It’s hard to deny that computers have taken a prominent role in modern society. From the smartphones in our pockets to the smart devices controlling our appliances at home and everything in between, computer technology is everywhere. It should come as no surprise that the use of computers in education has been steadily increasing and in many ways has revolutionized traditional education. Computers in the classroom have multiple benefits for both students and their teachers.
Purpose of Computers in Education
Computers are one of the most valuable resources in a classroom
because they serve so many useful functions. With computers and the internet,
students today have a wealth of information at their fingertips that can help
them develop their research and communication skills while preparing them for a
future career in a workforce that is increasingly reliant on computer
Benefits of Computers in the Classroom
benefits of using computers in the classroom goes beyond more efficient
assessment and opportunities for online learning
Ø Using computers in the classroom gives teachers an
opportunity to teach digital citizenship skills
that demonstrate ways to use technology correctly and responsibly.
Ø Computers also help maximize student engagement.
Modern students are regularly exposed to technology outside of the classroom.
Most use and enjoy smartphones and other mobile devices, which is why they are
more likely to engage in the learning process if it involves something to which
they are already accustomed and enjoy.
Ø Teachers use computers to record grades, calculate averages,
manage attendance and access data on student performance in online programs and
Ø Computers have also made it easier for teachers to
vary their instructional delivery. Instead of lecturing at the front of the
room for an entire class period
Ø Teachers can incorporate technology into their lessons to
keep students engaged while appealing to a variety of learning styles. From
using computers to create presentations on a topic to showing video clips that
complement the lesson at hand, technology helps teachers make the content
easier for students to understand.
technology in the classroom allows to experiment more in pedagogy and get
instant feedback. Technology allows for more active learning; you can increase
engagement through online polling or asking quiz questions during lectures
(with instantaneous results).
in the classroom helps ensure full participation.Online polling
and other digital tools help to engage all students, including shy students who
wouldn’t normally raise their hand in class. Online engagement systems allow
you to regularly check in with students for feedback on course materials and
assignments; data analytics could be used to help spot areas where students
might be struggling,
are countless resources for enhancing education and making learning more fun and effective.
Digital storytelling through gamification can make learning more exciting and
sometimes relatable for students. Gamification allows for interactive lessons
and can reduce passivity in the classroom.
technology in the classroom, your students have instant access to fresh
that can supplement their learning experience.There is value in having
textbooks and course materials that are always up to date, which can even include
additions suggested by students. This also fosters a more collaborative
learning environment; students, networked together online, can share
information, work together on group projects, and interact with the instructor.
live in a digital world, and technology is a life skill. Being
digitally literate is more than obtaining “isolated technological skills,”
according to the . Rather, it’s about
“generating a deeper understanding of the digital environment, enabling
intuitive adaptation to new contexts and co-creation of content with others.”
Computer and its related technology have completely revolutionized our lives. Now, information technology is important in every walk in life. Undoubtedly, computer and information technology great impact in our education system. Various technologies have been used to improve the teaching and learning process. Information technology makes our education system interested and effective. Students can learn better without getting bored and frustrated. This paper presents the current scenario of information technology based education system.
By: Aminath Riza (PGDE)
5th Sep 2019