Technology Expanding Education
Technology has revolutionized the way in which humans go about their lives. Society has become dependent on technology for its everyday needs in the community and commerce. Whether it’s in school, work, or home, technology has allowed people to do things better, faster, and more efficiently. As the world continues to explode with new technology being developed and current technology being refined, the emphasis on technology in education will be increasingly important. Technology can significantly enhance the development of learning and it is important that an understanding of technological principles and instruction be establish in our educational systems. Through the proper use, having technology incorporated into the curriculum of school systems gives students the opportunity to become smarter and more well -rounded individuals. Technology has a great impact on education in today’s society providing easy access of information, increasing interest in learning, better presentation of information and knowledge sharing. Technology plays a vital role in every sphere of life and education is no exception. The advent of technology has deeply impacted the educational scene. Technology has certainly changed the way we live. It has impacted different facets of life and redefined living. Many complex and critical processes can be carried out with ease and greater efficiency with the help of modern technology. Technology has revolutionized the field of education. The importance of technology in schools cannot be ignored. In fact, with the onset of computers in education, it has become easier for teachers to impart knowledge and for students to acquire it. “Computer-teaching systems diagnose students’ learning problems on the spot, based on data collected from the students’ interaction with the software, then design appropriate interventions” (Marcia Clemmitt 1008). The use of technology has made the process of teaching and learning enjoyable. 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. With technological aids, they can make easy-to-remember notes and a creative presentation of the information they have acquired. It won't be wrong to say that application of technology has made a student's life easier. ”There are cell phones, laptops and other devices on which they can research anything and everything on their own” (Marcia Clemmitt 1008). “Educators are highly aware that the online world is a place where both constructive and destructive forces are unleashed, enhancing our most creative human impulses and exposing the worst” (Nancy Walser 1). Computers offer an interactive audio-visual medium. PowerPoint presentations and animation software can be used to present information in an interactive way. Owing to the audio-visual effects, this way of teaching invites greater interest from students. The method is equally helpful for teachers. Projectors and screens facilitate simultaneous viewing of information by a large number of students. Addressing systems using microphones and speakers make it possible for teachers to reach a larger number of students simultaneously. 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. “Digital technology changes the way and concept of learning” (Marcia Clemmitt 1010). Computers enable better and more robust storage of information. If chalk, board, books and notebooks were weight against technology, technology could substitute for any and all of these. Computers have replaced chalk and board; they can even do the talking sometimes while the teacher takes a step back and lets the...
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