The World Bank defines ICT as, "hardware, software, networks, and media for the collection, storage, processing, transmission and presentation of information (voice, data, text, images), as well as related services." Here at UW-Stout we also include the historic context from which current ICT's have evolved, from hieroglyphics to the Gutenberg Press to the information age that we presently live in.
Every day we deal with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) whether it is in our personal or business lifestyles. I vision or define this term as it describing a large amount of different technologies in many areas. Some of the different areas that are included are hardware, software, computers, networking devices, phones (all) and the means of keeping these technologies up and running and maintaining them for the use of customers and users.
Upon the completion of the Masters degree in Information and Communication Technologies, I will have the ability to maintain and implement the communication technologies using the knowledge and skills at my current and future places of employment. To make this goal achievable, I will have to study and stay up to date by looking at learning technologies, training on different levels as well as looking at project management and objective outcomes.
The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Master of Science degree is designed to prepare working adults for an increased leadership role within the information and communication technologies areas of study. This program will help students to perform at a higher level in the fields of information technology, media technology, e-commence, or visual communications technology. The program is delivered through the university's distance learning capability. The program design includes 30 credits that culminates with a portfolio that demonstrates the student’s knowledge of the broad area of ICT plus skills in an emphasis area. The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals working in related occupations that presently have a baccalaureate degree in a related field. This graduate program is intended for individuals interested in a selected area of information and communication technologies.