The Effects Of Technology On Education

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Amidst the past several decades technology has become a crucial organ, advancing our world to great discoveries and knowledge. It has opened doors to what some may have found impossible only one hundred years ago, but the progress of technology seems to have run into a road block. Inadequate education of high school graduates and suffocation of creativity has become a problem all over America. Technology has contributed by hindering our ability to retain information, stalling progression in our school system and progressing in technology. Technology can be advantageous for everyone, but because of its convenience and accessibility it is hindering our ability to retain information. Within an article written by Timothy Noah titled…show more content…
Instead we have become co-dependent with technology and we have been raising our children to follow in our footsteps.
We cannot expect Americas set back in education to fix itself, we must act in order to better the education of our children and ourselves. Technology has taken over countless teaching methods and instigated the flatline of our educational system. Indeed, technology can have many educational contributions, but today they are taken advantage of. For technology to be a steady contribution to education we must re-discover the meaning of progress and innovation. Tyler Cowen, in a Ted Talk titled “The Great Stagnation”, says that for Innovation to be effective it must improve and not just merely alter. This means that if we are continuing to be innovative we must continually be improving for there to be any progress. For example, Apple has released a “better iPhone” each year, but if you compare the phone to the previous year you will not find many differences. Maybe the screen will be larger, the apps may be remodeled, but most of the time the core processer is the same, the camera has the same pixels and the phones screen still cracks if you put it in your back pocket. This is innovation with no progress, presenting a shiny new phone that may be shiny, but not new. Within an article written by Jörg Friedrich titled
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