Presentation on theme: "The Social Impact of ICT: Education. ICT for students Research & revision can be done on the Internet, as well as using CD-ROMs and other programs (e.g."— Presentation transcript:
The Social Impact of ICT: Education
ICT for students Research & revision can be done on the Internet, as well as using CD-ROMs and other programs (e.g. Encarta) These make learning more interactive, with animation, video, quizzes and sound, etc. Which makes it easier and more enjoyable It can be more flexible – students go at their own pace
Virtual Learning is possible, e.g. for people who live in remote areas or are too ill to go to a physical college Computers are available at any time of day Use of ICT can produce professional looking documents ICT can also be used in science experiments Because it gives more accurate data than can be taken without ICT, and can analyse it quickly ICT for students
ICT for administration Registers and class lists can be produced quickly and accurately Exam entries can be done by EDI, or Electronic Data Interchange These mean there is a smaller cost (no printing and posting costs), there is less room for error, and less paper is used So it’s more environmentally friendly This all gives teachers more time for teaching
Costs (set-up, maintenance, training, keeping staff up to date, software, etc.) can be high Literacy skills worsen – students spend less time reading & writing Can make people physically unfit; personal & communication skills can be lost Doesn’t have the motivation that a teacher has Computers cannot explain things in different ways Computers cannot adapt to different needs – they can only do what they are programmed to do People become reliant on ICT. (Like us, as if our computers didn’t work we couldn’t have any lessons!) Learning from a computer isn’t fun for many people ICT in schools
Education & Training Computer Based Training (CBT) is used to train employees Used a lot in safety-critical jobs For example, pilots & train drivers This is cost-effective, as graphics & sounds give a realistic training run for much less cost than the real thing And if you crash, it doesn’t matter! But it’s also used a lot for other jobs
Education & Training People can rely too much on Computer Based Training It is important for employees to get real experience – ICT can’t be used instead of the real thing. There can be large costs, in setup, maintenance, etc. Often the Computer Based Training is only needed because ICT is used a lot in the business.