The ICT Lounge
Section 5:
The Effects of Using ICT
The course syllabus states that you should be able to:
Describe how ICT has effected employment:
  • Describe how there has been a reduction of employment in offices, as workers' jobs have been replaced by computers in a number of fields (e.g. payroll workers, typing pools, car production workers)
  • Describe how there has been an increase in employment in other fields (e.g. website designers, computer programmers, delivery drivers in retail stores)
Describe how ICT has effected working patterns within organisations:
  • Describe how the use of computers has led to a number of employees changing their working patterns (e.g. part-time working, flexible hours, job sharing, compressed hours)
  • Describe what is meant by part-time working, flexible hours, job sharing, compressed hours
Describe microprocessor-controlled devices in the home:
  • Describe the positive effects microprocessors have on aspects of lifestyle (e.g. the amount and use of leisure time, the degree of social interaction, the ability to leave the home)
  • Describe the negative effects microprocessors have on aspects of lifestyle (e.g. lack of exercise)
5.4 Describe potential health problems related to the prolonged use of IT equipment:
  • Describe repetitive strain injury (RSI) and what causes it
  • Identify other health issues (e.g. back problems, eye problems, headaches)
  • Describe some simple strategies for preventing these problems
  • Evaluate the use of IT equipment and develop strategies to minimise the health risks

This section is broken down into 4 parts. (Click links to visit each page)
Part 2:
Effects of ICT on Working Patterns

Revision Practice for Section 5:
The links to the right contain some revision questions and mind maps that will help prepare you for the section 1 exam.

The 'fill in the blanks' link takes you to a Microsoft Word document which contains a wide-range of questions designed to test your knowledge on Types and Components of Computer Systems. You complete the document by filling in the blanks with words from the list.

The answers to the fill in the blanks task can be found on pages 3 - 4 of the document. Make sure you attempt the questions yourself before looking at the answers. Any mistakes you make should be corrected.

The 'multiple choice self marking practice test' will present you with a series of exam style questions in a multiple choice format. When you complete the test you will given a score and grade. you will also be given the answers to questions that you may have gotten wrong. You should use this to help you correct any mistakes you make have made.

The mind maps are diagrams which give you sharp and to-the-point revision information on all of the topics covered during this section.
Practice Questions
Multiple Choice Self Marking Practice Test (Coming Soon)
Mind Maps

Links to Theory Units:
Section 4: Networks and the Effects of using them
Section 6: ICT Applications
Section 7: The Systems Life Cycle
Section 8: Safety and Security
Section 9: Audience
Section 10: Communication
Links to Practical Units:
Section 11: File Management
Section 12: Images
Section 13: layout
Section 14: Styles
Section 15: Proofing
Section 16: Graphs and Charts
Section 17: Document Production
Section 18: Data Manipulation
Section 19: Presentations
Section 20: Data Analysis
Section 21: Website Authoring