Computers have played a big factor in education and they can be very good for education by making it more beneficial, more efficient and motivating even though they can be costly and can cause problems especially if stolen or broken. However, people back then never thought that the computer would evolve so quickly and computers will continue to evolve and new technology will keep coming out, improving education even more.
With helpful teaching programs students can interact with what they are learning and get a more rounded education. The Internet provides endless knowledge at the click of a button. Articles and information that once were unreachable are now in our grasp. Videoconferences and interactive television open opportunity that was thought to be impossible. The better the technology gets the better education will become.
The teacher is no longer the center of attention. They may just play the roll of the launch pad, meaning they provide project goals, and give guidelines and resources. Because of the teachers new role it really makes the students have to think more, and become a little more independent. Computers are a great impact for the roles of teachers and students. Computers not only change the way the classroom is taught in education.
Sophie answered, “ Unlike long lectures where all the information is being taught by the instructor, SMART boards give me the opportunity to ask more questions regarding the topic.” In recent years, technology has played an important role in educating students’ to further expand their educational experience. With the surplus of information and programs available on computers and SMART boards, college students are more motivated and interested in learning. However, these digital devices can also be drawbacks to their education as well. In the future they may be faced with an increase in grammatical and punctuation errors.
Internet in Schools Do computers help make a student’s education better? Schools that have internet have students that want to learn. Back then internet did not exist, now that times have changed computers have become so popular and students cannot learn without it. Although some parents cannot afford to buy their children a computer, schools have stepped up to make sure their students have access to the internet. Technology in education is beneficial for a student to have because their education will improve dramatically.
Many younger people today are attracted to computers and advanced technology. This attraction may keep them at a computer terminal learning about some subject longer than they would remain interested in a book or a lecture. Computer assisted learning can also help to distract students from the task of learning and turn the experience into a fun one. Often games or other "fun" activities can be made available to students, which will help them learn. The amount of information available to students through the Internet and on compact discs is nearly limitless, and is usually more current than can be available as hard copy in libraries.
Internet, software, computers, media in general and television are some of today’s privileges that are used in education. Some people believe that students are becoming so dependent on technology that their learning process is becoming jeopardized. But technology, if well used, can improve students’ learning skills. After performing many researches, it becomes clear that there are more advantages than disadvantages of adding technology in education. According to Young (2003), education is the way we make sure to build technology into the exper... ... middle of paper ... ...ools available is not only helpful, but smart as well.
Technology in schools is viewed as a controversial topic because there are many people on either side. The issue whether technology should be allowed in schools or not is based off of the information that can be gathered. The popular view is that technology is beneficial in schools; it is believed that technology in schools is an excellent way to assist students in leaning, it makes learning more fun and effective, and many life skills will be gained out of having technology. In today’s educational system it is hard to picture one without the use of technology. The time period of our world now is known as the digital age, this is the shift from the traditional industry, to an economy that consists of technology and computerization.
The new ICT programs with technology have altered curriculum and have taken a different look at education. According to many authors, including Solar, “Teachers design, implement, and assess learning experiences to engage students, improve learning, enrich professional practice and provide positive models for students” (Solar et al. 212). Studies have shown that ICT devices make the lesson easier for the teachers to teach (Yunus et al. 124).
Over the past few years, education has grown rapidly with the implementation of new technologies, but this growth has been witnessed in both positive and negative ways. When one uses the term ‘technology’, a good number of people automatically think of computers. However, the use of technology in the education sector depends on how new inventions are incorporated into institutions of higher learning. Students are no longer required to use their brains; instead they are taught how to memorize things using alternate sources such as: computers and calculators (Duderstadt et.al 09). Technology holds a much deeper significance for higher education since it influences propagation and application of knowledge, the key ingredient of higher learning.