Introduction to Information Skills and Systems

     table of content
  1. How to use this site
  2. Syllabus
  3. Note taking exercise
  4. Information Systems in Context
  5. Information Processes
  6. The nature of data and information
  7. Digital Representation of Data
  8. Social and Ethical Issues
  9. Homework & Classwork
  10. Assessment
  11. Careers
  12. Copyright and acknowledgements
  13. Class site
  14. Home

How to use this page

This page has all the syllabus topic content that you will need to complete the required study for IPT. You will find a range of activities called a “folio”. You are required to complete all of these tasks, as they prepare you for the HSC. You are also expected to present your completed work clearly labelled and written up in a workbook to your teacher.

There are due dates displayed with folios. The Assessments details may be found here.

Your work will be completed within the Cloudshare environment, however, an important security issue exists and you are required to ONLY use your school credentials for all online use within Cloudshare or external for example Voki.

The series of YouTubes are important to view as these will present to you visual detail that you may not see in the text. Important additional content is found at the Senior Study site found here

Note taking exercise

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Literacy 1)  Note taking. Seven Steps Note taking Complete this in pairs

Information Systems in Context

 

• diagrammatic representation of an information system in context
• the environment – everything that influences and is influenced by the information system
• the purpose – a statement identifying who the information system is for and what it needs to achieve
• who the information system is for includes individuals and organisations
• the information system – a set of information processes requiring participants, data/information and information technology built to satisfy a purpose
• information processes – computer based and non-computer based activities
• information technology – hardware and software used in information processes
• data – the raw material used by information processes
• information – the output displayed by an information system
• user – a person who views or uses the information output from an information system
• participant – a special class of user who carries out the information processes within an information system

Folio 1 Due end of Week 3

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1a) Information Systems in Context pages 6 to 11 IPT The Preliminary Course by G.K. Powers Read these pages for an overview.
1b) Information Systems in Context pages 6 to 15 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a brief but adequate description using headings of an information system.
1c) Components of an Information System Diagram IPT Preliminary Sushi here Draw and label the components of an Information System.
1d) PBCF brief overview.  here  Read the content and write two ideas that you think important into your workbook.
1e) Set 1A on Page 16 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a response to each question.
1f) Review Questions on pages 32 & 33   IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis
Provide a response to each question.
1g) Exercise 1.2 on pages 11 & 12 G.K. Powers Text Exercise 1.2 Complete the Questions 1 to 8.
1h) Answers to all G.K. Powers Sets. G.K. Powers Answers Check your understanding to Activities and Questions here.
Activity 1 Activity 1 is  Here Activity 1

Information Processes

• collecting – the process by which data is entered into or captured by a computer system, including:
– deciding what data is required
– how it is sourced
– how it is encoded for entry into the system
• organising – the process by which data is structured into a form appropriate for the use of other information processes such as the format in which data will be represented
• analysing – the process by which data is interpreted, transforming it into information
• storing and retrieving – the process by which data and information is saved and accessed later
• processing – a procedure that manipulates data and information
• transmitting and receiving – the process that sends and receives data and information within and beyond information systems
• displaying – the process that controls the format of information presented to the participant or user

Folio 2 Due end of Week 5

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2a) Information Processes pages 12 to 17 IPT The Preliminary Course by G.K. Powers  Read these pages for an overview.
2b) An eSurvey  Google Forms here Use this collection software to create a 5 question survey based around study habits. Share with the class.
2ci) Collecting on pages 13 IPT The Preliminary Course G.K.Powers Read.
2c) Collecting on pages 38 to 41 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a brief but adequate description.
2di) Organising on pages 14 IPT The Preliminary Course G.K.Powers Read.
2d) Organising on pages 44 to 45 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a brief but adequate description.
2ei) Analysing on pages 14 IPT The Preliminary Course G.K.Powers Read.
2e) Analysing on pages 45 to 46 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a brief but adequate description.(Describe-
Provide characteristics and features)
2fi) Storing & Retrieving on pages 14 IPT The Preliminary Course G.K.Powers Read.
2f) Storing & Retrieving on pages 46 to 47 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a brief but adequate description.
2gi) Transmitting & Receiving on pages 15 IPT The Preliminary Course G.K.Powers Read.
2g) Transmitting & Receiving on pages 48 to 49 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a brief but adequate description.
2gi) Processing on pages 15 IPT The Preliminary Course G.K.Powers Read.
2gi) Displaying on pages 16 IPT The Preliminary Course G.K.Powers Read.
2h) Displaying on page 50 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a brief but adequate description.
2i) Exercise Set 2A Processes on pages 42 to 43 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Respond to each question.
2j) Use your summary Use Photostory3 download     or Prezi visit Provide a multimedia description of the seven process in an information system.
2j) Exercise 1.3 pages 17 & 18 IPT The Preliminary Course by G.K. Powers Complete the Questions 1 to 12.
2l) Answers to all G.K. Powers Sets. G.K. Powers Answers Complete Activity and Questions.
Activity 2 Activity 2 is here Activity 2

The nature of data and information

• data – the input to an information system
• data representation – the different types of media, namely:
– images
– audio
– video
– text
– numbers
• information – the output which has been processed by an information system for human understanding
• the generation of information from data via the information processes
• how information from one information system can be data for another information system

Folio 3 Due end of Week 6

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3a) The Nature of Data & Information pages 19 to 22 IPT The Preliminary Course by G.K. Powers  Read these pages for an overview.
3b) The Nature of Data & Information Pages 54 to 64 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a brief but adequate description using headings of an information system.
3c) Eight Digital Trends  Actual Trends here  What are the two most worrying aspects of these trends? Is there a positive? Write these down..
3d) Exercise Set 2C on pages 65 & 66 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a response to each question.
3e) Exercise 1.4 pages 22 & 23 IPT The Preliminary Course by G.K. Powers Complete the Questions 1 to 8.
3f) Answers to all G.K. Powers Sets. G.K. Powers Answers Complete Activity and Questions.
Activity 3 Activity 3 is here Transcribe the content on the 5 slides



Digital Representation of Data

reasons for digital data representation
• the need for quality data, including:
– accuracy
– timeliness
– accessibility
• current data digitising trends, for example:
– newspapers on the Internet
– telephone system
– video on DVD
– facsimile
– media retrieval management

Folio 4 Due end of Week 7

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4a) Digital representation of Data pages 23 to 28 IPT The Preliminary Course by G.K. Powers  Read these pages for an overview.
4b) Digital representation of Data pages 67 to 75 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a brief but adequate description using the headings.
4c) Digital representation of Data Wiki   here Summarise the page into points use the heading.
4d) Chapter Review on pages 78 to 79 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a response to each question.
4e) Exercise 1.5 pages 28 to 30 IPT The Preliminary Course by G.K. Powers Complete the Questions 1 to 13.
4f) Answers to all G.K. Powers Sets. G.K. Powers Answers Complete Activity and Questions.
4g) Battleship test   Battle Zone Engage in a battle of knowledge.
Activity 4 Activity 4 is here Activity 4



Social and Ethical Issues

social and ethical issues
• social and ethical issues arising from the processing of information, including:
– privacy of the individual
– security of data and information
– accuracy of data and information
– data quality
– changing nature of work
– appropriate information use
– health and safety
– copyright laws
• the people affected by social and ethical issues, including:
– participants within the information system

View this tube to see a range of social and ethical issues. Which ones are missing?.

Folio 5 Due end of Week 8

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5a) Social & Ethical Issues pages 30 to 34 IPT The Preliminary Course by G.K. Powers Read these pages for an overview.
5b) Social & Ethical Issues pages 17 to 29 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a brief but adequate description using headings of the content.
5c) Exercise Set 1B on page 30 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Provide a response to each question.
5d) Privacy of Individual page 18 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Summarise the pages.
5e) Individual Privacy Rights   here  Read aspects of the Individual Privacy Rights

5g) Security & Accuracy of D&I pages 19-22 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Summarise main ideas.
5i) 4G (converging) and change  here  Describe how 4G networks will change business?
5j) Traffic information on Google Maps and change  here  Describe how this system works.
5k) Changing Nature of Work pages 22-25 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis What is the significance of the Changing nature of work.
5l) Copyright-Megaupload  here  Read. What is your stance on this closure?
5m) CopyRight Laws pages 28-29 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Outline what Copyright Laws are for.
5l) Copyright-Megaupload  here  Read. What is your stance on this closure?
5n) Safe surfing  here  List and explain the importance of the Soc & Ethic issues presented.
5o) Health and Safety pages 27 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Summarise the main ideas.
5p) Appropriate information use page 26 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Outline Appropriate information use policy examples
5q) Exercise 1B Pages 30 to 31 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete all questions.
5r) Exercise Chapter Review Pages 32 to 33 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete all questions.
5s) Exercise 1.6 & Chapter Review pages 34 to 36 IPT The Preliminary Course by G.K. Powers Complete the Questions 1 to 9.
5t) Answers to all G.K. Powers Sets. G.K. Powers Answers Complete Activity and Questions.


Homework & Classwork

Complete the tasks in Folio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.



Assessment Task

 

See your Drive or Workspace


Careers

There are a range of universities, colleges and TAFE that provide excellent courses in ICT. You may wish to explore these two UTS. or QANTM.

DigitalCopyright and Reference Requirements

 

Made available under Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution Licence: here

The personal or classroom educational use, provided there is a link to TeacherTube here. TeacherTube terms and conditions state that videos may be downloaded for

The YouTube terms and conditions state that videos may be embedded in the media, provided there is a link to YouTube and that the appropriate non commercial use is made here

Reference to the text and included cd-rom, Information, Processes and Technology the preliminary course, author Samuel Davis isbn 978-0-95789-108-1 is made as students are expected to purchase both items. this can be purchased from here

Reference to the text and included cd-rom, Information, Processes and Technology the preliminary course, author G K Powers isbn . This can be viewed from here

Reference to the NSW Board of Studies Syllabus documentations are made, with documentations available from here