Effect of Computer Technology to the Academic Study of the Students

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Chapter I

I. Introduction:

In today’s modern times, computer technology has become a vital part of our life. It helps us to have an easier life. In this competing world, the students should have to learn a lot when it comes to education. Everything cannot be taught by a teacher or in school. To face big challenges in life, students take up extra learning which can be done through computers. These computers can be used for their personal or recreational activities like listening to music, watching movies or videos, chatting, browsing, playing games and etc. We can express our feelings through it.

The work of the students became easier in searching information they want to learn. Technology has been part of our life like
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This would take their concentration away from their daily studies and lectures.

Technology mostly has negative impacts on students learning because it only deviates their minds to unnecessary regions and wastes their time that can be used for doing their home works or studying. Children have started to sit in front of their personal computers or laptops when they get back from school and they “glue” themselves onto it for hours sometimes even missing their meals both chatting and emailing their friends or playing online games.

Computer has other issues, too, with pornography and games just a click of a button away. Addiction to these corruptions would directly affect their education. According to Alan France, writing in Understanding youth in late modernity, (McGraw-Hill international, 2007), “Across new media, we can see a range of fears and anxieties: fears over sexual exploitation – especially over the young gaining access to pornography… dangers of been corrupted…”

Computers have passed a long history of development transforming from scientific projects, a hallmark of academic research themselves to working tools and now the main instruments of understanding and cognizing the surrounding world. The computer technology has a deep impact on education. Computer education forms a part of the school and college curricula, as it important for every individual today, to have a basic knowledge of computers.

Computers speed up a person’s
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