ICT In Education: Information And Communication Technology And Education

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Title: Introduction ICT (information and communications technology or technologies) is an umbrella term that includes any communication device or application, encompassing: radio, television, cellular phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems and so on, as well as the various services and applications associated with them, such as videoconferencing and distance learning. (Ministry of Basic Education, Sport and Culture, 2005) ICT provides a great deal of advantage in the delivery of equitable, equality education, thereby providing an opportunity to improve the lives of our people. The need to use new technologies to raise the quality and efficiency of education cannot be over emphasized. It is imperative that we expose our children, parents and teachers to ICT to improve the quality of education and technical proficiency of our human resources, thus leading to increased productivity and accelerated development. We must also prepare our citizens to adapt to the global economy and participate in electronic commerce. In addition we must provide our children with a greater understanding of other peoples and cultures, thus defending our renewed legacy of peace and tolerance Goals of the ICT Policy for Education (Ministry of Basic Education, Sport and Culture, 2005) Stated that this ICT Policy for Education is concerned with providing clear objectives and basic competencies for learners, students, and teachers to achieve key ICT knowledge and skills. As

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