How Technology Has Benefited Learning This Decade
In this generation the world is always being changed by the use of technology and normal day to day tasks are being done with the use of different forms of technology. From elementary schools to universities, technology has changed the way kids will learn new material. Technology cuts the time out of searching in the library for information by allowing us to simply log on and have all the information at our fingertips “Teachers are learning how to teach with emerging technologies (tablets, iPads, Smart Boards, digital cameras, computers), while students are using advanced technology to shape how they learn.” (Cox, 2017). Cox also mentions, Instead of spending time on getting exact calculation by hand were able to go and create. There are tools that we use that make task tedious easier and saves times. Instead of going and filing taxes we can go online and do it there instead, and allows us to be more productive
Today we have the power of Google and over hundreds of websites available to us. These types of tools bring success to wide range of learners who face physical, software development, language or personal problems. Even though these tools can help different students with different types of learning styles and problems. Technology has no significant value if it is used for entertainment value or for the sole purpose of killing time.
With all the time we spend getting caught up in technology some will argue that it has caused negative effects on our society. While the internet and computer programs are important tools in the classroom and outside of the classroom it does have downsides. Websites have become more commercialized, and this has made searching through websites difficult since not all websites are reliable and often present false information. In a journal done by Shihab Hameed he says that statistics show that teenagers use the internet more than adults, they use the internet to play games, listen to music and meet new people. Hameed also mentions that it reduces student activity. Students are able to get solutions to homework and as result reduce student capability of thinking, understanding and solving problems. Although using technology does have its downsides, it does have useful and important characteristic (Hameed, 2011).
Despite effort to not mix technology and school, “around 75 percent of educators think that technology has a positive impact in the education process. Educators also recognize the importance of developing these...