171.124 Know about computer energy saving options: applying settings to automatically turn off the screen/monitor, to automatically put the computer to sleep, switching off the computer. 1.5 Security 1.5.1 Identity/Authentication 126.96.36.199 Understand that for security reasons a user name (ID) and password are needed for users to identify themselves when logging on to a computer. 188.8.131.52 Know about good password policies like: not sharing passwords, changing them regularly, adequate password length, adequate letter and number mix.