Online Services By Anna Barber
What are Online Services? Services that are provided by the internet. There are different types of services e.g. Entertainment, Communication, Real time information, Commerce, Government, Download Services, Education & Business.
Real Time Information This is a service that provides up to date, recent information on news, weather, traffic, cinema listing, and many more. Benefits: You can see everything around you without moving from the comfort of your home. This is http://www.flightradar24.com, shows us real time flights, right now. This Is Real Time Information
Commerce This is a retailing online service. It is when you don’t have to do much to get things that you want delivered to you. Such as: www.bankfashion.co.uk Benefits: Again, there is no need to move as you can pay from your card, at home, and get it delivered to you.
Government Online tax returns, a voting application, grants. www.gov.uk
Download Services A variety of Music, films and upgrades, and software underneath your finger tips. http://www.apple.com/uk/itunes/ Benefits: Instead of buying the music you can download it, from your home.
Education This Online Service is a service that provides learning and training to users. Users are of all ages, 5 year olds to 40 year olds. Services that provide this are Mymaths (mymaths.co.uk) and bbcbitesize (http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/
Virtual Learning Environments A virtual learning environment, or learning platform, is an e-learning education system based on the web that models conventional in-person education by providing equivalent virtual access to classes, class content, tests, homework, grades, assessments, and other external resources. http://vle.garstanghigh.lancs.sch.uk/
Business Electronic business, or e-business, is the application of information and communication technologies in support of all the activities of business. I think this is a bit like Commerce. www.asda.com www.sainsburys.co.uk
Communication Online communication refers to reading, writing and communication via networked computers. Social networking, like facebook (www.facebook.com) is an example of communication.
Entertainment Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an user. Like films, games, and even reading. It depends on what you like. Such as Friv (www.friv.co.uk) Netflix, (www.netflix.com)