Lesson 9 Computer as Information and Communication Technology

Lesson 9


Computer as Information and Communication Technology

In the Educational technology 1, the role of the computer was well discussed. It was pointed out that the advent of the computer is recognized as the third revolution in education. The first was the invention of the printing press; the second, the introduction of the libraries; and the third, the invention of the computer, especially so with the advent of the microcomputer in 1975. Thus emerged computer technology in education.

Through computer technology, educators saw the amplification of learning along computer literacy. Much like reading, the modern student can now interact with computer messages; even respond to question or to computer commands. Again, much like writing, the learner can form messages using computer language or program.

Soon computer-assisted instruction (CAI) was introduced using the principle of individualized learning through positive climate that includes realism appeal with drill-exercises that uses color, music, and animation. The novelty of CAI has not waned to this especially in the basic education level as this is offered by computer-equipped private schools. But the evolving pace of innovation I today’s Information Age is so dynamic that within the first decade of the 21st century computer technology in education has matured to transform into n educative information and communication.

The Personal Computer (PC) as ICT

Until the nineties, it was still possible to distinguish between instruction media and the educational communication media.

Instructional media consist of audio-visual aid that served to enhance and enriched the teaching-learning process. Examples are the blackboard, photo, film and video.

On the other hand, educational communication media comprise the media of communication to audience including learners using the print, film, radio, television on satellite means of communication. For example, distance learning was implemented using correspondence, radio, televisions on the computer satellite system.

Close to turn of the 21st century, however such a distinction merged during to the advent of the microprocessor, also known s the personal computer (PC). This is due to the fact that the PC user at home, office and school has before him tool for both audio-visual creation and media communication.

To illustrate, let’s examine the programs (capabilities) normally installed in an ordinary modern PC:

• Microsoft Office- program for comparing text, graphics, photos into letters, articles, reports, etc.
• Power Point- for preparing lecture presentations.
• Excel – for spreadsheets and similar graphic sheets.
• Internet Explorer – Access to the internet.
• Yahoo or Google – Websites; e-mail, chat rooms, Blog sites new service (print/video) educational software etc.
• Adobe Reader – Graphs/photo composition and editing.
• M.S.N.-Mail/chat messaging.
• Windows media player – CV, VCD, player.
• Cyber link power – DVD player.
• Game house – video games.

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10 Responses (+add yours?)

  1. ojisalamat
    Aug 12, 2011 @ 15:17:36

    Communication through computer is one way of making connections to other people regardless of distance. Educational communication media made learning flexible that even though you are distant, you may learn through radio, television, educational websites, software, and the like. Computers and technology could really give information and extend communication which is actually good. :)

    -Datu, Christine B.


    • ojisalamat
      Aug 13, 2011 @ 09:17:05

      For the last many years, teachers gave information using the form of lecturing. But now, students are allow to use computers to access information to the internet and to look for some media that can helps them in their learning, in this the students having a meaningful learning experience.


  2. ojisalamat
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 04:59:49

    Students nowadays adopt the speedy turnover of the technology. Most of them already know how to use computers and other high-technology gadgets that can help them in their studies. And also, teachers of today can also teach via internet. Indeed, computers are really useful in communication-education. :D

    -Jeneth C. Mercado


  3. ojisalamat
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 06:48:01

    The use computers in the teaching and learning process is much needed since we are in the the modern generation. Thanks to computers and internet access, we are now able to extend the teaching and learning process.

    MONTOYA, Sharlott Jasmin C.


  4. ojisalamat
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 05:08:12

    Computers and educational communication media is much easy to access than traditional you will not consume much time using it.

    Just like in our field study Ma’am Villanueva is using email in giving instruction. After having copy to it it would not be to difficult for us to ask many things to her when she will dicussed on what we are going to do because we have already a copy which serves as a guide.

    Thank you po :)
    Tapang, Charmaine M.


    • ojisalamat
      Aug 18, 2011 @ 14:12:50

      Computers is one of the most important technology tool that we use in Education.
      By this we are able to search different information and communicate with other schools in other places/countries.

      —-DELA CRUZ, Rachelle V.


      • ojisalamat
        Aug 28, 2011 @ 07:58:47

        I agree to rachelle and besides computers helps us in our daily life as a students. It gives us information and teaches us on how to do the things that we don’t know. But we must have limitations in using this tool.

        – Ranee Rose P. Cordero


  5. ojisalamat
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 04:46:18

    Yes, computer is indeed useful and important today in such a way that learning will be extensive and more meaningful, but the sad thing about this, is the improper and abusive used of it.

    - Gadia, Angelyn P.


    • ojisalamat
      Aug 22, 2011 @ 01:04:16

      i agree ms. Gadia, computers are important especially in Edtech. :p

      -> Malang, Margie M.


  6. ojisalamat
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 05:20:20

    Computers are used not only in searching for information but also it serve as a channel of communication. :)

    GUTIERREZ, Kerlyn Casey D.


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