Education Sector, Information, Communication, Technology
Information Communication Technology is a general term that encompasses all communication devices and the various applications that are associated withthem. ICT devices may include among others, radio, computers, television, phones and satellite systems. The services and applications associated with these devices include distance learning and teleconferencing (Margaret, par 1). In the recent world, it is embraced in almost all fields,education sector included. It has brought with itself many advantages in the education sector, leading to rising of education standards. Its contributions in the education sector are discussed below.
Information communication technology has brought positive changes in the education sector due to its features that blend well to the changing approaches to education.
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[...] Information Communication Technology provides technologies that support uninterrupted educational multimedia resources like the broadband. A wide range of information improves success in schools. Students are motivated to learn and have self-confidence and selfesteem. The adoption of information communication technology has promoted technological literacy to all students. Time is gone when technology was only made for the high class students schooling in well-developed schools. All schools have embraced educational technologies thus giving equal opportunity to students in all spheres to learn Information Communication Technology (Saverinus, par 10). [...]
[...] Positive benefits to different parties in the education sector Different parties in the education sector are impacted differently by Information Communication Technology depending on the role they play. In this case, the main different parties include the students, teachers and the parents. Benefits for each of the parties are discussed below. Benefits to the student Students are now able to get high quality information for their lessons. Information Communication Technology promotes good collaboration between teachers and students. Both Surname 4 are able to plan, prepare and share resources on various educational topics. [...]
[...] Working class students can now multitask between educations and perform at the work place as well. Distance learning does not require direct interaction with teachers for one to Surname 5 perform. The traditional classroom is now changed to a virtual one where students can learn at the comfort of their computers. It provides an equal opportunity for all people who are willing to learn to have the opportunity to do so. Benefits to teachers With ICT, teachers do not have to meet with students in a class setting to disseminate information. [...]
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