Sunday, 31 May 2015

Definition of ICT with reference to wikipedia, dictionaries and authors.

Information and communications technology ( ICT ) according to wikipedia is often used as an extended synonym for information technology (IT), but is a more specific term that stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications (i.e telephone lines and wireless signals), computers as well as necessary enterprise software, middleware, storage, and audio-visual systems, which enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information.


According to Cambridge dictionary, ICT is abbreviation for  information and communication technology, which means the use of computers and other electronic equipment and systems to collect, store, use, and send data electronically.

According to Oxford learners dictionaries, ICT is the abbreviation for ‘information and communications technology’, which means the study of the use of computers, the Internet, video, and other technology as a subject at school.

According to Victoria L. Tinio [Director for e-Learning of the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) Manila, Philippines], Author of the book ICT in education, ICTs stand for information and communication technologies and are defined, for the purposes of this primer, as a “diverse set of technological tools and resources used to communicate, and to create, disseminate, store, and manage information.” These technologies include computers, the Internet, broadcasting technologies (radio and television), and telephony.

In general or summary, ICT (information and communications technology - or technologies) is an umbrella term that includes any communication device or application, encompassing: radio, television, cellular phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems and so on, as well as the various services and applications associated with them, such as video conferencing and distance learning.

ICT is a broad subject or topic, there are lots of things you need to know concerning ICT, please keep visiting and have patience when reading my post, i will post more topics which come within ICT.

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