How Has Technology Changed Education Essay

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Nelson Mandela, who is a widely-regarded South African politician, once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education, as much as it has been influential, has changed a lot itself over the years. Not only has it changed in significant ways, that transformed education as a whole, but also in less apparent ways that often go unnoticed as they slowly evolve as time goes by. There are a variety of ways that it has developed. Not only has it been changed in the obvious ways, such as technology, but in other ways that are a little less evident, or at least less talked about. For example, community college as a whole is modifying its entire approach, and physical punishment in schools has been largely …show more content…
Firstly, people still physically go to school. Teachnology is advancing at such a rapid rate that there is a definite possibility that school could soon become all online. However, this hasn 't occurred yet, creating a significant parallel to education in the past. In an article titled “How Has Technology Changed Education,” an illustration by Laurentius de Voltolina is shown. It is very evident that what is portrayed is a university lecture in the 14th century, because what is shown is largely parallel to lectures in today 's time. Multiple students are sitting in rows, somewhat listening to their teacher, who is standing at the front lecturing from behind a podium. Some students seem to be following along while reading a book, some are talking to friends, and some look like they 're falling asleep as they sit with their heads resting on their arms. This is very similar to lectures in today 's colleges. However, an exception would be that instead of books, students now may have laptops or tablets with ebooks on them. Another argument that education hasn 't changed is found in the fact that people still go to school. It is still mandatory, at least in America, and I don 't see that changing any time soon. So, despite there being many things that are the same, altogether, technology has transformed education in a way that nothing else has been able to

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