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The Impact of Technology on Learning Environmnent

The Impact of Technology on Learning Environmnent

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Published by Ahmad Ali
This medium size essay describes the impacts that technology has on our learning environments. It looks on the scenarios from the start of History. Very good for Students, and also for teachers. A research base document. It also takes into account some positive and negative effects of Internet and IT and other devises that are common in our environment.
This medium size essay describes the impacts that technology has on our learning environments. It looks on the scenarios from the start of History. Very good for Students, and also for teachers. A research base document. It also takes into account some positive and negative effects of Internet and IT and other devises that are common in our environment.

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Published by: Ahmad Ali on Aug 15, 2010
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The Impact of TechnologyonToday
s LearningEnvironment
NU 0913-002
English Literature (Communication Skillscoursework)Munazza Niazi
Date: Monday, May 10, 2010
The Impact of Technology on Today
s Learning Environment
Contents (Outline):Introduction to technology as a tool in education
Technology changing world and learning environment
Introduction to oncoming topics of the essayHistorical arrival of technology in learning
History of first tool affecting education
Gradual oncoming of technology in education environmentChanges due to technology in our class and home
Increase of information about different subjects
Increase of competence in the learning environment
Standard of learning due to new requirements in fields of educationLearning environment shaping people in turn shaping our society
Cultural Industries due to education so making of nations with identities
World going
global thoughts
Grow of same thoughts and interests in a society giving it identityBenefits of technology
Making study interesting and adding fun element
..Increasing knowledge gain
Internet the flood of information
.at the spot access
Computer giving virtual world
.giving real experience
Distant learning
..knowledge to every one etc. Negative effects of technology
Less hard work and being dependent
Students became lazy
minds distracted by felicity of technology
Difficulty of finding correct information on internet
Decreasing communication skills
less interaction with friends etc.Future of technology
.the speed of progress
Changing requirements of different fields affecting future learning
Increase of new technology tools in education in future
Bright tomorrow of education and world under peaceful technology useA Summary to the essay:
The Impact of technology on our learning environment is apparent and  significant. Our environment has undergone a complete change under technology. Everything related to the study is going to be electronic. We use many types of gadgets in theclass as well as in our homes to assist us in study of any subject. Technology has made thelearning easy and interesting. Computer plays an important role in this entire scenario.There are software to make real world experience virtually. We have mathematical,biological, and every field related software making progress fast and easy. The Internet  provides us information quickly and according to the topic. The Impact of technology on students
life is far reaching. Their study has become purpose oriented by different  facilities to assist them finding the desired information at the time and according to thedemand. The Technology has added fun element in the learning. One the other hand, withall this facility and assistant, technology do have some negative impacts on thisenvironment. Specially, students
minds are distracted to media element and other negative sides of this felicity. But these effects can be reduced by taking some responsible stepsregarding use of the technology and controlling our behavior towards it. The Learning environment has bright future if this pace of progress keeps going on. But, this goeswithout saying that we must make ourselves and our children aware of the negativeimpacts of technology if we are to see a brighter tomorrow.
3Today is the era of technology. Every field of the life has undergone acomplete change under technology. Technology is dominant and prevalent everywhere andin every object. Technology surpassed boundaries and given us new ways to go throughand new scenes to look at. Not only it has changed our living style, that isa great change, and behavior but also our way of thinking. Technologyhas made world fast by making it purpose oriented, that is, provided us prerequisites for actions and activities. Now we do not think how to go tothe America but why to go because journey is not a problem today, in the past rather it was an important consideration. Same is the case witheducation and learning.The most affected area by technology is the
. It has changed the needsand demands of students as well as their environment in class and in home. A revolutionhas occurred in this field. Some people take into account its negative impacts but, infect thewhole change in this world today is due to the nonstop progress in education because of technology.In the following paragraphs we will be looking at a little history of advent of technology in education that how technology enrolled in this field and what are the changes brought about by technology in our learning environment today. We will cover its impacton students
education life and that how in turn it has affected the society and culture of nations. We will also try to speculate the future of the society and learning environmentregarding technology in our lives.History of the technology enrollment in learning environment is more evolutionarythan revolutionary. These changes occurred over a period of years, as teachers and students become more experienced with technology. The first significant technological change thatwas reflected in education was the invention of typography, though it took severalcenturies before books were available for every student'sindividual education. Of course, in education, it is not the steamengine, with which the beginning of technological progress isassociated, but for example, the famous inventor Thomas AlvaEdison had the idea of replacing the textbooks with motion pictures. Similar ideas appeared with the emergence of  phonograph, radio broadcasting, tape players, TV as well asvideo. These attempts were rather unsuccessful. None of theseaids replaced standard textbooks nor changed classical instruction methods. The form of one-way information transfer, such as in public broadcasting, prevents individual learning, because it does not reflect individual needs. The sequential presentations such as tapes andvideos, etc. do not allow for working with the information needed. Therefore these meansonly played a role of supplementary material.Similar attempts were noticed in the 70's and 80's, when first personal computersreached the markets. There were suggestions that computers would soon replace not onlytextbooks, but also even teachers. These hopes turned out vain again. Instead of the subjectmatter the students were keener on gaining the best results, which was often possiblewithout relevant knowledge.Today we find ourselves in similar situation, but on a different level and withdifferent consequences. Interconnected computers are able to play the role of all the above-mentioned technical aids including textbooks. There is no need to wait for the exact timethe desired information is broadcasted or to walk to the library or video stores

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