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GCSE Theory - Online Communities

Unit 1: Living in a Digital World

ICT Mayfield

on 14 February 2013

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Transcript of GCSE Theory - Online Communities

Unit 1: Living in a Digital World
Online Communities SAM Learning...
How much do you already know?
Record you mark in the Lesson 5_Online Communities worksheet. STARTER You are working on the theoretical aspect of the course which is worth 40% of your final GCSE Grade. BIG PICTURE By the end of this lesson you will be able to:
Identify different types of online communities. (Grade D-C)
Describe the features and functions of each type of online community. (Grade B)
Explain the terms ‘social networking’ and ‘social presence’. (Grade A) LEARNING OBJECTIVES Don’t just copy from the book or the Internet.
Ensure you understand what is being shown
Write this in a concise version in your own words.
Use colour, headings, underlining to make points stand out in your note book.
Make sure you proof read what you have written to ensure it makes sense, and you will be able to revise from this Making Notes Peer assess your exam questions and record in mark book. PLENARY Complete worksheet on Online Communities, Online workspaces and VLEs. HOME LEARNING Read and complete the worksheet in the Public Drive.
(Individual task) ACTIVITY For this task you will need to complete the worksheet you opened from the Pdrive. SAVE it into your 'documents'. You will be assessed by a 90 minute written exam in June 2013.

To prepare you for this you will explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society, learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by your use in a range of contexts (learning and earning, leisure, shopping and money management, health and wellbeing and on the move). You will also develop an awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice. Online Communities Examiner’s Tip! Describe the term 'social networking'.
Less than one in seven students got this right. Make sure you understand what the term means as well as knowing examples of them.
This question was looking for students to mention the concept of ‘connecting’ or ‘linking’ to other users in some way. Task 1 Online Communities Social Networking Blogs Online work Spaces Virtual worlds Webmail Virtual Learning Environments Virtual Worlds User-generated reference sites and social bookmarking sites. Task 2 Practise Exam Questions.
(Class task) What is social presence? (2 marks)
It is how a person is represented online and it is developed as you contribute online to the social community. State what ‘social networking’ is. (2 marks)
Social networking is a way of linking and communicating with people using their personal information. EXAM Questions Due: TOMORROW (Fri 15th Feb)
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