Modern Technology And Education : Education

2041 WordsNov 5, 20149 Pages
Modern Technology and Education Education has changed significantly in the last twenty years. One of the main reasons education has undergone so many changes is because of technological development. In today’s society the impact of technology on education has played a vital role in every realm of everyday life and with that education is no exception. The emergence of technology has had a profound impacted to the educational landscape in our society. Over the past few years there has been a lot of research done on understanding to what extent the benefits of modern technology impacts education. Technological growth within education and its use is not always welcomed by critics who argue that schools should use less technology when it comes to educating its students. One circumstance revolves around the growing disproportion between students ' experiences in and out of school. The National Education Technology Plan states, “Students use computers, mobile devices, and the Internet to create their own engaging learning experiences outside school and after school hours—experiences that too often are radically different from what they are exposed to in school.” (U.S. Department of Education) However, our dominance as a world leader, greatly dependent on educating a generation of younger population who are generally the ones versed in the know how of using technology to learn both formally and informally. Critics argue that not all effects of technology on education are
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