Introduction to ICT and Ethics KNEC notes

INTRODUCTION TO ICT

• meaning of ICT
• uses of ICT in organizations
• ICT equipment / facilities
• Impact of ICT in contemporary society

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

• Meaning and importance of a computer
• Historical evolution of computers
• Classification of computers
• Components of a computer
• uses of computers
– Benefits
– Challenges

COMPUTER HARDWARE AND ORGANISATION

• Computer hardware devices
– Central processing unit
– input devices
– Output devices
– Storage devices
– Bus system

COMPUTER SOFTWARE

• Meaning and importance of computer software
• Classification of computer software
• Software Installation

HARDWARE -SOFTWARE SELECTION AND ACQUISITION

• Meaning and importance
• Factors considered
• Procedures
• Methods

COMPUTER PERSONNEL

Roles and skills of computer personnel



COMPUTER SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS

Meaning and importance
• The safety of computer system
• Ergonomics

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION NET WORKS

• Meaning and importance of communication network
• Types of communication tools/technologies
• Types of networks

ICT ETHICS AND LEGISLATIONS

Meaning and importance of ethics for ICT
• Ethical challenges in ICT
– Types
– Reasons
– control measures
• Meaning and importance of
ICT legislations
• Sources of ICT legislation
• ICT legislations and policies issues
• enforcement measures for

ICT legislation and policies

LIFE SKILLS

•Meaning and importance of life skills
• Type of Life skills
– Time management
– Self awareness
– Self esteem
– Emotions and stress management
– People skills
– Others

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

• Meaning of conflict
• Importance of managing conflicts
• Types of conflicts
• Causes of conflicts
• Techniques or approaches to conflict management

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN ICT

• Meaning and importance of social responsibility
• Social responsibility s in ICT
• Environmental protection
• Confidentiality and privacy
• Others
• Challenges of social responsibility in ICT

EMERGING TRENDS IN ICT AND ETHICS

• Emerging trends in ICT and ethics
• Challenges of emerging trends in ICT and ethics
• coping with the challenges of emerging trends in ICT and ethics

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