Integrated Education Essay

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INTRODUCTION
Over the years, there had been a great deal of confusion regarding where higher education began. Surprisingly enough, the confusion still exist today, although not as rampart and widespread as the early days. In the Early days, when you could count the number of pupils that proceeded to continue education after the primary level, higher education was often the word used to refer to secondary education. As more people begun pursing education beyond the primary education, there arose a need to distinguish the two.
Higher education, simply put, is an optional final stage of formal learning that occurs after secondary education. It is delivered in a number of universities, colleges, vocational schools, trade school just to mention
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How higher educations was without technology
Features
1) Professors used most of the classes with the students trying to learn the introductory aspect as the students lacked the basic concepts and principles.
2) Professors were primarily a subject expert who shared specialized knowledge with students
3) Lectures were delivered traditionally in the classroom with either a blackboard with chalk or a whiteboard and a marker.
4) Higher education was a physical building with classrooms and residence halls where student pursued an advanced education.
Advantages
1) The lecturer had full control, attention and concentration with little or no distraction.
2) It was easy to
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Early forms of technologies in higher education
As the quality of education was on the rise, the need for technology in higher institutions could no longer be ignored. With the introduction of personal computers, emails and the internet, the traditional classroom system of education was re-vamped to adjust for the necessary changes that technology would bring. Unfortunately, it was rigid as the students had to go to a building to learn and with that the previous challenges faced by the old method were still affecting the effectiveness of the system. With the implementation of technologies also came fresh challenges which were not previously faced, examples were the training of staff and students on how to use the technologies which took time and was quite expensive.
Although there were benefits which could not be ignored such as quicker access to more information thanks to the Internet, students were encouraged to find out more information on a particular subject and it made teaching a large class easier and more effective with the advent of wide screen and projectors, thus saving money for the parents as originally they had to buy all the books required by the

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