Course Title: EDUC 530 Curriculum Developments and Innovation in the Contemporary School Lecturer: Oktavian Mantiri, PhD
Date submitted: 30 July 2012
Positive Impact of Technology on Education
Technology plays a very important role in the field of education, especially in this 21st century. In fact, computer technology has become easier for teachers to transfer knowledge and for students to obtain it. The use of technology has made the process of teaching and learning more convenient. Talking in a positive sense, the impact of technology on education has been extraordinary. Using Internet and computers as en effective medium to establish communication between schools, teachers, students and parents; educational institutes have been able to handle many issues that were previously not handled. Technology is a teaching aid: Computers offer an interactive audio-visual medium. PowerPoint presentations and animation software can be used to present information in an interactive way. This way of teaching invites greater interest from students. The method is equally helpful for teachers. Projectors and screens facilitate immediate viewing of information by a large number of students. These teaching aids have led to improvements in student attendance and their attentiveness in class. Interactive media have proven to be useful in increasing students' concentration levels. Technology has made student life easy: Technology aids student expression. Students can use much more than just pen and paper to express themselves or present what they have learned. They can use software to make presentations and projects. This makes them more interested in the subject and leads to better retention of information. It's easier to store information: Computers enable better and more robust storage of information. Computers have replaced chalk and board. Digital libraries require no physical space...