Information and communication technologies in education

Information And Communication Technologies In Education

Information and communication technologies in education

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Information and communication technologies in education deal with the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within educational technology.

Purpose

The main purpose of ICT in Education means implementing of ICT Equipments and Tools in Teaching-Learning process as a media and methodology.The purpose of ICT in education is generally to familiarise students with the use and workings of computers, and related social and ethical issues.

ICT has also enabled learning through multiple intelligence as ICT has introduced learning through simulation games; this enables active learning through all senses.

Categories

ICT in education can be broadly categorized in the following ways as
  • ICT as a subject (i.e., computer studies)
  • ICT as a tool to support traditional subjects (i.e., computer-based learning, presentation, research)
  • ICT as an administrative tool (i.e., education management information systems/EMIS)


ICT by country

Australia

In all of Australia, ICT is not a subject until the final two years of schooling, despite similar subjects being available before VCE or equivalent. In Victoria, children start ICT in Prep but are not reported upon until they are in Year 1. They undertake a wide range of activities using technology to learn in all curriculum areas.

Kenya

In Kenya, ICT is not taught as a subject in primary school. It is taught as an added advantage to some schools. In high school, the...
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