The Importance Of Computers In Education

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According to Shelly, Cashman and Vermaat “….a computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory”. Computer can help students to improve their’ achievement, to motivate them and also to improve school climate and to promote school reform by fostering learner centered instruction.
Research has shown that children see the importance of peer communication while using computers. (Rhee & Bharnagri, 1991; Bergin, Ford, & Hess, 1993; and Clements, 1994) states that the social effects are "overwhelmingly positive.” With the use of a computer student get a chance to relate better with each other as they get involved in the learning process. Research has also shown that “computers provide valuable support to young children 's language development” (Clements, 1994). Students at this stage of education will be more engaged in carry out research or collecting information through the use of the internet. Therefore their interests in obtaining information will me heightened.
Based on a study done by the University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) examined how in-class use of laptops affected student perceptions of their attentiveness, engagement, and learning (Zhu, Kaplan, Dershimer, & Bergom, 2012). The Zhu et al. study showed reinforce findings from other studies demonstrating that “when students use laptops and other electronic devices in instructor-designed activities that are connected to course
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