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THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION ON STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT.

PREPARED BY:
MUHAMMAD HAZIQ BIN MURNISHAM
(2011171925)

PREPARED FOR:
MADAM HAZAWATI BINTI HASHIM

What is technology? , Technological advances, such as more powerful personal computers, directly affect the way people live in this information age. Technology involves the design and production of innovative and creative products to meet the needs and wants of others. Technology is a broad field of study that draws on a range of subjects including home economics, manufacturing, engineering, manual arts, aerospace, graphics and information processing and technology. Technology is rather a new phenomenon in our lives. It has become a trend that evolves in our everyday lives. Technology can be defined in many ways, as a household technology, engineering technology, and many more.

According to Mehlinger (1996),many students and teachers believe technology may enhance learning. The process of learning in the classroom can become significantly richer as students have access to new and different types of information, can manipulate it on the computer through graphic displays or controlled experiments in ways never before possible, and can communicate their results and conclusions in a variety of media to their teacher, students in the next classroom, or students around the world. For example, using technology, students can collect and graph real-time weather, environmental, and populations data from their community, use that data to create color maps and graphs, and then compare these maps to others created by students in other communities.

According to McMillan & Honey (1993), teachers indicated that laptop technology increased their ability to undertake more...
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