Introduction to Information and Communication technology Define information and communication technology (ICT) Explain how communication evolved over the centuries
What is ICT <ul><li>ICT is the technology required for information processing in particular, the use of electronic computers, communication devices and software application to convert, store, protect, process, transmit and retrieve information from anywhere, anytime. </li></ul>
Information <ul><li>Information refers to the knowledge obtained from reading, investigation, study or research. </li></ul>
Communication <ul><li>Communication is an act of transmitting messages. It is a process whereby information is exchanged between individuals using symbols, signs or verbal interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is important in order to gain knowledge. With knowledge, we are more confident in expressing our thoughts and ideas. </li></ul>
Technology <ul><li>Aiding Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone and fax machines are the devices used in extending communication. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spreading information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To broadcast information such as news or weather reports effectively. Radio, television, satellites and the world wide web (WWW) are powerful tools that can be used. </li></ul></ul>
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