Using Computer in Researching Makes the Students Lazy

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Introduction Since the invention of computer and other technologies, lives of many people especially the students had the major impact. Computer made it easier for students to study. Internet is one of the major innovations in the computer system, and it is widely used all over the world. An information service like one of the uses of the internet is very dependable nowadays. On of the things it serves are the search engines. Search engines are like building a digital library for the future. It is an effective tool for students, business people and other professionals for research. But some of the information stored is not so reliable. Since the web or internet is an openly democratic information resource, some researchers may be misled because the information is not reliable and somewhat fictional. (Lehnert, 1998) The use of internet is now used in many areas today. Every person no matter what the profession is needs an information service, students, employees and other people needs an information service. Students use the internet as their resort in researching. Instead of going to the library at school, or other public libraries, they go to computer shops. And according to Wendy G. Lehnert, “… searching the web is anonymous with using a search engine. If you ever used an on-line card catalog to locate a book in a library, you have some idea of what to expect from search engines.” Since, going to the library and searching from it is a big hassle, students prefer the internet. The internet has influenced many people, and big percent of the user are students, especially during researching. Why do students choose the internet over library? Do these students read what is written on the internet? Do the students really understand what is on the internet? How can we stop laziness in researching? These are the questions that will be answered in this paper. I. Definition of Technology The branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied sciences and pure science. Technology is a broad concept that deals with an animal species’ usage and control and adapt to its environment. Technology is a term with origins in the knowledge of tools and crafts, and how it affects an animal species’ ability to react. Technology can refer to material objects of use to humanity, such as machines, hardware or utensils, but can also encompass broader themes, including systems, methods of organization and techniques. The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas. II. Different Types of Technology Construction Technology Energy and Power Technology Manufacturing Technology Transportation Technology Information Process Technology Graphic Communication Technology Electronic Communication Technology Agricultural Technology Health Care and Medical Technology III. Computer in the Information Process Technology Computer is an electronic machine that has storage, logic and mathematical capabilities and has been designed to perform tasks at extremely high speed. It is a device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed and displays the result of the operation. IV. Some Examples of Uses of Computer Word Processing Word Processing software automatically corrects spelling and grammar mistakes. If the content of a document repeats you don’t have to type it each time. You can use the copy and paste features. You can printout documents and make several copies. It is easier to read a word-processed document than a handwritten one. You can add images to your document. Internet It is a network of almost all the computers in the world. You can browse through much more information than you could do in a library. That is because computers can store enormous amounts of...
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