It is here that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) comes into play. It comes with a potential for introducing the much desirable transformation in education. ICT provides an opportunity to revolutionize education. It comes with a promise to extend educational abilities and opportunities by offering a range of learning experiences. ICT offers the ability to strengthen the relevance of education to increasingly digital workplaces in a globalized world.
Learning technology covers all aspects of the use of computers or ICT in teaching and learning. ICT and computing in education 1. ICT is taught well, also it showed the students levels of understanding and that is because ICT is more about thinking skills than about mastering particular software applications. 2. ICT can provide both the resources and the pedagogical framework for enabling students to become effective independent learners.
When used appropriately, different technologies can help expand access to education, strengthen the relevance of education to the increasingly digital workplace, and raise educational quality by helping make teaching and learning in an active process connected to real life. In this module, we will get an overall idea about the concept of Information and Communication Technology. We will also discuss about the significance of ICT in education and its scope. 19.2 ICT In the era of technology today, we get updated information through internet. We take online tickets or use smart cards to take tickets.
Use of ICT in education improves the learning process and also helps the student in individual development through projects and assignments. They also concluded that ICT brings a positive impact on Education sector of Pakistan. It also enhance the education at local, regional and national level. Julius  studied the problems of disabled students in higher education. Availability of e-learning resourses and its accessability in case of availability are identifies as major problems.
ICTs have the potential to innovate, accelerate, enrich, and deepen skills, to motivate and engage students, to help relate school experience to work practices, create economic viability for tomorrow 's workers, as well as strengthening teaching and helping schools change (Davis & Tearle, 1999). It is believe that ICT has impacted greatly on teaching and learning; hence, the use of ICT helps students to communicate, share ideas, and work as a team anywhere, anytime. This includes teleconferencing classroom where students around the country are invited to meet together for discussion related to a specific topic. Under such circumstances students besides acquiring knowledge collectively, also share their learning experiences, which enable to express themselves and contemplate on their learning and also helps to involve the students in a global collaborative learning. Hence, the adoption and use of ICTs in basic educational schools have a positive impact on teaching and learning.
ABSTRACT Information and Communication Technology in Higher Education makes teaching-learning process more effective, interesting and interactive. To know the impact of ICT in higher education we need to know the two basic things ICT and Education. This research article entitled ‘ICT and Higher Education’ aims at elaborating the basic concepts of E-learning from the point of teaching-learning process in higher education. The researcher has also pointed out the stages in ICT teaching-learning process & pinpointed the challenges in integrating ICT in higher education. Key Words : E-learning, ICT,ICT-Skills, etc.
To begin with, ICT stands for information and communication technologies and are defined as a different set of technological tools, devices and resources used to communicate, to create, disseminate, store, and manage information (Steadman, 1998). According to a research on use of ICT in school curriculum “there has been a rise of interest in how computers and the Internet can best be connected to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of education at all levels and in both formal and non formal settings” (Ager, 2000, p. 15) Furthermore, Black and William (1998) below illustrate the importance of ICT integration in school curriculum; a) Improves Teaching and Learning Process-
For instance, in the graphic organizer, we can find out that the ICT can train the students on various types of technology skills. These technology skills are essential for the students for their future use. For example, the students can learn to make the presentation by using the Microsoft
For the student, it is an initiation into: • Creativity and problem solving, • An introduction to the world of information and technologies, and • An opportunity to shape career pursuits. Advantages of using (ICT) in Education: 1‧ Through ICT, images can easily be used in teaching and improving the retentive memory of students. 2‧ Through ICT, teachers can easily explain complex instructions and ensure students' comprehension. 3‧ Through ICT, teachers are able to create interactive classes and make the lessons more enjoyable, which could improve student attendance and concentration. Disadvantages of using (ICT) in Education: 1‧ Setting up the devices can be very troublesome.
As I mentioned in the previous sections, the use of ICT technology in teaching and learning is expanding rapidly in this twenty-first century. As a result of that, studies about the importance of ICT technology in teaching and learning are also appearing in a growing numbers. Previous research shows that the use of technologies, particularly the new ones could “facilitate communication, reduce anxiety, encourage oral discussion, develop the writing/thinking connection, nurture social or cooperative learning, promote egalitarian class structures, enhance student motivation, facilitate cross-cultural awareness, and improve writing skills” Yang & Chen (2007, p.2) . In light of these positive effects, an increasing number of scholars have examined the importance of ICT in teaching and learning. It’s important to know that many scholars admit how essential ICT in providing opportunities for students to learn and to operate in an information era.