Persuasive Essay On Technology-Based Education

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John Dewey said, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” This sparks the very controversial debate on if schools should initiate technology-based education throughout their campus or stick with the traditional textbooks. The idea of change has always caused great controversy throughout the world and education is no exception. To have a better understanding on this issue there are many facts on both sides to look into. One of the major reasons people side with the continuation of textbooks is the many health concerns that come with technology. Technology is known for causing many eye, neck, and back issues. New York Daily News reported that a condition called CVS, computer vision syndrome, is common with people who use technology on a day-to-day basis (1). The AOA, American Optometric Association, stated that symptoms of this condition include: eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, and dry eyes ( NYDN, 1). This is caused by continuous time spent in front of an electronic screen, such as a tablet or computer. The article also reports of neck strain and pain in the shoulders, hands, or arms (1). Because of these many health risks that are caused by using technology, many people are concerned with technology-based education.
Another major reason many people give for not switching to technology-based education is the cost. Lee Wilson states, “It will cost a school 552% more to implement iPad textbooks than it does to deploy books”
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