How Have Computers Changed Education?

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Imagine school without computers. Without them, school and learning would be remarkably different. Over the years, computers have really changed school systems. More and more schools are using computers today and it’s changing the way students are being taught. Computers improve learning and teaching by making it more beneficial, more efficient and more motivating for not only the students but also the teachers. Computers make a big impact on education today, and without them school would be more difficult than it already is.
To begin with, let’s start off at why the computer was originally invented in the first place. The computer was invented to “Perform calculations, store information, retrieve data and process information.” (Sanders). The computer is still used for the same reasons today. As opposed to using it for counting the world’s population or for finding the distance between two stars like back then, the computer was slowly starting to be used in doctor’s offices to store files or in companies to run certain programs and to track their data better and be more organized. The first time the computer was introduced in education was in 1944 in Harvard “1994: First operational computer used at Harvard” (Shogren). Then in 1962 “Airlines begin to use a computerized reservation system.” (History). As the years started to go by, more computers were starting to be used, and in one place in particular, schools.
To continue, computers have made education a lot more beneficial. They make education more beneficial not only for the students, but also for the teachers; Computers make student and teacher organization a lot better and easier especially since there are less things to have. When students have a computer, they don’t have ...

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... for the environment. Getting rid of chalkboards is also more efficient. Using computers can also be motivating for students. These days, teenagers love using technology even if they aren’t surfing the web, so just the fact that they are using computers in school will motivate them to do better because computers will make things easier and it will help them learn.
To summarize, school as we know it wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have computers. 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.
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