The Negative Effects Of Information Communication Technology

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As it is known from ancient time that everything in life could be described like the two side of a coin, there is always an advantage and disadvantages to every experience. But whether the effect is positive or negative the effects of Information Communication Technology (ICT) is far reaching and cannot be overemphasized. The Effects of ICT lens looks at how our lives have been changed, for better and for worse, by the impact of ICT. It includes both positive effects and negative effects and looks at how individuals’ organizations and society are affected. 3.1 POSITIVE IMPACTS OF ICT ICT CAN HAVE POSITIVE IMPACTS ON PEOPLE ¥ Access to information: Possibly the greatest effect of ICT on individuals is the huge increase in access to information…show more content…
This has both economic consequences, loss of income, and social consequences, loss of status and self esteem. Job losses may occur for several reasons, including: Manual operations being replaced by automation. e.g. robots replacing people on an assembly line. Job export. e.g. Data processing work being sent to other countries where operating costs are lower. Multiple workers being replaced by a smaller number who are able to do the same amount of work. e.g. A worker on a supermarket checkout can serve more customers per hour if a bar-code scanner linked to a computerized till is used to detect goods instead of the worker having to enter the item and price…show more content…
More able students can be given more challenging work, less able students can access remedial lessons. the negative impact of ICT on education: I. There are large costs involved and poorer students / educational establishments establishments can end up being disadvantaged. This is often referred to as being a factor in the digital divide II. Students, and sometimes teachers, can get hooked on the technology aspect, rather than the subject content. Just because a topic can be taught via ICT, does not mean that it is taught most effectively via ICT. Even if a subject can be taught effectively via ICT, and there is the money available, it does not always follow that there is any advantage to it. There have been a lot of studies / assessments carried out, looking to see if ICT usage improves learning. The results are mixed. Much simplified, it would appear

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