How Technology Has Impacted Education

1921 Words Nov 11th, 2014 8 Pages
Introduction

Education is defined as ‘the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgement, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.’ A good education leads to knowledge, career progression, enlightenment and helps a nation progress, as John F. Kennedy said; "Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource." The introduction of technology in education has impacted education both for good and bad. According to the Oxford dictionary, Technology is; ‘machinery and devices that are developed from scientific knowledge to increase or better, everyday functions.’ Technology used in education, is part of a large debate over whether it is improving educational outcomes in students. Some say technology is revolutionizing education for the better, and others say it is a trend that offer/s no specific improvements to education. Although technology can never replace a good quality teacher, the advantages and benefits of technology, positively supplements a bridge between education and the technological world, hence offers students the marketable job skills they need in order to satisfy in the evolving technological world.
Relevant interviews and surveys were conducted, to discover peoples understanding of technology.

1. Advantages of technology in schools and how this improves educational outcomes.…
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