Disadvantages Of Technology

1714 WordsSep 28, 20177 Pages
The average amount of time people expend on their digital devices surpasses the amount of sleep they receive in a days’ time. Within today’s society technology reigns over every aspect of life. However, one element has eluded this sovereignty all the while remaining prevalent in our world still exists. This entity that has survived is simply called school. Although the current education system has remained constant for millennia, it is time for the past to interchange into the future. The upbringing of the digital age has arrived and with it a new era will be born where education will be ever closer to the grasps of the young, the intellectual, and the curious. Tech-based learning holds the potential of substantially transforming the way…show more content…
People can also fulfill their learning requirements at any time of day or night giving them the flexibility to properly manage their time whether they be a working adult or an occupied child. Likewise, it can also be appealing to incumbent workers who cannot afford to take time off from their jobs or lives to advance their careers. Technology-based training can also increase the geographic reach of learning and bring access to those with transportation barriers. TBL also benefits military families who move constantly around the world which allows them to remain unimpeded by this interruptive feature of the military. Ultimately TBL fosters greater accessibility to learning by offering anytime and anywhere distribution. The Digital Divide directly affects TBL implementation since a significant portion of the population still does not have access to computers or to the Internet. Internet use is lowest for low-income people, those who are over 50 years old, the unemployed, and individuals who have never attended college. It is also lower among African-Americans and Hispanics than those in most other racial or ethnic groups. Further, over the past four years, computer use has been about 10 percent lower in rural areas than in urban and suburban areas. Internet access in the U.S. has begun to plateau and, very recently, has started to decline slightly. This suggests that, for the foreseeable future, the digital divide
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