“…rise of information and communication technology (ICT) in schools is unstoppable, and developments in ICT encapsulate broader trends in education. ICT touches every aspect of education, building in new networks of teachers and driving new paradigms of teaching and learning, and putting teachers and students in contact with each other on a truly global scale.” (Cohen, Manion & Morrison, 2004, p.59)
I wonder how some schools would operate if they lost, email, Internet and network access for a week? I would say it would not be pretty. Therefore, it could almost be said that a Secondary schools core business, teaching and learning, are severely hampered without properly implemented or managed IT.