Computer Science and ICT

Computer Science and ICT

Computer Science and ICT

ICT education is taking the world by a storm. Companies are becoming more and more aware of the need for employees the keep up to date with the most current IT skills.

However, apart from explaining an acronym, there is not a universally accepted defininition of ICT? Why? Because the concepts, methods and applications involved in ICT are constantly evolving on an almost daily basis. Its difficult to keep up with the changes - they happen so fast.

Lets focus on the three words behind ICT:

  • Information
  • Communications
  • Technology

A good way to think about ICT is to consider all the uses of digital technology that already exist to help individuals, businesses and organisations use information.

ICT covers any product that will store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive information electronically in a digital form. For example, personal computers, digital television, email, robots.

So ICT is concerned with the storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission or receipt of digital data. Importantly, it is also concerned with the way these different uses can work with each other.

At Malbank School we will develop a broad digital skill set for using technologies and creating them, giving students opportunities to think freely to develop solutions to problems, and to create problems for themselves. They will be able to independently understand and learn complex techniques for programming, then work in teams to create solutions.