Essay on ICT and Education
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ICT has a huge range of functions in education such as; communication, learning tools, administration, information sources and distance learning. ICT has therefore had quite an impact on education; for instance, the National Curriculum demands children be taught to use computers early on so as they progress into secondary, further and higher education, they are then adept in utilising applications software. Consequently, ICT is used in virtually all of the subjects that the students are taught, whether it be English, maths, modern foreign languages, etc.
ICT in the past
In the early 1980’s Britain introduced computers to schools. Due to inadequate investment by the government, every school was only provided with one computer. Many…show more content…
As well as possessing a huge amount of information and limitless sources and materials, it is also quite fast, easily accessible and perfectly suitable for both students and employees. Numerous websites have been created and are available on the internet offering heaps of information for individuals to explore. People can also collect and share information with other people around the world using the internet. Typically the information in the internet is free and available 24 hours a day. An additional advantage of having loads of information on the internet is that it is cheaper than buying and replacing books outdated information books every year. Another advantage of the internet is the communication. People are able to communicate immediately with other people thousands of miles away. Today the range of communication services provided by the internet include; e-mail, instant messaging, blogs, newsgroups and online conferencing. These types of communication can enable friends to chat and employers to converse with employees from long distances. One more advantage is the amount of services that the internet provides such as job seeking, purchasing tickets online, online banking, guidance services and hotel bookings. These services are sometimes not online and can cost more.
A disadvantage of the internet is that people are can be in danger in terms of their personal information being stolen.
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