Technology's Positive Effects On 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…
It gives the teachers and students an ability to really get into the subject they are learning about. The use of games like crossword puzzles and simulations helps to ensure students are not only enjoying what they are doing but also supplementing on what they probably know (Five Positive Effects of Technology on Education, 2017). This makes technology save an enormous amount of resources for example, books, assignments, and many other things require a lot of paper work. If things became digitalized, then the entire amount of these resources would be drastically cut down leading to greener environment where trees are not cut down for paper…show more content…
In addition, the instructor cannot be able to control the behavior of learners for they are meeting in virtual classes, a very important aspect of classroom management in education is ignored. Technology in the field of education is a powerful tool since its future pays main focus on technology advancement and multi-screening on education thus triggering interest among students. For example, it helps leaners advance in skills like; creative thinking, problem solving, inquiry skills, argumentative skills, designing skills among others. Future oriented education adds whole categories to education that are not in the curriculum today. These include effective action, effective relationships and effective accomplishment. Technology in education can be linked to a number of drawbacks like dependency. 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
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