THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING
“Technology is the ultimate carrot for students.” - Anonymous
In the modern world, technology is all around. Automobiles, computers, cellular phones, spacecraft, and X-ray cameras are all examples of technological advances. Technology may be defined as the process by which human beings fashion tools and machines to change, manipulate, and control their environment.
(Definition from Britannica Student Library.
Ultimate Reference Suite. )
Technology is the usage and knowledge of tools, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization. The word technology comes from the Greek technología— téchnē , an 'art', 'skill' or 'craft' and logía , the study of something, or the branch of knowledge of a discipline. The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include construction technology, medical technology, or state-of-the-art technology or high technology. Technologies can also be exemplified in a material product, for example an object can be termed state of the art.
(Definition from www.wikipedia.com )
Without the advance technology, the development on a quality education would have been slower. Hence, here are the following effects on the students and classrooms brought to us by the technology:
* Change in Student and Teacher Roles
When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast. The student is actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. Technology use allows many more students to be actively thinking about information, making choices, and executing skills than is typical in teacher-led lessons. Moreover, when technology is used as a tool to support students in performing authentic tasks, the students are in the position of defining... [continues]
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