2.1 Business and Employment


Topic
Examples
Traditional Business
Banks,including ATM(automatic teller machines),EFT (electronic funds transfer) HAIA AND LATIVIA, hotels (AYA AND YOUSSEF), supermarket (SEEM AND OMAR), travel agencies (HUNZA AND MOHAMMED W).
Online Business (e-commerce)
Working practices such as teleworking and home working. (MOHAMMED S AND MAYDA)
Transportation
Airline reservation systems (SAUD AND JUDE), Navigation (REBECCA), Package tracking (SAMI), Traffic control systems,(ANUM). ITS sytems in cars (MOHAMMED F, SHEREEN)

2.2 Education and training

Topics
Examples
Distance learning over large areas
hospitals, prisons, retirement homes, schools (Anum and Jude)
Use of IT in teaching and learning
Educational software, online research and forums,
virtual learningenvironments (VLE), e-books, Web 2.0 educational networks,
use ofmobile device (Y&M), game-based learning, fully immersive environments,filtering and monitoring of students internet use, 1-to-1, m-learning
Hardware and network
technologies in the classroom
Laptop computers, Hand-Held Devices, interactive whiteboards (Sami and Saud)
Provision for special needs
Inclusive software, Braille keyboards, accessibility.(rebecca & lativia)
School administration
Record-keeping of staff and finances, libraries, student records, EDI (electronic data interchange). By:Hunza Shah Bukhari and Omar Fadl

2.5 HOME AND LEISURE

Topic

Examples

Homes and home networks
IT management of home systems: for example, lighting, security, entertainment centres.
Digital entertainment
Films, photographs, music, arts, online and digital games, gambling, virtual worlds.
Social networking
Chat rooms, messaging, blogging, file sharing, wikis.
Published and broadcast information
Books, newspapers, digital radio and TV, e-books, podcasts.
Digital policing
Monitoring organizations such as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
Hardware, software and networks
Portable digital devices and their ability to remotely control other devices, IT-enabled appliances.

2.3 Environment

Topic

Examples

Modelling and simulations
Climate change,forecasting natural events, demographic changes
Data logging
Sensors, probes, real time data collections
Satellite communication
remote sensing devices, satellite imagery, tagging
Mapping, virtual globes
geographic information system, GPS, Cell phone tracking, online journey planning
E-waste
development, disposal and recycling of IT equipment, Basel action network
Resource depletion
Use of non renewable resources...

2.4 Health

Topic

Examples

Diagnostic and therapeutic tools
Surgery, prosthetic devices, diagnostic technology, rehabilitation, patient monitoring, individualized IT solutions for disabled people, accessibility. (Hunza and Saud)
Medical information, admin, marketing and sales






2.6 Politics and government






Access to, and updating of, personal information held on government databases
Collection, storage and updating of personal data: for example, driving license, TV license, tax returns, passport applications and renewals, medical records, military service records, social security information, online police records. (Sami and Saud)
Government control and use of information
Censorship, data matching across agencies, achiving, biometric data, national identity cards ( Shereen and Mohammad)