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What does ICT stand for?
Transcript of What does ICT stand for?
Pros and Cons
ICT has advantages and disadvantages.
ICT stands for
Information and Communication Technologies. It is an extended term for information technology (IT). ICT includes a variety of different computer,
information and communication devices (hardware), applications (software), networks (internet), and services.
ICT already has numerous benefits. Aside from being used for pleasure, communication and entertainment, they are used for study and work purposes. Moreover, ICT encourages learning; it motivates the individual and at
the same time gives students the capability to develop new skills and their creativity.
Some of the drawbacks include lack of interaction as communication through voice chat or instant messaging does not take body language into account.
In addition, ICT provides a range of ways for fraudsters to gain access to your personal details, which could result in you or your business losing money and reputation.
The term is not new
The term ICT has been used in academic since the 1980's, for example, a book by William Melody called "Social Sciences Research and Training: A Report by the ESRC Programme on Information and Communication Technologies" was published in 1986.
The broad ICT definition also
includes a variety of everyday technologies, like: electronic toys, interactive whiteboards, playing consoles, various players and digital cameras.