Nowadays, technology is heavily used for educational purposes. Integrating technology in education can be extremely beneficial. It can be a useful method for the students and their teachers, which improves both their skills. In addition, being active on the Internet when learning can make students and teachers’ academic journey easier. There is a lot of evidence that proves how useful technology is for both students and their instructors.
At present the role and status of English is that it is the language of social context, political, socio cultural, business, education, industries, media, library, communication across borders, and key subject in curriculum and language of imparting education. The impact of technology on education has been tremendous recently and that is the reason distance education has soared. It is because of the technology that we are offering many online courses and degrees now. Online education has made it convenient to enrol in a course from anywhere. This allows enrolling and learning a less popular language that locally may not be available.
According to Wang (2004), when language learners have desirable and real communication factors, they can develop their language skills in classroom. He further goes on to say that using computers and every kind of technological equipment gives students the sense of freedom and encouragement. With the help of technology students can be active, motivated and involved in the language learning process. Materials which have high quality and authenticity with reasonable price can be provided by technology. In this way, the popularity of distance education increases.
As we know, traditional classroom based instruction is usually carried out in the campus or classroom teaching activities, teachers face to face with the students to impart knowledge and technology. However, different from the traditional classroom, online learning is on the Internet, and is not restricted by distance, also called distance education. Nowadays, online learning is becoming more and more popular, causes us to consider which of the two ways of teaching is more suitable for education. Through the comparison and analysis of the two kinds of classes, the traditional classroom is preferable. Compared with the participation of students in online learning and traditional classroom, it is concluded that online teaching is more beneficial for participation.
Moreover, technology allows students to see the whole world as a resource with themselves being in charge of their destiny. It also benefits students because they have choices and opportunities to explore and share information to a greater extent than available in a traditional classroom. Educators, in my opinion, should be racing to utilize programs that retain children's attention and reinforce methods and concepts taught in class. International competitors are excelling in the areas of math and science by using computers efficiently. Therefore, it is essential that our children are taught how to use and learn from computers in order to produce a society that is up to par with nations
For these types of information, mnemonic strategies are extremely effective as they create links or associations that give the brain an organizational framework on which to hook new information. In this way, mind maps appear to be one of the most appropriate techniques to “unlock the potential of students’ brains”. They involve relevance, creativity and brevity, as information is connected and organize in a way that every branch comprises a key word. They appear to be particularly effective at increasing pupils’ understanding and retention of information. Perhaps, this is because these visual devices make possible to see connections between aspects of the information that are not obvious in a linear form, such as an outline or a narrative.
Therefore, students can communicate with their teachers in an easy and fast way. Internet helped students to get education, through accessing to various types of information and do efficient research by getting the right type of information from many sources available in the internet, such as: journals, books and news. The access of internet by different types of electronics saved student’s time from going into the walls of educational institutions searching through dusts for specific book. Technology really made a great impact on education, in the past, students expressed themselves in papers and pencils and teachers expressed themselves through explaining on board, however; nowadays students express their work in form of presentations and projects. It’s easier now for students to carry Ipads and eBooks, instead of carrying heavy books.
Computers are widely used for educational purposes as it helps to improve access to modern tutoring. Having said this, computers are beneficial in conducting researches. Conducting researches is not an easy task as valuable informations related to the research are needed to be obtained at all cost. It is of our advantage that computers are available for us to use as a tool to gather those information quickly and efficiently. For example, researches are able to find data related to their research on the computer by internet access.
It is a new and effective mode of the second language teaching. By combining the status of middle school English teaching of our country, Yu xi points out that this kind of teaching method is beneficial for our high school English teaching Canada immersion teaching in the second language teaching not only has made a success for the second language teaching and has added vitality to the second language acquisition, but also it has a tremendous influence in the world. I believe that this teaching method is worth learning for our high school English teaching to improve the capacity and effectiveness of high school English
This is due to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) particularly internet-based technology which aids the facilitation of ODL online learning. In a world of ever-changing technological advances, it is vital that students equip themselves with skills and technically know-how, as this is a huge contributing influence of the operations of the labour force. It is to this end, that “effectively using technology in teaching and learning in an open distance learning environment can enhance the quality of education and prepare students for their role as knowledge workers” (Ungerer, 2012,p.493). The role of ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) at ODL institutions is aimed at closing the geographical and digital divide, and makes higher education accessible to people everywhere. Apart from closing the geographically problem, ICT creates a platform for digital literacy which facilitates an awareness, attitude and ability to analyse and synthesise digital resources which is a skill a 21st century student needs to master, in order to be successful prior to graduating and to easily facilitate the transition into the working world