Impact of Technology on Education

February 15, 2018

 

 

 

      There are many research reports and articles that have talked on the effectiveness of technology in the learning environment of students. For over twenty-five years now institutions of learning continue to invest in the constantly changing technology, nevertheless one question has remained unanswered all through, "is there any evidence that the use of technology in the learning of students leads to higher levels of the learning?"

 

     The need for an answer has increasingly become more urgent in the past few years because of two main factors.  One, the need to improve on standards which is based on accountability and two, the organizational cost which is or will be involved in the purchase and implementation of the technology (Protheroe, 2005).

 

       It's good for any learner, educators, administrator, or other figures in education and the government at large to understand and accept the fact that technology is here to stay. We are living in the world where interacting with technology is inevitable and in fact the digital technology has become part of life, in that it's inseparable from man livelihood.

 

        Technology is used in almost all parts of the universe for gathering information, constricting knowledge, keeping records, distance learning, performing simulations, creating proposals, and collaborating lifelong learning and work globally (Margaret, Culp, & Spielvogel, 2005).

 

       The pervasive use of technology in all of life that includes education, business, communication industry, industries, entertainment, transport, health among many other field warrants an educator to employ more efforts in preparation of students so that they will play active roles in the technological world (Schacter, 1999).

 

       The report from the CEO Forum pointed out that there is a need for a student's achievement to be broadened to be inclusive of the 21st century skills that will inevitably be required for the student to thrive into the future. The report has argued that the same technology has been important in revitalization of America's economy, business and development it's equally applicable in enrichment of the education system.

 

      As I gained insight from the people I interviewed I noticed that some of their opinions were like the information in my article and some disagreed with many of my statements. The first person that was interviewed was a native of Greenville, Mississippi She received her Master’s in Education at the University of Ole Miss.

          The lady name is Sarah White. Mrs. White feedback was very engaging. I asked her ten questions and each respond made me thinker deeper into her logic. Ms. White overall review of the impact of technology was, “the word technology is made up of two Greek words i.e. techne and logos where techne means art or skill and logos means expressing a thought, and now if we combine these words then it becomes technology which means giving existence to the thought whether it is physical or verbal.

 

         If we talk about the today’s world, we are living in an era of advanced technology where our daily life is related with technology in one or another way. We are developing the technology according to our needs and requirements, though we try to develop a technology which has a positive impact on our life, but it is also true that the technology which we are developing also have the negative impact on our life.”

 

         When Sarah broke each question down and gave me her summary it helped me understand as to what she viewed the opinion of technology on.  The concept of the impact of technology upon application in the education system is quite a complex issue.

 

         It is owing to the fact the use of technology in the student learning has not been exercised for long hence and there are still fears of whether investing in the same is wise and beneficial. There are many literatures that attest to the fact that technological application in the learning of the student is of great importance in impacting on a student's education and in enhancing of learning achievements. During this article I learned great things and planned to share it with another individual. 

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