Thursday, 1 September 2011

Level 5 Assignment 8 Communications Technology

Assignment 8                                   Communications Technology

1 way communication
2 way communication

Candidates should show evidence of using communications technology (CT) eg:
·         Sending and receiving both one-way (fax, answering machine, downloading information from the internet) and two-way (email, mobile phone).
·         Displaying awareness of current and relevant issues, such as discussion of the uses, advantages/disadvantages and impact of CT. This may be a short written/oral piece and could be a topic for the report, oral presentation of discussion.
Assessment Criteria:
·         Wide range of technology used successfully and with confidence.
·         Extensive summary of aspects of communications technology, with clear understanding of impact on both private and public life.

      Youtube Video 
       Did You Know 3.0 (Official Video Edition)
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Youtube Video Technology by
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Youtube Video Technology and the Family 
Uploaded by on 20 Oct 2007

Co-founder of the internet Robert Kahn is one of the guests in this video clip which look at the impact of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) on society today. Although it is 18 mins long, it is a great video for discussing some key points about communication technology's effect on our personal and business lives. Issues such as security, the increase in social media, the adoption of the internet in developing countries, cyber-terrorism and security, the impact of dial-up to broadband, electronic mobile devices, the growing Apps market, mobile creditcard transaction machines like Square, as well as how climate change is affected.
Youtube Video ICTs for a better future (18 mins)
Uploaded by on 1 Nov 2010

You may also find this other 20 minute documentary useful about some of the more likely technological changes of the future and what effect that can have on society. The documentary looks at the past, present and future of connectivity, as well as key personnel from Flickr, Wired UK and Soundcloud discussing the emerging trends and opportunities as the new networked society develops.

Networked Society 'On the Brink'

Uploaded by on Nov 3, 2011

Social media is a more recent development in the evolvement of communications technology. Everyone from business to your friends, is empowered through the use of blogs, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites to reach wider audiences. Here is a short video below explaining the phenomenon and potential of social media.

How is technology creating a borderless method of business?
What are the new emerging business models?
What do you think the documentary means by the "dumb society"?
How is communications technology creating an increasingly interconnected world?

A Day in the Life of Social Media 

 Uploaded by on 22 Sep 2010

How is social media changing how we communicate?
What are the potential advantages of social media for the individual and for business?
What are the disadvantages of social media for the individual and for business?

Here is a video that I made for this blog highlighting how advances in communications technology are allowing social media, I.T. and cloud computing industries to create jobs for Ireland.

Ireland 2012 - A Gamechanger

Directed and edited by Marcus Howard, Communications lecturer in O'Fiaich College and owner of   

Uploaded by on 9 Mar 2012


Some statistics about the growth in the medical technology sector in Ireland can be seen in the video below

Ireland - medical technology - by the numbers

 Uploaded by on 10 Nov 2011



How are videogames changing people's lives?
How important is technology for Ireland's future?

2010: Year of the iPad

Uploaded by  on Mar 2, 2011

Ipad Helps the Autistic Speak

 Uploaded by on 8 Feb 2011

How is mobile technology such as the iPad shaping our lives?
What are the benefits of mobile tablets like the iPad?

Technology and the Future
Here is a Ted talk video below by Patties Maes demonstrating the newest version of 6th sense technology. If you have seen the film Minority Report with Tom Cruise you may be surprised at how fast technology has developed towards making the technology used in the film a reality. The technology you see below allows users to interact with their environment in a more profound way.

Pattie Maes: Unveiling game-changing wearable tech

Uploaded by  on Mar 10, 2009

Microsoft's Concept of How 2019 Will Look Like - Official Video

Uploaded by  on Oct 27, 2011

What is the future of communications?

Uploaded by  on Apr 28, 2011

Holographic TV coming in 2012

Uploaded by  on Jul 2, 2011

How is technology predicted to evolve to help shape our future?
Is technology having too much of an influence over our lives?

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