Effect of technology in the field of education

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*Using technology in schools has put the education technique in new format different than past. Computer and technology as tools, help teachers to teach and students to learn. Technology has changed dramatically in education system and teaching manner, it is also a powerful mean to reform schools, increase students' success and make education effective (Equilin, 2004). Students now have to use multimedia presentations as visual aid to support their study skills. . All materials, including online textbooks and the Internet, have had some connection to the growth of technology in the school setting. "The term educational technology is used as the design, development, practice and evaluation of the system, method, materials in order to get effective results and develop human's learning process."(Yaman, 2008, pg 20). Rapid developments in electronic technology have made important and positive effects on education systems around the world, it is support students to be interested in the class, help disable students adapting with their classmate, make more communication between teachers and their students, finally to support visual learners and researchers to getting the benefits.

1* Technology can help students remain interested in what they are studying. Currently, students are interested in technology and they are making websites. These activities have made positive effects in the schools and universities (Lazar, 2002). Children are acquiring a shorter and shorter attention span. They are now not able to sit and listen to a teacher talking or sit at their desk long enough to finish a worksheet. They are taught to be always on the move, going on to something new. Technology keeps more students interested in the subject matter for a longer pried of time without getting bored. Younger people today are attracted to computers and technology therefore; they may be take longer time on their subject more than they would take interest in a book,

so the experience will make them interested more than study task. A business student said: "The class is so boring. I would rather get on the computer than sit there and talk about what we have to do in workbook. Working on the computer is fun". (Schofield, 1995).

. 2*. There are many different technological tools available to help disabled students to interact with classmates in the classroom. Telecommunication network are another tools which used to support the learning of disable therefore, a reader who has disabilities can participate more independently in the academic environment. (Joel J. Mintzes, 2006). "Political issues concerning promotion and provision of new technology by disable students, access to it and how it affects their vocational prospects". (David G. Hawkridge, 1985, pg 194). Technological tools, such as scanners, computers and copy machines make education much easier. Those technological devices also will help special education students to improve their learning and to communicate their knowledge to others in new ways for example: scanning converts the text to speech so blind person can hear the content then answer the questions (Company, 1994). Also the students who are handicapped technology will provides audiotape or Braille so disable students can access to the curriculum and activities (Tomei, 2003).

3*Technological tools help teachers to communicate with the students and help the students to learn effectively. For example: Teachers can bring the history into the classroom with pictures, music or other visuals (Tileston,2003). Technology has provided many new methods for not only the education system but also personally for teachers and students as well. In addition, it is a new sources of information and communication between students and teachers and between students each other. 75% of teachers and 50% of students are having their own email, therefore that will increase the communication between teachers and students (Plomp, 2003). Students also have the option of distance learning opportunities. New method added to technological education last years is teaching and researching by distance learning, it is designed to teach online courses (Lau, 2000). However, it is been challenging for some teachers to use technology in the classroom, that the teacher needs to adapt to the technological improvement. The teacher has to do more training, spending time and money to keeping current. The teacher also needs to be creative to present teaching material.

4* Using computers as aids of learning help engaged visual learners who gain more from pictures and diagrams more than spoken or written words in the classes or lectures (Hilton, 2003). Technology has advancement in the education fields especially in the last years. Growth of technology in the school and material has made the education in new form different than teaching manner in the past. Teachers now realize group of learners called visual learners who will learn best when they can see what they are learning. this kind of learners do not get a benefit from hearing the information they need to see it and practice it (Tileston, What every teacher should know about using media and technology, 2003). For example, the visual learners can look at the flash cards and notes then cover them over and over (Lobb, 2003). "Projecting songs words on video screens can help to engage visual learners focus attention on the words children are singing." (Michael Anthony,2007, pg 200).

5* The amounts of information available to students through the Internet it can help students and researchers to achieve their work efficiently. The same information is available presented in different ways that can help students to understand the material "An advantage of computer-based instruction is that it is visible, replicable, and transportable; it can be examined, tested, revised, and improved."(Tolman,1996, pg 70). Research are making easier and more effective now because of technology and computers, in addition electronic devices are use full in the work, for example: cell phone with digital camera to take photograph on research will be easier otherwise the research would take many words to describe it. (Havidan Rodriguez, 2007). Technology allows saving time and also expanding the learning environment to communicate to more people more effectively. Teachers are able to reach a wider audience of people. Additionally students will get the benefits from using technology. However, some students are focus in technology itself; In fact technology is not important in itself. Basically the importance is what the technology can do to make students more productive in daily tasks (Jukes, 2001).

Overall, it is important that teachers and schools systems keep adapting new technology and figure out what can benefit their students and what does not. Technology helps save time and also expands the learning environment to communicate to more people more effectively. We are not limited to our small community but are now able to communicate around the world. Technology also allows getting work done more efficiently. We research. While sometimes these sources are not reliable. Finally, these technologies contribute a positive glow in to the realm of education. Technology in the education system has been a tremendous success and is very effective in their purposes. They help save time and also expand the learning environment to communicate to more people more effectively.


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