The Use of Technology in Education

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Do you hear that clicking sound? No on it's not the sound of old people's joints, it the sound of students getting an education. While becoming more and more common, the use of technology in education remains debatable. The facts, on how involving technology in school is highly beneficial, speak for themselves. Supporters of the use of technology in schools focus on convenience of technology that help to equalize educational opportunities for students, It's cost effectiveness and how learning has enhanced since the involvement of technology in schools. Technology in schools offers a convenience for out ever changing and ever busy lives. Providing learning opportunities online may help to balance educational opportunities for those less fortunate, those who have physical disabilities, those who live in remote locations, those who have children to care for and those who have limited time due to work or other responsibilities. “There are about thirty-seven million college drop outs in America” ("Technology and Education." Opposing). The online article "Technology and Education" Opposing, states that Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of face book, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, and Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple all agree that the simple key to improving the dropout rate is technology. “This [technology] will change the world,” says Anant Argarwal, Head of edX. There isn’t a doubt that online schooling is benefiting everyone and providing an easy education at everyone’s finger tips. “The drive in California is being led by Gov. Jerry Brown, who proposed new funding for online efforts in his 2013-14 budget plans, including nearly $17 million for the state’s 112 community colleges to create a “virtual campus”.” (Social Awareness... ... middle of paper ... ...es and training needed to streamline technology into every classroom in the US, but it seems that education is on the path to getting there. By including technology within the school systems, it will equalize learning opportunities to not only people who need flexibility, but the people who are on a tight budget. With online schooling and other technologies, everyone can be educated! People should realize the importance of how and educated population benefits the whole country. By including technology in classrooms, student’s education will be more suited to their generation and the direction that our society is moving in. In conclusion, there is no doubt that including technology in schools is a positive for all those involved. It can help change the world and make it easier for people to get degrees and further their careers. Technology is for the benefit of all.
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