Form 4 Lesson Notes Part 1 ICT & Society
How our ancestor used to disperse information to others?
In the early year of Tanah Melayu, when there was no television or radio. The ‘Beduk’ play an important role.
The Headman of the village was the one who announced any news, beit birth, death, time of prayers or even when the village was in danger.
Different rhythms signified different events. The rhythm of the‘Beduk’ to announce death was different from the rhythm used toannounce prayers.
What is ICT?
ICT is the technology required for information processing, in particular, the use of electronic computers, communication devicesand software applications to convert, store, protect, process, transmitand retrieve information from anywhere, anytime.
Information refers to the knowledge obtained from reading,investigation, study or research.
The tools to transmit information are the telephone, television andradio.
We need information to make decisions and to predict the future. For example, scientists can detect the formation of a tsunami using thelatest technology and warn the public to avoid disasters in the affectedareas.
Information is knowledge and helps us to fulfill our daily tasks. For example, forecasting the stock exchange market.
Is an act of transmitting messages. It is a process whereby informationis exchanged between individuals using symbols, signs or verbalinteractions.