Digital Learning Essay

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April 15, 2014
Digital Learning and Affects on Education
Education is one of the biggest factors in our life because it determines what we will be doing in the future. The reason I want to research how digital learning will change our schools and education is not for my benefit, but for the benefit of my children in the future. I would like to know what benefits and drawbacks my children would experience from this. Will schooling be done from home and online? Will every child be required to have a laptop, IPad, or Tablet? Is face to face contact with a teacher something that is necessary in our day and age of technology? For my children's future I want to know the answer to these questions.
Throughout history we have many advancements. Technology has been one of the biggest. The top five advancements that have changed the face of education are Social Media, Online Classrooms, Tablets, Smartphones, and Free Online Resources. We can almost guarantee that in the future another advancement will be released that can help further our education or our children's education. This paper is going to introduce and further explore how digital learning will change education in the future. Listed below will be a few key subjects that will be discussed and further researched in the paper.
How Students Learn
Changes for Teachers
Advantages and Disadvantages
These key subjects will answer the question of how digital learning will change our education and our future.
Before going further we should know exactly what digital learning is. A company called Alliance for Excellent Education has the best definition. “Digital learning is any instructional practice that is effectively using technology to strengthen the student learning experience. Di...

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... all ages do not know how to write in cursive anymore. Some students may not know how to sign their name in cursive since it wont be taught anymore. One thing that many people worry about with digital learning is that students will spend too much time in front of a screen and keyboard. It is believed that these kids will have less of a social life and will be less likely to communicate through talking, but choosing to communicate through online messaging and texting. Though students have a variety of information at their finger tips, this can cause temptation for students to plagiarize. Devices such as iPads and laptops are useful learning tools, but at the same time they can be a huge source of distractions. While students should be taking notes, they could be browsing the web, updating social media sites, watching videos, playing games or other distracting things.
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