Global communication is accelerating at breakneck speed as a result of proliferating Information Communications and Technology (ICT) - the hardware and software used to send and receive information. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, computers, phones and tablets make up the term ICT. Over the past few years, the ICT sector has grown substantially with a lot of new companies releasing new gadgets and creative technologies to enhance communication. Fun examples include Apple's iPhone X's animated emojis, interactive Apple Maps and talking Google Assistant.
One of the main aims of ICT is to help students to become competent and confident users who can use the basic knowledge and skills acquired to assist them in their daily lives. It is also supposed to prepare students for the world of tomorrow. It aims to help learners to have an open and flexible mind. This will help them to adjust to the inevitable future changes. One example is the integration of ICT across the curriculum. At a very young age, children are introducted to basic programming, modelling and software applications to create appreciation of technology in everyday life.
It aims to equip learners with the appropriate social skills required to cooperate with fellow ICT learners for a more productive learning experience. It empowers students who are unable to use this technology outside the school premises by ensuring sufficient access to those students. Through this, it will also ensure equity among all learners, as they will all have the same opportunities to use the ICT facilities in school. Another social objective of ICT is to facilitate good communication between the students, thus promoting better social understanding.
ICT aims to assist students to appreciate the beauty and diversity of culture. It also aims to help students become well-cultured citizens of the modern world. It achieves this as it facilitates the discovery and appreciation of various cultural heritages of different countries around the world. Global citizenship is fostered through worldwide networks that make it possible for people to take diverse classes, conduct business or socialize in real time, regardless of location. Geographical barriers are easily transcended, which expands awareness of the other societies and distant places.
ICT aims to assist students to grow personally by facilitating different methods of learning. Distance-learning programs are now provided by most colleges and universities. Many people are using these programs to get degrees that they would not have been able to receive without ICT. It also aims to allow the public to easily access the necessary information over the Internet.