While not a disadvantage within ITC itself, one disadvantage that schools face in regards to this is the cost of the technology. As everyone knows, computers are not cheap and even after purchasing, ITC items will at some point, require maintenance to keep them running, which may again prove costly.
Another disadvantage of ITC within schools is the distraction it might cause within the classroom. While it’s a positive outcome to get the students to become more interactive and self-competent with the use of technology, it’s also important that use of this technology is constantly monitored by teaching staff to ensure it is being used correctly.
A further disadvantage of ITC in the classroom is the issue of reliability. As those who use technology on a regular basis know, it is not uncommon for something to fail, meaning it is then unable to perform the task you expected it to. It’s important that the teacher addresses this when planning a lesson and have a backup plan if this is the case.
Advantages and Disadvantages. (2008, March 19). Retrieved October 13, 2010, from ICT In Education: http://www.newman.ac.uk/Students_websites/~s.r.i.whitton/Advantages%20&%20disadvantages.htm