The Beauty Of Technology

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Growing up it was all about chalkboards and dry erase boards. You would have to listen to the screeching of the chalk as it hit the green tinted boards or smell the chemicals emanating from the dry erase markers. That is how elementary school and most of my middle school was. However, once I got to eighth grade things started changing. Projection boards were being installed and new software was being used like Publisher and PowerPoint. Then high school happened and smart boards were being installed, and new software was being used to do homework like my math lab and e-science labs. School was becoming more virtual by the minute. Now here we are today, where I can basically do all my homework off my smartphone. Over the years technology has …show more content…
Every class was done in person and all assignments were done on paper and handed in to the professor. That was amazing to me to see how the school was set in its old ways. I actually enjoyed the experience in every manner. Now I am taking all online classes at Ivy Tech, which is so convenient and necessary for my life style, and these courses were not forced on me. If I want to I can take in person classes and that’s the beauty of technology. Esther Dyson makes an amazing point in pointing out that technology is not forced, it is an option and if people do not want it they can excommunicate it and be done. I have chosen to embrace technology and how it has helped me become a step closer to my Bachelor’s Degree. Ivy Tech has done such an amazing job at incorporating technology from mymathlab to enrolling in classes to paying for school. All of this you can do from the comfort of your own home due to technology. That is all now but a decade from now I foresee being able to put a thumbprint on your computer and schools being able to determine the best major to fit your personality. With technology advancing every single day who knows if colleges will even have an option for face-to-face classes in the future. College is also becoming much more accessible, and a decade from now more and more people will be able to obtain their degrees all due to …show more content…
I have been able to get most of my Associate’s Degree by sitting in front of my laptop. I am currently writing this from my laptop. That just goes to show you how far technology has taken me in life. It has enhanced my chances of obtaining a college degree. It also has helped me even in face-to-face classes. Public Speaking if anyone was ever sick or unable to make it we were able to give our speeches through video conferencing systems. Technology is completely changing how people live their daily lives. It has enhanced so many aspects of today’s society and that’s including the education

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