ICT in Education

ICT in Education

Education, both here in the UK and internationally, is about learning, developing, and expanding our understanding of and access to new information. It is often represented through a formal school setting; however, education is not limited to the classroom – rather, it can be nurtured and created in all manner of different environments, from skills development to basic facts and turning knowledge into industry success.

To look at modern education, we must understand the importance of ICT and technology – as without one, the other cannot continue to thrive and expand. Here at Computer Aid, we believe that through access to ICT and technology, we can support the education of young people in the UK and overseas, as well as adults and whole communities.

And we do it with the help of businesses like yours.

What is ICT Education?

ICT stands for Information and Communication Technology. A subject that is now part of the school curriculum, ICT isn’t just a topic to learn about but a way of learning all on its own – with schools and education facilities using ICT to support development in other topics and subjects as well.

When we connect people with technology, we empower them to develop these crucial skills which are integral to business growth and industry success in the 21st century – nurturing communication skills and avenues, understanding the concept of online in driving forward businesses in 2022 and beyond, and accessing information and skills to help with day to day education and life.

As such, it is impossible to limit ICT to a single subject – it is part and parcel of the way that we learn in the 21st century and should be accessible to as many communities and individuals as possible if we want to minimise the technology gap which is growing across our world.

What is the role of ICT in Education?

As explored above, ICT in education offers a support system to the very concept of learning. It empowers teachers with more knowledge while giving students access to more resources to support self-learning and remote learning. During the pandemic, it was through ICT that education was able to continue – with whole year groups losing months of schooling to the stay at home commands.

With that said, why is ICT education so important today?

Why is ICT education important?

When children in schools and communities in developing countries are able to access basic ICT education, they are empowered to conduct self-learning through access to the information they need in order to thrive. For those in the western world with access to technology, finding answers is as simple as Googling a quick question – but for those without this access, answers are hard to come by and so professional and skills development is near impossible.

By refurbishing unwanted devices, computers, and laptops for use in schools and communities both in the UK and internationally, we make ICT education a reality – thanks to the partnerships we hold with global organisations that support skills development and empower communities to embrace change.

10 uses of ICT in education

Need more proof that ICT is a crucial aspect in 21st century education? Here are 10 uses of ICT in education that you probably haven’t considered or acknowledged before.

1.      Finding the answer to a question quickly

2.      Keeping students connected when remote learning

3.      Keeping teachers connected to parents

4.      Keeping parents connected to the school and any updates they need to know

5.      Letting teachers share resources

6.      Empowering students to discover new interests and skills

7.      Supporting homework and home schooling

8.      Teaching basic skills that use modern technology in different subjects

9.      Keeping teachers up to date with learning techniques and topics

10.   Renewing information on subjects that have been taught in the past

How does ICT affect education?

When ICT becomes a part of the education system at a school or facility, it allows that space to stay up to date with relevant information and the latest in learning techniques and innovative thoughts. Keeping schools and educational spaces up to date with the most modern findings and studies, when ICT is factored into the educational system at a school or within a community, that space becomes a trustworthy and reputable space in which to grow and develop new skills and knowledge.

What are the types of ICT in education?

When we look at ICT in education, it depends on geography and location as to how ICT is used. However, in almost all cases it becomes clear that ICT is used both to support the development of other subjects, and as part and parcel of its own subject – developing the basic understanding that students have of using ICT equipment, computers, and other devices.

In addition, ICT helps teachers to finetune their curriculum and courses, and keeps all members of the school community connected.

How Computer Aid supports ICT in education

Here at Computer Aid, we work with schools in the UK and communities on an international scale to take your donated computers and ICT tools and place them in facilities and areas where they can support learning and empower the students and/or residents to develop new skills and knowledge.

Whether it’s empowering a local creator or maker to nurture an online business, letting an international teacher access the latest in educational curriculums, or helping UK students stay connected outside of school during remote learning, when education is supported and bolstered by ICT, it reduces the technology gap and enables those less fortunate to access information and learning support that can help them to change their life for the better.

Learn more about this by visiting our website and requesting a call back from our team.