Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
The importance of understanding and applying information and communication technologies is fundamental for the development of people in our current society. Each day ICTs are used more often for information, studying, entertainment and work, or access to services offered by telematic means. Because of this, it becomes a priority to secure access to technological media (infrastructure, hardware, software and internet in particular) as well as the knowledge, management and application of ICT tools.
The ICT area offers through its courses an outlook on how the concept of Human Development can be strengthened using technological tools and new methods of communication. Significant advances have been made in education and governance in terms of global and national policies due to the development of ICTs, and offer elements relevant to the development and creation of cooperation networks.
One of the purposes of ICT is to favor the fair distribution of resources and opportunities, accordance with human rights, democracy, creation of wealth and environmental sustainability. The utopian objective of human development is to achieve a world in which people can enjoy the freedoms and liberties as they desire. Taking this into consideration, ICT can increase the options of a greater number of people who do not have the chance of obtaining adequate, relevant and quality information.