I failed…


F School letter grade – Fail Retrieved From http://www.photos-public-domain.com/2012/07/23/f-school-letter-grade-fail/  5 March 2017.

In the little test we did on what ICTs are and are not I did poorly but I think I know why. It relates to my pre-conceived schema of ICT and the mental model I used to answer the questions. Obviously the term itself “Information Communication Technologies” is pretty self- explanatory and here is my definition is here from an earlier post. When I was looking at the pictures and deciding whether or not is was an ICT I was thinking ‘does this communicate information in some way and is it a technology? – Even if it is not considered a technology today would it have been back then?’ Instead, after reading the first module book, I realise now that it needs to have a digital component otherwise it is simply analogue. I think the term ICT should involve the word digital by way of definition. However, moving forward I will use this new mental model when I’m thinking about ICT, I guess I really did learn something new!


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  1. I had the same notion as you, I was thinking to myself in the terms of communicating information not so much communicating digitally. I am ashamed to say that I also failed this test (and I am an IT major) Hahaha. At least I will never be confused by this again. High five to learning something new everyday!


    1. It’s a tricky one. I don’t know why it isn’t just called DT – “Digital Technologies” – or even DCT – “Digital Communication Technologies” – it would make things much easier, but yes high five to learning something new!!

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