Computer: Helps or Affects the Learning Abilities of College Students

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COMPUTER: HELPS OR AFFECTS THE LEARNING ABILITIES OF COLLEGE STUDENTS

CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

A. Introduction

The global technological and scientific setting today withstands the phenomenal rate of growth of information technology. Every nation is concerned on the international trend on technology, pursuing studies to maintain their global competitiveness. While computer is at hand, and is a conclusive evidence of advancement in science and technology; it is a task to maximize its purpose, primarily in learning.

Computers have made such an enormous impact on our society today. There isn’t a place where you can turn into without computer. Computer, together with the connection to the Internet is such a useful thing for college students. Computer is a programmable machine that can perform computations including numerous arithmetic operations or logic operations, without intervention by human operator during run. But then, computer is here not to replace human skills out rather to ease the burden of work and expand the learning horizon of students. The two principal characteristics of a computer are: it responds to a specific set of instructions in a well-defined manner and it can execute a pre-recorded list of instructions (a program).

B. Statement of the Problem

The proponents observed the factors that may affect the learning capabilities of students. For that reason, the proponents would like to answer the following questions:

1. Did computer helps or affects the learning abilities of college students? 2.
3. What are the positive and negative effects of computers that can affect the learning abilities of the students? 4. What are the impacts of such technological advancement to the learning process among students? 5. What actions did the parents do, knowing that there are several advantages and disadvantages of using technologies that are intended to lessen the...
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