Information technology has led to many changes in how we work, where we work and even when we work. It has had a dramatic effect on our working lives.
When did online shopping start to become popular?
What is 'selling goods and services online' more commonly known as?
Which of the following is a disadvantage of shopping online?
People can find specialist shops without leaving their home
Products sold online aren't always exactly as shown or high quality
Prices decrease as people can easily compare prices
What does de-skilling mean?
More workers are having to be employed
Workers with specialist skills are having to be employed
Some jobs that required a high level of skill in the past can now be done more easily
Which of the following is a disadvantage of the increased use of computers and robots in manufacturing?
Products made with computers should be of a better quality than before
Computers cannot make decisions when something unexpected happens
Robots don't get tired so the quality of work is consistent
What does teleworking mean?
Using your mobile phone to work while you're travelling
Working from home using IT to keep in touch with your company
Having a job which involves working on the telephone, eg call centres
Which of the following is a drawback of teleworking?
There's less opportunity to meet people and share ideas
There is no time wasted travelling and no travel costs
It enables you to work the hours which suit you and your family
Which of the following is needed for video conferencing?
A DVD player
Video conferencing software
A digital camera
Which of these is an advantage of video conferencing?
You can view and sign confidential documents
Meetings can go ahead without the need to travel
The hardware and software requires plenty of maintenance
What is miniaturisation?
The development of smaller and more compact electrical items
A shrinking workforce due to robots doing the work of humans
Reducing the size of the window in your video conferencing software