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Education has witnessed rapid changes for the past few years, one of which is the

appliance of technology in classrooms. Digital education is generating new learning

opportunities as students engage in online, digital environments and as faculty change
educational practices through the use of hybrid courses, personalized instruction, new
collaboration models and a wide array of innovative, engaging learning strategies. To
me, technology has changed the way that I look at the education in terms of space,
time, and potential. With technology I have the opportunity to learn at any point: having
access to resources, access to a device, and access to materials. And technology, with
being in their hands, allows me to have access to those things 24 hours a day. I can
learn materials at school, at a class and then do it at home just as well with access
through the technology. But like most things, technology has its drawbacks. While it is
beneficial in certain academic aspects, it also has negative implications.

On the 1 hand, technology stimulates learning. First, it creates a more exciting

teaching method for teachers. Traditionally, academic tools were restricted to only
books and boards. With the proliferation of technology, teachers can now incorporate
images, videos and other graphics when delivering lessons, especially with current help
of the projector. Consequently, students will be more interested and attentive to the
lessons,also interactions between teachers and students can be enhanced. What’s more,
greater knowledge can be imparted on students. Teachers can give information other
than from textbooks, which can be both practical or academic since the Internet offers a
wide range of information in real time that can easily be accessed. Last but not least, it
helps students better prepare for their future. From the way technological
advancements are developing, it is integral that our future will be digit-focused.
Therefore, integrating technology into lectures will avoid troubles when students fit in,
compete and find job in the future. Getting used with it since early age will create a
chance to develop other skills to handle innovative devices and processes.

On the other hand, technology has some shortcomings. To begin with, it raises
instructional challenges. For example, with old teachers and professors who have been
teaching with traditional methods, they will find it hard to get used to new means of
teaching. Secondly, it makes students lazy in studying. Since information is available
online, students may think that should they need some, they can search and therefore
they do not need to listen and write down what they learn on class. Such improper
awareness makes them lazy in thinking and consequently prevent them from getting the
gist of the lessons. Lastly, technology fosters cheating. Students have always found ways
to cheat in exam, and digital age makes it even easier. Some schools have already
allowed students to bring their modern devices to class for the purpose of researching
and studying. But some learners take this as a chance to search answers for
examinations, especially with the help of the Internet. There are many other
disadvantages, these are just a few to name.

However, these phenomena happen because of technology being misused, not

technology itself. Every invention has double sides, so whether it is utilized for good
purpose or not depends on users. Therefore, we should not regard technology as a
harmful aid, instead, it is advised that we have suitable solutions to the problems

In a nutshell, technological achievements have made learning stuffs easier for both
teachers and students. Although they can sometimes be frustrating and negative, it is
clear that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. Still, the key is students-teachers
interaction, because that’s what education is. Technology is a highly-effective tool, but
that’s all it is. In today’s hyper-connected world, sensible use of technology will greatly
enhance the efficiency of education.