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Define Information & Communication Technologies

Define Information & Communication Technologies. Also write down at-least ten practical applications of ICT in the fields of education, sports, media and entertainment.

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)

Information & communications technology (ICT) refers to all the technology used to handle telecommunications, broadcast media, intelligent building management systems, audiovisual processing and transmission systems, and network-based control and monitoring functions. Although ICT is often considered an extended synonym for information technology (IT), its scope is more broad.

Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. IT system is generally an information system, a communications system or, more specifically speaking, a computer system – including all hardware, software and peripheral equipment – operated by a limited group of users. The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. IT is considered to be a subset of information and communications technology (ICT).

ICT encompasses both the internet-enabled sphere as well as the mobile one powered by wireless networks. It also includes antiquated technologies, such as landline telephones, radio and television broadcast – all of which are still widely used today alongside cutting-edge ICT pieces such as artificial intelligence and robotics. The list of ICT components is exhaustive, and it continues to grow. Some components, such as computers and telephones, have existed for decades but smartphones, digital TV: and robots, are more recent entries.

ICT in Education

Blogs and social networks

Planning through tools

Data storage in the cloud:

Digital whiteboards and interactive tables

Students interest in learning grows


Collaboration between students

Students enhance creativity

Increased communication

Personalization and content up-to-date

ICT in Sports

Storing statistical data

Watching and storing video

Sports media

Developing equipment

Training and health

Sports video games

Eliminating human error


Live coverage

Accuracy in decision

ICT in Media

Because of ICT all the online media tools like internet, websites, blogs exists. Because of ICT communication becomes fast and we get live update: of sports and news. With the help of ICT, mass communication is becoming affordable.

ICT made diversification possible in the field of media.

ICT increases free communication access.

Because of IICT media information can be achieved anytime. Because of ICT, media communication becomes more precise.” ICT improves the chance of reaching more people. ICT introduces new techniques thus improving resources of media. ICT helps during any kind of media training.

ICT in Entertainment


Television and Movies




Show control



Computer simulation and virtual reality

Augmented reality and interactive environments

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