The Negative Effects Of ICT In Schools

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With the increasing capacity of information and communication technologies, there is a rise in new learning opportunities beyond the traditional “book- teacher” method. Teaching and learning base on ICT has taken new heights to different parts of the world. There is a quick change from teacher- centered to learner- centered learning which means 21st century teachers need to be fully equipped with new information and communication technologies. This essay will discuss the definition of ICT, purposes of implementing ICT in schools, and the effects of ICT in education.

ICT or Information and communications technology- or technologies is an umbrella term that includes any information device or application, encompassing: radio, television, cellular
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One negative effects of technology in today's classroom is that it can take away valuable learning time. For instance, in today's classroom, teachers are pressed to make every minute count. If the teacher and students are not experienced with technology in the classroom, valuable time is often wasted on technical glitches. In addition, the teacher faces the difficulty of having a class full of students who are all at different skill levels. In many schools, most students will have a computer and Internet access, but schools that are located in impoverished areas may have a large portion of their student body with little to no computer experience. While it is important to educate these children in technology, it must be done at a pace that meets every individual's needs or more learning time will be wasted.

Another possibility of technology having a negative effect on education is that technology can be overused. This can lead to a variety of problems. Many students learn best by physically and mentally interacting with what they are studying. If most of the teaching is done using a computer, these students' needs are not being met. Technology should be used to supplement the classroom curriculum, but should not be used as the sole source of
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The result: higher student involvement and higher test scores. With a projector as the hub of every classroom at Swami Vivekananda College it maximizes the impact of lessons in all subjects as 3D pictures, videos, interesting PowerPoint presentations and lectures with sound effects are used as teaching strategies by teachers of Swami Vivekananda College. As the world is technologically changing it becomes difficult for the teachers to keep students focused using traditional methods of teaching such as black board and chalk, as the use of multimedia projectors it also eases the work of teachers at Swami Vivekananda College as most of the lesson is well planned and already in the server. Students also do not waste time when a teacher is absent because the work is already planned and is available in the server for the any supervising teacher to project and display for the class to take note and revise as the explanations are done when teacher returns from the
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