Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how you can communicate with the computer on-line with sources of information as well as with other people using the network.
Students should be able to:
In an information society students can get information quickly from appropriate sources and can exchange information and collaborate speedily with others throughout the world. With the increasing use of the Internet it is necessary that students have a clear but critical understanding of the possibilities of the World Wide Web (WWW). Students should know the various means available and how to access those means.
Students should understand the various means of electronic communication such as electronic mail, chatting and mailing list, use of Internet and the World Wide Web, faxing with the computer and modem; and should be able to make critical and conscientious choices for the information they want to gain.
Minimum necessary resources:
One computer per group; communications software;
Connection to the Internet;
E-mail and fax facilities.
Optional extra resources:
Liquid crystal display panel and overhead projector;
E-mail facilities in the Intranet;
All other A-Units, especially Unit A8 Social and Ethical Issues.
Hands-on experience; searching for information, e-mailing.