Essay about How Technology Affects The World

1152 Words May 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Technology today is a great assistant for many daily tasks to people all over the world. It can be used for anything as simple as looking up directions to get somewhere to getting research to help create a presentation. The Internet helps display information that has been posted by people all over the world with a wide range of knowledge. Part of the reason it is so great is because it is easily accessed. The Internet is becoming more and more commonly used in the learning environment, and despite the several benefits it presents, it also carries along several issues. Many people believe the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, but because some people do not, it has caused this topic to be highly controversial. Although technology helps students when used correctly, students who rely too heavily on online short-cuts are in danger of not being able to think for themselves.
Students who rely too heavily on the Internet’s resources are limited when asked to think for themselves and unable to develop critical thinking skills they will need to be successful in life after school. Today, the Internet is becoming more and more used for cheating instead of using the information available to help learn and guide students through their studies. Several websites are said to assist students throughout the school year, but “others say that having access to sites like Wiki, Google, and SparkNotes, inspires more cheating than studying” (Source E). When students are handed the…

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