Social Impact of the Use of IT

Centre Name: Havering College of Further & Higher Education.
Assignment Number: 3 / 3.
Assignment Title: The Social Impact of the Use of IT.
Assessor: Vy Tran
Date Issued: 26/10/2020 Final Deadline: 20/11/2020
Programme Title: Level 2 – OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate in IT.
Unit(s): Unit 1: Communicating in the IT Industry.
Learning Outcome(s):

Addressed in this assessment

LO3: Understand the impact of IT on individuals, communities, and society.
Assessment Criteria covered: P6: Explain the social impacts of the use of IT.

M2: Describe the negative implications of IT on social communication.

D1: Explain why the use of specialist software improves accessibility to IT

communications

Scenario: The field of IT is growing rapidly, new technologies are being introduced to the market every single day, these technologies are not only aimed at making communication easier, and they are also developed to provide entertainment. You have seen the demand and potential for Mobile App technologies and have decided to set up your own business in developing commercial apps.
Task 1: (P6) You need to describe the Social Impact of the Use of IT. This task may be presented as a presentation, report or a leaflet.

 

You need to ensure that you cover the following points that are listed below:

 

The impact of IT on: (This can be both positive and negative).

·        Individually.

·        Communities.

·        Society as a whole.

 

Task 2): (M2) To achieve M2 You will produce either a presentation, report or leaflet describing the negative implications of IT on Social Communication, which should explain how IT has impacted on people and their lives.

Identify and explain at least 5 issues ICT has given growth to from the following list:

·        Abuse of IT – Illegal downloads and copyright.

·        Threats – Viruses, Data privacy, Encryption.

·        Cyberbullying – with examples of what this is and the impact it has.

·        Denial of Service – In businesses; with examples of what this is and the impact.

·        General Safety and security – with examples of what this is and its impact.

·        Safety and Security of communication channels as well as the implications if communication channels were not secure.

·        Not knowing who holds your personal data and what it is collected for

·        Viruses

·        Child/ adult abductions – Give examples of media coverage regarding this.

·        The ability to talk to strangers – Give examples of media coverage regarding this.

·        People addicted to social media – Give as many examples as possible and the impact this has.

 

Task 3 (D1) Produce a report explaining why and how the use of specialise software improves accessibility to IT communication.  This should cover personal safety as well as the security of data being transferred.

 

(e.g. Securing personal data, data protection, firewalls, digital content).

 

Evidence for this criterion can come from screenshots and a written report.

 

PLEASE NOTE: “The Grade awarded to you for this Assignment/Assessment is subject to Internal Verification and External Moderation.”

Please refer to the Course Handbook for further details.

 

Criteria

Task Achieved Y/N Y/N Comments
P6 explain the social impacts of the use of IT 1) Presentation, report or leaflet    
M2 describe the negative implications of IT on Social Communication 2)  Presentation, report or leaflet    
D1 explain why the use of specialist software improves accessibility to IT communication.  3) Report    

 

 

 

THE UNIT IS INTERNALLY ASSESSED AND VERIFIED BUT IS ALSO SUBJECT TO EXTERNAL MODERATION!

To pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for the assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes below for this unit.

Learning Outcome (LO):

 

 

 

 

The Learner Will:

PASS

 

The assessment criteria are the pass requirements for this unit.

 

The learner can:

MERIT

 

To achieve merit, the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is able to:

 

DISTINCTION

 

To achieve a distinction the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass and merit criteria, the learner is able to:

LO1: Be able to communicate information to suit audience purpose and content. P1: Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in face to face communication.    
P2: Communicate IT-related information to a technical audience.    
P3: Communicate IT-related information to a nontechnical audience.    
LO2: Be able to use IT tools to communicate and exchange information. P4: Use IT tools safely to effectively communicate and exchange information. M1: Justify the IT tools used in terms of safety and effectiveness. D1: Explain why the use of specialist software improves accessibility to IT communications.
P5: Select, setup and use a specialist communication channel to communicate and exchange information.    
LO3: Understand the impact of IT on individuals, communities, and society. P6: Explain the social impacts of the use of IT. M2: Describe the negative implications of IT on social communication.