For Better or For Worse, Technology is The Solution

by Ookamie on February 4, 2014 - 11:42am

In the next decades, we will probably experience a radical change in our education system. According to Logan LaPlante (2010), Sir Ken Robinson (2010) and Sugata Mitra (2013), our school system doesn’t sustain student needs. Mitra said that teachers are not relevant anymore. The only thing children need is encouragement from someone and a computer. Mitra’s research, we learned that children in other countries had been able to learn amazing thing in a very short period of time because they were using a computer. Teachers, students and parents can ask themselves, does it mean that technology is the solution for education?

Many students across the globe have started to experience technology in class. Smart boards, tablets, computers and many other tools are now at their disposal. Teachers are already trying to integrate technology to their courses. They want to be more entertaining and to be able to transmit more knowledge, faster. In our era, we always want to be more efficient. Technology is giving that to us. Students are one click from billions pieces of information. Technology is easy to reach so why not using it to benefit our lives? Smart phones allow people to navigate whenever they want. Using technology in class would allow many student to be more involved in their courses. Andrew Schulman wrote in The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Computers in Schools, that computers have a positive effect on student. “Some studies have shown that the use of computers in schools improves everything from academic performance to classroom attendance.” (Schulman, 2014). This is only one of many advantage of technology on education.

Sugata Mitra said that self-learning is the solution for the outdated system of education that is currently in place. Computers are all you need if you want to be able to gain knowledge. According to his research, children in New Delhi learned in four months, about DNA replication, in another language. They were tested at the beginning, at two months and then four months. The result were 0%, 30% and 50%. Of course according to our school standards they didn’t succeed. In four months children learned English, how to use a computer and biology. Combining self-learning and technology was a success.

All this is the impact of technology now. In a few years, maybe a few decades, technology will go even further. Who knows what it is going to be, but we can be sure of one thing: it is going to serve human will and it is going to be the most useful tool for education.

References

LaPlante, L. (2013, feburary 13). Hackschooling makes me happy. Récupéré sur http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h11u3vtcpaY
Mitra, S. (2013). Build a school in cloud. Récupéré sur http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud.html
Robinson, K. (2010, october 10). Changing education paradigm. Récupéré sur http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U
Schulman, A. (2014). The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Computers in Schools. Récupéré sur school.familyeducation.com: http://school.familyeducation.com/educational-technology/teaching-method...

Comments

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A question in your conclusion could be great if you want the reader to think about it after his reading.
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I completely agreed on the fact that technology would be a great thing for education.
If we put more technology in our educational system, if would probably have a good impact on students.
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Students in the future will use technology every day to improve more faster in school.
Overall, a great text with some good ideas that make us realise what the future of Learning would be like.

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