Tertiary Catalogue

Information and Communication Technology


Designing Programs with Pseudocode

Designing Programs with Pseudocode

Computational Thinking Skills

Using the analogy problem of washing dirty dishes, this video explores the IPO model and pseudocode as tools to guide computational thinking. Students of lower secondary digital technologies will understand how using pseudocode can be an...Show More
Display Screen Equipment

Display Screen Equipment

Surviving Health and Safety

Like many things that used to be considered sage but turned out to be dangerous. Like many things that used to be considered safe but turned out to be dangerous—leaded petrol, glow in the dark paint or social media—display screens can have a...Show More
How do Computers Think?

How do Computers Think?

Computational Thinking Skills

Introducing the concepts of abstraction, decomposition, algorithm design and pattern recognition, this video gets inside the ‘mind’ of a computer to understand why computational thinking this is a crucial first step to designing a successful...Show More
Designing Programs with Flowcharts

Designing Programs with Flowcharts

Computational Thinking Skills

Even the most experienced programmers use simple visual models and techniques to plan an effective algorithmic solution. In this video, students are introduced to the IPO model and flowcharts as two such methods to abstract unnecessary...Show More
Let's Interact with a Computer!

Let's Interact with a Computer!

ICT Basics

This creative programme takes students on a journey inside the computer, following a keypress all the way through to it appearing on the screen. Powerful visual diagrams and animations are used throughout, in order to aid students’...Show More
How Do Operating Systems Work?

How Do Operating Systems Work?

ICT Basics

In this animated programme, our character Sam shows students the basics of the hard working operating system. Engaging graphics are used to explain concepts clearly and visually, depicting how an operating system interacts with various other...Show More
Developing a Website

Developing a Website

Website design and development is an exciting, highly creative industry that continues to grow at a rapid rate. This interview-led programme looks at the key considerations involved when developing a website. It looks at: internet basics;...Show More
IT Networks

IT Networks

Computer networks are at the foundation of Information and Communication Technology. A good understanding of the main elements and functions of computer networks is therefore crucial. This programme provides a comprehensive overview of: the...Show More
Development and Deployment

Development and Deployment

Creating Apps

The mobile app revolution has greatly enhanced the user experience and changed the way we interact with technology. It is a booming industry with great opportunities for developers with an idea for an app. Once research and planning has been...Show More
Data Mining: Big Data's Increasing Challenge and Payoff

Data Mining: Big Data's Increasing Challenge and Payoff

Incredibly large volumes of data are generated on a daily basis. Within that data hides information that can prove extremely valuable on a social, economic, political or environmental level. But to unearth the ‘gold’ the data needs to be...Show More
Research and Planning

Research and Planning

Creating Apps

The explosion in apps has changed the way we interact with our mobile devices and the world around us. There are great opportunities and rewards for those wishing to create an app, but where do you start? Focused on the research and planning...Show More
ICT Project Management

ICT Project Management

In this programme we follow the iPod and iPad development team at Bjango Software as we examine the management and development of a complex ICT project. We follow through the stages of a project’s life cycle, from conception and planning, to...Show More
Episode 4: Homo Interneticus?

Episode 4: Homo Interneticus?

The Virtual Revolution Series

Is the Web rewiring our brains and our relationships? In the last five years we have witnessed the meteoric rise of social networks, but the technical structure that underpins this also exposes us to huge amounts of information - more than we...Show More
Episode 3: The Cost of Free

Episode 3: The Cost of Free

The Virtual Revolution Series

Businesses have colonised the Web and found ingenious ways to make money, but has it come at a cost to our culture and privacy? What lessons did retailers such as Amazon learn from the gold rush years of the dotcom bubble? How did Google forge...Show More
Episode 2: Enemy of the State?

Episode 2: Enemy of the State?

The Virtual Revolution Series

What is the impact of the web on global politics? Information disseminated through social networks is being used as a weapon in the battle between the individual and authority across the world. While that struggle for freedom captures the...Show More
Episode 1: The Great Levelling?

Episode 1: The Great Levelling?

The Virtual Revolution Series

Has the web lived up to its early dreams of empowering us all with global, quick and free information? Building on its countercultural roots, how much is web culture challenging our notions of ownership, value and creative freedom? Online...Show More
A Case Study in Problem Solving

A Case Study in Problem Solving

ICT in the Real World

Maintaining and developing new and existing technologies requires the use of solid problem solving techniques. In this programme, we explain the system of problem solving methodologies that have been devised to assist people in creating...Show More
Publishing a Magazine

Publishing a Magazine

ICT in the Real World

"Desktop Publishing" is the term commonly used to describe the use of a personal computer to perform publishing tasks. In this programme we visit Bridal magazine publishing company Media Ink, to discover how various ICT practices are employed...Show More
Skills for the Workplace

Skills for the Workplace

ICT in the Real World

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is integrated into all levels of the 21st-century workplace. Word processing, computerised spreadsheets, email communication and web-based research are just some of the tasks performed every day....Show More
Innovation and Emerging Technologies

Innovation and Emerging Technologies

Throughout history, there have been many wondrous, unique and important innovations. But never have there been so many technological advances in a specific time period than in the past hundred years. This programme examines the concept of...Show More
Designing on Screen

Designing on Screen

Design is a wide ranging discipline that encompasses art, engineering, communications, web design, graphic design and many other areas. The use of information and communications technology can assist graphic designers throughout the design...Show More
Health and Safety Issues in ICT

Health and Safety Issues in ICT

It’s probably not immediately obvious to the average teenager – or many adults for that matter – but moderate to heavy computer use brings with it a number of areas of risk when it comes to health and safety. This programme covers a wide...Show More
Getting into Games

Getting into Games

The game making industry is a hugely successful and rapidly growing industry offering good potential employment for students. A bewildering range of games is available. The scope of games and game related software is broadening into many areas of...Show More
Inside a Computer

Inside a Computer

This programme describes the roles of the computer in modern society, education and industry and how it fullfils those roles. It provides novice and experienced users, as well as budding technicians, an insight into the many aspects of a computer...Show More
Information Overload?

Information Overload?

Classroom Video Issues

New generations of young people use more and more sophisticated levels of technology every day. Access to technology is both easier and in a greater demand and whilst this is propelling our demand for acquiring knowledge, there are also a large...Show More