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ICT in Education; Deeper look

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Harry Barton Essel

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ICT in Education; A deeper look
Learning Objectives
The learner must be able to:

Define ICT in the context of Education
Identify and categorize ICT products
State ways technology is improving education

What is ICT in Education
Unified Communication Systems
Communication Services
What Information and Communication Technologies in Education
Information and communication technologies in education deal with the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) within educational technology.

What are ICT products
any product that will store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive information electronically in a digital form. For example, personal computers, digital television, email, robots.
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by Dr. Harry Barton Essel
Information and Communication
the keywords
Unified communication
Integration of telecommunications
Computers, enterprise software, storage, middleware and audio-visual systems

Non-real time
Communication services
Synchronous Service
e.g. Presence information,
Instant Messaging,
Video conferencing,
interaction with White board,
call control and voice recognition

Asynchronous Services
Unified Messaging which included email, voicemail, fax, SMS

Integration of telecommunications

Leased Telephone line and Wireless Signals


Hardware (input and output devices)
Software (client/server architecture)

Enterprise software

Specialist application software

Primary storage
Secondary storage


Software driver
e.g. Android,
windows and
iOS platform
Audio-visual systems

Categorizing ICTs
ICT as a subject (i.e., computer studies)
ICT as a tool to support traditional subjects (i.e., computer-based learning, presentation, research)
ICT as an administrative tool (i.e., education management information systems/EMIS)
ICT as a medium of knowledge exchange

Categories of ICT products
Traditional computer-based technologies
Most recent, and fast growing digital communication technologies

Traditional computer-based technologies

Standard office application
Specialist applications
Standard office apps
Word processors
e.g. Microsoft Word: Write letters, reports etc.
e.g. Microsoft Excel; Analyze financial information; calculations; create forecasting models etc.
Presentation software
e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint;
make presentations, either directly using a computer screen or data projector. Publish in digital format via email or over the Internet

Database software
e.g. Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Access; Managing data in many forms, from basic lists (e.g. customer contacts through to complex material (e.g. catalogue)
Desktop publishing
e.g. Adobe InDesign, Quark Express
, Microsoft Publisher; produce newsletters, magazines and other complex documents.

Graphics software
e.g Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator;
Macromedia Freehand and Fireworks; create and
edit images such as logos, drawings or pictures for use in DTP, web sites or other publications

Specialist Apps
Accounting package
E.g. Sage, Oracle;
Manage an organisation's accounts including revenues/sales, purchases, bank accounts etc. A wide range of systems is available ranging from
basic packages suitable for small businesses through to sophisticated ones aimed at multinational companies.

Computer-Aided Design
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
is the use of computers to
assist the design process. Specialized CAD programs exist for many types of design: architectural, engineering, electronics, roadways

Customer Relations Management (CRM)
Software that allows businesses to
better understand their customers by collecting and analysing data on them such as their product preferences, buying habits etc. Often linked to software applications that run call centres and loyalty cards for example.

Learning Content Management System (LCMS)
Creating online couresware
e.g. Adobe captivate, Adobe Flash, Adobe Flash Builder, Camtasia studio etc.

Learning Management System (LMS)
Organizing online course content
or assets for deployment e.g Moodle, Plateau, sumTotal and Edmodo
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