Impact Of Technology On Student Learning Essay

1312 Words Oct 18th, 2015 null Page
Students’ education has changed over the years and the reason for it is technology. For hundreds of years teachers have used books, paper, and pencils to teach their students, but for the last few years technology has become part of everyone’s life in one way or another. Students and teachers are getting their technology through the classroom and it has impacted student learning. Technology has positively impacted student learning because they have more motivation, self-esteem, are completing complex tasks and help others more, while it has the negative impact of poor work and shorter attention span to tasks. One way is that technology has increased students’ motivation to learn and their self-esteem in what they learned. “...motivation with respect to working in a specific subject area, for example, a greater willingness to write or to work on computational skills” (effects of technology). With the new technology came students’ being more willing to do their work for their favorite subjects. They became more willing because the learning became fun for them. Before technology they would just sit there, read the book or write down the notes, but now the lessons are interactive and it includes something that they know well. With that comes their want to learn new things and experience new things. “Both the increased competence they feel after mastering technology-based tasks and their awareness of the value placed upon technology within our culture, led to increases in…

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