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Writers such as Riel (1993), Means (1993), andMeans and Olson (1994) relate these ideas to the educational reform that istaking place (particularly in the U.S.) and describe a conviction that thetechnologies are now being applied to an appropriate model for education.
Using technology to support education reform.
There are a number of people who are of the opinion that technology ‘spoils’ children. For instance as opposed to sitting down and getting to know how to count, they will opt to get a calculator. Despite the fact that there are people who are making these arguments, technology still remains to be a very vital component of the society we live in today. By introducing it into our schools and classrooms, we will ensure that the students are equipped with much better tools and knowledge to make their transition from school to the work place a very easy one. We need to face the truth, technology is the ‘in thing’ in the world today and it has become necessary in each and every aspect of our lives and education has without doubt not been left behind. It is very useful in providing more knowledge to our students and also on making them competitive in the job market.
Technology helps a lot in education. In classroom, we can use computer to create our assignments, browse internet to do research on the topics, complete our homework using Wikipedia 😛
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In addition to the visions described, it is also true that "students mustfeel comfortable with the tools of the Information Age" (Peck andDorricott, 1994) and that "individuals need to learn at higher rates ofeffectiveness and efficiency than ever before because of rapidly growingbodies of relevant information and the escalation of knowledge and skillrequirements for most jobs." (Alavi, 1994) "Education has received a much needed boost in the form of distancelearning and a key catalyst for the growth of distance learning is videocommunications" (Walsh & Reese, 1995).
SCOET/Standing Committee on Educational Technology (1995).
Although the literature tends to deal with distance education applicationsof technology and traditional classroom applications of technologyseparately, many of the goals, techniques, and actual uses of technologyoverlap across the two domains and will probably do so to an even greaterextent in the near future.
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With the continuing advances in the technological world, students are getting improved access to such educational opportunities. Every time something ‘better’ and ‘new’ is brought into the market, the price of the existing technology is decreased which makes it much more accessible in the educational setting even to those schools that might not have a lot of financial resources available to them.
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computer mediated communications [CMC], video communications and otherinformation technologies) the boundaries between traditional education anddistance education are becoming blurred.
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Concepts such as "learning withoutlimits" and "computer networks to extend educational opportunities andcommunications opportunities for people of all ages" (Hiltz, 1994, xvi)apply to all CMC learners, wherever they are situated.