Determinants of Attitude Towards Information and Communication Technology Usage Among Rural Administrators in Using Structural Equation Modeling (Report)
American Journal of Applied Sciences 2011, May, 8, 5
American Journal of Applied Sciences
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INTRODUCTION Information and Communication Technology or ICT is an important catalyst nowadays for the purpose of development. According to Frimpong-Kwapong (2009), the widely used acronym ICT has been understood to cover a multitude of equipment, softwares and services. ICT can be comprehended as technologies that facilitate communication and the processing and transmission of information by electronic means. This definition encompasses the full range of ICTs, from radio and television to telephones (fixed and mobile), computers and the Internet. ICT includes a number of components that provide an array of advantages and the advance in the word processing software, spreadsheets, computer aided desing and relational database technologies provide much benefit to mankind (Iskandarani, 2008). Musa (2010) clarified ICT as a combination of two concepts namely technology and communication. Technology is a tool or software used to do or construct something. It can be assistance to those who use it, save time and cost, efficient and secured. Information Technology (IT) refers to method, tools and software involved in the process of developing, gathering and processing, administering, disseminating and recording unlimited information. People always see ICT as computer and internet due to its ability in running all of the tasks mentioned above. However, other ICT tools such as television, radio and newspaper also have the same capability. Since media communication, communication technology and information technology in many issues are referred to the same thing, thus the concept of Information and Communication Technology has been accepted and used.
- Category: Engineering
- Published: May 01, 2011
- Publisher: Science Publications
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 14 Pages
- Language: English