Positive Effects Of Technology On Education

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A vast amount of literature compiled after decades of collaborative and independent researches reveals that technology and its associated innovations continue to foster education. This is through augmenting access to a wide gamut of valuable information, enhancing literacy development, and promoting of collaborative project development among students. It is also perceived that technology motivates academic inquisitiveness, shapes tertiary education experience, supports linguistic literacy, and triggers the spirit discovery, among other impacts. In this essay, the main concern is to examine the effects of technology on education, particularly in the spheres of Massive Open Online Courses, digital media in online courses, and video
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The other positive effect is that online courses are providing a novel package of alternative educational approaches in higher education institutions. Online courses are also shaping the global educational competition among professionals and universities, leading to higher levels of creativity and innovation. With regard to the negative effects, online courses promote substandard students’ professional interaction, and this owes to the fact that they take away direct contact with lecturers. In addition, online courses encourage course completion failures, emanating from augmented class failure rates, and dropouts. Other negative impacts include a decline in students’ time consciousness abilities, reduction of student accountability, and widening of the educational gap between the financially privileged and financially …show more content…
Digital media also have the impact of encouraging and strengthening students’ abilities to multitask in an online pedagogical setting, while allowing them to adopt more lucrative research and task accomplishment habits. Thirdly, digital media have the impact of strengthening the globalization of online classes, where students and lectures from different geographical zones share and transmit valuable academic content as if they are in a single room. Digital media have a few negative impacts, and one of them is that they increase the tendencies of students to engage in deplorable academic practices. Purcell, Buchanan and Friedrich (2012) concur with this by mentioning that survey findings reveal that exposure to digital tools make student get temped to execute intolerable academic shortcuts. An example of such as shortcuts is the “copy-paste” of internet content, which, besides being associated with contextual and writing errors, is an illegal practice and it leads to generation of plagiarized content. The other negative impact of utilizing digital media in online courses is that they propagate the creation of a generation characterized by students with short attention spans, a phenomenon that makes many feel that technology is compromising intelligence, instead of

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