The Role Of Technology In Education

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In this day and age, people are acquainted with the current globalisation especially technology that has been growing rapidly. The term “technology” has a wide spectrum of definition as everyone’s understanding of its meaning varies. Based on the Oxford Dictionary 2nd Edition (2007), technology can be broadly defined as the scientific knowledge and/or equipment that is needed for a particular activity [1]. When it comes to the debate whether technology helps or hinders teaching and learning, the answer depends on how we view the technology itself. The important aspects to be discussed include the method of implementing technology in education and its effects to the learning and teaching curve. According to the Association for Educational Communication…show more content…
Their attentiveness can drops drastically in the classroom when they have their gadgets by their side. The focus shifts from their teacher, to looking at, playing, surfing on their gadgets. New research released by the Canvas (2016) highlighted that personal technology devices are being banned in classrooms, although they are highly potential tools of learning in the future [6]. This can be seen when many of the students are using technologies for non-educational purposes. For instance, they would be tempted to take sneak peak of the hot gossips of celebrities, texting or ponder upon the number of thumbs up they have accumulated over the latest pictures posted on Facebook, Instagram or other social media. Cengage (2016) conducted a recent survey about the misuse of technology in classrooms. Unexpectedly, the main cause of the distraction in classrooms is texting, with 60%, followed by 59% of them are busy checking out their favourite social-media sites, 45% distracted by games, and the rest 25% revealed that the students search for answers during classes [7]. Thus, it promotes a disconnected youth. People are attached to their screens almost 24/7, which is causing an entirely new set of social issues to pop up. This translates into the school system in a bit of a different way, however. More and more students are experiencing social anxieties when it comes to face to face interactions, but are perfectly…show more content…
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