Information and Communications Technology
Jules goes on a roller coaster ride taking steps to make right with her social media followers. Her initial apologetic post is well-received, but relief is only temporary… more floodgates open and the consequences of her actions snowball. Meanwhile her friend Aaron is thinking seriously about online revenge tactics... This thought-provoking clip with expert commentary from Project Rockit is an excellent resource for middle-level secondary students. Show Less
As Jules' social media world spirals downwards, her friend Aaron prepares to enter an online hate exchange. Jules turns to Project Rockit for advice, and starts along the hard road of repairing relationships. Meanwhile Aaron rethinks his approach. Part 3 of this series, this clip carries poignant messages about the personal effects of irresponsible and unethical online behaviour, and the importance of developing resilience. Show Less
Jules has built a positive social media presence promoting good digital citizenship, online ethics and safety. So when her friend Aaron faces some social media challenges, she offers sound advice. Yet sometimes good digital citizens stumble - Jules' online popularity takes a new turn, but how will her followers respond? This engaging clip with expert commentary from Project Rockit is ideal for middle-level secondary students. Show Less
Why should students value their own and others’ intellectual property? What exactly is intellectual property? This interview led programme builds an understanding of: intellectual property; exceptions to copyright; registering IP; why students should be aware of the terms and agreements of social media sites, what Creative Commons is and the different licences, why an IP holder may wish to share material; and what it means when material is in the public domain. A great resource for encouraging students to value IP. Show Less
For any modern organisation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is fundamental to how they operate. But how do we actually define ICT’s and what is the specific role they play in business? Experts with a lifelong understanding of digital technology guide viewers through: the ICT environment, the ICT needs and solutions for organisations, monitoring and evaluating ICT’s and what the future of ICT’s might look like. The programme offers a variety of visual metaphors, which help to illuminate the inter-connected world of digital communication and how reliant we’ve become on technology. Upper secondary I.T and business audiences will find this a visually-appealing and highly-accessible programme as they seek to learn more about the world of ICT’s. Show Less
Website design and development is an exciting, highly creative industry that continues to grow at a rapid rate. This interview-led programme looks at the key considerations involved when developing a website. It looks at: internet basics; planning a website; designing and constructing a website; and website testing. Interviewed for the programme include leading website development experts Karl Ervine, IT lecturer at Victoria University, David Graves, Creative director of GWS Media and John Anderton, CEO of Butterfly Internet. Ideal for senior secondary and TAFE in the fields of information technology, graphic design and business, it provides great advice and tips on how to build a well functioning, user-friendly and attractive website. Show Less
Computer networks are at the foundation of Information and Communication Technology. A good understanding of the main elements and functions of computer networks is therefore crucial. This programme provides a comprehensive overview of: the world of networks; wireless LANs and mobile devices; key hardware and software components; wired and wireless protocols; the strengths and limitations of wired and wireless; and network security. Perfect for senior secondary and TAFE in the fields of Information Technology and business, it is also suited to viewers wanting a better understanding of computer networks. Providing up-to-date information, this programme is the ideal guide to the key systems and components of IT networks. Show Less
In this programme we follow the iPod and iPad development team at Bjango Software as we examine the management and development of a complex ICT project. We follow through the stages of a projects life cycle, from conception and planning, to building and testing, and finally implementing and evaluating the finished product. Along the way we look at the personnel, procedures, techniques, tools, and methodologies used, together with the social and ethical impacts. We see the tools of project management, such as Gantt charts, collaborative software, systems analysis and planning tools, and the all important formal documentation. An essential overview of ICT project management. Show Less
This programme is a practical introduction to the technology and techniques behind the scenes of modern multimedia. Through case studies of two interactive software developers, we describe the hardware and software used for multimedia, with basic explanations of how the technology works. File formats used for presentations and the use of codecs to process and store these files is demonstrated, together with a brief overview of the software used to plan, capture, edit and display multimedia. We conclude with an examination of content sharing, virality, and the social and ethical implications of current multimedia technology. Show Less
Wikis and blogs are becoming increasingly available on the Internet for anyone to read or create their own. They are also increasingly being used as teaching tools in the classroom. In this programme, we discuss what wikis and blogs are and the differences between them. Students and teachers alike will see how these tools can be used in education, through various examples of use in the classroom. Viewers also meet the CEO and founder of edublogs.com, John Farmer, who demonstrates how easy it is to create your very own wikis and blogs. This is a fascinating look at how incorporating these online tools teaching and learning can enhance and encourage participation in any classroom. Show Less
"Desktop Publishing" is the term commonly used to describe the use of a personal computer to perform publishing tasks. In this programme we visit Bridal magazine publishing company Media Ink, to discover how various ICT practices are employed in the production of their popular publication. We see how Media Ink utilise specialist software packages including Adobe Creative Suite and Quark, highlighting many processes that can be emulated by the home-user. We also simplify the complex options that are available to designers for commercial printing. A clear yet detailed explanation of the desktop publishing process that will inspire viewers to create their own digital masterpieces. Show Less
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is integrated into all levels of the 21st-century workplace. Word processing, computerised spreadsheets, email communication and web-based research are just some of the tasks performed every day. In this programme, various employees demonstrate the skills required to be competent in their positions, including using computers effectively in an office, researching a business project, presenting information, types of digital documents, and the use of spreadsheets and databases for decision making and data storage. Understanding the basics will equip viewers with the knowledge and skills essential for work in the modern workplace. Show Less
Design is a wide ranging discipline that encompasses art, engineering, communications, web design, graphic design and many other areas. The use of information and communications technology can assist graphic designers throughout the design process. In this programme we look at using ICT in design while applying different elements and processes to both student and professional scenarios. We discuss the basic principles of good design, the importance of the audience, purpose of the task, evaluating and testing and design in practice. An informative introduction to computer aided design that will stimulate creative minds while answering many common questions. Show Less
The Internet has revolutionised our daily lives. But what are the dangers? Remaining safe online is no easy task. Much has been said about what not to do, but how do you unwittingly give away too much about yourself? And why is that a problem anyway? This programme discusses ways users can avoid predators, online marketers, and cyberbullies, as well as discussing the role of the internet as a media. Also highlighted are the risks associated with the use of popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. An invaluable resource for internet users of all ages. Show Less
Search engines have become a major tool for anyone seeking information of just about any type on the internet. In particular, students rely heavily on Internet-based information for their research – although, as this programme makes clear, in many cases it should never be used as the only source of information. Understanding how search engines work and how best to use them as powerful research tools is essential in order to maximise the benefits of internet research. With expert comments from Web Wombat co-founder, Michael Tancredi and Peter Benda and Justin Zobel from Melbourne University, this programme delves into internet research, and in particular, the functioning of search engines – with a specific focus on the world’s most commonly used search engine, Google. The programme looks at how search engines work, the risks and potential problems in the use of search engines, verifying information and the type of technology that will impact heavily on our internet use in years to come. Teachers of all subjects at school will find this programme invaluable for presenting factual information and generating discussion about internet research and search engines... there is more to them than meets the eye, and students need to understand how search engines work and how to best use their capabilities to achieve the best possible results. Show Less
It’s probably not immediately obvious to the average teenager – or many adults for that matter – but moderate to heavy computer use brings with it a number of areas of risk when it comes to health and safety. This programme covers a wide range of aspects of health and safety in the use of ICT – including ergonomic chairs, the positioning of furniture and computer hardware, cables, use of keyboard and mouse, posture and the need for breaks, plus includes a range of exercises designed to prevent injury. In workplaces in particular, health and safety issues – including those associated with ICT – are governed by legislation. During the programme, OHS Officer from Aviva, Stuart Capel, addresses many of the key areas relating to health, safety and ICT. Teachers, youth workers and employers will find this learning resource especially useful in helping to place personal health and safety uppermost in the minds of all computer users. Show Less
This video explores: online services, life in the information age, the digital divide and how to breach the gap between those who do and don’t access the wealth of knowledge, entertainment and services provided online. These issues are all explained in clear and simple terms, allowing viewers to learn about the extent to which life in the information age is affected by access to networks and in particular the Internet. Show Less
This programme takes a dramatic, yet humorous look at current internet security issues. We explore the issues from the perspective of the end-user, focusing on both technological and behavioural solutions to the problems. This programme is particularly useful in raising awareness amongst students as to the importance of maintaining computer security and for them taking responsibility for their own equipment and online behaviour. This is a must-see for all students who use the web. Show Less
The programme traces the development of the electronic computer, from the first valve-based devices of the mid 20th century, to the invention of silicon-based technology leading to the manufacture of the first PCs.
In this programme, we examine the huge variety of jobs in the IT industry and the way these jobs interact to create the dynamic products that shape our modern life.
Entertaining and packed with information, we examine what a network consists of; central processors, network procedures and architecture. This programme focuses on a case study of Destra, a company that specialises in the sale of online music and relies on maintaining a robust network for its day to day business. A particularly useful programme for teaching aspects of network design to senior Information Technology classes. Show Less
This programme investigates one of the major issues confronting business and individual computer users today - spam.