Fears about Technology
In the 21st century are the same as the fear of technology. “In education, a dichotomous perspective on technology exists: It is both praised and ignored in schools and in teacher education” (Monaco 2009). As a direct result of this fear, teachers choose their own technological tools to further content instruction in their classrooms. In the article, “A Closer Look at E-Learning,” Tony Kulmann, a trainer and blogger, claims e-learning is good for the environment and supports an organization’s goal by improving training costs, decreasing material costs, increasing productivity, and allowing standardization (Anonymous 2012). With some schools facing a budget crisis, teachers have been developing blogs, podcasts, websites, apps, etc. to improve learning in the classroom. This proves the helpfulness of technology-based learning for impoverished educators and their students by creating low cost, effective, standardized learning. Everywhere you see “teachers are making their own concerted efforts to include technological competency as a necessary part of their students ' education” (Monaco 2009).
Change in Students’ Learning Environment
Teacher’s habits of using technology have resulted from a change
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