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Virtual Office
1. How stuff works
http://money.howstuffworks.com/virtual-office.htm/printable

This American site provides extensive information on the many aspects of virtual offices –
what they are; where they are; what is needed; and their advantages and disadvantages.
The site provides a variety of links for the different aspects in this area.

USER LEVEL: Teachers
KLA: TAS
SYLLABUS: Information and Software Technology Stage 5
SCIS SUBJECTS: Changing Nature of Work: Case Study
KEYWORDS: Virtual office
PUBLISHER: Private provider
REVIEW DATE: 17/2/04

2. Virtual office help
http://www.exinfm.com/virtual/vohelp.html

This site provides some general information on virtual offices and outlines the benefits of
using them. It provides links to other relevant sites.

USER LEVEL: Teachers
KLA: TAS
SYLLABUS: Information and Software Technology Stage 5
SCIS SUBJECTS: Changing Nature of Work: Case Study
KEYWORDS: Virtual office
PUBLISHER: Private provider
REVIEW DATE: 17/2/04

Telecommuting, telework, alternative officing
http://www.gilgordon.com/

This site provides extensive information on telecommuting. It has a Frequently asked
questions section plus references and links to other sources of information, such as

Video conferencing
1. Integrated vision
http://www.ivision.com.au/video_conf/what_is/glossary.shtml

This site contains a glossary of terms related to video conferencing, as well as links to
other related sites.




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2. Picture phone direct
http://picturephone.com/

This site has a Teach me about video conferencing section which covers many aspects,
such as the benefits of video conferencing. It also has a Frequently asked questions
section.

3. Telematic applications
http://www.fae.plym.ac.uk/tele/vidconf.html

This site provides an introduction to video conferencing, with information on different
systems and links to related sites.

4. Faqs about video conferencing
http://www.langhoff.com/faqs.html

This site contains a Frequently asked questions section about telecommuting, taken
from June Langhoff’s telecommuting resource centre. It covers the advantages,
disadvantages and expenses of telecommuting and provides links to relevant case
studies.

5. Effective video conferencing
http://www.gsn.org/gsh/teach/articles/videoconf.html

This site has interesting information on the elements of an effective video conference (how
to get the best from your performance).

6. Sofweb
http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/internet/video.htm

This site provides easy-to-understand information on video conferencing and equipment,
with relevant links to other sites.

7. Becta ICT advice
http://www.ictadvice.org.uk/index.php?section=te&cat=005003&rid=188

This is a Scottish web site which provides information on video conferencing. It outlines
the different forms available and includes suitable connections.

USER LEVEL: Teachers; Stage 5 students
KLA: TAS
SYLLABUS: Information and Software Technology Stage 5
SCIS SUBJECTS: Changing Nature of Work: Case Study
KEYWORDS: Video conferencing
PUBLISHER: Private providers
REVIEW DATE: 17/2/04




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Careers in Information and Communication Technology

Mycareer
http://www.mycareer.com.au

This site provides a wide range of jobs that are available in all industries and all locations
within Australia. Not all salaries are specified. Many jobs can be applied for online.

USER LEVEL: Teachers; Stage 5 students
KLA: TAS
SYLLABUS: Information and Software Technology Stage 5
SCIS SUBJECTS: Core Topic 6: People
KEYWORDS: Information technology; careers
PUBLISHER: Private provider
REVIEW DATE: 17/2/04

Careerone
http://jobs.careerone.com.au

This site claims to be Australia’s biggest job network. You can do a quick job search or a
full job search to find what jobs are available and examine their details. Not all salaries are
specified.

USER LEVEL: Teachers; Stage 5 students
KLA: TAS
SYLLABUS: Information and Software Technology Stage 5
SCIS SUBJECTS: Core Topic 6: People
KEYWORDS: Information technology; careers
PUBLISHER: Private provider
REVIEW DATE: 17/2/04

3. Information technology careers
http://www.itskillshub.com.au

This site provides information on many aspects of studying information technology (IT) in
relation to working in this field, and it specifies possible career pathways. It also has a
Youth section and links to IT job markets.

USER LEVEL: Teachers; Stage 5 students
KLA: TAS
SYLLABUS: Information and Software Technology Stage 5
SCIS SUBJECTS: Core Topic 6: People
KEYWORDS: Information technology
PUBLISHER:
REVIEW DATE: 17/2/04




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                                        NSW Department of Education and Training
Curriculum K-12                                                        http://www.curriculumsupport.nsw.edu.au/
4. Information technology careers
http://www.itcareers.acs.org.au/careers/

This site provides information on the jobs available in the information and communication
technologies (ICT) industry. It has details of many careers in ICT and case studies of
individual people working in the industry.

USER LEVEL: Teachers and Stage 5 students
KLA: TAS
SYLLABUS: Information and Software Technology Stage 5
SCIS SUBJECTS: Core topic 6: People
KEYWORDS: Information technology
PUBLISHER: Private provider
REVIEW DATE: 17/2/04

TAFE NSW
http://www.tafensw.edu.au

This site provides information on the courses available at TAFE; what they involve; the
qualifications they lead to; and the career opportunities available.

USER LEVEL: Teachers and Stage 5 students
KLA: TAS
SYLLABUS: Information and Software Technology Stage 5
SCIS SUBJECTS: Core topic 6: People
KEYWORDS: Information technology
PUBLISHER: TAFE NSW
REVIEW DATE: 17/2/04

University admissions centre
http://www.uac.edu.au

This site provides information on the courses available at universities; what they involve;
the qualifications they lead to; and the career opportunities. It also provides 2004 UAC cut-
off points for the various courses.

USER LEVEL: Teachers and Stage 5 students
KLA: TAS
SYLLABUS: Information and Software Technology Stage 5
SCIS SUBJECTS:
KEYWORDS: Information technology
PUBLISHER: University Admissions Centre
REVIEW DATE: 17/2/04




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                                        NSW Department of Education and Training
Curriculum K-12                                                        http://www.curriculumsupport.nsw.edu.au/
School to Work
http://www.det.nsw.edu.au/vetinschools/schooltowork/index.htm

This site provides information on school-to-work planning; work education; and industry
information. It also has useful links to many other careers-related sites.

USER LEVEL: Teachers and Stage 5 students
KLA: TAS
SYLLABUS: Information and Software Technology Stage 5
SCIS SUBJECTS: Changing nature of work: Case study
KEYWORDS: Video conferencing
PUBLISHER: NSW Department of Education and Training
REVIEW DATE: 17/2/04




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