Challenges of Technology in Education Edmon P. Alviz December, 2009 Pampanga Agricultural College
The fast-paced developments in technology have significantly affected the way people live, work, and play worldwide. Technological breakthroughs that gave way to cellular phones, the Internet, and robotics create profound impact on our lives in the 21st century. They have brought various changes in human activities, including our educational system. Changing times call for a different approach on the things we do. With the transformation of the society from a simple to a highly complicated and technological one, it is just proper to equip one’s self with the appropriate tools to succeed. Changes have to be done so we can be globally competitive. Global competition means we have to keep ourselves educated and equipped with technology tools.
What is Technology? "...the know-how and creative processes that may assist people to utilise tools, resources and systems to solve problems and to enhance control over the natural and made environment in an endeavour to improve the human condition." (UNESCO, 1985). T echnology comes from the Greek word ( technologia) “techne”, meaning “craft” “ logia”, meaning “saying”
What is Technology in Education? It encourages students to be productive, innovative and enterprising.
Disadvantages of Technology in Education 1. Monetary Costs a. Capital cost of computer and network hardware and software. b. Installation cost, including classroom and laboratory renovation.
c. Hardware and software upgrades. d. Support personnel for hardware and software installation, repair, and maintenance. e. Support personnel and facilities for training and support of users (instructors and students).
2. Space Costs a. Space converted to computer labs takes the place of classroom or laboratory Space. b. Classrooms or laboratories that add computers or space for computers can accommodate fewer students.
3.Time Costs a. It costs more time and money to keep teachers Increased instructor time to remain knowledgeable of advances in information technology
Benefits of Technology in Education a. Improved learning effectiveness. b. Greater access to information for full-time students and researchers. c. Graduates need computer and information technology skills to be competitive in the job market.
d. Increased productivity, e. g., more efficient administration, computer grading of homework. e. Technology makes education learner to be more interactive. (Medenhall, 2000)
How technology is influencing education in the 21st century?
<ul><li>A move from teacher centred to student