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.
Laptops are one of the technologies which schools use it to help the education easier, so many schools in US allow students to bring it to school. The laptop can boost productivity, make research much easier, make taking note faster and make learning much interactive. But due to experiment, we found out that laptop a very big distraction which will affect your grade. In the experiments, all the participants have to attend a university level lecture and take note with laptop, but half of them were asked to do an
“The internet: absolute communication, absolute isolation,” by Paul Carvel. Our lives have been increased over the years due to the greatest invention of the internet. To illustrate, it assists students in doing their assignment instead of using books. The internet has also enhanced different sectors such as business and education. However, the internet has major downfall, for example; internet addiction, information overload and the leakage of personal information.
The benefits of shopping online also come with potential risks and dangers that consumers must be aware of. In the future, we can expect online stores to improve their technology tremendously, allowing for an easier and a more realistic shopping experience. In general, trend of online shopping has advanced greatly in the current years with Internet development and because of easy accessibility of the Internet use. Internet easy accessibility has driven customers to purchase online.Online retailing is the third most liked activity after use of email and the web browsing on the Internet (Andrew and Vanitha, 2004). Globally, over 627 million persons have undertaken online shopping; the biggest world online buyers include British and Germans.
This clearly shows that technology is becoming more and more popular, available and affordable. Many students have these electrical devices for communication and social media whereas others have it specifically for educational purposes. The use of technology for educational purposes has also increased dramatically. Chalkboards and whiteboards are no more; interactive smart boards have taken their place and allow students and teachers to show interactive videos, iPads and computers are used in lots of schools, and there are specific online educational programs, in which students can complete classroom work, homework and online lectures. The use of E-books is also increasing and many students today use them instead of buying textbooks, this is because they can often be cheaper and it means that the students do not have to carry around a lot
The role of computers in language teaching has changed significantly in the last 30 years. Previously, computers used in language teaching were limited to text, simple simulations and exercises such as gap-filling and multiple-choice drills. Technological and pedagogical advancements now allow us to more fully integrate computer technology into the language learning process. With cutting edge software and unlimited online access at our fingertips, we now have a myriad of opportunities to communicate in the target language, access textual and multimedia information, and interact for a global
Literature Review Introduction Over the past decade the teaching model and learning method has been changed a lot, mostly due to the introduction of information technology, especially in higher education (Bo et al., 2011). John Dewey, an education, philosopher and psychologist stated in the early 1900s, “If we teach as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow” (Dewey, 1916). The method of implementing computer-aided education (CAE) can be a precious supplementary aid used to improve student achievement, indicated by previous studies. Educational software can be used as sugar coating for learning content by means of introducing games as extrinsic motivation (Habgood and Ainsworth, 2011). Utilizing computer technology in education is one way of motivating students.
Applying technology, such as computers, laptops, smart boards to education at universities can lead to more appropriate education. We are living in decade where technology is applied to everything, even clever houses with high level of technology exist. Why not to apply technology to education at universities? I suppose that the majority of students whom I know have problems with access to books they
21st century learners’ profile has changed. They are now digital natives that have leaned towards the visual and enigmatic satisfaction from the virtual world. Once, they are described as “marching through our schools, carrying a transformational change in their pockets in the form of powerful multimedia handheld devices” (Chen, 2010). With this, teaching in a classroom setting should also progress, from a traditional lecture-based learning only to a technology enhanced learning (TEL). However, with the considerable advent of technology in today’s learners’ lives, students find science and technology more difficult than other subjects (Fensham, 2008).
Firstly, there might be a technology access issues among students. Logically, not all students will have the luxury of owning a digital device such as laptops and smartphones. Thus to eliminate the participation of those kind of students are not practical in the long run. Secondly, gaining full participation from students can be far out to reach especially if the activities involved are not compulsory or irrelevant within the subject or course outline. Also, their “just enough” or “just in time” attitude will surely contribute to low participation in online activities (Lefever & Currant, 2010).