Essay on Digital Learning vs Traditional

2863 Words Dec 15th, 2010 12 Pages
Literature Review
Digital Learning vs. Traditional Learning

We have entered an era in which children, teens, adults are exposed to digital techonology. This rapidly evolving information technology, has become a driving force of great change in all social institutions.
Digital technology revolutionizes many of the ways we receive and use information every day. the advent of digital technology touches almost every aspect of modern life and has transformed the means of communication immensely. Perhaps no area holds more potential for such transformation than education. Digital technology makes informative content easier to find, to access, to manipulate and remix, and to disseminate. All of these steps are central to teaching,
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The research work emerges to be more easy and convenient through digital learning.

Digital Technology and a few findings
Digital technology progresses in the long-term. While it may appear to waver in the short run but on a long view it generally seems to flow in the right direction.
Several studies found that computers have positive effects on teaching language. Stepp (2002) summarized some positive effective benefits of technology for foreign language learners. Research results of Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) showed a significant increase in students' scores in both reading comprehension and vocabulary and spelling (Stone, 1996; Kulik, 1994; SIIA, 2000) in the classrooms where computers are used. Students using computer software designed for developing spelling had significantly higher scores than the others (Stone, 1996; Anderson-Inman, 1990 cited in SIIA, 2000). Researchers have found that when students use word processors, they show a higher level of writing skills (SIIA, 2000). Hirata.However, there are some other studies showing that there were no significant differences between the classrooms using computer applications and those using traditional lecture-based courses (Wilson, 1996 cited in Gilbert & Han, 1999; Goldberg, 1997, Hokanson & Hooper 2000). For example, Cuban, Kirkpatrick, and Peck’s study (2001) show that investments in infrastructure and increased

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