Prosper of ICT in Education
Modern society is turning into an information society. ICT (information and communications technology or technologies) is an umbrella term. ICT refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications. ICT can make teaching online and we get the associated benefit. Making education online could be one major application of ICT. It includes any communication device or application, such as radio, television, cellular phones, computer and internet, satellite systems and so on. Automation and technology-enhanced (PowerPoint, video, etc.) presentation may be other issues. With advancement through cloud-based technology it also gives a real-time collaborative method in teaching and learning. Videoconferencing and distance learning is a very important part of ICT. This includes the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums. It helps in a quick search for the knowledge source; information sharing; no hidden charges or additional expenses for the learning process.
It has got many advantages – it enables effective education, it provides instruction according to student needs, and it provides educational activities in large geographical areas. Common disadvantages are – it is more expensive than traditional education and it reduces communication with students who have difficulties in using ICT, and difficult to replicate settings such as lab activities that require hands-on, experiential learning. ICT is already used heavily in education.
Now ICT is often used in a particular context, such as ICT in education, health care, or libraries. With education being online you can gather much more data that you can use to enhance learning materials. Using ICT across different curriculum subjects can have a beneficial motivational influence on students’ learning. And at present days ICT is mainly associated with the internet, computer, and mobile. By doing that they don’t need to spend time explaining these things in the classroom and professors can do more mentoring instead of lecturing. So, ICT in education is not just beneficial in assimilating and accommodating new concepts
However, ICT has no universal definition; the definition depends on how you use present-day technology. Currently, ICT is the axis that moves a considerable sector of the world economy and will continue in that direction for a long time. For this reason, ICT is often studied in the context of how modern communication technologies affect society. In practice, we can say that ICT is what we do on the internet.