Programmable electronic device that can store, retrieve and process data, as well as share information in a highly-structured manner. It performs high-speed mathematical or logical operations according to a set of instructions or algorithms. Computers include the following types:
• Desktop computer usually remains fixed in one place; normally the user is placed in front of it, behind the keyboard;
• Laptop computer is small enough to carry and usually enables the same tasks as a desktop computer; it includes notebooks and netbooks but does not include tablets and similar handheld devices; and
• Tablet (or similar handheld computer) is a computer that is integrated into a flat touch screen, operated by touching the screen rather than using a physical keyboard.
Statistical unit of the Ministry of Education or, alternatively, national statistical office.
User manual for the implementation of the new UIS ICT in education global survey.