Technology in Education

Posted on October 22, 2012 by


Throughout the world today, technology, such as electronics, is becoming much more dependent by many human beings. The internet is becoming a resource both used to find useful information almost instantly, and to actually save/let the public see information that you’ve worked on. At the school I attend, we have been assigned to actually create our own public blog where we write articles about work we have done in class. Personally, I find this to be a very interesting assignment and find the growing use of the internet to be helpful in my own education. However, there are a few flaws in the almost excessive use of the internet that could make electronic education a negative in comparison to the classic pen and paper.

Procrastination is in my opinion the greatest flaw in electronic education. First of all, online advertisements are on almost every website, even some of the educational ones. They draw you in using bright colors and promises that sound better if you might be researching on something that might bore you. There are also websites all over the internet full of games, videos, and other distractions that make it really hard for some people to stick with their task, decreasing their work rate.

However, there are also many helpful tools that can be found online. I use Google apps, which features many helpful tools that I use to organize all of my school work. They have an application that let’s you create documents, presentations, and spreadsheets, and easy ways to organize all of these documents. They also have a calendar application and an email application which I can also use to organize all of my work.

Another aspect that makes online education much more helpful is the amount of information there is on the internet. You can search almost anything and you will be given a list of websites that are full of information, but sometimes that information isn’t exactly correct, which is why you must make sure you look for reliable websites. This wasn’t a problem when students didn’t use online education because they found most of their information in books, and books must be published/checked to make sure their information is correct.

So in conclusion, the online education is perfect for some people who stay more focused but need more help with organization, but it isn’t the greatest for people who suffer from procrastination. I personally find online education to be perfect because I am very unorganized and tend to lose stuff often, but when all my stuff is online I can’t lose it.


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