The immense growth in science and technology, especially in the communications sector has had a far reaching impacts on various aspects of human life. One of the areas of human life which has benefitted enormously from the technological breakthroughs in the digital world has been the field of education which has been drastically transformed. In the earliest years of the digital revolution, computer aided education revolutionised teaching and learning in the classroom but now, with the coming of Web 2.0, the whole concept of education relative to the outreach and individual learning that is possible have become great. MOOC platforms which allow students to access learning in any other part of the world has been a great enabler and has bridged the educational divide to a great extent. In order to understand the various principles of learning and teaching which are part of the MOOC experience, enrolment in two courses, from different universities revealed the wide variety of programs available and the manner in which these platforms can be used to provide education to people across the world, generally at a fraction of the cost and sometimes even free.
Online Learning: Virtually Valuable or Digitally Deplorable? As said by Peter Singer, “The Internet, like the steam engine, is a technological breakthrough that changed the world.” With this breakthrough eventually came the evolution of distance learning for students everywhere. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, organizations and companies started to test the efficacy of online coursework, as well as CBT, or computer-based training. Although new and exciting, these early e-classes were expensive to produce and manage (Lee). However, the popularity of personal computers began to blossom by the 1990s, and new online software like video teleconferencing, video lectures, interactive lessons, animated demonstrations, slideshow presentations, email, and online chat groups enabled students and teachers to have stronger virtual communication, and online learning grew to become more commonplace (Lee).
Introduction Computer in education can be defined as basic needs of one student. It helps a lot in gathering information’s especially in educational purposes and recreational activities. Through the use of computer, it improves the educational system. With the new educational technology, many students become qualified and knowledgeable in their career. This paper is important because the perceptions of 1st year Computer Science students may reflect what they are experiencing while using computers as part of their learning process.
The internet has become such a common place and the way we use these resources has completely transformed the way individuals live today. Educators, too, have admitted that technology has become extremely beneficial in the development of students’ education. According to a study by IT Trade Association CompTIA, educators believe that technology in classrooms has a positive impact in the education process as it allows students to learn more in less time. In today’s world, massive amounts of resources and information are available through the internet and additional opportunities for formal learning are available through various online programs such as Khan Academy, podcasts, etc. Furthermore, students
Their studies are briefly described below. Nonetheless, the continual study on digital literacy in bilingual higher education setting is needed technology facilitates instruction in which elements such as language and culture are involved (Akhtar, Iqpal & Hussain, 2010) as in the case of bilingual education. The suitable use of technology, especially computers, and the Internet, provides with opportunities to support students to improve their language proficiency both inside and outside the classroom (Akhtar, Iqpal & Hussain,
Now, the use of different software is inevitable in life as the applications are so useful in many aspects of life. For example, Microsoft Office is a set of applications that designed for the use of work or study as many presentations in workplaces require the use of PowerPoint and many students use Words to take notes when they are attending classes. Another example is Chrome, which is a web browser that allow users to have the access of millions of websites in the world. To sum up, the invention of personal computers provided a platform for software companies to fully developed and thus improved people quality of life
At present the role and status of English is that it is the language of social context, political, socio cultural, business, education, industries, media, library, communication across borders, and key subject in curriculum and language of imparting education. The impact of technology on education has been tremendous recently and that is the reason distance education has soared. It is because of the technology that we are offering many online courses and degrees now. Online education has made it convenient to enrol in a course from anywhere. This allows enrolling and learning a less popular language that locally may not be available.
Technology provides lifelong learning experiences along with various other opportunities that can be incorporated into all fields of study, including mathematics, reading and comprehension, sciences, and even social studies as well as other academic subjects. The jobs that are now currently out there in the market requires some form of technological use, therefore if the students and adults are using technology on a daily basis to communicate, play games, and engage in live chats, then this profound daily use of technology may very well be considered relevant to students in their learning while providing a window of endless benefit and opportunities in student learning
Hence, the role of teachers and educators in attracting the students ' participation and interest is very high and requires more awareness of them. The impacts of technology in classrooms are so wide in recent years because it allows students to be active participants in their learning, changes the role of teacher to the helper, and enhance students ' motivation, self-esteem and increase team collaboration. The use of innovative teaching by new technology is getting away from the traditional methods of passive learning to focus more on active learning. In this way, students interact with each other more freely, and in the process of the
Problem solving support technologies help a student in a process of solving an educational problem (Brusilovsky, 1999). Student engagement Web-based education is currently a hot research and development area. The benefits of Web-based education are clear: classroom independence and platform independence. Web courseware installed and supported in one place can be used by thousands of learners all over the world that are equipped with any kind of Internet-connected computer. Thousands of Web-based courses and other educational applications have been made available on the Web within the last five years.