Disadvantages Of Technology In Education

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Technology and education are the catalysts for empowerment and transformation in a nation (Richard E. Clark, 1983). Unless you live in a remote island and have made a conscious decision to ‘opt out’ of modern living ‘you will probably understand some of these reasons technology is both a blessing and a curse. Advances in technology have shaped and changed the world in ways unthought-of and in education it has brought upon prodigious changes on methods of delivering information to learners. Some persons consider technology in education as a blessing in disguise due to the challenges they foresee however, implementers are on the lookout for solutions to help curb these challenges. The argument for introducing technology in education was to improve…show more content…
Over and above the use of text books in the curriculum, teachers can use technology to further their scope of knowledge on upcoming researches in conjunction with new knowledge in their fields of specialization. Teachers take gleeful merits of devices like projectors to display and demonstrate concepts like how an X-Ray tube operates. This is more common in science field and students are able to synthesis the theoretical knowledge passed to them in class due to supplementation by the demo. Technology in teaching is particularly effective in fields like science, mathematics and geography where most often than not a teacher tussles to convey certain concepts to the learners which seems abstract (Ruth C. Clark and Richard E. Mayer , 2011). A teacher gets aid from technological visuals like 3D images, emission of photo electrons and geographical features. They are then used in giving explanations to learners thus enhancing the process of learning making it more…show more content…
This comes in unequivocally when people instigate to depend on computers and other forms of technology for everyday learning activity. This means that when there is a network breakdown, machine breakdown or a computer crashing no learning will take place unless the problem is resolved. This kind of dependency on technology puts people at a distinct disadvantage, because they become less self-reliant. Another downside of e-learning is that it hands down the value of human work in that machines automate processes and can handle work of ten people thus learning institutions will often find they don 't need to employ as many people to get the job done. As technology in education takes its deeper root in integration, this will continue to be a growing disadvantage of technology and an issue that has a global impact. From the above illustrations its very clear that technology in education is more of a blessing than a curse in that it has more positive impacts. It has made learning interesting by engaging and challenging students with brand new and interactive methods. It has also made it easier for students to learn due to convenience and user friendliness. On the other hand, the few challenges bring in the element of profanity. If incorporated in the learning institutions, more advantages it will have
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