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    • Role of Computers in EducationWhat is the role of computers in education? What are the benefits of introducing computers early ineducation? Read on to find the answers.Computers have changed the way we work, be it any profession. Therefore, it is only but natural the role ofcomputers in education has been given a lot of prominence in the recent years. Computers play a vital rolein every field. They aid industrial processes; they find applications in medicine; they are the heart of thesoftware industry; they play a vital role in education. The uses of computers in education are manifold. Here,we shall discuss the important facets of the role of computers in education.Role of Computers in EducationThe computer technology has a deep impact on education. Computer education forms a part of the schooland college curricula, as it is important for every individual today, to have the basic knowledge of computers.The advantages of computers in education include an efficient storage and rendition of information, quickinformation processing and very importantly the saving of paper. Know more about the importance ofcomputer education.Computer teaching plays a key role in the modern systems of education. Students find it easier to refer tothe Internet than searching for information in fat reference books. The process of learning has gone beyondlearning from prescribed textbooks. Today, aspirers can satiate their thirst for knowledge by means of theInternet. It is easier to store information on computers than maintaining hand-written notes. To know moreon the subject, read about textbooks versus computer teaching.Online education has revolutionized the education industry. The computer technology has made the dreamof distance learning, a reality. Education is no more limited to classrooms. It has reached far and widethanks to the computer technology. Physically distant locations have come close to each other only due tocomputer networking.Computers facilitate an efficient storage and effective presentation of information. Presentation software likePowerPoint and animation software like Flash and others can be of great help to the teachers whiledelivering information. Computers can turn out being a brilliant aid in teaching. Computers facilitate anaudio-visual representation of information, thus making the process of learning interactive and interesting.Computer-aided teaching adds a fun element to education.Internet can play an important role in education. As it is an enormous information base, it can be harnessedfor the retrieval of information on a wide variety of subjects. The Internet can be used to refer to informationon various subjects to be taught to the students.Moreover, computers facilitate an electronic format for storage of information, thereby saving paper.Homework and test assignments submitted as soft copies save paper. Electronically erasable memorydevices can be used repeatedly. They offer a robust storage of data and reliable data retrieval. Thecomputer technology thus eases the process of learning.A life without computers would seem almost unimaginable for many. The importance of computers is evidenttoday and having the perfect know-how of computers can only propel one’s career in the right direction.Today, computers are a part of almost every industry. They are no more limited to the software industry.They are widely used in networking, information access, data storage and the processing of information. Sowhy not introduce computers early in education? Introducing computers early in education lays thefoundation of most of the major competitive careers. Computers playImportance of Computer EducationComputers find a wide variety of applications in different spheres of life. With an increase in their widespreaduse and their ever-increasing popularity, computer education has become the need of the day. To knowmore about the importance of computer education, read on…Computers have brought about a revolution across all industries. They have changed the face of society.They are no longer specialized tools to be used by specially trained people. They are ubiquitous and used inalmost every sphere of life. Computers are the best means for storage and management of data, they canserve as huge knowledge bases and can be harnessed for all sorts of financial transactions owing to theirprocessing power and storage capacities. As computers are a daily utility, they have gained immense
    • importance in day-to-day life. Their increasing utility has made computer education the need of the day.Importance of Computer EducationBy computer education, we mean, gaining the know-how of the basic concepts related toa computer and gaining the basic knowledge of computer operation. Knowing about thebasic components of a computer, the basic concepts behind the use of computers and theknow-how of some of the elementary computer applications constitutes computereducation. Learning about the computer basics followed by a practical experience ofusing a computer is the key to computer education. As computers are widely used today,acquiring computer education is the need of the modern times.Computers are not only storage devices and processing units, but also are excellentcommunication media. They are the means to access the Internet and get connected to theworld. They are also an effective audio-visual media. Computers can be used to access avast knowledge base and search for information archives over the Internet. Onlycomputer education can facilitate the use of computers for purposes of communicationand entertainment.Computer knowledge coupled with certain other job skills increases ones chances ofgetting a job. Those with knowledge of computers are considered trainable for manykinds of jobs. As most of the jobs involve the use of computers, computer education is aneligibility criterion for almost all of the modern-day jobs. Higher education involvingnetwork administration, hardware maintenance or software skills open doors for brighterjob opportunities.Computer education helps one manage ones own business assets and personal finances.Computers serve as efficient means for management of information. Personal financialassets, medical records and important documents can be stored in an electronic format ina computer system. Today, banking transactions and payments of bills can be done overthe Internet. Similarly, online shopping is becoming widely popular. To be in the race, itis very important to take computer education.The word processing applications of a computer serve as an effective means ofdocumentation. The database management software that are a part of computer systemsserve as the means of managing large amounts of data. The networking capabilities of acomputer facilitate connecting to the Internet to reach out to the world. Gamingapplications and media players are some of the popular computer software, which arepopularly used across the world.Computers, which have such a wide variety of applications, are indeed ruling society. Tokeep up the pace in this fast life of today, computer education is extremely important.Computers are an integral part of life and so is computer education!Importance of Computer EducationComputers find a wide variety of applications in different spheres of life. With an increase in their widespreaduse and their ever-increasing popularity, computer education has become the need of the day. To knowmore about the importance of computer education, read on…
    • Computers have brought about a revolution across all industries. They have changed the face of society.They are no longer specialized tools to be used by specially trained people. They are ubiquitous and used inalmost every sphere of life. Computers are the best means for storage and management of data, they canserve as huge knowledge bases and can be harnessed for all sorts of financial transactions owing to theirprocessing power and storage capacities. As computers are a daily utility, they have gained immenseimportance in day-to-day life. Their increasing utility has made computer education the need of the day.Importance of Computer EducationBy computer education, we mean, gaining the know-how of the basic concepts related to a computer andgaining the basic knowledge of computer operation. Knowing about the basic components of a computer,the basic concepts behind the use of computers and the know-how of some of the elementary computerapplications constitutes computer education. Learning about the computer basics followed by a practicalexperience of using a computer is the key to computer education. As computers are widely used today,acquiring computer education is the need of the modern times.Computers are not only storage devices and processing units, but also are excellent communication media.They are the means to access the Internet and get connected to the world. They are also an effective audio-visual media. Computers can be used to access a vast knowledge base and search for information archivesover the Internet. Only computer education can facilitate the use of computers for purposes ofcommunication and entertainment.Computer knowledge coupled with certain other job skills increases ones chances of getting a job. Thosewith knowledge of computers are considered trainable for many kinds of jobs. As most of the jobs involvethe use of computers, computer education is an eligibility criterion for almost all of the modern-day jobs.Higher education involving network administration, hardware maintenance or software skills open doors forbrighter job opportunities.Computer education helps one manage ones own business assets and personal finances. Computers serveas efficient means for management of information. Personal financial assets, medical records and importantdocuments can be stored in an electronic format in a computer system. Today, banking transactions andpayments of bills can be done over the Internet. Similarly, online shopping is becoming widely popular. Tobe in the race, it is very important to take computer education.The word processing applications of a computer serve as an effective means of documentation. Thedatabase management software that are a part of computer systems serve as the means of managing largeamounts of data. The networking capabilities of a computer facilitate connecting to the Internet to reach outto the world. Gaming applications and media players are some of the popular computer software, which arepopularly used across the world.Computers, which have such a wide variety of applications, are indeed ruling society. To keep up the pacein this fast life of today, computer education is extremely important. Computers are an integral part of lifeand so is computer education!Textbooks Versus Computer TeachingCan computer teaching be a substitute for textbooks? Is it just an aid to teaching or a complete replacementfor textbooks? Read about the views on textbooks versus computer teaching.I asked myself whether I would have preferred being taught by means of a computer in school, or weretextbooks the best option? I got a positive answer that reiterated to myself, the importance of textbooks. Buthave we asked this to the students of today? What would their answer be? They are seen to prefercomputers. Some find it easier to read from the screen than from fat books. Some think that the machinemakes the process of reading user-friendly. There are still some individuals, who dislike reading fromcomputers and take to reading books. On the whole, there are mixed views on the topic and the ideas ofboth computer teaching and teaching from textbooks have their own share of fan following!Technology is the need of the day and is also very ubiquitous. It has proved beneficial in all spheres of life.Computers have revolutionized common man’s life and have brought a dramatic change in the life of everyhuman being. Plentiful information is available on the Internet that can be read by means of a computer.Hence one might not want to be deprived of this new world of information. The information is inclusive of all
    • aspects of knowledge. It ranges from preliminary facts in science to philosophy of life. Almost everything thatthe books once carried is now accessible through a computer. Everything that the textbooks have is now justa click away!Textbooks have been an integral part of education since long. School years consisted of studying fromprescribed textbooks and applying whatever is learnt, to class tests and important exams. Then came thefield one pursued as his/her profession. The years of specialization have always been drowned in textbooksand reference books. Once in a while, computer teaching supplemented textbooks. But today the picturehas changed. We do not see books engulfing the educative years. Computer teaching plays a major role inthe education of today.A lot many things are simpler to teach by means of computers. If the information is supplemented with anattractive interface, it can result in greater readership. The different font styles, colors and sizes provided bythe computer software enable ease in reading and understanding. Content on a computer can be madelivelier than in textbooks by eye-catchy pictures, colors and animations.Information can be presented in different forms over a computer. Information can be in the form of an audiorecording or a video clip. Computer teaching is thus much more than just making students read from thescreen. It is about providing them with a learning system wherein they can view pictures, watch videos andlisten to speeches or lectures. It is about making the process of teaching and learning, interesting andinteractive.Next appear the concerns such as saving paper and optimizing information storage. It is quite obvious that alot of paper is used in the making of textbooks. For bringing out elaborate explanations on topics, books takeup a lot of pages, thus contributing to a high amount of the usage of paper. Information can be stored in acondensed form on computer systems, thus saving paper and environment! The high storage capacities ofelectronic devices can be harnessed for the housing of information. Electronically erasable memory devicescan be used repeatedly. This minimizes redundancy and promotes reuse.Computer teaching can inculcate the idea of self-study in students. It can help them become self-reliant.Computer teaching introduces the students to a new world of knowledge. It makes way for new technologyto be a part of their education.In my view, computers can be a brilliant aid to teaching. It is time we harness technology for education buttextbooks can never go out of date. The treasure enclosed in textbooks is still of great utility. The informationstore that the textbooks bear, is indeed worth a read. Computers can replace textbooks to a certain extent.But the human component has no substitute. In any form of teaching, teachers are irreplaceableBenefits Of Computer In EducationToday, the use of computers is not restricted to only office desktops or laptops we see the useof computers all around us; be it microwave ovens, car engines, video games, telephones,watches, computers are being used in most of the appliances or gazettes that we use in ourday to day living thereby making it the most important part of our lives. Education system isnot an exception to the same.Over the past few years the growth of the computer industry has been quiet remarkable andtoday it is the fastest growing industry in our economy. Nowadays, many schools are equippedwith computers for educating their students. Thereby making computers an integral part ofeducation system. Teachers and professors use computers for teaching, giving presentations,assessing various data banks, maintaining database of students, communication in the form ofe mails or chat, browsing the Internet and preparing students to have a competitive edge inthe global job market. Computers have revolutionized the learning for students in a big way.They can watch various films on wild life, history, geography, science and encyclopedias withgreat sound and excellent picture quality and commentaries on Compact Disc’s or DVD’s.
    • The use of computers and technology in education has changed the learning process of thepeople in several ways and helped them to enhance their education process in a very shortperiod of time. Moreover Internet has changed the way people work by giving them an accessto various information on any subject be it any product, research or any other technicalinformation. It has also changed the way people use to communicate by overcoming hassles ofthe traditional mail or phone with the use of emails and chats or voice chats which are simpleand very effective. Internet has also reduced the gap in the teaching process. Now with theuse of internet we can have many online courses that are offered my teachers who are locatedacross boundaries who give training through video conferencing thereby giving a personaltouch to individuals who prefer to have a class room coaching but cannot afford to leave theircurrent location.Thus through the use of computers schools, colleges and universities are making scientific,creative, and engineering advances to produce well qualified and highly skilled professionals.