Think of the kitchen in your home as a system

What is its purpose

The purpose of a kitchen is to cook meals to eat so you can survive

List all the resources

Kitchen appliences (etc, blender, oven, microware, stovetop, fridge,)

What processes are used in the kitchen.

The processes used in a kitchen is storage(fridges), Processes(microwave,oven), users.

Solar roadways – the way of the future?

This video presents the possibility of using solar angel led roadways.

Introducing the Friday #NBCSpipeline debate

#NBCSipt students will introduce the Friday #NBCSpipeline debate  from 2pm AEDT this afternoon.

The #Privacy topic for discussion today will be: It is OK for “BIG BROTHER” to use confidential information about me for their purposes.

Please feel welcome to contribute to the debate using the hashtags above. Transcripts of the Twitter back channel will be published on the #NBCSpipeline debate page later.

A Day Made of Glass – video series to inspire

A series of videos have been added to the  Information Systems in Context page to inspire thought and discussion about future and emerging technologies.

10 Major Technology Trends in Education

We have a first look at the results from the latest Speak Up survey, which polled hundreds of thousands of teachers, students, administrators, parents and community members about technology trends in education.

  • By Chris Riedel
  • 02/03/14

According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is “beyond the tipping point”; and most kids don’t use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow, which CEO Julie Evans revealed at the FETC 2014 conference last week.

The 2013 results represent more than 400,000 surveys from 9,000 schools and 2,700 districts across the country. Respondents included 325,279 students, 32,151 teachers and librarians, 39,986 parents, 4,530 district administrators and, new to this year’s survey, 1,346 community members.

Copyright Laws

Computer software, data and information is easily copied, and the copy is identical to the original. This is not the case with most other products. As a consequence special amendments to the Copyright Act have been enacted:

  • One copy made be made for backup purposes.
  • All copies must be destroyed if the is sold or otherwise transferred.
  • Decompilation or reverse engineering is not permitted. The only exception being to understand the operation of the software in order to interface other software products.

In regards to compilations of information (such as collected statistics and databases of information):

  • The information itself is not covered.
  • There must have been sufficient intellectual effort used to select and arrange the information; or
  • The author must have performed sufficient work or incurred sufficient expense to gather the information even though there was no creativity involved.

Consider the following:

  1. An employee takes a copy of a customer database with them when they leave.
  2. A friend gives you a copy of a computer game they got for Christmas.
  3. You create a digital phone book using name, address and phone numbers downloaded from Telstra’s white pages website.

DISCUSS the implications, in terms of Copyright Law, for each of the above scenarios.

HSC stats

In 1967, when the HSC was first introduced, about 18,000 students sat for examinations in 28 different courses and only approximately 20% of Year 10 students completed the HSC. Now more than 65,000 students sit for examinations in around 70 different courses and about 70% of Year 10 students complete the HSC.

Discuss possible links between the changes to the types of available employment and the HSC statistics above.

Changing Nature of Work

There are many jobs now that just did not exist in the 1960s, and there are also many jobs that have almost totally disappeared. Make up a list of all the different types of jobs that have been created since the 1960s and another list of jobs that have virtually disappeared.