ICT vs Digital Technologies

A topical question and key consideration for schools is what’s the relationship between ICT Capabilities and Digital Technologies and how do they differ. The following resources can help clarify this.

Check out this infographic describing the differences between ICT Capability and Digital Technology. Download the PDF here or view below.

ICT Capability and Digital Technology infographic

Here’s a blog article that discusses the differences between ICT Capabilities and the Digital Technologies.

This video Digital Technologies skills vs ICT skills covers: What is the place of ICT skills in the curriculum? How does the Digital Technologies curriculum embody a shift in thinking about digital skills?

This video was narrated by Dr James Curran, Chief Executive Officer of Grok Academy and an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney.

This resource aims to demonstrate differences between ICT capabilities and Digital Technologies for assessment purposes. It provides guidance for assessment using three examples across years F-8.

Screenshot of ICT vs DT assessment resource

This ACARA webpage provides information about Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability whereby students learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school and in their lives beyond school.

Click to download the Information and Communication Technology Capability learning continuum.

Image of the Information and Communication Technology Capability learning continuum. In the middle is the heading ICT Capability. This circle is surrounded by another circle with three titles: Investigating with ICT, Creating with ICT, and Communicating with ICT. The next level outwards has the two titles: Applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT, and Managing and operating ICT. The final circle has the title, General capabilities.

  • Download the 2020 Typology of Free Web-based Learning Technologies. The Typology of Free Web-based Learning Technologies (2020) provides educators with a list of 226 technologies arranged into 40 types and 15 clusters that can be used via a browser to promote more productive and interactive learning.
  • Digital Learning selector: This tool provides access to innovative tools and activities to enhance your lessons to support purposeful ICT integration in your teaching practice.