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Terminology

Informatics (Computing Science)
The science dealing with the design, realisation, evaluation, use and maintenance of information processing systems; including hardware, software, organizational and human aspects, and the industrial, commercial, governmental and political implications (UNESCO/IBI).

Informatics Technology
The technological applications (artefacts) of informatics in society.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
The combination of informatics technology with other, related technologies, specifically communication technology.

In this document these definitions have been collapsed into one, all encompassing, definition of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This implies that ICT will be used, applied and integrated in activities of working and learning on the basis of conceptual understanding and methods of informatics.