004 - Extension and density of networks Part 3

Syllabus Point

Examine (A03) the contrasting rates, levels and patterns of adoption of an element of ICT in two countries.

Key Terminology

  • Examine
  • Adoption
  • Patterns
Define the words above using the 'Command Word' posters in the classroom and your 'Geography Course Companion' textbook by Nagle and Cooke.



Activity One - Watch

  • As you watch the YouTube clip below write notes on the changing amount of people who have access to the internet.

Internet Access in the World





Activity Two - China - Read

  1. Using the map below describe where there is the greatest internet use in China.
  2. By reading the articles below suggest reasons why there is such disparities in internet usage in China.
Taken from: http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/international/GDPppp.jpg

Useful Resources - Read

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Activity Three - UK 


  1. Using the first map below describe the change in internet usage within the UK.
  2. Using the second map below describe the disparities in gender and age usage.
  3. Explain why there may be gender and age differences in use.
  4. What other factors may influence internet access within the UK? Explain your answers.
Taken from: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/resources/figure2frequencyofinternetusev2_tcm77-322636.png


Taken From: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/resources/infoia2_tcm77-336676.png

Useful Articles

  • The Guardian
  • Pages 54-55 in the text book 'Global Interaction' by Guinness.

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Activity Four - Compare and Contrast

  1. Discuss the similarities and differences between internet usage in China and the UK.