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Lesson 1: Overview of ICT

What is ICT?

ICT stands for Information and Communication Technology.

It refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications.

ICT has many similarity to Information Technology (IT)

It primarily focuses of communication technologies

This technology includes:

  • the Internet,
  • wireless networks,
  • cell phones, and
  • other communication mediums

ICT is a broad subject and the concepts are evolving.

It covers any product that stores, retrieves, manipulates, transmits, or receives information electronically in a digital form (e.g., personal computers, digital television, email, or robots).

Some Benefits of ICT

  • Efficient communications for manufacturing, service and tourism sector.
  • Fast response to natural disasters and effective rural health and family planning services.
  • Effective governance and administrative effectiveness.
  • Efficient education, research and communication of research results.
  • Access to global market and research information.
  • Employment opportunities for small and medium enterprises.
  • Effective and enhanced data and information gathering and distribution for better planning.
  • Enhanced national cohesion and integration of heterogeneous social composition or geographical dispersal.


[1] Christensson, P. (2010, January 4). ICT Definition. Retrieved 2020, Sep 24, from https://techterms.com

[2] Wikipedia, Information and communications technology, Retrieved 2020, Sep 24, from https://en.wikipedia.org/

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