Technology and Education
Webster’s New World Dictionary defines technology as “the science of the practical or industrial arts.” In the context of using technology in schools this generally refers to the use of computers and computer technology as tools and aids to help teachers teach and students learn. What technology is has changed significantly over the years. In the early 1800’s the chalkboard was new technology in schools. For today’s new technology we have interactive multimedia presentations. Today’s teacher faces the same dilemma as the teacher at the turn of the nineteenth century; what do I do with the new technology?
How can technology increase learning?
One way that technology can help to students learn is that it may keep more students interested in the subject matter for a longer amount of time. Many younger people today are attracted to computers and advanced technology. This attraction may keep them at a computer terminal learning about some subject longer than they would remain interested in a book or a lecture…
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