Tools for Information processes

     table of content
  1. How to use this site
  2. Syllabus
  3. Overview
  4. Collecting
  5. Organising
  6. Analysing
  7. Storing and Retrieving
  8. Processing
  9. Transmitting and Receiving
  10. Displaying
  11. Integration of processes
  12. Weekly Homework
  13. Assessment
  14. Copyright and acknowledgements
  15. Class site
  16. 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

Overview

Collecting

 

• collecting – the process by which data is captured or entered into a computer system, including:
– deciding what data is required
– how it is sourced
– how it is encoded for entry into the system
• hardware used for collection (See Course Specifications Document)
• software used for collection (See Course Specifications Document)
• non-computer procedures in collecting
– literature searches
– surveys and interviews
– form design for data collection
– manual recording of events
– existing non-computer data
• social and ethical issues in collecting
– bias in the choice of what and where to collect data
– accuracy of the collected data
– copyright and acknowledgment of source data when collecting
– the rights to privacy of individuals on whom data is collected
– ergonomic issues with entering large volumes of data into an information system

Folio 1

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 1a) page 81 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis A summary of the page.
 1b) pages 82 to 100 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Describe how four devices collect data.
1c)  pages 103 to 110 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Read this making notes on three softwares.
 1d) pages 113 to 117 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Describe five non-computer procedures to collect data.
 1e)pages 118 to 123 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis List and clearly describe five issues with examples.
1f) pages 127 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete the Chapter Review 3.
1g) The Collecting completion activity  here  Download & fill in the gaps.

Organising

• organising – the process by which data is structured into a form appropriate for use by other information processes
• how different methods of organising affect processing, for example:
– letters of the alphabet represented as images rather than text
– numbers represented as text rather than numeric
• the way in which the hardware used for collection organises data by digitising images, audio, video, numeric and text
• software for organisation (See Course Specifications Document)
• non-computer tools for organising
– hard copy systems such as phone books, card catalogues and pen and paper forms
– pen and paper methods for organising data
• social and ethical issues associated with organising, including:
– current trends in organising data, such as:
– the increase in hypermedia as a result of the World Wide Web
– the ability of software to access different types of data
– a greater variety of ways to organise resulting from advances in display technology
– the cost of poorly organised data, such as redundant data in a database used for mail-outs

Folio 2

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 2a) page 129 to 130 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis A summary of the page.
 2b) page 131-135 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis A summary of the page.
2c)  page 160 to 161 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis A summary of the page.
 2d) page 161 to 164 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis A summary of the page.
2e) page 167 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete the Chapter Review 4.
 2f) The Organising completion activity  here Download & fill in the gaps.

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Analysing

• analysing – the process by which data can be represented and summarised so that humans can better understand it
• hardware requirements for analysing, including:
– large amounts of primary and secondary storage allowing for fast processing
– fast processors allowing many rapid calculations
• software features for analysis, including:
– searching/selecting data
– sorting
– modelling/simulations
– what-if scenarios
– charts and graphs to identify trends
– file comparison
• non-computer tools, for analysing, including:
– searching manual filing systems
– non-computer models and simulations
• social and ethical issues associated with analysis, including:
– unauthorised analysis of data
– data incorrectly analysed
– erosion of privacy from linking databases for analysis

Folio 3

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3a) pages 169 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis  Summary.
3b) pages 170-173 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis  Summary of Hardware.
3c)  pages 174-175 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis  Summary of software.
 3d) pages 176-177 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis  Summary of sorting.
3e) pages 177 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis  Set 5A.
3f) pages 179-185 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis  Summarise.
 3g) pages 185-189 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis  Set 5B.
3h) pages 190-195 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis  Summarise.
 3i) pages 195 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete the Chapter Review 5.
3j) The Analysing completion activity  here Download & fill in the gaps.

Storing and Retrieving

• storing and retrieving – the two-step process by which data or information can be saved and reloaded to allow for:
– other processing to take place
– a temporary halt in the system
– backup and recovery
– the transfer of data or information
• hardware for storing and retrieving
– hardware devices (See Course Specifications Document)
– the characteristics of hardware, including:
– random or sequential access
– volatile or non-volatile
– permanent or non-permanent
• the trend to faster and greater storage capacity over time
• software for storing and retrieving
– hardware interface software
– file management software
– database management systems
– file formats for different data types
– Internet browser
– used to access a machine-independent data store
– using search engines to access data
– encryption/password protection
– security of stored data whether stored centrally or distributed
• non-computer tools, including:
– paper based storage systems
– microfiche
– libraries
• social and ethical issues, including:
– the security of stored data
– unauthorised retrieval of data
– advances in storage and retrieval technologies and new uses such as data matching

Folio 4

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4a) page 197 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis A summary of the page.
4b) page 198-201 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis A summary of the pages.
4c) page 202-204 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 6A.
4d) page 206-225 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 6B.
4e) page 226-238 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 6C.
4f) page 239-240 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis A summary of the pages.
4g) page 241-243 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis A summary of the pages.
 4h) pages 244 to 245 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete the Chapter Review 6.
 4i) The Storing and Retrieving completion activity  here Download & fill in the gaps.

Processing

• processing – a method by which data can be manipulated in different ways to produce a new value or result (eg calculating a total, filtering an email, changing the contrast of an image, changing the volume of a wave file)
• hardware in processing
– hardware with fast processors, a lot of RAM and large storage capacity for image, video and audio processing
– increased processing speed, by:
– increased clock speeds
– increased bus capacity
– historical and current trends in CPU development
• software for processing text, numeric, image, video and audio data
• non-computer tools and processing
– documenting procedures to be followed when processing
• social and ethical issues associated with processing
– ownership of processed data
– bias in the way participants in the system process data

Folio 5

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 5a) pages 247-249 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Summarise the pages.
 5b) pages 250-261 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 7A.
 5c) pages 262-266 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Summarise the pages.
5d) pages 267-273 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 7B.
5e) pages 274-276 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Summarise the pages.
 5f) pages 277 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete the Chapter Review 7.
 5g) The Processing completion activity  here Download & fill in the gaps.

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Transmitting and Receiving

• transmitting and receiving – the process that transfers information and data within and between information systems
• hardware for transmitting and receiving
– communications within a computer between peripheral devices and the CPU via buses
– the role of modems, including modulation and demodulation
– local area networks and wide area networks
• software for transmitting and receiving
– communications packages
– transmitting and receiving text, numeric, image, audio and video
– electronic mail and its operation
• non-computer tools for transmitting and receiving, such as mail, phone, fax and radio and television (transmit only)
• social and ethical issues associated with transmitting and receiving
– accuracy of data received from the Internet
– security of data being transferred
– net-etiquette
– acknowledgment of data source
– global network issues, time zones, date fields, exchange rates
– changing nature of work for participants, such as work from home and telecommuting
– current developments and future trends in digital communications, radio and television
– the impact of the Internet on traditional business

Folio 6

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6a) pages 279-290 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 8A.
6b) pages 291-304 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 8B.
6c) pages 305-316 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 8C.
 6d) pages 317-327 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Summarise the pages.
6e) pages 328-329 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 8D.
6f) pages 330-337 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete the Chapter Review 8.
6g) The Transmitting and Receiving completion activity  here Download & fill in the gaps.

 

Displaying

• displaying – the method by which information is output from the system to meet a purpose
• hardware for displaying (See Course Specifications Document)
• software for display
– interfaces for hardware display devices
– display features in applications packages, including:
– reporting
– formatting
– spacing
– merging
– tables
– charts
• non-computer tools:
– traditional methods for displaying the different types of data
• social and ethical issues associated with displaying
– communication skills of those presenting displays
– past, present and emerging trends in displays
– appropriate displays for a wide range of audiences, including:
– standards for display for the visually impaired
– displays suitable for young children

Folio 7

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7a) pages 339-340 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Summarise the pages.
7b) pages 340-355 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 8B.
7c) pages 356-357 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 9A.
7d) pages 358-368 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Summarise the pages.
7e) pages 369-370 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete Set 9B.
7f) pages 371-372 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Summarise the pages.
7g) pages 373-380 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Summarise the pages.
 7h) pages 381-381 IPT The Preliminary Course by S. Davis Complete the Chapter Review 9.
7i) The Displaying HTML document  here  Summarise the Displaying section.

 

Integration of processes

• the interrelationships between the processes in a given system
• one tool (such as software to develop a multimedia presentation) may involve several processes
Covered in the Folios 5a to 5d

Homework

Complete a Folio set of tasks each cycle. Use clear headings so that you are able to identify each section for revision.

Assessment Task

Download the assessment task from here

DigitalCopyright and Reference Requirements

 

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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