ICT in Education – Is it Really Worth the Hype?

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

by Katherine Reilly

Believe it or not, there was a time when the idea of using a computer to perform any task seemed outlandish. The cost of purchasing such equipment, the unfamiliarity one felt around it, and of course the apprehension of misuse, loomed in everyone’s mind as the computer market started booming. Today, however, it would be incomprehensible to even consider performing simple tasks without electronic assistance. Travelling, medical treatments and occupational tasks have become intricately intertwined with technology. Education has become no exception, as students are open to the miraculous and perhaps hazardous world of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Thus, the burning question remains; is ICT in education truly worth the hype?

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