How does technology enhance education?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: February 09, 2020

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Antonio Garcia Campos

Instructional Technology for Teachers

SP 2020

How does technology enhance education? (Against)

Technology represents a changing trend for sure. It has affected all areas of life including the educational system. There are many studies that say that technology enhances the academic results and the grades of the students. However, meantime that there is not certain data that proves this factor of enhancement there is a bunch of websites that prove that it does not enhance education. In fact, technology negatively affects the students in different areas such as grades, attendance, and study skills.
Grades are incredibly affected by using the computer. The reason behind this is simple meanwhile it supposes to serve as an enhancer of the student with the material presented in class the reality is different. It is more often found that the student enhances more than 50% of the time online while in the class surfing the web (May, C., 2017). In fact, at more time, they spent their grades online suffer more (as well their economy does so since it is two tied factors.). If we look for example on the ACT scores and how it has been affected by internet usage it is greatly affected. According to Cindi May (2017), 40 minutes of 100 minutes of spending in non-academic staff drops the results of the score by a lot. This states in conclusion that technology does affect negatively the grades in the school system.

Another factor that does affect technology as well is school attendance. In fact, nowadays the new normal is the online classes and nonattendance required universities. This is a reality every day we see fewer scholars on campus and more using computers to take their classes and earn their diplomas. The number of the student taking an online course at the national level is 5.8 million and they continue to grow consistently the last 13 years (EdTech, 2016). This just means that we see by year 5.8 million fewer pupils interacting and having a healthy social life with other students. Personally, I believe that also the lack of a teacher and having online classes affect the results and the learning in general.

Ultimately, the technology affected the study skills that the students possess. It is a leading fact that the student while in-home or in the school instead of adopting technology for the sake of extracting information; They employed it for entertainment.  In countries that are high achieving academically, we find they limit the use of the internet while in class or outside of the study group. For example, of this, we have South Korea that the students can use the internet for nine minutes on average during their day (France-Presse, A., 2015). This technique has been effective in incrementing the effects in education and the improvement of student study skills. Presumably, we may do the same here in America to improve our results academically. At the minimum we must try since our results right now compared with the rest of the world are poor.

Grades, attendance, and study skills are in a critical way affected by technology. In fact, all education has been affected by technology. The reason behind this is it has putts in risk the student learning results at danger meanwhile increment the resources for the teacher to present their lessons. However, the beneficial impact of it is so little compared with all the risky things they do to education is rude. You must do something to alter the future for our children that will live in a world with even more technology than us. We must defend them from receiving an inferior quality of education, therefore take care of technology growth.

 

 

Works Cited

May, Cindi. “Students Are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom.” Scientific American, Scientific American, 11 July 2017, www.scientificamerican.com/article/students-are-better-off-without-a-laptop-in-the-classroom/.

France-Presse, Agence. “Computers Don't Improve Performance of School Students: Study.” NDTV Gadgets 360, 15 Sept. 2015, gadgets.ndtv.com/laptops/news/computers-dont-improve-performance-of-school-students-study-740044.

EdTech. “Report: One in Four Students Enrolled in Online Courses.” OLC, Babson Survey Research, 25 Feb. 2016, onlinelearningconsortium.org/news_item/report-one-four-students-enrolled-online-courses/.


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