How Does Ict Affect Our Society

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INTRODUCTION

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they are basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” (Steve Jobs)

Why Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)? The answer is simple: ICT is making dynamic changes in a society. It influences all aspects of life. More and more influences are felt at schools. Since ICT tools provide both pupils and teachers with more opportunities in adapting learning and teaching to individual necessities, society, forces schools aptly respond to this technical innovation. As Jobs says “technology is nothing” but if schools provide teachers with adequate ICT tools and if they ensure training courses on the
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ICT tools have “the unique capacity and potential for developing and enlivening all domains of learning, including literacy and numeracy (Rose 43)”. ICT may be used to train pupils in skills in which they will need in further education and ongoing learning throughout the rest of their lives and for their future jobs. Pupils use ICT tools to find, explore, analyze, exchange and present information creatively. They learn how to use ICT to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures.
Technology also plays a significant role in case of disaffected learners and there are a lot of examples of initiatives (gaming devices) which motivate such pupils to learn. Teachers should help all pupils to establish high-quality and new professional practice by working together, because “with each technological shift and new software or hardware, new challenges are presented for teachers to improve delivery and enhance learning (Kenning
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For example, if a teacher does not adapt their methods in order to make best use of ICT, the purpose of using ICT becomes defeated.
Finally, the attitude of societies and governments has a large impact of how ICT is perceived and thus how effectively it is used. In many countries schools are supported by government funds to purchase computers, because they consider that the development of pupils’ basic skills – the use of ICT, problem solving and communication – are needed by all in a modern society. The Education Departments organize trainings in ICT for teachers to feel confident and be competent to teach, using ICT within the
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