1. You are working as a software developer for a small company developing learning materials which you put into a learning management system for use in online learning environments. Your clients are colleges which provide services to students in schools all around the world. One of your clients works with children with disabilities. You are working on material which is to be used by children in hospital and rehabilitation who have suffered trauma through an accident. These children live all around Australia, in country areas and in city facilities. The sorts of injury they have suffered include loss of sight, partially and fully blinded, limited body movement including loss of the use of their hands.
What are some of the issues you will have to think about as you design and implement your software to support your client and their students?
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2. You're an ICT professional working in web 2.0 developments, should you have any issues which involve Green ICT? Explain your answer.
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3. Which of the following are projects, and which are processes? Explain your answer
Building a computer, on a production line of identical computers
Building a house, as one of a series of identical houses all over Australia
Upgrading a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10
Upgrading all 120 computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10
1. Disability is one of the curses to the human life. Disability is of two types- disability from birth, and disability by accident. To answer this question, we have to find out the software to facilitate the lives of the physically challenged mainly due to facing accidents. The disability may occur with loss of limbs resulting to different level of results including loss of sight with partial and total blindness, loss of movement and the subjected action should be initiated for rehabilitation after the trauma faced by the children at the hospitals of suburbs of Australia with all types of daily life facilities available there (spectronics, 2016).
To ensure the remedial action towards providing of software to the affected children, the application of Duxbury DBT, Braille Translation Software is to be used for the purpose of providing the best possible software solution to the affected children by partial or full or partial blindness. This application will raise the possibility of the affected candidates to ensure their returning back to normal life with urgent impact. The software with resulting enlargement of screen is another area of software which may be developed for the visually handicapped children (duxburysystems, 2016).
For children with restricted movement due to disability, the software can be generated which will facilitate recognition of voice by converting speech to text, prediction of word to reduce the number of keystrokes while typing, access to the computer with the set of switches , trying of those switches, the provision of typing by one hand (stpaulsscience, 2016).
The application Web 2.0 to the learners is mainly emphasized with the increasing utilisation of ‘read/write’ activities of web in the domestic level of utilisation. The idea of Web 2.0 has highlighted the increasing awareness of ‘social welfare’ as the said web version is instrumental by connecting the users with collaborative effect between each of the network in a diversified interaction between certain groups (Shirky 2003). Timothy O’Reilly is considered as the founder and originator of the idea of Web 2.0 who had stressed upon the concept of reference with basic feature of the ‘network effect’ in-between the recent applications of internet which makes this version instrumental to ascertain the contribution and the utility of the web activities which is devoted to the group of members participating in this application and with the result of addition of values by the communities of this service through addition of value to the web applications through the cooperative and creative mode which is not possible by the individual users. This feature is making this application a flagship application related to web version which is being defined by O’Reilly as the foundation of participation in active way by overpowering the concept of passive consumption sites (Selwyn, 2010).
The application of Web 2.0 is empowered with the logic which made the broadening of areas of application of internet with the varied phases of adoption along with use of the version. This facility is generated from the technologies used for the creation of this version which is supporting different level of application like wikis, blogs, social networking sites, podcasting, RSS, sharing of multimedia application, the instruments for online collaborative effect, etc. As the common platform is being sued through this version for the group of users, the effect of green ICT is being practiced through the minimization of emission of green house effect and thus Web 2.0 is more prone towards the sensitive approach towards green ICT application (thegreenitreview, 2010).
It is a process as the computer is being manufactured as per the general norms of making a computer. The process system is fixed it is to be done following the path of general guideline as per the system of the work.
It is a process as the house is being made as a part of the series of identical houses all over Australia by following the standard norms and building principles of making a house. It is not encouraging any innovative way, but ensuring the replication of the standard process of making a house like other houses already with prefixed norms and standards (Khan, 2016).
It is a project as the upgrading is being made for the computer with the application to make it new with further enhancement of the ability of the computer.
It is process as it will not require any innovative process instead it ensure replication of system for upgrading 120 computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (Khan, 2016).
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spectronics, 2016. Physical Disabilities. [Online] Available at: https://www.spectronics.com.au/physical-disabilities [Accessed 06 September 2016].
Selwyn, N., 2010. Web 2.0 applications as alternative environments for informal learning - a critical review. London: University of London Institute of Education.
thegreenitreview, 2010. People, Not Technology. [Online] Available at: https://www.thegreenitreview.com/2010/01/green-it-20.html [Accessed 06 September 2016].