Despite the fact that most of the schools and universities use technology in almost every aspect, there are some students who dislike technology as they consider themselves computer illiterates (p. 362). Therefore, this proves that studying with the use of a laptop is useful. But, not for those who are against technology. Technophobia is not something new that has been introduced out of nowhere. If you go back to the early centuries when technology was first introduced, you can see that technophobia followed it directly.
Student Ethics in the Digital Age: Rough Draft As Academic dishonesty has always roamed in the high schools, it 's getting harder to stop with the technology. Students are becoming more and more dishonest with the use of cellphones in class. Students cheat on assignments and tests using cellphones because it’s easy. Technology has become a useful resource the public has to offer today. With the advancement in technology, it provides an easier way to assist students in several ways in both high school and college.
Jane Ma Hongyan, Guofang Wan, and Eric Long Yu explain in their article, Digital Cheating and Plagiarism in Schools, how cheating is not a new thing in schools, but the way students cheat now is way different from how it used to be, explain how it is not just high school students that plagiarize but college students as well, and why students choose to cheat. Cheating in the classroom has become more and more common through cellular devices and other technology and is among students of all grades. Students decide to cheat because they feel as if they cannot achieve within a brief period of time, meaning the students felt that their time limit was too short. Cheating and plagiarizing is a nationwide epidemic that can be found in most schools.
Knowing that the correct answers are readily available online can prove far too tempting for some students, which leads to academic fraud, plagiarism, and rampant cheating. Biography: William Lynch http://science.opposingviews.com/negative-effects-internet-education-2002.html article 3: Title: SURFING NOT STUDYING: DEALING WITH INTERNET ADDICTION ON CAMPUS Summary: The abusing usage of the internet is affecting students around schools and universities where the writer talks about personal stories of students themselves listing the risk factors for student internet abuse following it the reaction from the ivory
The importance of technology in the classroom goes past digital literacy: it endorses workplace soft skills like critical thinking, independent research, and cross-technology proficiency and adapts children to the real world, where technology is everywhere. While technology and internet have proven that it benefits children in classroom, there are some major drawbacks with it comes to technology and internet in the room. One disadvantages of technology is that it distracts children from their school work. “The concern that students will be too busy tweeting and Snapchatting to pay attention to the lesson. Students’ innate curiosity, coupled with their tech savvy could lead to more online socializing in environments where devices are easily accessible.” (Ronan, 2017) Social media is a major distraction in the classroom because students are focused on what they posting and worried about their online profile rather than focusing on their school work.
The author “Rob James” in his article “Does Social Media Create Social Isolation or Unity?” said that “Perhaps the strongest criticism that can be made of social media networks is that they deprive us of human interaction, and create virtual substitutes that still maintain emotional distance.” (1). some students are great in participating in discussions through social networks, while if you ask them to have the same discussion in class you will find some of them not participating. Social media creates a technological world that you enter from your screen. As soon as you look at that screen you forget about everything else, you start to live in that imaginary world which doesn’t exist in real life, most of the people are fake on social networks. You cannot touch a person’s soul through internet, however at the same time you cannot get rid of it, you spend most of your time on it, and it steals your life.
Student Ethics in the Digital Age College students across the United States are being heavily influenced by mobile phones and texting which is a growing epidemic in the classroom and is causing student’s grades and test scores to suffer. With the growth of not only texting but social media apps and other addicting features, students lose focus from their studies. The use of mobile devices during school distracts students from learning and undermines their ethics. One reason why students feel the need to use phones in the classroom is because they are addicted to the social principle of instant communication. In the academic article regarding a survey, “Classroom Texting in College Students,” by Terry F. Pettijohn, Erik Frazier, Elizabeth Rieser, Nicholas Vaughn, and Bobbi Hupp-Wilds of Ohio State University, the authors stated texting was caused by students wanting to socialize with their friends and family over the phone (Pettijohn, Frazier, Rieser, Vaughn, Hupp-Wilds).
While we have discussed the pros and positive effect that technology has had on education, now we will discuss a few cons as well. As technology – based information has had a profound effect on the way people can now educate themselves, the latter also had its demerits. Like most great advancements in modern technology, the internet’s purposes have been altered and are being used for nefarious acts such as plagiarism, invasion of privacy and content theft leading to academic dishonesty in the realm of education. Plagiarism is nothing new to the academic society, as nowadays students tend to ‘copy and paste’ from the internet in order to either please the teacher or to get rid of the assigned work. Furthermore, technology such as the internet has now created opportunities for students to become better cheaters and to digitally copy information from web based sources resulting in new challenges for the educators.
Parents’ guidance is the most important thing to overcome it. Furthermore, students also tend to neglect their studies by focus on applications and games in computer. It is not a big problem if students can differentiate between time for study and playing but the addiction of computer lead them to focus more on unimportant things. Poor performances at school are caused by spending too much time in front of computer (Kartha, 2010). This causes a lot of major problems in their academic performance such as less attention in class and get low grade in their examination.
The issue of youths nowadays going online to dupe people is a very bad influence of technology. It is not a thing of surprise that these mobile phones are now major distractions to students as the need of belonging to a social media community now becomes their priority, not their books. It is not only students that are affected; same is the case of our present day youths. Moreover, it is quite obvious that gradually the standard of education is reducing, exam boards now realize that students do not read anymore and to avoid or prevent mass failure, they tend to make their exam questions easier. Why is this so all of a sudden?