ICT (Information & Communication Technology)

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What is ICT?

Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) education is basically our society’s efforts to teach its current and emerging citizens valuable knowledge and skills around computing and communications devices, software that operates them, applications that run on them and systems that are built with them.

 

Advantages of ICT

  1.  ICTs help improve the quality of education.

 

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ICTs can enhance the quality of education in several ways: by increasing learner motivation and engagement by facilitating the acquisition of basic skills, and by enhancing teacher training. ICTs are also transformational tools which, when used appropriately, can promote the shift to a learner-centered environment.

2. New Communication Methods.

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has opened up a wide range of new communication methods, allowing you to contact others for less money and over greater distances than ever before. Technologies such as texting, instant messaging and video conferencing allow users to communicate instantaneously with people across the world for a nominal fee, a concept which may have seemed ludicrous before the advent of computers. In addition, text-based computer communication can give those with speech or social problems a level playing field to communicate with their peers.

3. Shared resources

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Groups of users can access the same programs, applications and even hardware such              as printers and faxes using networking and wireless technology.

 

Disadvantages of ICT

  1. Plagiarism

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Apart from Web sites that claim to help students write term papers, there are numerous cases of students downloading information from the Net and turning them in for grades. There is an online service, Plagiarism.org at http://www.plagiarism.org/, which can assist us in minimizing cases of plagiarism in the class. This service claims to prevent plagiarism by determining if a term paper has been copied from the Internet or not.

2. Student Privacy

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Criminals, marketers, and other persons can easily get information from students when they are online. These could post danger to students’ lives or may even lead to litigation against the school. Parents and teachers need to supervise students’ online activities.

3. Vulnerability

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Networks are open to abuse in the form of hacking. Viruses spread on a network and it is open to things like email spams and phishing.

 

 

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Dinesh Chand Sanwal

S/o Bhuwan Chand Sanwal

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