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ITGS Guide - Overview of Topics and Assessment Structure
Strand 3/ 2          Practical Project                 Related Strand               Related Strand HL Extension                      Dates of Study
Topic                Opportunities                     1 Social and                 2 Case Study
                                                       Ethical Issues
Introduction to                                                                                             3.10 IT Systems in       August to September
learner profile,                                                                                            Organisations            2010
assessment
criteria, command                                                                                           Structure of
terms, the                                                                                                  organisations
triangle,
referencing                                                                                                 IT personnel
sources, social                                                                                                  Overview
and ethical issues                                                                                          Helpdesk staff
3.1 Hardware         Hardware brochure for different   1.1 Reliability and                                       Job                September 2010
                     stakeholders                      integrity                                                    description
                                                       1.2 Digital divide and                                    Day in the
                                                       equality of access                                           life
3.2 Software         Group presentations on software   1.10 Standards and           Rise of IOS and              Practical          October 2010
                                                       protocols                    Android OS                      activity – run
                                                                                                                    helpdesk
3.3 Networks         Website on networks               1.5   Authenticity           Primary research on     Network manager          October to November
                                                       1.6   Security               school network               Job                2010
3.4 Internet         Podcast on how the Internet       1.7   Authenticity           Click Online video on           description      November to December
                     works                             1.8   Security               botnets                      Day in the         2010
                                                                                                                    life
                                                                                                                 Practical
                                                                                                                    activity – run
                                                                                                                    helpdesk
                                                                                                                
                                                                                                            Database




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    administrator
        Job
            description
        Day in the
            life
        Practical
            activity – run
            helpdesk


    Information systems
    manager
         Job
           description
         Day in the
           life
         Practical
           activity – run
           helpdesk


           Job
            description
           Day in the
            life
           Practical
            activity – run
            helpdesk



           Job
            description
           Day in the




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           life
          Practical
           activity – run
           helpdesk



          Job
           description
          Day in the
           life
          Practical
           activity –
           analyse
           requirements
           for new
           system



          Job
           description
          Day in the
           life
          Practical
           activity –
           plan a
           project


    SDLC




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Strand 3/ 2         Practical Project                  Related Strand              Related Strand HL Extension                       Dates of Study
Topic               Opportunities                      1 Social and                2 Case Study
                                                       Ethical Issues
3.5 Personal and    Privacy Questionnaire and Report   1.3 Privacy and             Nicholas Carr on how                              January 2011
public                                                 anonymity                   the Internet is
communications                                         1.1 People and              changing us ‘The
                                                       machines                    Shallows’
3.6 Multimedia/     Interactive flash presentation     1.4 Intellectual property   Interactive game                                  February 2011
digital media       with embedded video teaching                                   based learning
                    students about copyright issues
3.7 Databases       Produce relational database for    1.7 Surveillance            Data protection                                   March 2011
                    credit checking agency
3.8 Introduction    Produce video on project                                       Article on failure of                             April 2011
to project          management                                                     government IT
management                                                                         projects eg Terminal
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ITGS Project                                                                                               3.11 Robotics,            May to June 2010
                                                                                                           artificial intelligence   (8 lessons)
                                                                                                           and expert systems
                                                                                                                                     August to October 2010
                                                                                                                                     (8 lessons)

3.8 Spreadsheets,   Produce a spreadsheet model        1.11 People and                                                               October 2011
modelling and       predicting future exchange rates   machines
simulations                                            1.1 Relibility and
                                                       integrity




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Strand 3/ 2 Topic            Related Strand 1            Related                   HL Extension    Dates of Study
                             Social and                  Strand 2
                             Ethical Issues              Case Study
2.1 Business and             1.8 Globalization and       Thomas Friedman                           November 2011
employment                   cultural diversity          on ‘The World Is
                             1.9 Standards and           Flat’
                             protocols
2.2 Education and training   1.6 Digital divide and      OLPC scheme               HL Case study   November 2011 to December
                             equality of access                                                    2011
                             1.7 Authenticity            Plagiiarism and
                                                         fraud in educations
2.5 Home and leisure         1.4 Intellecutal Property                                             January 2012
                             1.1 People and machines
2.4 Health                   Reliability and integrity                                             January to February 2012
                             Privacy and anonymity
2.3 Environment              1.9 Policies                                                          February 2012
                             1.8 Globalisation and
                             cultural diversity

2.6 Politics and             1.9 Digital citizenship                                               February to March 2012
government                   1.7 Surveillance
                             1.2 Security




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Assessment




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Types of Sources Used
Websites:
http://technology.guardian.co.uk
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/default.stm
http://www.twit.tv
http://www.educause.edu/
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html
www.computerconfluence.com
www.howstuffworks.com
www.techcrunch.com
www.engadget.com
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/techhome/5880659.cms

You can setup RSS feeds for most of these websites, which means you can monitor news stories as they happen and keep up to
date. I recommend setting up an account with Google and using Google Reader
http://reader.google.com




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Printed Media & Books:
Beekman, Computer Confluence (Course Text Book)
Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat
Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget
Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody
Andrew Keen, Cult of the Amateur
Chris Anderson, The Long Tail
Jeff Jarvis, What Would Google Do
Wired Magazine
Newsweek Magazine
Time Magazine

Choose 1 or 2 books and read them carefully to get familiar with a range of technologies and issues that we will look at in the
course.




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Videos and Sound Recordings:
All the websites above have podcasts, which are video and movie films that can be automatically downloaded into your computer
and MP3 player using I-tunes or alternative software. You can use the I-tunes music store or find the rss feed from the websites to
setup a podcast subscription. Find a couple of podcasts you like and watch or listen to them every week.

My favourite technology podcast feeds are:


Podcast                                           Podcast Feed
BBC Digial Planet                                 http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/digitalp/rss.xml
Radio Leo (Leo Laporte produces several           http://www.leoville.tv/podcasts/leo.xml
different weekly podcasts covering ITGS and
technical issues)
Guardian Tech Weekly                              http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/series/techweekly/podcast.xml
BBC Radio Newspod                                 http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio/newspod/rss.xml
Revision 3 Tekzilla                               http://revision3.com/tekzilla/feed/quicktime-large/
Lab Rats                                          http://labratstv.video.butterscotch.com/rss
Command N                                         http://commandn.typepad.com
BBC Click Online (not strictly a podcast)         http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/default.stm



Other Useful Tools

Evernote to collect notes and bookmarks
RSS reader to keep upto date with news stories




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