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Raspberry Pi: Primary school children get coding. A teacher's guide to IT terminology. What do you know about Phishing, Cookies, Worms and Trojans in a technological world?

A teacher's guide to IT terminology

Do they still mean sitting out by the river waiting for a bite, biscuits, small garden slimy things or a person from ancient Troy? The rise of online communication, financial management, social networking and education is expected to continue. As users of a whole host of technological appliances and devices, are you fully aware of potential threats and how vulnerable you may be? You hear the terms being spoken, but do you actually know what they mean? Most people place an enormous amount of trust in their devices, believing they are safe from viruses, hackers, etc., because they have created their own accounts and passwords. To understand the potential risks, a good place to start is to become familiar with some technological terminology: Phishing An attempt to obtain ‘others’ information such as usernames and passwords, including credit card details.

Cookie Virus Trojan Malware Worms Spyware Rootkit “Bots” Spam. What is the appropriate form of address in email? Here is the text of a note from the Post Office, quoted in “Berry and Co”, which was written by Dornford Yates and published in 1920: SirI beg leave to inform you that your telegram handed in at the Grosvenor Street Post Office at 10.2 am on the 26th June addressed to Reply paid Hamilton Smythe Fair Lawns Torquay has not been delivered for the reason indicated below.ADDRESS NOT KNOWNI am, Sir, Your obedient servant,WBPostmaster Should letter-writing conventions be used in emails?

What is the appropriate form of address in email?

Photo (c) Henri Burgius those forms of politeness at the start and end of the note seem quaint and odd to us. They are clearly symptomatic of a less frenetic age. However, at least the correct forms of address were known (or at least could have been known) by all. In my own small way, I am trying to maintain some of the old formality by using the form “Dear x” rather than the more chatty “Hi”, even if I already know the person. ICT Equipment Replacement Strategy: Lasa knowledgebase. ICT Management.

ICT Equipment Replacement Strategy: Lasa knowledgebase

> Budgeting and FundingHardware > Buying & Owning Hardware By Morgan Killick This article examines the reasons for regular replacement of ICT equipment and looks at the timescales, costs and planning considerations involved in a major upgrade. Introduction. Encouraging words at Policy Exchange on Technology. Michael Gove delivered a keynote presentation on Monday 28 November, at Policy Exchange, and responded to a question on the use of technology in schools as follows: 'ICT has a huge role to play.

Encouraging words at Policy Exchange on Technology

I think technology will be playing a larger and larger role in how we make our schools work more effectively in the future. ICT Self Assessment booklet. A few weeks ago, I stumbled across ICT Teaching & Learning Framework 2011, which was written by Matt Lovegrove and included contributions from Steve Greenfield, David Sheppard & Claire Waite.

ICT Self Assessment booklet

JISC Legal Cloud Computing and the Law Toolkit (31/08/2011) > JISC Legal > ManageContent. We're pleased to present our free Cloud Computing and the Law toolkit for FE and HE professionals.

JISC Legal Cloud Computing and the Law Toolkit (31/08/2011) > JISC Legal > ManageContent

Whether you work in a teaching, research, management or support capacity, our aim is to help you to make confident, informed decisions about implementing cloud computing solutions in your institution. Below is a brief introduction to the toolkit presented by our Service Manager, Jason Miles-Campbell. Introduction to the JISC Legal Cloud Computing and the Law toolkit from JISC Legal on Vimeo. Global Internet Expansion: Who Will Lead the Way? [INFOGRAPHIC] According to recent Cisco research, global Internet traffic will grow nearly four-fold from 2010 -- 2015.

Global Internet Expansion: Who Will Lead the Way? [INFOGRAPHIC]

However, that increase in traffic won’t be dominated by one region. How much will each region contribute to the worldwide traffic expansion? Just by sheer population size alone, one could assume that the Asia-Pacific region would lead in Internet traffic growth. However, that assumption would only be partially accurate. Asia-Pacific is forecast to lead in file-sharing traffic and Internet Gaming traffic.

The infographic below provides an interesting visual projection of what Internet usage will look like in 2015. Tags: 2015, infographic, internet traffic. ICT Planning. Save Our Inboxes! Adopt the Email Charter! Smarter systems for smarter education. Wednesday, 13 April 2011 20:36 There has never been a better time to make our education technology systems smarter.

Smarter systems for smarter education

The demand for knowledge workers with specialised skills is growing by 11 percent a year. Many jobs require lifelong training and students are increasingly demanding a variety of alternative learning paths. Yet at the same time, many further education institutions are straining under budget cuts and as internal processes grow increasingly complex, administrative roles can account for up to 30% of expenditure. With better education linked to economic growth, smarter systems need to be part of a long-term strategy. We know all too well that learners are immersed in technology, they are also demanding a more tailored education. Across the world, educational establishments are looking to drive new levels of productivity - not simply cutting costs, but creating new operating models. Predictive Analytics Automation and Integration International Collaboration. Home - Capability Matrix: Fully customisable online skill assessment system.

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