Computer Education Essay

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Since, infra ancient to ultra modern time education has been defined in infinite ways according to social and cultural needs and norms of the society. Education is only that option or technique or tool, which develops the traits of nationality among children to make them good leading citizens of tomorrow’s nation. It is not only the modification of behavior, but a process of all-round (social, intellectual, emotional, physical and cultural) development of the children upto a critical point.
The whole field of education is in a process of change. The modern world is confronting of two general problems i.e. ‘information explosion’ and ‘population explosion’. These are like two horn of a dilemma in education, which lay
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In its role as a tool, the computer assists both teachers and students, such as calculator, typewriter, and presentation aid. Students can use computers to solve complex mathematical calculations as a pocket calculator or students can use word processing programs to complete term papers and assignments.
Both teachers and students can use data presentation software which incorporates with computers to present the content of the subject-matters. In addition to this, students can use a database for inquiry of specific information. Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) is the representative application of computers as an instructional device in instruction. For example, Math Blaster assists students in learning math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) through drill-and-practice using an arcade game format.
Finally, computers can be used as a means of teaching tool. For example, in his book, The Children’s Machine, Seymour Papert (1993) offered that, the computer should be an “object to think with” not a dispenser of
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