Background: As computers get involved in almost all aspects of our lives, there are quite a number of emerging issues that need extra attention. Such emerging issues range from computer system features, environmental concerns, legal and ethical issues, system security and users of computer applications. Therefore, it is increasingly becoming important that students of ICT learn how to safeguard their computer systems, uphold ethical values while using ICT systems as they explore emerging technologies.
Learning Outcome: The learner should be able to explain and discuss the emerging issues, computer security and privacy issues.
Guidance to the Teacher: It is important for the learners to interact with all the data communication tools mentioned in this topic for them to appreciate and clearly make a distinction between their usage.
You are advised to use physical network devices as visual aids for the learners to visualise and learn from.
Prepare activities that allow learners to work individually or in groups to identify and list the components of a computer network and their uses, to identify and list the implications of a computer network.
Suggested Competences for Assessment: Assess the learners’ ability to effectively communicate using data communication tools and explain the types of computer networks.
Recommended Coverage Duration: 24 periods (4 weeks) Senior Six Term III
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