Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) education is basically our society’s efforts to teach its current and emerging citizens valuable knowledge and skills around computing and communications devices, software that operates them, applications that run on them and systems that are built with them.
It is fundamental in many ways as it makes learning much interesting especially for hard topics and bridges distances, for instance, the use of phones and email. ICT also breaks literacy barriers in communication. In addition, it provides access to information on jobs and internships and enables research and useful information sharing through the internet. It enables creation of employment opportunities and enhances interaction among peers over long distances. ICT creates entertainment opportunities through music, games, and video and also provides health information, especially on sensitive issues.What are these things? How do they work? How do you use them productively? How they are used in specific business and industry settings? ICT is complex and quickly changing, and it is confusing for many people. It is so pervasive in the modern world that everyone has some understanding of it, but those understandings are often wildly divergent.
These important dimensions to ICT education wherein everyone needs a basic understanding of ICT and how can all of us make productive use of it, just to be good students, workers and citizens. Teaching people how to be competent basic users of ICT technologies is an important role of ICT education, so they will be successful in their academic and work careers, and so they can efficiently participate in modern technical society.